Downhill Biking For Everyone

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If you’ve spent any time in the mountains this summer, particularly around ski resorts, you’ve probably seen a lot of bikes. Mountains and bikes have gone together since the first knobby tires hit a hiking trail in either Marin County, California or Crested Butte, Colorado – depending upon your geographic prejudice and the story you’re being told. […]

Life is Better…On a High Speed Lift

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  For at least a decade, I’ve complained about the main lift at a nearby resort. I grew up skiing Powderhorn Mountain Resort, and while I’m loyal to this small resort’s amazing glades and often-deep powder, the 13 minute lift ride (sans footrest) made me crazy. Like many skiers and snowboarders, I’ve come to expect high […]

Find Your Ski “Family” at Alta’s Goldminer’s Daughter

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The first time we visited Alta as a family, our sons were 12 and 9. It was the first winter that they didn’t ski race, so we were enjoying the sweet freedom of free skiing. Being more familiar with red rock Moab than white powder Wasatch, our Colorado boys were skeptical of skiing in Utah, for […]

Win An $11,000 Skisperience from Skis.com

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Are you feeling lucky today? While the Brave Ski Mom giveaways are over until the end of the year, here’s one more opportunity to win big (really big). With a prize valued at over $11,000, Skis.com is giving away a ski trip for two to Utah in March (March 26-31, 2015 to be exact) plus full gear […]

A Family Guide to Utah’s Canyons Resort

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The first time we skied Canyons it was spring, the sky was blue and the snow was soft. While it should have been a perfect day. It wasn’t, because we didn’t know how to navigate this massive mountain. That afternoon, we left the resort unsatisfied. We knew we’d missed the magic. We just weren’t sure […]