Gear Notes: Get Some Soul, Save Your Knees and Read Up on the Luxe Ski Life

soul poles grip

Soul Poles I’m a little bit jealous. When Soul Poles offered me some of their classic bamboo poles (with hot pink grips and baskets), I was stoked. And then, in a fit of uncharacteristic generosity, I arranged for the poles to go to my son. A ski junkie who is up on all the latest […]

Ski Helmet Safety Tips for Kids and Families (Junior Helmet Giveaway, too)

giro launch helmet

  Welcome to the 5th Annual Braveskimom.com/Ski ‘N See Junior Helmet Giveaway. This year, just as in years past, we are thrilled to offer a Giro Junior Helmet to one lucky winner. For giveaway details, see below. Junior Helmets: Yes or No? In some states and at many resorts, the answer has to be “yes” […]

Pack It Up! An Interactive Ski Packing List, Plus Two New Boot Bags from Kulkea (Giveaway)

kulkea powder trekker ski boot bag

When someone offers to help you create a visual, interactive packing list, you don’t say no. Instead, if you’re me, you send them a confusing list of links and notes. And, then, if you’re the magic people at Blogger’s Lounge and VIP Ski, you take the mess I sent, remove the chaos and send it […]

Epic Lines: Bold Prints That Evoke Your Favorite Skiing and Biking Destinations

Mammoth Map. Photo courtesy Epic Lines.

There are a lot of things I like about Epic Lines, a company that creates simple, bold color-and-line maps of popular mountain biking trails, Colorado 14’ers and ski resorts. Things I Like: It’s a Family Business Let’s start with the company’s founders, Dylan, Alex and Max Proietti, three siblings ranging in age from 23 to […]

Ski Fashion 2014: Highlights from the SIA SnowShow

skea booth sia 2014

Remember this scene from the 2006 film, The Devil Wears Prada? In it, Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep) dresses down her new assistant Andy (Anne Hathaway), for not understanding where fashion comes from, for not realizing that from the heights of haute couture trickle down the colors (in this case, cerulean blue) and trends that the […]