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Mind Over Matter: Raising a Special Needs Skier

Raising a special needs skier | Family Week
Raising a special needs skier | Family Week
We bickered over what our kid would put on his feet. Until we realized that he wouldn’t be standing on them.

We had what we thought was a typical marital spat for skiers expecting a baby. I knew that any human born to a long line of racers from the Rockies would be an alpine skier. My husband, Jim, a diehard telemarker with a backcountry habit, voted for pins. We agreed to disagree, but we always assumed we’d sprinkle a thorough ski education over whatever offspring entered our Seattle life. As my belly grew, so did our trash talk.

15 Ways to Keep Warm

How to Stay Warm While Skiing, presented by Copper Mountain
How to Stay Warm While Skiing, presented by Copper Mountain
If it were hot and sunny all the time, it wouldn’t be ski season.

Whether you're on a family ski holiday or just out with some friends, staying warm is crucial to having a great day on the slopes. Here, our editors suggest 15 ways to stay warm while you're out there.

15) Swing your arms in circles to get the blood flowing back into your fingers. Sure you may look dumb, but would you rather look silly and get extra happy laps, or freeze?

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