Announcing our Inaugural Issue – Mountain Women Magazine

One day I was flipping through our kin publication Mountain Town Magazine, and I noticed that almost every article we published was about a man and honestly, it was a bit unsettling. Not that we do not love men, we most certainly do, but women do not get enough recognition in mountain town/ski and ride media. I looked around and saw so many badass women. … Continue reading Announcing our Inaugural Issue – Mountain Women Magazine

Jovan Enfermera – 2018 Woman Who Rocks the Rockies

Meet Jovan Enfermera, a dedicated healthcare provider serving people’s needs in our mountain town communities. She was once an undocumented immigrant whose parents brought her to the United States when she was six years old to seek a better life. “I was raised here in Colorado and received all of my education in Summit County. I have been part of my community for over 21 … Continue reading Jovan Enfermera – 2018 Woman Who Rocks the Rockies

Cirque Series Inspiration – Prepping to Power Up

Yesterday I had some Monday morning MOTIVATION! I have been looking for something to propel my fitness to the next level and I have needed a goal. Something I can measure and work towards. I am a relatively fit 53-year-old woman who has been on the go tending to the business of Mountain Town Magazine, my family and all the additional madness life throws at … Continue reading Cirque Series Inspiration – Prepping to Power Up

Eating Well – Fuel Up With These Tips

Living well means eating well: Fuel up with these tips Every day, we’re bombarded with advertisements promoting the diets of the moment,  Low-carb, low-fat, high-protein, no gluten. How can you figure out the right diet for you? Reality check, there is no one-size-fits-all diet. Over time, a low-cholesterol, heart-healthy diet is one particular diet that can serve you well.  Variety and moderation are key.   … Continue reading Eating Well – Fuel Up With These Tips

Crested Butte Spring Escape

There is no shortage of snow at Crested Butte Mountain Resort as the final few weeks of the ski season come into focus. The resort has received over 300 inches of snow this winter and is 100% open with outstanding conditions. As recreationalists search for their last turns of the winter season, there are plenty of reasons to make a trip to Crested Butte. To … Continue reading Crested Butte Spring Escape

Buena Vista Backcountry Day

Haven’t had a chance to try snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or fat biking this past winter? How about Backcountry skiing? Would you like to experience some of Buena Vista’s incredible trails and scenery? Then head to BV on Saturday, March 18th for The Trailhead and Buena Vista Mountain Adventures Buena Vista Backcountry Experience Day. Test out a variety of winter sports with the latest gear on … Continue reading Buena Vista Backcountry Day

Relax in Style and Hike Like a Madwoman – Phoenix, Arizona

  BraveSkiMom.com – As a child, we often took our Spring Breaks in the Valley of the Sun, precisely because it was the Valley of the Sun and it was hot. After a cold snowy winter, escaping to the resorts of Phoenix and Scottsdale offered a quick preview of summer and a welcome respite from hats, gloves and heavy coats. What did we do? We … Continue reading Relax in Style and Hike Like a Madwoman – Phoenix, Arizona

Trail Running – Preparing to leave the pavement behind

It wasn’t until I started trail running that I fell back in love with the sport of running. There is nothing quite like getting back to nature in that primal way than trail running blissfully through the woods, just you, your legs and the sound of your feet hitting the dirt. If you are thinking about getting out there, here are a few basics that … Continue reading Trail Running – Preparing to leave the pavement behind

Mountain Pairings at Keystone Resort – Balancing festival indulgence with stretching and singletrack

Every mountain town has its own special charm, so how do you choose where to go for those long summer and autumn weekends? I encountered a perfect combination for my overnight at Keystone Resort in mid-July: mountain biking + outdoor yoga + wine tastings + live jazz = midsummer magic. We came on a Friday, just in time for a little mountain biking and a taste of … Continue reading Mountain Pairings at Keystone Resort – Balancing festival indulgence with stretching and singletrack

Taking Chances and Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone

Every year I try to take myself out of my comfort zone, consciously, by trying something new. It is something I have done for a large part of my life and reminds me that nothing is impossible. It gives me fuel for the times when life gets tough. Most of the time it involves an adrenaline packed activity but not always. Three years ago it was … Continue reading Taking Chances and Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone