A Family Adventure


Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

Back Country Skiing

Skiing Castle Ravine

April 5, 2020
Emilie Phillips
updated September 16, 2020

It is spring skiing time, but the popular ravines on Mt Washington have been shut due to overcrowding and COVID-19. We decided to explore Castle Ravine which looked promising when we hiked by it in the summer. Searching online for ski reports, I only found one video and a couple tracks on Strava heat map. […]

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Family Ski to Greeley Ponds

March 14, 2020
Emilie Phillips
updated August 2, 2020

Our attempt at a family ski series for the AMC has had mixed success. This trip, the last cross country ski trip, turned out really well. The two days preceding the trip had rained and slushed, and then overnight it froze cold. A lot of people didn’t bother signing up for the trip because all […]

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Post-vacation catch up

Emilie Phillips
updated August 13, 2020

I am working on processing photos from our trip to Colorado last week. In the meanwhile, here is the last day of skiing at Yellowstone in 2016 when three year old Isaac impressed us with his cross country skiing. Photos posted so far from Colorado flight out first day acclimatizing at Beaver Creek Resort second […]

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Black Sand Basin

January 30, 2016
Emilie Phillips
updated August 5, 2020

[This post was written four years later. Read about the other four days of skiing Yellowstone.] Tyson was feeling enough better to come out for an easy ski. Black Sand Basin was two miles away along level trails. Along the route, we would pass by several eratic geysers. Maybe one of them would erupt? Tyson […]

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Remember THAT day from Yellowstone 2016?

Emilie Phillips
updated August 13, 2020

We didn’t do anything outside the house this weekend. The various bugs going around school finally caught Isaac. So instead I wrote my long overdue post about our exciting ski trip down the Spring Creek Trail in Yellowstone. Spoiler: we didn’t drop Isaac or the pulk in the stream.

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Family skiing trip at Cardigan

February 8, 2020
Emilie Phillips
updated August 2, 2020

One other family signed up for the second family cross country ski trip. They preferred down mountain skiing over a cross country tour, so we moved the trip to Cardigan. We knew from our first family xc trip that the other family could take care of themselves on level terrain in the woods. However, for […]

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Jackson Family Ski

January 25, 2020
Emilie Phillips
updated August 2, 2020

Over the past few years, I have tried to run family friendly ski trips, but have gotten very little participation. This year Tyson and I decided to double down and run a whole series of family oriented ski trips. That way, even if we only get one family on the first trip, we can convince […]

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How to Backcountry Ski with a Toddler or Little Kid

Emilie Phillips
updated August 23, 2020

The toddler years are defined by the pulk, a sled like a gear sled but with a seat and protective top. The pulk lets you cover distance, but your kid will also want to get out and have fun. Over three years, we worked our way up from local cross country trips to big adventures […]

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The winter is a wonderful time to get out in the woods. We enjoy untracked snow in New England on cross country and Telemark skis.

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