Steamboat Ski Resort, A Colorado Ski Resort – In-depth Review
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by Valerie
2w ago
I am so excited to write this blog and share our trip to Steamboat Ski Resort with you. We recently got back from a 5 day, 3 ski day vacation and I took a lot of notes so that you could get as much info as possible about Steamboat Ski Resort. Located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Steamboat Ski offers 183 named trails and 23 lifts, this resorts gets legendary Champagne Powder Snow, with some ski season seeing over 400 inches of snow! We were fortunate enough to visit Steamboat Ski Resort in a week where they had received close to 5 feet of snow. (the mountain is currently sitting at 231inches ..read more
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Ski Resort Vacation Destination Spotlight: Steamboat
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by Valerie
1M ago
This year, we are finally took the plunge and are booking a ski vacation outside of Canada and heading to the Colorado Rockies. We were looking for something that would be all encompassing. A resort that had an airport close by, a village at the base, epic trails and power, and an iconic to town just around the corner. Well, it was easy enough to land on a destination, and that destination is: Steamboat! Located in northwest Colorado, Steamboat Resort is about 3-4 hours by car from the Denver airport, or only 45 minutes from the Hayden Airport. We were able to use our Air Canada Aeroplan Point ..read more
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Ultimate Snowboard Trip Packing List 
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by Valerie
2M ago
It’s Snowboard Vacation season! As I started to work on getting all my gear in order for my upcoming snowboard trip, it dawned on me. Packing for a snowboard trip is nothing like packing for a regular vacation. There is a lot more extra gear that needs to travel with you, and honestly it’s easy to miss an item or two. Fear not, I’ve been working diligently on making sure you have the ultimate snowboard trip packing list at your disposal! I’ve created the ultimate snowboard trip packing list to help you pack for your next ski or snowboard vacation. I’ve been on enough trips and know that less ..read more
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Planning the Ultimate Family Vacation to Kissimmee, Florida
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by Valerie
2M ago
I am so excited to be planning the ultimate family vacation to Kissimmee, Florida. Located at the heart of Central Florida, Kissimmee is 25 minutes from Orlando International Airport (MCO), minutes from world-famous theme parks and attractions, and nestled in carefully preserved outdoor spaces so visitors can reconnect with nature, Kissimmee has been a place I’ve been looking to take the kids for a while. With months of school strikes, and the craziness of the holidays, planning our trip to Kissimmee, FL, has been a great escape. I knew there was a lot to do in Kissimmee, but as I dove deeper ..read more
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Ski the Rocky Mountains of Montana
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by Valerie
2M ago
Nestled within the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Montana offers an array of skiing and snowboarding options that cater to every winter enthusiast’s dreams. But what sets Montana apart is visitors won’t encounter those long lift lines that can dampen any ski trip. Whether you choose to stay at one of our world-class resorts or opt for a versatile basecamp approach, you’ll be greeted by a remarkable expanse of skiable terrain, offering more acres per skier than anywhere else in the United States. Arrive by day and be on the slopes by noon, then unwind with a plethora of ..read more
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Last Minute Gift Guide for Skiers & Snowboarders
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by Valerie
2M ago
Alright, there are only a few more weeks left until Christmas, which means you still have time to grab a few things for the snowboarder or skier in your life. Below you’ll find a few of my personal favourite items that I know any winter enthusiasts will love. Last Minute Gift Ideas for the Skier & Snowboarder in your life: Women’s Burton Oak Pullover Hoodie $89 CAD Why we love it: The black and camo inspired print is super cute, and the hoodie is designed to keep you cozy and warm. When it’s gotta be warm, soft, and cozy, the women’s Burton Oak Pullover Hoodie delivers. Laid-back fleece w ..read more
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The Absolute Best Family Ski Gear Mover: TRU-Kii Travel System
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by Valerie
2M ago
I won’t lie, the amount of gear and stuff we truck to the ski hill every weekend is getting out of control. We have a rubbermaid bin full of the kids stuff, a bag for the ski boots, snowboard boots completely loose, my husbands gear bag, my gear bag, 2 pais of ski, 2 snowboards and a lunchbox. I’m not kidding when I say it’s a lot. Recently TRU-Kii reached out asking if the TRU-Kii system would be of interest to test out at the hill. The moment I saw it I was like: The Absolute Best Family Ski Gear Mover: TRU-Kii Travel System The idea for TRU∙Kii came from a parent, just like me, who had to ..read more
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Black Friday Roundup – Ski & Snowboard Deals!
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by Valerie
3M ago
Stowe Mountain Resort – Participating Mountain in the Epic Pass There is a lot of Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales going on this week, and honestly it’s really easy to loose track of who is giving the best deals. I’ve done the best I could to find some of the best deals out there for ski and snowboarders. *last update to this page was Nov 20, 2023. We’ll continue to add to this list as deals become available. Snowboards and Apparel Evo has a LOT of amazing deals. I’ll try and highlight the best ones, but ceratinly it’s worth a look around their shop. The past season gear is where you’re goi ..read more
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Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass are back!
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by Valerie
4M ago
Did you know that The Canadian Ski Council has once again launched the The Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass? This ultimate ski ticket gives access to various ski areas across Canada Exclusively for your 4th or 5th grader to For only $29.99 plus tax the Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass allows you to have 2 visits at each participating hill throughout the season. To see the full list of resorts and learn more, visit the Go Ski Snowboarding Website here. How It Works The Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass program is a one-year program. You get 2 free lift tickets to use at each of the participating ski areas. V ..read more
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Jones Snowboards is Making New Snowboards with Your Old Ones!
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by Valerie
4M ago
Jones Snowboards is taking your old snowboards and making new ones with with Re-Up Tech! That’s right! Jones Snowboards have developed this amazing initiative to turn our garbage boards into brand new ones with its Re-Up Tech! The goal of Re-Up Tech is to keep more snowboards out of the landfill by introducing the technology into more boards in the Jones Snowboards line. To make that happen, they need to secure more dead, busted boards. This is where riders like YOU come in. So which snowboards from Jones Snowboards currently have the Re-Up Tech? The new 2024 Hovercraft 2.0 is the first boar ..read more
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