Kids and the Snow

-John S.

Kids/Family Ambassador

Want your kids to have a blast in the snow? Throw away your destination-based, epic plans and let them drive. (Well, not literally. Most kids aren’t really qualified to drive in the snow.)

This is especially important early in the season when the snow isn’t exactly the perfect powder you’ve been dreaming of all summer. Read More

Fall Fashion Show

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-John S.

Kids/Family Category

I’ve got three kids who have this annoying habit of growing. That means what worked last year in the snow is not likely to work this year in the snow. Every Fall we get down the winter gear boxes, find the winter boots, and have a little fashion show while the judge (Mrs. Read More

Summer Snowshoeing

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Right. I got new Tubbs snowshoes in June for being selected as one of their Ambassadors and then the Seattle area weather gets good? Is that fair? I think not. And that’s why we once again give thanks for the great Mt. Rainier.

Sunrise welcomed us with blue skies and freakishly warm weather. Ok, kids. Lose the Read More

Safety & Fun in the Mountains

 

I’ve been really, really lucky in the mountains.

During the day, I help people understand their exposure to risk and find ways to address it. You’d figure I’d be extremely adverse to risk in my private life. It turns out, I need some risk to maintain a healthy balance. Read More

Carrie’s Submission – Kids & Family Focus

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My kids inspired me to start snowshoeing.  I figured out early-on, that if I wanted to get out and do the things I love to do with two small children, I needed to take them with me on adventures.  When my kids turned 4 & 5, hiking naturally progressed to snowshoeing Read More

John’s Submission – Kids & Family Focus

Who inspires me to drag the family outside in the winter? Why, Mother Nature herself! And perhaps a little of the kids’ behavior, too. When the rain is coming down in sheets at our house at the base of the mountains we know just a few hundred feet above us it’s a winter wonderland.

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