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5 Lessons We Learned As a Family On The Slopes This Season

5 Lessons We Learned As a Family On The Slopes This Season

by Alyssa Erickson

My son stumbled out of his bedroom. Always the earliest riser, he was all dressed to ski. But we hadn’t eaten breakfast. And his sisters were still asleep. Outside the sun shone brightly—the high that day was 69 degrees. We… Read More →

4 Tips For Skiing Over 50

4 Tips For Skiing Over 50

by Mark Crone

I started skiing at the age of 6 and I’m now well above 50. My first boots had laces; my skis had screw-in edges and ski straps; my poles had leather strap baskets. A lot has changed since then –… Read More →

5 Tips for Negotiating Terrain Parks with Your Kids

5 Tips for Negotiating Terrain Parks with Your Kids

by Alyssa Erickson

“Mom, show me how to do the rails!” Um… yeah… When I grew up, the only jumps on the mountain were the ones naturally developed on the uphill side of lift towers, in between trees, or ones we built ourselves…. Read More →

The Alpine Responsibility Code Explained

The Alpine Responsibility Code Explained

by Mark Crone

You’ve seen this sign for years – it’s often in yellow – and usually off to the side of the Main Lodge and/or at the lift line at virtually every ski resort in the world. It’s the top 10 list… Read More →

9 Things I Learned While Learning to Ski

9 Things I Learned While Learning to Ski

by Allison Porta

I somehow managed to live 14 years in the self-proclaimed ski capital of Northern Michigan and 1 year in the shadow of the Colorado Rockies without ever attempting to ski. Now I am almost 30 and decided to see what… Read More →

Should I Teach My Kids To Ski Myself?

Should I Teach My Kids To Ski Myself?

by Alyssa Erickson

You love to ski. You shell out money for childcare, call in favors from family, and miss your fair share of powder days because you now dwell in parent land. But now your kid is older, maybe it is time… Read More →

January is Learn To Ski & Snowboard Month!

January is Learn To Ski & Snowboard Month!

by Patrick Thorne

January is Learn To Ski & Snowboard month, and as a way to encourage more people to try skiing or boarding, resorts across the US are offering special programs and discounted rates to any first timers wanting to give it… Read More →

6 Reasons Why Your Kids Should Learn To Ski

6 Reasons Why Your Kids Should Learn To Ski

by Erika Wiggins

Google this title and you’ll find there’s a lot of information on how to teach your kids to ski or ride, but little on why it’s a good idea. Getting kids involved in winter sports benefits the whole family in… Read More →

5 Most Helpful Tips For Beginner Skiers & Riders

5 Most Helpful Tips For Beginner Skiers & Riders

by Mark Crone

As a Ski Patroller, I love seeing more people coming out to enjoy the slopes as “first timers” and beginner skiers/riders. The following points are really not as much tips as they are the basics: 1. First Time Ever? Pick… Read More →

Riding & Skiing Etiquette: How To Not Be A Jerk On The Slopes

Riding & Skiing Etiquette: How To Not Be A Jerk On The Slopes

by Erika Wiggins

When you’re a new skier you might act like a jerk without meaning to be rude. You simply may not know the etiquette and rules of the slopes. When you begin skiing, you’ll see signs telling you to follow the… Read More →