12 Days of Gear Giveaways Day 5: Fun in the Snow!






    In case you just found us, make sure you check out all of our giveaways as we celebrate 12 Days of Gear Giveaways here on the blog.  They are only open for 72 hours so you don’t want to miss any! As the west gets slammed with snow this week, this giveaway seems even more appropriate.  We […]

    *Guest Post* The Hassles and Hoops are Worth It!






      Today we welcome Amy Hatch back to the blog (if you missed it, check out her previous post all about ultra-running and pregnancy…)  Oh and she also happens to be the owner of Jackson Hole Packrafts and Rentals, which is SOOOO cool and a great way to get out on the water this summer.  While […]

      Skiing for Kids Day 4: PortaSki and DucKsday Mittens Reviews and Giveaways






        We are finishing up our Skiing for Kids (Gear) Mini Series with two more quick gear reviews of some great stuff that makes skiing for kids a bit easier.  In case you missed the other posts in the series, you can find the giveaways here (though act fast because one of them ends today!)  Previously we talked […]

        Skiing for Kids Day 3: Madshus Snow Pups Gear Review and Giveaway






          Here’s the trouble with kids skiing: the sport isn’t cheap and only gets more expensive (for gear, lift tickets, etc.) as time goes on.  And while XC skiing is definitely cheaper (only because you don’t have to pay for those lift tickets) it’s still money.  Don’t get me wrong – I absolutely think it is […]

          Skiing for Kids Day 2: SkBob and SkBella Helmet Cover Review and Giveaway






            Today’s gear isn’t really as much “essential” as it is really cool. SkBoot makes a neoprene helmet glove for kids that not only helps them stand out on the mountain, but also includes a ticket pocket for season passes.  The pass is automatically swiped when they walk by to get on the lift (at the […]

            Skiing for Kids Day 1: Launch Pad Gear Reviews and Giveaway






              Today starts a little mini-series on some great gear for getting really young kids out skiing.  We are passionate about the sport, but are learning to teach our own children as we go.  It’s definitely been a trial-and-error “ordeal” but we are thankful to see the fruits of our labor in their improvements and current […]

              *Guest Post* First Ski Tour With Mama






                I am pleased to welcome Katie to the blog today.  After emailing me a few months back and mentioning she lives in a cabin in the mountains with her husband and young daughter, I knew she would have some good stories!  I was thrilled when she finally agreed to share one with us all.  As […]

                A Week of SKI + Lucky Bums Ski Trainer Review






                  With very young kids, downhill skiing is nearly impossible, especially if you want to use the lifts at resorts AND ski with your spouse.  It’s just a fact of life. 🙂  I look forward to the day when our whole family can ski together.   However, thanks to my lovely in-laws this past week, I […]

                  “Spring” + Sun Protection Reminder






                    It is suddenly that time of year in the Wyoming mountains.  The days are getting longer, the temperatures are a bit warmer, the snow is getting softer and the sun is intense.  We had a chance to get out and play yesterday and it was absolutely beautiful. It was also one of those days where […]

                    Cross Country Skiing for Kids






                      We do a lot of different kinds of skiing in our family. Cross country in the backcountry is my favorite.  I love the workout, the peace, the silence (well, usually anyway…), and the fact that the hills are a bit more of just that: hills (not mountains!)  Mtn Papa is the one more into the […]