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Jodi Saeland

Jodi Saeland is a part-time KSL Meteorologist and full-time Mom of an eight-year-old daughter and six-year-old son. Follow Jodi as she explores the trials and triumps of skiing with your kids. Gain practical real-world advice on how to pack, dress, communicate and ski with your kids on Utah's famous slopes. How to be a skier while having an avid, excited budding snowboarder!

With her experience as a meteorologist, Jodi shares a bit of knowledge about Utah’s weather forecasts and The Greatest Snow on Earth®

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Let it snow!

by Mountain Mama

February 27 2015    0 Comments

It's no secret the Eastern US has been buried this winter while the west has been a little quiet. However, when asked how is the snow? You know, it is fine! There was a storm dumping over a foot of snow last weekend and now...the pattern is changing!

Weather

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"It just takes practice." Advice from a 7 year old snowboarder!

by Mountain Mama

February 16 2015    4 Comments

You have probably heard this before, "I want my child to ski before they snowboard." The question is why? It isn't necessary, but definitely takes more patience. My son decided to snowboard at 4 years old and never looked back. Here's his advice for kids out there.

Family and Kids Locals Snowboarding

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How a buoy near Kauai can predict snow in Utah!

by Mountain Mama

February 2 2015    2 Comments

I am a Meteorologist and study weather all the time. Looking at weather charts, studying satellites and reading outlooks. Who knew that all I needed to do was look at the wave patterns around a lone buoy near Kauai!

Weather

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Mountain Mama favorites...

by Mountain Mama

January 27 2015    0 Comments

Getting kids ready to go skiing and snowboarding every week for 6 seasons makes me a bit of a pro. Maybe not a "pro", but I have experimented with all types of clothes, equipment, food and moods. Thought I'd share some of my favorite things when skiing with kids.

Family and Kids Tips

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Terrain based learning at Brian Head!

by Mountain Mama

January 19 2015    0 Comments

Learning to ski can be stressful, especially if you are a cautious person and don't like speed. That is where a new type of learning is beneficial. Brian Head now includes it in all their lessons, and it really makes learning to ski and snowboard a little easier.

Family and Kids Ski School

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