Category Archives: Ski & Snowboard Schools

The Bowl Blog: Springing into powder

  The last official day of winter (on the calendar) offered signs of prime spring skiing conditions to come. The past Wednesday was one of those sneaky “benign” powder days, with 3-4 in. reported. As I huffed and puffed my way across the fabled boot track, I wondered how the snow conditions would be leading […]


How to Emotionally Set Up Your Child for Ski School Success

Ski school for kids at Aspen Snowmass

The practical part of preparing your child for ski school — having proper equipment and how to layer, for example — is only one aspect of it. Equally important (if not more so) is emotional preparedness, which will help the child get the most out of his or her lesson, plus provide the foundation for […]


How to Ski Aspen Mountain on a Powder Day


With Aspen’s recent t-shirt weather, you might be dreaming of mountain biking, but the season is far from over. In fact, next month is Colorado’s snowiest. March brings around 60 inches of snowfall to the high country, meaning there are plenty of powder days left in the season.

Torin Yater-Wallace X Games

On February 6, competition kicks off for the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, and joining the U.S. Olympic Team will be four local residents of Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley. To celebrate their massive achievement — and to wish them well in going for gold — Aspen/Snowmass will be holding a ceremony […]


Aspen & Snowmass on a Budget (Winter Edition)

Ice skating at SK8 rink in Aspen, CO

Known for their cosmopolitan vibe in the laid-back setting of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, the towns of Aspen and Snowmass Village have long been synonymous with blending the best of both worlds. Because of this, it is also easy to stretch your dollar and find plenty of fun, engaging and enriching things to do on a […]


How to Ski Snowmass on a Powder Day


Many skiers are familiar with Snowmass’ perfectly pitched intermediate groomers; fewer know the resort’s nooks and crannies that harbor fresh snow days after a storm. Blame its behemoth size. With 4,406 vertical feet, 3,132 acres of terrain, 91 runs and 21 chairlifts, Snowmass takes time to explore. But who has time on a powder day? […]


Packing & Travel Tips for a Family Ski/Snowboard Vacation


Learning from trial and error, my motto is K.I.S. (Keep It Simple).  After travelling between hemispheres seeking the endless winter as a youth and experiencing the many (mis)adventures of family ski vacations, I have learned to travel as light as possible.  Here are a few tips designed to ease travel anxiety and promote a care-free […]


Tips to Consider Before Your Day of Skiing or Riding

Skiing a groomer at Aspen/Snowmass

Scratching your head with an empty suitcase in front of you? Trying to compile a checklist of things to take care of before you hit the slopes? No worries. Whether your new to the sports of skiing and snowboarding or just need a refresher before you arrive, this essential guide will prep you for your […]