Hockey Dad Diaries: Crested Butte Powder Before the Big Game

What would you do if you if you drew the short hockey dad straw and had to drive four hip-hop-listening, 14-year-old girls, with all their gear, to their tournament six hours away in Gunnison, Colo.? You take them out of school a day early and also head to nearby Crested Butte for an early day … Read more →

And There Was Much Rejoicing: Nation’s First Private/Nonprofit Winter Sport Facility for Kids Opens

Kids have a new place to play in the wintertime. The National Winter Sports Education Foundation (NWSEF) just announced the grand opening of the National Winter Activity Center (NWAC) as the nation’s first private 501(c)(3) nonprofit winter sport facility for kids. Formerly Hidden Valley Resort, NWAC will exclusively serve 6- through 17-year-olds, through partnerships with … Read more →

Hello, Guinness? World’s Largest Ski Lesson Unfolds Jan. 8

Talk about a whopper of a ski lesson. With kids leading the charge, on Friday January 8, the U.S. ski industry came together in an attempt to set a new record for a coordinated participation in a Learn to Ski or Snowboard lesson. Organizers for the “World’s Largest Lesson” estimated 6,000 lessons were taught across … Read more →

Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month partners with U.S. Forest Service to encourage riding; Plus: world record for the largest lesson day.

There’s never been a better time for kids to hit the slopes — especially with Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month’s recent partnership with the U.S. Forest Service to encourage skiing and snowboarding, complete with the chance to establish a world record for the largest single day for ski and snowboard lessons. The world-record attempt … Read more →

January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month Across America!

There’s no better time to ski with your kids than January, which is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month across America. And while resorts are rolling out the red carpet for newbies across the nation, nowhere is the program embraced better than in Colorado, where  and Colorado Ski Country USA resorts are offering special promotions … Read more →

Hut Trip- Add to Your Family Bucket List! (By Heather Martyn)

“A hut what?” My mother asked when I told her we were going on a hut trip. Mind you it’s February and she wondered why I would want to take my kids camping in the middle of the winter. Well, we were going camping, but this is a nice cozy cabin in the middle of … Read more →

What Are You Waiting For? Hit the Slopes With Your Kids at These Top “Kids Ride Free” Resorts

There’s no better place to bond with your kids outdoors than on the ski slopes. Thankfully, it’s easier and more affordable than ever now thanks to the following top 10 states, from Vermont to C0lorado, involved in Learn to Ski and Snowboard’s Kids Ski Free program… A number of states offer school children special opportunities … Read more →

Holy Moley! Learn to Ski Month Attracts >150,000 Kids to the Slopes!

Don’t be surprised if you see a few more kids on the slopes in upcoming years. More than 153,000 children and adults from 34 states registered for beginner lessons from professional instructors this January as part of Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month/Bring a Friend (LSSM/BAF)—an increase of more than 50,000 compared to 2012 and … Read more →

Kids Take to Snowshoes, Cross-country Skis on 2013 Winter Trails Day

With free learn to snowshoe/cross country ski demo days held at 100 locations this year, the 18th Annual Winter Trails Day was considered a raging success, getting more kids out in the snow than ever before. “With good snow conditions in many areas of the country and a greater consumer interest in low impact exercise, … Read more →

Getting Air With Your Heirs; Woodward at Copper Provides Foam Pit Jumps, Zip Lines, Skiing and More

There’s no time for ADD at Copper Mountain — between skiing, snowboarding, zip-lining, ice skating, tubing and — the crown jewel, Woodward at Copper, which lets your kids soar off jumps into a massive foam pit — there’s just too much to do. That’s what we found over a couple of days in February when, … Read more →