A fifth-generation native of Western Colorado, Kristen Lummis has been skiing almost as long as she’s been walking. She grew up skiing at Powderhorn, Aspen/Snowmass and Telluride and still loves to make turns with her family at those resorts and many others. Kristen claims she’s never had a bad ski day and makes it a point to discover the hidden charms of every mountain she explores. The ski mom behind BraveSkiMom.com, a popular resource for skiing and outdoor families, Kristen can also be found at other publications including Women’s Adventure Magazine, Colorado Ski Country’s Club Colorado blog and MTN Town Magazine. She is a member of the North American Snowsports Journalists Association. You can follow Kristen on Twitter @BraveSkiMom and on Facebook at braveskimom.
Rider’s Guide: Mountain Creek Bike Park, New Jersey

7 Best Mountain Biking Trails At Mountain Creek Bike Park, NJ

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on Aug 23, 2016 and has been updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness. The Mountain Creek Bike Park is a popular mid-Atlantic destination for downhill and mountain bikers alike. Voted the best bike park… Read More →

5 Reasons To Skip the Beach & Ski Chile This Summer

For some, the ideal summer destination is any place that involves your swimsuit, flip flops, soft sand, warm sum and clear blue skies. But for avid skiers and snowboarders, a dream summer vacation can also include chasing winter around the… Read More →

North America’s Favorite Terrain Parks

You know what’s really cool about terrain parks? Not the rails, nor the jumps. Not the skills, not the stoke. What’s really cool about terrain parks is that you can build a terrain park anywhere with snow. You don’t have… Read More →

Riding & Skiing Etiquette: Terrain Parks

To stay safe in a terrain park, you have to ride SMART. At least that is what the National Ski Areas Association promotes with their SMART Style initiative. A five-letter acronym, SMART stands for • Start small — Work your… Read More →

5 Super Bowls You Can Ski Before The Big Game

Welcome to the week of the big game! While the eyes of the sporting world are on the championship showdown between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots, our eyes are on bowls of a different kind: ski bowls…. Read More →

Chairlift Etiquette: From the Lift Line to the Top of the Mountain

It’s hard to argue against good manners, whether we’re talking dinner table or lift line. And while we all have a pretty good idea of basic ski and snowboard etiquette, sometimes it’s worth a review, especially if you’re a parent… Read More →

Ten Reasons You Need To Ski Alta and Snowbird This Winter

When it comes to legendary ski areas, Alta and Snowbird are at the top of many lists. Known for deep snow, steep terrain and a no-nonsense winter vibe, these resorts in Utah’s Little Cottonwood Canyon serve up some of the… Read More →

October Skiing: Where, When & Why

In most of the United States, November is the official start of ski and snowboard season. Yet at the highest altitudes (think Colorado) and the most northern climes (think Maine), the opening day race has begun. The Colorado Derby Each… Read More →

Rider’s Guide: Trestle Bike Park in Winter Park, Colorado

Trestle Bike Park was one of the first downhill parks in the U.S. It’s also the closest DH bike park to Denver, just 67 miles away. The Park’s original trails were designed and built by Gravity Logic. Since 2007, all… Read More →

Rider’s Guide: Steamboat Bike Park

In summer, Ski Town, USA turns into Bike Town, USA. Whether your preferred ride is a cruise along the Yampa River, cross-country mountain biking on Mt. Werner and Howelsen Hill or letting gravity guide you over 2,000 feet of downhill… Read More →