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.

Recapping the Family Ski Season, Setting Goals for Next Winter and Building Special Memories

We often joke that when we’re not skiing, our family is talking about skiing. We suspect we’re not the only ones. With the end of the North American ski season upon us, here are some ideas to keep your family… Read More →

Are Your Kids Ready to Ski Independently? Five Tips for Parents

When our oldest son was six, I lost him on a ski run. He skied into the trees. But he didn’t come out. Because I was the only adult skiing with two young children, ducking into the woods to find… Read More →

A Parent’s Guide to Skiing and Chairlift Etiquette

When it comes to skiing, safety and good manners go together like skis and bindings. You can’t really have one, without the other. But here’s the catch. Good manners and on-mountain safety often don’t come intuitively to anyone. Especially with… Read More →

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 →