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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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 →


North America’s Favorite Mogul Runs

Love to ski bumps? So do we, so this fall we went in search of “North America’s Favorite Mogul Runs.” Although hardly scientific, we put out calls on social media asking skiers and snowboarders to name their favorite bump runs. We… Read More →


Get Your Ski Gear Ready For The Upcoming Season

Remember spring? It was only a few months ago. Maybe you were still skiing in April and May, or maybe your season had ended, but here at Liftopia, we offered you some advice, gently suggesting that you wax and tune… Read More →


How To Care For & Store Your Ski Gear In The Off-Season

The end of ski season always brings me mixed emotions. On the one hand, I hate to see winter go. Yet, on the other, I’m happily anticipating summer. Still in between the fun of winter and summer there lies something… Read More →