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.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Skiing in Banff, Canada

1. It’s not “just” Banff. It’s three unique resorts: Lake Louise, Mount Norquay and Sunshine Village. Collectively marketed under the tag “Ski Big 3,” this trifecta offers up 8,000 acres of skiing and riding, 2 gondolas, 26 chairlifts and 290… Read More →


New High Speed Ski Lifts Coming To Colorado & Utah

In 1981, Breckenridge installed a detachable high-speed lift, the Quicksilver SuperChair. Clipping along at over twice the speed of conventional fixed-grip lifts, this chair was the first of what would become the ski industry standard. This summer is seeing a… Read More →


#ItsAllYours Promotes Winter & Summer Fun on the National Forests

In March 1915, just over 100 years ago, President Woodrow Wilson signed an act that would eventually shape how and where we ski in the United States. Known as the Term Occupancy Act, or the Occupancy Permits Act of 1915,… Read More →

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4 Wonderfully Surprising Things About Ski Portillo in Chile

It’s hard to be surprised in the 21st Century. With comprehensively informative websites, nearly instantaneous reviews on travel sites and endless opinions on social media, sometimes it seems like the experiences are over before they’ve even happened. Like most travelers,… Read More →


More of North America’s Favorite Mogul Runs & Groomers

We always try to get it right. But when it comes to pulling together a list of North America’s favorite ski runs, it can be hard to touch all the bases. We were totally stoked by the responses we received… Read More →


Alpine World Ski Championships Week 1 Recap: It’s All About the Austrians

Otte and Matthias are rock stars at home, dodging ski racing mad fans, posing for photos and signing autographs. But at the Vail Beaver Creek 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Colorado, they were (seemingly at first) just two… Read More →


Colorado Welcomes You to the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships

Here in the Centennial State, we love World Cup racing. Every year, Colorado hosts the only World Cup races in the U.S., usually at Aspen for the women, and Beaver Creek for the men. And this winter, it gets even… Read More →


$10,000 Skis from Swiss Maker zai skis & Women’s Specific Boards from Coalition Snow

When I think about building skis, I think about sandwiches. Skis, like sandwiches have a base and a top sheet, with a laminated wood core in the middle and a combination of composite layers to add stability and character. Most… Read More →


Zack Giffin: Living Tiny, Skiing Large

Imagine living in, and skiing out of, a house that’s only 112 square feet. While you might jokingly think that this tiny house is not much larger than your ski boot bag, professional skier Zack Giffin does just that, sometimes… Read More →


North America’s Favorite Groomers

Every resort, every mountain and every hill, whether big or small, has at least one great groomed run. Last month, we shared a list of North America’s Favorite Mogul Runs. This month, in that same spirit of social media inclusivity,… Read More →