The Brave Ski Mom https://braveskimom.com Building a new generation of skiers and snowboarders. Wed, 14 Apr 2021 17:19:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.7.2 16527226 Preventing Avalanches, By Triggering Them on Purpose (PBS Video) https://braveskimom.com/preventing-avalanches-by-triggering-them-on-purpose-pbs-video?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=preventing-avalanches-by-triggering-them-on-purpose-pbs-video https://braveskimom.com/preventing-avalanches-by-triggering-them-on-purpose-pbs-video#comments Wed, 14 Apr 2021 17:19:07 +0000 https://braveskimom.com/?p=21003 I love snow. I associate snow with happiness, joy, an interruption of the day-to-day (snow days!), and, of course, skiing. I’m also totally, 100% freaked out by avalanches. Having done basic avalanche training, I quickly realized that I’d be next-to-worthless if I ever had to attempt to rescue anyone. Or at least, that’s my fear […]

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Tight Turns: Brave Enough Book + Best Value Goggles https://braveskimom.com/tight-turns-brave-enough-book-best-value-goggles?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tight-turns-brave-enough-book-best-value-goggles Tue, 06 Apr 2021 14:00:00 +0000 https://braveskimom.com/?p=20994 Here we are in April! It’s always interesting to me both how short and how long the ski season is. Our local mountain closed Sunday with fantastic spring conditions and much silliness. We’re not done skiing, but the season is winding down. Years ago, I would occasionally publish collections of short reviews of products, books, […]

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Ski Time is Play Time: A Best Day Ever on Snow Story https://braveskimom.com/ski-time-is-play-time-a-best-day-ever-on-snow-story?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ski-time-is-play-time-a-best-day-ever-on-snow-story Tue, 30 Mar 2021 14:00:00 +0000 https://braveskimom.com/?p=20807 Amazingly, we’re coming to the end of another ski season. It has been so fun sharing these Best Day Ever on Snow stories with you this winter. Congratulations again to Abby and Millie, Kiley, Alex, Gracie, and Lola for having their stories chosen for publication. Remember, we will soon be collecting stories for publication next […]

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Living With Lynch Syndrome (It’s LS Awareness Day!) https://braveskimom.com/living-with-lynch-syndrome-awareness-day?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=living-with-lynch-syndrome-awareness-day Mon, 22 Mar 2021 14:01:00 +0000 https://braveskimom.com/?p=20975 Good morning! It’s Lynch Syndrome Awareness Day, March 22nd. Since 2016, I’ve shared about a post about Lynch Syndrome in hopes of spreading awareness about this family of cancer-causing genetic mutations. Today, I’m dispensing with words and simply sharing some images. Please remember, if your family has a suspicious cancer history (people under age 50 […]

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Skiing in Ireland (With Leprechauns) https://braveskimom.com/skiing-with-leprechauns-in-ireland?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=skiing-with-leprechauns-in-ireland Wed, 17 Mar 2021 14:00:00 +0000 https://braveskimom.com/?p=20377 Happy St. Patrick’s Day! What better day to explore the possibilities for skiing in Ireland? Are you ready to go skiing with leprechauns? Pour yourself a green beer, butter up some soda bread, and read on. Is There Skiing In Ireland? To answer this question, I googled. Here’s what I found. “We are many things, […]

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A Powder Day Is the Best Ski Day Ever! https://braveskimom.com/the-best-ski-day-ever-often-involves-powder?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-best-ski-day-ever-often-involves-powder Tue, 09 Mar 2021 15:00:00 +0000 https://braveskimom.com/?p=20802 By Alex S, Eleven Years Old, Eldora Mountain Resort, Colorado While Alex’s best day ever involves skiing in Utah, his home mountain is Eldora Mountain near Boulder, Colorado. My best ski day was at Alta, Utah. The moment I woke up, I was excited for the day’s powder. A few moments later it felt like […]

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Ski Fashion Refresh: Spring’s Best Ski Clothes https://braveskimom.com/ski-fashion-best-ski-clothes-for-spring?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ski-fashion-best-ski-clothes-for-spring https://braveskimom.com/ski-fashion-best-ski-clothes-for-spring#comments Tue, 02 Mar 2021 15:00:00 +0000 https://braveskimom.com/?p=20821 Today, we’re excited to celebrate the approach of spring with a ski fashion refresh, featuring spring’s best ski clothes from WinterWomen.com and a Spyder ski jacket giveaway. Best Ski Sweater: Nils Skier 3 Sweater Tell the world you’re a skier — on the slopes and off — with this fun sweater from Nils. The Nils […]

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15 Reasons to Ski New Mexico’s Enchanted Circle https://braveskimom.com/15-reasons-to-ski-new-mexicos-enchanted-circle?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=15-reasons-to-ski-new-mexicos-enchanted-circle Tue, 23 Feb 2021 15:00:00 +0000 https://braveskimom.com/?p=20893 Austria has the Weisse Ring.  Italy has the Selle Ronda.  New Mexico has the Enchanted Circle.  While Europe’s famous ski circles are connected by piste and lift — and are skiable in one day — when you ski New Mexico’s Enchanted Circle you’ll need a car to complete the route and at least three days […]

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Best New Ski Books and a Ski Stamps Puzzle for Midwinter Fun (Giveaway) https://braveskimom.com/best-new-ski-books-and-a-ski-stamp-puzzle-for-midwinter-fun-giveaway?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=best-new-ski-books-and-a-ski-stamp-puzzle-for-midwinter-fun-giveaway https://braveskimom.com/best-new-ski-books-and-a-ski-stamp-puzzle-for-midwinter-fun-giveaway#comments Tue, 16 Feb 2021 15:00:00 +0000 https://braveskimom.com/?p=20920 It’s cold. Winter is definitely still here. So today, we’re featuring the best new ski books and a ski stamp puzzle for midwinter fun, to keep you stoked when you’re indoors. Hot chocolate and a blanket, anyone? (Wondering how cold is too cold for skiing?) Ski Stamps Puzzle Artist Lewis T Johnson crested this Ski […]

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Behind the Scenes: What Do Snow Groomers Do? https://braveskimom.com/what-do-snow-groomers-do?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=what-do-snow-groomers-do https://braveskimom.com/what-do-snow-groomers-do#comments Tue, 09 Feb 2021 14:50:00 +0000 https://braveskimom.com/?p=19678 For over 30 years, Rip Collins has been grooming snow at Alta Ski Area in Utah. Each night, after everyone else has left the mountain, Collins and his crew load into their grooming machines, also called snow cats, and begin knocking down moguls and smoothing roughed up snow. The Alta grooming crew, like many others, […]

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