The Portillo Experience: Tips for Your Best Ski Vacation

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Obviously, there was no way I could write about Portillo in only 700 words. If you’re still with me on day three, thank you! I hope that means you’re inspired to go to this amazing, historic and unique resort. Today, I’m sharing a few of the tricks and tips we learned at Portillo to make […]

No Kids, No Problem: Portillo for Couples and Friends

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While I may have felt badly about leaving my sons at home when my husband and I skied Portillo in August, any cares my husband might have had evaporated with his first taste of Chilean wine. Just as Portillo has special family weeks and programming in July, in August the resort has two special wine […]

On Wisdom, Age and Family

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While I certainly don’t consider myself stupid or naïve, I would never say that I’m wise. Wisdom is something I associate with ancient Greek philosophers and cartoon owls. It’s such a high and unattainable attribute that I never really even think about it. That changed in mid-April, when I met a friend of a friend […]

How I Found the Courage to Speak Up and Ski Better: A Guest Essay from a BSM

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In April, I received an email from a reader named Cora Helm in response to my post on burn out.  In her email Cora mentioned that as a relatively new skier, she often finds herself alone, unwilling to hold other, better skiers back. Reflecting on her last ski day of this past season, she wrote this essay and shared […]