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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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January is Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month

by Mountain Mama

December 15 2014    0 Comments

Learning to ski or snowboard can be a little scary, especially for adults. I think starting the kids early is great because they don't have the fear factor. For those of you that have never tried, January is the perfect time. There are tons of deals and lessons to get you on your way.

Family and Kids Tips

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First Day Tips!

by Mountain Mama

December 1 2014    0 Comments

We finally have our first day on the slopes under our belt. The first day can be a little rough. Trying to remember how to ski and snowboard is one thing, but all the gear, snacks and other stuff can be a challenge. Read on for a few tips to get back in the swing of things.

Family and Kids Tips

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Utah's snow dynamics-1st big storm!

by Mountain Mama

November 24 2014    0 Comments

Utah's snow has been described as "The Greatest snow on Earth". It all comes down to snow science, technical terms and lots of weather lingo. Read on and find a "weather terms" resource you can keep handy as the first BIG storm of the season has arrived.

Weather

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Ski/Snowboard Lessons

by Mountain Mama

November 10 2014    1 Comment

Deciding which ski program/lesson is the right fit for your child can be overwhelming. There are so many options. I've tried to simplify things and layout all your options. This is your one stop shop for all links to Utah resort ski programs, passport programs and parks and rec programs. Also, some tips on renting equipment and where to find deals.

Equipment Family and Kids Ski School

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From the mouth of babes..."Come on out to Utah!"

by Mountain Mama

October 30 2014    1 Comment

With ski season just around the corner, it is time to get the legs in shape! There is no better way than to enjoy Utah's mountains in the fall and do some serious hiking. Emily and Brennan do a big hike, and give you their person welcome to "Come on out to Utah".

Family and Kids

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