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.
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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 →

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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 →

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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: Mountain Creek Bike Park, New Jersey

Rider’s Guide: Mountain Creek Bike Park, New Jersey

In 2014, readers of Decline Magazine voted Mountain Creek Bike Park one of the best parks in the US. That same year, MTBParks.com named Mountain Creek the “Most Improved Bike Park.” With the closest lift-served biking to New York City,… Read More →

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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 →

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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 →

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Rider’s Guide: Angel Fire Bike Park

Touted as the largest bike park in the Rocky Mountains, the Angel Fire Bike Park in New Mexico has a reputation as being “built for riders, by riders.” Opened in 2011, it’s one of the few North American locations deemed worthy of… Read More →

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10 Reasons Why You Should Give Downhill Mountain Biking A Try

Editor’s Note: This summer, lift-served mountain bike lift tickets and packages from resorts across North America will be available on Liftopia.com for the first time. Check out our FAQs to learn more about lift-served mountain biking, how it works and… Read More →

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More of North America’s Favorite Skiing: Trees & Powder Edition

Trees and powder: they go together. And while you don’t need glades to enjoy powder skiing, one of the charms of ducking into the trees is scoring deep, soft snow, days after the last storm. We recently published two posts,… Read More →

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North America’s Favorite Resorts for Powder Skiing & Riding

Powder. You either love or you hate it. And while I can’t say I understand the haters, I do commiserate with those who spend the winter tracking storms, cancelling work, jettisoning class and driving overnight to score fresh snow. According… Read More →