What essential alpine gear for kids is needed for skiing/snowboarding and dressing little shredders for a day in the mountains.
Living in the Inland Northwest, we are fortunate that skiing and snowboarding are still affordable family activities. Our local resorts offer plenty of deals, and your family doesn’t need to look like you just stepped out of a Patagonia catalog to keep dry and have a day of fun sliding in the snow together. While
“Mom, Santa’s getting on the bunny chair!” While this sounds like a punchline, it wasn’t. From our view out the front windows of the Mt. Spokane Ski Patrol lodge, at the base of chair 5, my daughter and I, indeed, saw Mr. Clause. It was the Sunday before Christmas, so why shouldn’t jolly ol’ St.
Learn 3 key tips for winter driving, whether traveling to ski mountains or on a road-trip or just wanting to be safer in town.
Hoping to win an Olympic medal someday is not why kids join a ski team. “It’s a great way to learn how to ski well. Most parents put their kids in this program, not to become great ski racers, but to become great all-mountain skiers. And by the time the kids are done, the parents
Not everyone grows up in a ski family. Or even loves snow. We get that, but “winters can be hard if you don’t have something to do outside,” says Spokane mom Courtney Yarber. The ski world can feel daunting for newbies—requiring lots of time, gear, mountain travel, lessons, and logistical planning to get the whole
The alpine skiing and snowboarding scene here in the Inland NW continues to evolve as more snow sliders discover our little slice of snowy Shangri-La each season. And our local resorts continue to respond with new lifts, runs, glades, hotels, and other improvements to keep us all moving up and down the mountains in style.
A few years ago I knew next to nothing about skiing with kids. But after three seasons of doing my best to teach my son, I’ve learned a few things. I hope these tips will help you keep your little shredders happy on the snow this winter! 1. Keep Them Motivated A positive day on