Native Colorado girl, coffee lover and jack-of-many outdoor trades, Alyssa Erickson started skiing at age two and spent her high school weekends competing in freestyle moguls for Winter Park Resort. She has her B.A. in English Literature from the University of Colorado/Boulder and is the founder of KidProject.org a site inspiring parents to get out and enjoy adventure with their kids. She currently lives in Utah, partnering with her husband and teaching her kids to make the most of life and exploring the Wasatch Mountains they now call home. You can follow her on Facebook at The Kid Project, on Twitter at @kidprojectorg, and on Instagram at @alyssa_kidproject.

Meet The Cutest Rescuers On Ski Patrol: Our Favorite Avy Dogs Of 2016-17

Add a large portion of snow, an equal amount of mountains and a dash of our favorite avalanche rescue dogs, and we found the perfect ingredients for a smile! Everyone loves these four legged and furry friends that keep us… Read More →

4 Things Every Beginner Skier Should Master Before Moving On To Harder Terrain

  As the ski season winds down, many of us are looking to “up our game” in terms of the terrain we can ski or ride. Spring is the perfect time for a beginner skier to take that next step… Read More →

4 Skills Every Beginner Skier Should Master Before Moving On To Steeper Terrain

As the ski season winds down, many of us are looking to “up our game” in terms of the terrain we can ski or ride. Spring is the perfect time for a beginner skier to take that next step toward… Read More →

7 Seriously Helpful Tips For Skiing Deep Powder

Skiing powder is a totally different experience from skiing groomed runs and if you’re new to it, you can sometimes feel like you’re battling the snow rather than riding it. The first step? Dispense with all the things you think… Read More →

Gadgets To Help Teach Your Kids To Ski

Ever pass a parent on the bunny hill and wonder, “What on earth is hooked to their child’s skis?!” Nowadays, there are nearly as many variations of teaching a kid to ski as there are ski resorts in North America…. Read More →

4 Things NOT To Do When Skiing With Kids

Winter sports are a curious affliction experienced by nearly 8 percent of Americans yearly. If you want to prevent your children from having a lifelong addiction to sliding down snow with a giant grin on their face, employ the following… Read More →

10 Iconic Family-Friendly Hiking Trails in the West

There is an attitude prevalent amongst singles and couples alike, that once you have kids your adventurous lifestyle is over. For good. I once believed this to be true as well. But after standing on the family side of the… Read More →

Introduction To Backpacking & Camping With Kids

Circumnavigating the Mont Blanc Massif via the Haute Route. Havasupai. Cirque of the Towers. The Sawtooth Mountains in Idaho. We dream of taking our kids to these places, not when they are teenagers or young adults. But now, when they… Read More →

5 Lessons We Learned As a Family On The Slopes This Season

My son stumbled out of his bedroom. Always the earliest riser, he was all dressed to ski. But we hadn’t eaten breakfast. And his sisters were still asleep. Outside the sun shone brightly—the high that day was 69 degrees. We… Read More →

5 Tips for Negotiating Terrain Parks with Your Kids

“Mom, show me how to do the rails!” Um… yeah… When I grew up, the only jumps on the mountain were the ones naturally developed on the uphill side of lift towers, in between trees, or ones we built ourselves…. Read More →