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.

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

North America’s Favorite Resorts for Tree Skiing

For many skiers and snowboarders, skiing the trees is the holy grail of winter fun. When you duck into a glade, you’re one step closer to skiing’s backcountry roots. You leave behind the noise and commotion of the larger resort… Read More →

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 →

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 →