Put a Bucket on Your Brain – Why You Need a Helmet

    This winter (and every winter), you should be wearing a helmet for any sport that could get your noggin cracked. Ice skating, skiing/boarding, and sledding are the big ones. My kids look at me a little funny when I tell them they don’t need to wear one XC skiing, but maybe they should?!? I don’t […]

    Adventure Through the Holidays – Go Skiing!

      It’s the LAST week of our Adventure Through the Holidays Challenge! Can you believe it?!?! If you want motivation for 2017, be sure to check out our 365 Mile Challenge here. It’s going bananas and is going to be EPIC! This week’s inspire-you post is by Elisa Rispoli (check out more about her here!) I love […]

      12 Days of Gear Giveaways Day 6: Skiing and Winter

        **Check here to keep up with all the giveaways for our 12 Days of Gear Giveaways Event!** I am SO excited about the giveaways we have for you today! Because we LOVE playing in snow around here and we get to get some kids out too!!! We just went and bought ski passes for the […]

        10 Tips for XC Skiing with Kids (and liking it!)

          Winter is just not winter for me unless there’s snow on the ground. Mostly because snow means sledding and skiing and snow forts and all the fun you can do only in colder temperatures. I have loved cross country skiing for most of my life, and love seeing my own kids get on their own […]

          Helmets are NOT Optional

            I don’t even know why helmets are a hot-button topic. I don’t know why there is any negotiation or question about why you shouldn’t wear one. In my opinion, it’s an across-the-board, no-questions-asked, you wear your helmet biking, skiing, snowboarding, and even sledding every. single. time. But, I know there are people out there that disagree […]

            Affordable Family Ski Gear with Level Nine Sports

              In my opinion, we live close to one of the best kid-friendly ski areas in the west. Bridger Bowl is literally crawling with kids of all ages on the weekends. Babies are in packs and carriers everywhere. Young families are there making the most of their time on the ski hill.  Parents are taking turns […]

              Great Gear to Keep Kids Warm: 2014 – 2015 Edition

                We get questions all the time about what our kids are wearing and how we keep them warm. I’m always happy to share my thoughts on anything we put on our own kids, but try to reserve a final opinion until we’ve put it through some serious use, extreme temperatures and extended time outside. It’s […]

                Learn to Ski or Snowboard in January (or anytime this winter!)

                  Happy New Year! We’re glad to be back and off running with some fun and inspiring (perfect for the start of a new year) project and events. First up: January 1st kicks off a whole month dedicated to helping promote the love of skiing (or snowboarding) through various programs to make learning it easy. Ski […]

                  This Moment {Reality on the Trail with Toddlers}

                    **A little glimpse into our daily lives…** Because the reality is this DOES happen on the trail with kiddos!  And that’s ok…  He was having a great time 5 minutes before this and was just DONE.  It’s life.  It happens.  They aren’t scarred forever and won’t end up hating skiing (enter any activity here) because […]

                    KinderLift Vests and KinderKarry Bag Review and *Giveaway*

                      We are fortunate to live near a ski area where having kids out on the ski hills at a super young age (18 months – 2 years) is fairly normal.  While ski school starting up this month means crowded weekends on the lower mountain, it also means kids being able to see that there are tons of others their ages […]