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Sol Vista Basin: Where Families Go Big!

by Guest on Feb.03, 2012, under General

By Kristen Lummis, braveskimom.com

Photo courtesy Sol Vista Basin

“I may be biased, but I think that Sol Vista is the best mountain anywhere for families learning to ski.” We were riding up the Quick Draw Express Quad at Sol Vista Basin, with a ski patroller. “I’ve skied all over the world,” he told us. “I’ve never been anywhere as family friendly as this mountain.” (continue reading…)

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Couples on the Slopes: Bliss or Battleground?

by Colorado Snow Sensei on Feb.02, 2012, under General

SolVista Basin ski pro offers advice on how to survive skiing with your significant other.

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Valentine’s weekend mountain getaways beckon this time of year—who doesn’t love to schuss side-by-side with a sweetheart? Except when she skis bumps and he craves groomers. Or he’s got helpful pointers she doesn’t want to hear…wait a minute, there goes the romance.

“Having different interest or skill levels can be a challenge for couples, says SolVista Basin’s Ski and Ride School Director Dan O’Connell. “It’s inevitable that the more-skilled rider or skier tries to help, and the less-skilled person is trying so hard not to be a problem, and tension results.”

O’Connell (with 24 years of skiing with his significant other under his belt) offers these tips for keeping the peace on the mountain with your significant other: (continue reading…)

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A good excuse to ski

by Jennifer on Feb.01, 2012, under General

Winter Park photo by Brad Torhia

Many people use skiing as an outlet for different things; connecting with nature, hanging out with friends, pushing the limits of athleticism. But for one weekend a year, a group of Karma-building-ski-fanatic-do-gooders use skiing as a way to give back to their community by participating in the Invest In Kids Jane-A-Thon fundraiser at Winter Park.

Now hold up. Before you click away, this is not your ordinary fundraiser. (continue reading…)

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