The Beast and The Best: Learn to Ski, Build Your Skills and Enjoy Killington, Vermont’s Biggest Resort

killington at dusk

Welcome to Killington, the Beast of the East. When you call yourself a “beast” there are certain standards that you have to meet. First, you need to be big. Check that. Killington is the big mountain in Vermont (a small state with an astounding amount of skiing – I count 19 alpine resorts and even […]

Summer in Steamboat, Part 2: Bike Town, USA

steamboat bike park

What do skiing families do when the snow melts? They bike. As skis are to winter, bikes are to summer, especially in Steamboat. Already known as Ski Town, USA, Steamboat is well on it’s way to becoming Bike Town, USA. When we visited with little kids, we rented bikes and spent a morning riding the […]

Summer in Steamboat: Four Hooves, Two Wheels and Water (A Three Part Series About One Busy Weekend)

horseback howelsen hill

I love Steamboat in summer. So it won’t be any surprise that when we visited for a weekend in mid-June that we had a terrific time. Simply put, there is no other mountain town (that I know of) that has so much going on for families of every age. Activities for Kids, Big and Small […]

The Biggest, Best Ski Lift Views in North America

wildcat mountain summit

Last fall, my friends at Liftopia and I had a great time compiling a list of the “Ten Best Chairlift/Gondola Views in North America.” We built our list through suggestions from social media: the Brave Ski Mom and Liftopia Facebook pages, our Twitter feeds, my Google+ page and a posting at forums (a favorite […]

Why I Love to Ski Blackjack, Michigan: An Interview With The Wisconsin Skier

Mark framness monarch ski

Today’s interview is with Mark Framness, an IT professional who spends his spare time thinking and writing about skiing at The Wisconsin Skier. If you could only ski at one resort this season, which resort would you choose?  Blackjack Ski Resort. Blackjack has good terrain and they take care of their snow. They have some runs […]