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Posts from ‘July, 2008’

Get Schooled on the Mountain

Now I don’t know about most people, but for me, just taking a 4- and a 1-year old to the grocery store can be a daunting expedition. So when I was preparing to bring them on their first snow sports vacation I was truly overwhelmed.

Driving in Winter Conditions

For me, driving on ice is a lot like skiing: steering, transferring weight and adjusting speed to the terrain. And, as in skiing, I never go faster than my guardian angel can fly.

An Ideal Week at the Mountain

Go online. Websites like give subjective reviews and comparative information for all major resorts in North America.

A Weekend Trip for the Enthusiast

Since you have only two days, make the most of your time. Pre-arrange everything from lodging, lessons and lift tickets on the resort’s website under packages.

Snow Skis Buying Guide

The bottom line is that buying a ski above your skill level will be a waste of your money and your time, so choose carefully. Here’s a rough guide.