Save Money with SKI FREE (And Enter Here to Win Four Free Lift Tickets!)

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Winter sports are expensive. So whenever a great deal shows up, I love to share it! And it’s especially nice when I can offer a generous giveaway, too. Get Gas, Go Skiing For the past 12 winters, Shell gas stations across the country have partnered with SKI FREE to offer steep lift tickets discounts at […]

Tight Turns: Would You RENT Ski Clothes? And What the Heck is NASJA?

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Would You Rent Ski Clothes? Julian Flores has a big idea. A Colorado ski dad, Julian is the founder of, a start-up company that aims to make winter easier and more economical. How? By providing trip- or season-long ski and snowboard apparel rentals. Or as Julian puts it, “Rent. Experience. Return.” You’ve probably already […]

Getting Schooled: Kids’ Ski Passes

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The Brave Ski Mom strategy for kids’ ski passes is similar to the adult strategy: figure out how many days you want to ski, where you want to ski and get the best deal (see Wednesday, August 25).  Kids, however, can often get great deals, simply by virtue of being in school.  Yes, there are […]

One Deal at a Time: Gear Strategy, Part 4

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My name is the Brave Ski Mom and I am addicted to Steep ‘n’ Cheap. It all began in 2007, when I read about this One Deal at A Time (ODAT) site in a ski magazine. Being a budget-conscious, bargain-hunting kind of gal, I cut out the article, logged onto the website and immediately purchased a backpacking stove.