To say I grew up on skis is an understatement. My parents were self-described ski-bums, and my brothers, sisters, and I loved to carve it up. We spent all of our family vacations on the slopes, and since we had season passes, there was hardly a weekend during the winter that we didn’t load our gear into the Suburban and head to the Colorado high country. When I think back to my childhood, those are the memories that I cherish the most. Mom and Dad piling us into the car in our pajamas while it was still dark so that we could get out of town and up to the mountains before the slopes opened for the day. Bombing down runs with my siblings, much to the chagrin of my parents (and sometimes ski patrol). Epic powder, half-pipes, bowls, and backcountry, and at the end of a long day, hot chocolate and board games in front of the fire with my family.
So naturally when I got married, moved back home to Colorado’s front range to settle down, and started a family of my own, I was intent on turning my litter of puppies into a pack of powderhounds! What did I learn in the process? An awful lot that I wish I would have known ahead of time, which got me to thinking . . . what the world really needs is a comprehensive guide for the family oriented Suburban Skier! So here it is, ski Moms and Dads. From preventing snot sickles on your toddler to figuring out what the heck your teenager means when he tells you that he got in some “gnar jibs in the park before he tomahawked on a death cookie,” we’ve got all the skinny you need to transform your family from a bunch of touron buttdraggers into a well-oiled ski-loving machine! We’ll tell you where to go, how to get there, what to wear, how to save, where to splurge, and tons of other practical tips on all things skiing for the Front Range suburbanite!
Somebody told me to put a YouTube video up on my site to help promote it, so check this out: