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 love to see kids out playing in the snow, however much or little that may be!



Snowshoeing for the Whole Family

Ok, I admit it.  At 30 weeks pregnant, I am slowing down.  It’s just me and how my body reacts.  However, there are still some things I can do safely with my family outside, and Snowshoeing is #1 (as long as I am not trudging through deep snow.)  Because bending down is pretty difficult right now to say the least, I appreciate a good pair of snowshoes that are easy on and off.  The FLEX NRG pair from TUBBS is just that.  I can manage to get them on and off quick enough that I don’t have to breathe while doing it (if you have been pregnant, you know what I mean…)

This winter TUBBS came out with their new Flex Jr. shoes which J is wearing.  They. Are. Awesome.  Please check out our full review of snowshoes for the whole family (even little P, who is wearing the Snowflake model this winter.)

We’re super excited to be teaming up with Tubbs today to offer a “Kid and Me” FLEX snowshoe package (see details below!)

J and I snowshoeing together in the Tubbs Flex Series
J and I snowshoeing together in the Tubbs Flex Series


Wedgease ($19.99), Hookease ($59.99) and Harness ($39.99) from Launchpad

From our review last winter: 

HookeaseWithHookThis is the really unique product that is unlike anything else out there.  In fact, when we were out testing it with J, the comments were unending from other parents on the hill.  Using the Hookease, the parent attaches their ski poles to the back of the child’s skis.  They then have complete control of the child and can help them learn how to make a “wedge/pizza/pie” shape with their skis.  Like we mentioned before, J still wears the harness because it helps to have a handle to get him on the chair lift, etc. When he gets a little more comfortable, we take off the Hookease and then just use the straps from the harness.  The only issue we ran into is that the Hookease was just a little wide for our older consignment-bought kid skis.  We put a piece of cardboard in to fill the gap, which actually worked pretty well, and then rented for a day just to try it out with more “modern” skis.  I was assured by Launch Pad that their research was extensive and the Hookease will fit 95% of any skis you could possibly find.  We highly recommend the system for beginner skiers – it helps boost confidence of kids dramatically and J progressed rapidly.


Click here to read the rest of the review (including our thoughts on the Wedgease and Harness).



Launch Pad has offered a 15% discount to my readers.  Use code “tales” at checkout.  Good until December 15th!


Enter to win some gear to get your family out in the snow!

Many thanks to Launchpad and Tubbs for sponsoring the giveaways for today!  Here’s what you can win:

  1. FLEX Jr. and FLEX NRG (Men’s OR Women’s) snowshoes (winner’s choice of color and style, depending on availability)  **Open to US only**
  2. Wedgease, Hookease and Harness from Launchpad and some kids’ ski socks too!  **Open to US AND Canadians, BUT you must be willing to pay duties and taxes if it is heading to Canada.  Sorry! **

As usual, please use the Rafflecopter Widgets below to enter to win. The winners will be emailed and announced on this post in the Rafflecopter Widget. Have questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact me at mountainmamatales(at)gmail(dot)com so I can help!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway

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2 thoughts on “12 Days of Gear Giveaways Day 5: Fun in the Snow!”

  1. There’s no snow where I live but these giveaways remind me of fun times playing in the snow with my kids. It’s the one thing they’ve really missed since moving from the Midwest to SoCal. Thanks for all your work putting these posts together.

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