Bravery 101: Chairlift Safety for Parents and Kids

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Let me start by saying that in all my years skiing with my children (and we’re coming up on 15 years of snowy fun and togetherness), my kids never fell off a chairlift. Yes, there were plenty of times when I was scared: The first lift ride with an instructor (silly me, there’s no one […]

A Walk on The Wild Side at Snowmass

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Not thirty minutes into my snowshoeing adventure with Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES), it struck me. Alpine skiing is like being on an interstate. Yes, I’m seeing the beautiful mountains, the intricate lacing of tree branches in relief against the stunning blue of the sky. I’m appreciating the beauty of being outdoors, but it’s […]

CertHeroOrg Makes Finding Outdoor Safety Classes Easier

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Everyone who spends time outside understands why it’s so special, especially in winter. Cold air and blue skies are both refreshing and addictive. Challenging ourselves outdoors helps us grow personally and get to know ourselves, our friends, and our families better. That said, the greater the challenges we take on, the higher the risk we […]

Talk to Your Kids: Skiing Safety and Skiing Safely

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Parenting takes a lot of talking. Whether you’re talking to toddlers about sharing, or to teens about sex and alcohol, raising kids sometimes feels like one long discussion. No parent want to lecture, but at every stage of our children’s lives, there are topics that demand discussion. Skiing safely is one of them. The Code: […]

Professional Skier Zack Giffin Skis Large, Lives Tiny

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When Zack Giffin was growing up in the mountains above Boulder, Colorado, he had a lot of important men in his life. First, there was his grandfather, a man who loved to drive, especially in the mountains. “We lived about 40 minutes from Eldora,” explains Zack. “And my grandfather would take me skiing because he […]