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.

Ski Better, Snowboard Better, Feel Better: Six Warm Up Moves to Up Your Game

Here’s a typical ski/snowboard day scenario. It’s a cold morning in winter. You wake up early, roll into your long johns, grab a coffee and load into the car. And then you drive. Arriving at the resort, you boot up…. Read More →

How to Save Money on Family Ski Trips

Warren Miller famously said that “the family that skis together, goes broke together.” Today, ways to prove Mr. Miller wrong and ensure that your family ski vacation doesn’t break the bank. Plan Ahead While it’s tempting to delay and see… Read More →

How to Know When it’s Time to Replace or Repair Kids’ Ski Gear

Fall is a terrific time to do a family ski gear inventory. Skis and Bindings Stand your child next to their skis. Ideally, the tip of the skis should reach between the chin and forehead. However, if your child is… Read More →

Liftopia “Best in Snow” Awards Highlight Less Expensive Family Friendly Resorts

I love lists that are unexpected, tread new ground and offer up totally original results. If you’ve grown accustomed to seeing a rotation of the same handful of ski resorts on annual “best of” lists, you’re in for a treat… Read More →

A Family Skiing 101 Checklist

Ready to embark on the adventure of family skiing? Wondering how to get started? Here is a helpful checklist to cut through the confusion, make the process easier and up your odds for success for a safe and fun day on… Read More →

Getting the Most Out of Ski and Snowboard Lessons – A Guide for All Ages

January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month! Resorts and ski areas across the United States are offering discounted lessons, rentals, lift tickets and more to beginner skiers and snowboarders. If you’re ready to learn, ski and ride school pros… Read More →

10 Instagram Worthy Views from Ski Portillo and Valle Nevado, Chile

Ski country is beautiful, no matter where you find it. Here are our top favorite jaw-dropping and inspiring views perfect for your Instagram feed from Chile (specifically Ski Portillo and Valle Nevado). 1. Top of the Super C Couloir at Ski Portillo… Read More →

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 →