Tag: family skiing
By Jenn Rudolph, Colorado Ski Country USA Communications Director
It’s a tough transition. Another one of those things they don’t tell you about when you first have kids, like how hard breastfeeding is, or about that infant witching hour. Your ski friends who are parents know. They’ve been there, toughed it out and made it to the other side. But they don’t tell you the reality right away for fear of dampening your excitement that you’re going to be a parent. They listen to you gush on about how you’re going to get the kid skiing as soon as he can crawl and you’re sure he’ll be the next Shaun White or Lindsey Vonn. And they’ll stand there and smile knowing full well what it’s really like, that having kids will greatly impact your time on snow. (continue reading…)
By Kristen Lummis, braveskimom.com
1. Take a Lesson. It you’re a skiing or riding parent, it can be tempting to teach your kids on your own. If you don’t ski or ride, you don’t have this option. But no matter where you’re coming from, putting your child into at least one lesson from a certified instructor will get him or her off to a better start. Instructors are professionals who are smarter than parents when it comes to teaching kids how to ski and ride. They know the latest and best techniques and they know how to teach them effectively. January is the time to get your kids started. It’s national Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month and most resorts in Colorado offer deals for never-ever skiers and riders, as well as discounts on other lessons and rentals. If your child has a 5th Grade Pass from Colorado Ski Country USA, sign them up for their “First Class” lesson now! This is a free lesson and rental for 5th graders who have never skied or snowboarded. (And if your fifth grader doesn’t have a fifth grade pass yet, you can get one here). (continue reading…)
We ski at Monarch at least once a season. It’s perfect for family ski getaways, and I’m not just saying that I swear. We love skiing at Monarch because it’s affordable, easy to get to, easy to get around the mountain, they have a nice variety of terrain, good infrastructure, it’s easy to get around the town, and their mascot is the butterfly, and how can you not like butterflies?
Greetings, all, and welcome to winter. I know a bunch of resorts have been open for a while already, but it’s finally starting to actually feel like winter too. Not only does it feel like winter, but the snow-gods have made it look like winter too. Want proof? Check out the snow report. That’s at least 11 resorts that are open with fresh snow. Bam. Like I said, welcome to winter.