Skiing Snowmass With Teens

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  When your children are young it’s easy to find great family ski resorts. Most resorts offer extensive programs for 12-and-unders, including learn to ski and ride classes, day care, craft parties, game nights and so on. It’s different with teens. They are less likely to jump feet first into anything, although most of them are […]

Telemark Ski Racing Coming to Steamboat, Colorado

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Ever heard of a reipelykkje? Although it looks like a word a toddler might type on a keyboard, it’s actually a Norwegian ski racing term. Literally translated as “knot of rope,” a reipelykkje (pronounced rap-oh-lusha) is a large, 360-degree banked turn. It’s an element in telemark ski racing. Ever heard of telemark ski racing? Read […]

Vail, Colorado: Tips for Skiing this Massive Mountain

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Does the world really need another article about Vail? Probably not. But after an eye-opening three-day visit in early January, I can’t help myself. As everyone on the planet knows, Vail is one of the biggest, most famous resorts in the world. To some, Vail conjures up happy memories of sun-drenched days exploring the 3,000 acre […]

Let Epic Mix Be Your Mountain Ski Guide, Plus Keep Your Phone Alive in the Cold

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I’ll admit it. I’m mostly anti-app when it comes to skiing When I first started skiing with an iPhone, I tried a couple of apps and didn’t really like them. One had too much focus on speed (a “mom-problem,” I know). One drained my battery too quickly. One posted to Facebook whether I wanted it […]

The Ski Racing World is Coming to Vail. You Should Come, Too.

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Here in the Centennial State, we have a love/hate relationship with big time sports. Sure we love our Broncos and Avalanche, but back in 1972, the voters of the state didn’t love the Winter Olympics and turned them (and the world) away. Still, while we apparently didn’t want figure skating and bobsledding, Colorado has always supported […]