Riding the chairlift for the first time as an adult arouses feelings of excitement and dread, kind of like the first day of middle school. You’re psyched to be there, but you’re afraid of looking stupid. And it doesn’t help that everyone around you seems to have been born knowing how to do this. Although […]
Family Winter Sports Guide 2018
The Fletcher ski family–led by Poppy and Grammy, Seth and Gloria–includes three generations of skiers at Mt. Spokane.
Make sure your kids have a positive experience skiing or snowboarding from the very beginning, which increases the odds that they will keep after it and enjoy the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of winter sports for years to come. These tips will go a long way toward reaching that goal! Don’t push beginners
There are many ways to get your family up on the mountain skiing or snowboarding in style without breaking the bank. Here are some tips to get the equipment and apparel you need on a budget. Staying Warm & Dry with the Right Clothing A mix of layers that keep kids warm and dry while
If your children, or perhaps your entire family, are brand new to the world of alpine winter sports, then this article is especially for you. Local resort learn-to-ski programs and ski schools can help you reach your goal of becoming a ski or snowboard family who has fun together on the mountain after one season.
Our son slid down the bunny hill for the first time a few months shy of his 2nd birthday, which was too young for lessons, but a great chance to get him acquainted with skiing at an early age. After a couple days on the slopes that first season and a half dozen more last
“Pizza!” “French fries!” It’s not what’s for lunch on the bunny hill; parents are calling out instructions to their little skiers, teaching how to snowplow to control speed and stop (pizza), and how to initiate downhill movement with parallel-positioned skis (fries). Once kids have mastered these and S-turns, it’s time for parallel turns and hockey
A true weekend warrior, 11-year-old Vance Lazarus gets up with his dad at 5:30 a.m. on winter mornings. This early wake up call is the weekend routine for the local Silver Mountain snowboarder. They need to leave their hometown of Coeur D’ Alene to open the Mountain Café, which his dad Matt Lazarus owns.