Little girls and big girls love to dress up in pink. 
Photo by Zach Mahone

Tickled Pink

Grab your pink wig and butterfly wings, find a pink boa for your child, and get up to Vail tomorrow for the annual Pink Vail fundraiser for cancer survivors I once walked 26.2 miles in 100+ degree heat through dubious parts of Denver, Colo., with a group of fellow moms, […]


The Perils of Course Crew

At a ski race, whether it’s the 2015 World Championships or a Youth Ski League race at the local hill, spectators tend to focus on the ski racers. Naturally. But what of the volunteers who prep the course? It’s harder than you think. A few weekends back, I crashed in […]

Before the epic crash, Bode Miller was crushing it in the Super G at the 2015 World Championships in Beaver Creek.

What Bode Miller’s Crash Has To Do with Parenthood

Bode Miller crashed horrifically during the Super G race at the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Beaver Creek last week. He was having an sensational Bode-style run that put him 0.56 seconds ahead of the leader at the splits. The run would have landed him on the podium […]

Red Tail Stadium at Beaver Creek is humming on a daily basis during the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. Photo: Logan Robertson

2015 World Championships, Don’t Miss It!

16 Reasons to Drop Everything and Head for the 2015 World Championships…Right Now! There are still 5 days, 19 hours, 16 minutes, and 45 seconds left before the closing ceremonies of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail and Beaver Creek. Which means you would be wise to call […]

Skiing and riding free at Aspen. 
Photo by Jeremy Swanson

Free Skiing and Snowboarding!

Colorado resorts offer free skiing for 5th and 6th graders. No strings attached. And if the deal isn’t free, it offers skiing for less than a price of a child’s lift ticket at Aspen in the 1960s.   Everyone complains about the cost of skiing, and it is, undeniably, an […]

Copper Mountain ski school

Incentivizing Newbies

Copper is offering the deal of the century for new skiers and snowboarders. Tell your non-skiing friends they no longer have an excuse to get up to the mountains. I recently blogged about a free skiing deal in Colorado for elementary aged kids. But Copper Mountain is going one better […]

My daughter: a tad out of place with the fur-trimmed hood at Ski Cooper.

Cooper, Not Copper

Every time I tell people I’m heading to Ski Cooper, they say, “Cooper? You mean Copper, right?” While we ski a fair amount at Copper, my kids often have ski races at Ski Cooper, which is about 10 miles down the road from Leadville and far enough off the I-70 […]