Family Skiing: Making Memories at Resorts in the Southeast and Deer Valley, Utah

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A guest post from Rachael Stockwell, a brave ski mom from South Carolina. The years go so fast. One day you’re a child and the next day, you’re not. Luckily, childhood memories are often sparked again as you raise your own children. I look at my kids and I remember doing the same things, and […]

Meet Heather Burke: (Brave) Ski Mom and Luxury Ski Writer

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I’ve never skied with Heather Burke, New England based ski journalist, the founder, with her husband Greg Burke, of LuxurySkiTrips.com and FamilySkiTrips.com. But I’d like to. The mother of a grown son and daughter, Heather, like many of us, is passionate about family skiing. And, judging from the photos on her website, Heather can rip. […]

Tight Turns: Whither Vacation? and Movies/Websites to Get You Stoked for Winter

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There’s a petition that’s been making its way around our western Colorado community this week. You see, school started on August 4th — between 2 and 3 weeks earlier than it has in years past. And as you might guess, most families are not happy with this change. Being an online petition at Change.org, it’s […]

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 […]

Mikaela Shiffrin: Going for Gold and Sharing the Table

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Today’s post is from Troy Hawks, editor, ski instructor, writer, fisherman and friend. Find him at The Redtail Times and Club Colorado, among other outlets.  Ski Racer Mikaela Shiffrin Shares Her Thoughts on Race Day and the Importance of Family What does the average 18-year-old girl think about while riding a chairlift? To be sure, it’s […]