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03/01/2019

Have you qualified for @nastarhq Nationals yet? If not, you still have time! Qualifiers, registration is now open! If you're on the fence about going, hop off and register now. We're going again this year and looking forward to exploring more of the mountain. I can guarantee you a spectacular experience if you go. Despite the weather, we had an incredible time last year. Drake's doing a camp and the slalom and him and Dustin will do the family race and main event. Don't miss it this year! .. Drake uses NASTAR to work on technique, tactics, and of course to have a ripping good time. It's no secret he's a student of the sport and NASTAR is helpful in making things tangible for him since he gets real time feedback. Seriously, there's not a better place to hone skills than a NASTAR course. There's no expensive lane space to rent, no club red tape, no waiting in line, instant results, and mom video he can show his coach. We've scheduled a day for him to do NASTAR to his heart's content next week and we're planning a day to Aspen to check out their venue. He's been practicing his tail off this year, but he still asks to do NASTAR. He really wants to beat his dad! .. .. #swanygloves #swanyathletes #headwhatsyourlimit #worldcuprebels #skifast #skiracer #itsbetteroutside #getoutandplay #skiracing #skiingwithkids #yearof6 #kidsoutdoors #learningtoski #skiingseason #skiingisbelieving #loveskiing #borntoski #beonewithyourgoal #skikids #skiinggoals #skierslife #skier #skicolorado #skiing🎿 #TeamFUXI #skiingfamily #childrenofmountains #winterkids

02/22/2019

"He only has ONE SKI" - several Valley goers today. .. A little one ski and drill work this afternoon at the Valley. One of Drake's favorite coaches he's skied with showed up at practice on Sunday. You would've thought Marcel Hirscher was there the way Drake told me, "ANDERS IS HERE!" The best part, he wants Drake to work on the exact things he's been working on with his buddy/coach. Drake thought that was the coolest thing. "MOM, he teaches me just like Gooch!" Anders was one of the reasons Drake wanted to ski at Winter Park. We heard about Anders and the drills he had Drake do at the May camp for three weeks straight and of course at the beginning of the season. Drake's funny because he said, "I like being corrected and doing it right, but, Mom, you can't help me if I'm not right! You say I don't know." He's right, I do say that a lot! To solve the problem he asked me to video. He wants feedback from those he trusts and he said he wants to show Anders and Bill he was listening. .. Drake's been lucky to be surrounded by such special coaches that match his fire (I mentioned Coach Pedro yesterday). On Sunday afternoon, his head coach, Coach Steve, gave him maybe his biggest challenge yet. The kids had to hike to the Cirque and then ski fresh, deep powder down a pitch that made my stomach drop. Drake doesn't love powder. Showing the kids he has that kind of confidence in them to hike and then ski an intense line was huge for all of them. .. #swanygloves #swanyathletes #beonewithyourgoal #HEADwhatsyourlimit #worldcuprebels #yearof6 #kidsoutdoors #skiingwithkids #learningtoski #skiingseason #skiingfun #mountainkids #activekids #documentingchildhood #borntoski #skikids #winterkids #practicemakesprogress #skiseason #skiingislife #skiinggoals #powerofyet #skicolorado #skiloveland #coacheschangelives #wpcompcenter

02/21/2019

All the kiddos love Coach Pedro! He's a coach who challenges the kids, gives pointed feedforward, is the first to celebrate growth and accomplishments, and is a soft spot to land at the end of the day or when skiing has you down. You can't ask much more than that. Do you or your kids have a coach they love? Why do you/ they love him or her? .. .. #coacheschangelives #swanygloves #swanyathletes #skiingwithkids #skiracing #wpcompcenter #activekids #slalom #yearof6 #kidsoutdoors #kidswhorip #skierslife #skiingisfun #TeamFUXI #getoutandplay #livelifeoutside #mountainkids #learningtoski #skikids #dohardthings #fastkids #practicemakesprogress #skiingisbelieving #loveskiing #WeAreKomperdell #beonewithyourgoal #allsmiles

02/19/2019

Pre-race take 2. ⛷ .. .. Beginning sometime towards the end of last year, Drake figured out that skiing before his races helped him ski better during the race. At the beginning of last season, we were always incredibly worried he'd miss his start. Not to mention, we were intimidated by big resorts. What if we get lost?! We would wait at the base or in the lodge until the girls were almost done. We'd all complain how little we'd ski on race days. Fortunately, we're a little more knowledgeable this year and have left Drake to be a bit more responsible about getting himself where he needs to be. At Copper a few weeks ago we had no idea where the boys went (thankfully a more than capable parent took them up to one of the bowls)! Last race his pre-race freeskiing looked more like practice, which is Drake's favorite kind of skiing. He chose to do javelins, pole draggers, and tuck straight aways and turns. He was really fired up that day and it sure helped him to have his buddy @noahpacheco87 forerunning and waiting for him at the finish corral. What pre-race rituals do you or your kids have? Do you/they have friends that give you/ them confidence and pep talks? Do you hang with your kiddos on race day or let them do their own thing? .. .. #swanygloves #swanyathlete #beonewithyourgoal #HEADwhatsyourlimit #worldcuprebels #TeamFUXI #wpcompcenter #skifast #skiracer #skiingwithkids #learningtoski #yearof6 #kidsoutdoors #getoutandplay #livelifeoutside #mountainkids #activekids #childhoodunplugged #winterkids #childofwinter #skiingisfun #skiingisbelieving #loveskiing #borntoski #skikids #winterkids #outdoorkids #skiracing #skier #skierslife

02/09/2019

Mixed it up today and made some turns at the Valley for day 61. With the arrival of February, I find myself not as motivated to get on the hill. Drake's still eager to go, but I find myself wanting to hang out at the lodge and work on homeschool stuff. I fought off the laziness today and I'm glad I did. The weather and the snow was glorious! .. .. #skiingisfun #skiingwithkids #skiseason #momstrong #momlife #choosemountains #mindthemountains #skicolorado #skicountryusa #skiloveland #localhill #skiingisbelieving #stayactive #beonewithyourgoal #langeboots #documentingmotherhood #neverstopplaying #optoutsideeveryday #mylifeoutdoors #whatgetsyououtdoors #womenoutdoors #womenwhoski

02/04/2019

A fist bump from a friend will always bring a smile. .. Drake participated in his first USSA age class race this weekend at Winter Park. He loved being able to race with his teammates for the first (and only) time this season. I'm proud of the way these U10 boys work together, encourage and push one another. I'm also proud of Drake for how hard he works at this sport. Yes, he's 6, and yes, I worry about the intensity. Yet, I see how happy he is when something clicks, when he finally nails a skill he's been practicing. He's never been able to translate his free skiing ability to the gates, but he did for one run on Saturday. He was more proud of that first run (where he dq'ed on the final gate) than he was of the second run where he earned a ribbon. That's celebrating the process and I couldn't be happier for him. .. .. #swanygloves #swanyathletes #beonewithyourgoal #headwhatsyourlimit #worldcuprebels #skifast #skiracer #yearof6 #kidsoutdoors #skiingtime #skiingisbelieving #determinedtosucceed #growthmindset #powerofyet #skiracing #TeamFUXI #getoutandplay #livelifeoutside #mountainkids #activekids #learningtoski #skiingwithkids #worldcuprebels #wpcc #practicemakesprogress #winterkids #fastkids #documentingchildhood #borntoski

01/24/2019

Practicing pole draggers to right the ship. 📽 @dustin.masters .. For the last several weeks something hasn't been right about Drake's skiing. He's known it, but it isn't something I know anything about. Thankfully, he's surrounded by people that do! His two buddies, Gooch and Ben, were quick to acknowledge what was happening. They both worked with him in their own ways. Drake responds well to short explanation, visual and hands on representation (where they position his body how they want), and then actually doing it with immediate feedback from them as they watch. When he's on snow, he wants a coach not a buddy. He's beyond his years in this sense, but all bets are off when we get back into the lodge. The six year old comes out full force! 😆 .. Yesterday afternoon Dustin got off work early and Drake was able to show him what he's been working on for the last week or so. He's going to do this while freesking this week to create muscle memory for upcoming races. .. What is great about all this is that I'm learning too. Not learning in a sense to help him or be a mom coach (although he liked when I skied behind him and said right, left, right, left which is about the extent of my expertise), but learning to help my skiing! It was amazing the difference working on this concept, shoulder over the outside ski, helped me to switch my pressure from inside ski to outside ski. Not only did I feel more stable on my skis, it was a lot less work! If you're learning to ski, take a lesson and then another lesson and then another. Each time you'll learn something new and feel more comfortable on the mountain. .. #swanygloves #swanyathletes #swanyskiingisfun #beonewithyourgoal #headwhatsyourlimit #worldcuprebels #yearof6 #skiingfamily #skiingtime #skiingisbelieving #loveskiing #skierslife #borntoski #skiing #kidsonskis #skiingwithkids #learningtoski #winterkids #mountainkids #activekids #documentingmotherhood #redefiningmotherhood #neverstopplaying #optoutsideeveryday #lovetolearn #practicemakesprogress #alwayslearning #learningthroughplay #littleskier

01/23/2019

Leave it to Drake to make a friend on the hill who would do drills with him.🎿 .. People always ask if Drake's having fun and to make sure that's our top priority. As a mom, of course my top priority is my child's happiness. He does enjoy free skiing and he does his fair share, but it seems most of the time he prefers to work towards something. He likes to have a goal. He likes to be challenged. He likes to be told how drills help him get better. He likes to know the hows and whys. It's his personality. So, in case you were wondering, yes, he's having copious amounts of fun! ⛷ .. And thanks to DD for being such an amazing girl and hanging with Drake all day. .. #beonewithyourgoal #headwhatsyourlimit #worldcuprebels #skiracing #skier #skierslife #skiingisfun #skiingwithkids #learningtoski #yearof6 #kidsoutdoors #skiingtime #skiingisbelieving #loveskiing #TeamFUXI #getoutandplay #livelifeoutside #mountainkids #activekids #winterkids #childhoodunplugged #downhillskiing #alpineskiing #raisedoncolorado #lovetolearn #practicemakesprogress

01/05/2019

Racing into the new year, daddy vs son style with @nastarhq at @coppermtn. .. .. Drake loves Copper's course because he says it's faster and has a roller. He's been crazy eager to get to Copper to run NASTAR and ski, it's his favorite resort after all. I'm not sure who had more fun this day, Dustin or Drake. I sat out from racing as Copper still intimidates me. At the registrati friends. Friends we made because of NASTAR. It was great watching the kids race each other, race their parents, and try to reach their goals for the day. There was laughter, bets, and cheering. It was a day where I found myself thinking repeatedly, this is what it's all about. Our family couldn't have picked a better way to spend New Year's Day! .. .. How did you spend your New Year's holiday? .. #swanygloves #swanyathletes #getoutandplay #NASTAR #neverstopplaying #kidsoutdoors #fatherson #skikids #skiingwithkids #yearof6 #learningtoski #funonsnow #activeforlife #winterkids #mountainkids #activekids #skiingtime #skiingisbelieving #skierslife #borntoski #skiing #worldcuprebels #headwhatsyourlimit #beonewithyourgoal #coppered #skifast #skiracer #ikonpass #AdventureRunsDeep

12/22/2018

Another I did this post. This is Chuckwagon. It was steep (to me) and had moguls. I'm happy to say I zipped them pretty well, maintaining the same line the entire way down the run. As intimidating as moguls are to me and as much as they hurt my feet, I think they are great at busting my comfort zone. They make turn when I don't want to and they force me to trust my balance. While, I'm still uncomfortable, I'm making progress! Is there anyone else doing the @lange_boots Challenge? It's not to late to join the fun! ⛷ .. .. #beonewithyourgoal #whatsyourgoal #youareyouronlylimit #practicemakesprogress #whatgetsyououtdoors #womenoutdoors #womenwhoski #pushyourlimits #skiingseason #themountainsarecalling #mindthemountains #mountainculture #choosemountains #mountainmama #yearof38 #mylifeoutdoors #learningtoski #growthmindset #learningandgrowing #momlife #momstrong #livelifeoutside #TeamFUXI

12/20/2018

Over the weekend, I did this! While it might not look like much to you, this was a HUGE deal for me. I'm finding myself a little braver these days. I still see Gandy Dancer and Drunken Frenchman as my unicorn. I cruise up to them, gaze at the huge bumps, and think, not today, but soon. I've got a few more months to reach that goal of feeling confident on one of the legendary #maryjaneterritory bump runs. I still need a few more lessons under my belt though. #beonewithyourgoal .. .. #youareyouronlylimit #mymotherhood #redefiningmotherhood #loveyourhabitat #sheadventures #womensupportwomen #womenoutdoors #celebratebadass #dohardthings #strongasamother #allsmiles #skiingisfun #skiingisbelieving #loveskiing #lovelifelivelife #selfcare

12/10/2018

My new favorite place, #vasquezridgeterritory at @winterparkresort. Last year I refused to come explore here. I argued that it wasn't groomed, there were bumps, it was too steep...the list continued. I was all wrong about this territory, the terrain is challenging, but a blast, and views like these make it all the better. I'm thrilled I stepped outside my comfort zone and talked down my loud inner critic. The #beonewithyourgoal challenge has helped me do both of those things! 🎿 .. #skiingrocks #skiingfamily #skiingishard #skiingisawesome #skiingtime #skiinglife #skiingforlife #skiingseason #skiingisbelieving #loveskiing #lovelifelivelife #wintersports #goplayoutside #themountainsarecalling #mindthemountains #mountainculture #mountainmama #yearof38 #mylifeoutdoors #pushyourlimits #youareyouronlylimit #getoutsidemore #exploregrandcounty

12/07/2018

Let me share a story of how clueless I was about this sport just a short year ago. In the Fall of 17, Dustin and I purchased ski gear. The first thing I purchased was boots. At the ski shop, I asked for a beginner boot that wouldn't cost me a fortune. The bootfitter said my foot was an 8.5 to 9 shoe size and he had a perfect boot for me. He brought out two choices. I tried on the first and he asked me if the boot was tight and I said, nope, I have tons of room. He sold me on that @lange_boots boot. Since then I've wondered if it's was the best choice. When I ski bumpy terrain my foot comes up into the ankle space, I'm constantly thinking my boots are unbuckled, and my arch support seems to always be in the wrong spot. Turns out, I'm not crazy. I was sold a pair of boots that didn't fit. Yesterday while demoing skis with @outdoordivas, I learned my boot was 2 to 3 sizes too big 😮. Despite it all, I'm out here today still working on my goal in tremendous, soft, buttery powder with my clown boots. #beonewithyourgoal .. .. Dustin and I learned a lot of hard lessons last year and now here's another. Folks, go to a place that comes recommended. Don't try to save dollars at a place that offers you a great deal. Dustin and Drake have been extremely pleased with their @lange_boots. The difference being, they went to a top notch ski shop, The Racer's Edge in Breck. .. .. #goski #skiingisfun #skiseason #learningtoski #funonsnow #skiing #winterwonderland #powpow #practicemakesprogress #whatgetsyououtdoors #womenoutdoors #momlife #youareyouronlylimit #goalsetting #selfcarefriday

12/04/2018

"People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy." Anton Chekhov #beonewithyourgoal

12/01/2018

Not a bad place to work on a goal. #beonewithyourgoal

11/28/2018

As a young teen, I visited Winter Park for a youth ski trip. After spending three days in a wedge, I swore I would never ski again. The experience was awful. It left scars. .. Imagine my surprise and dismay when my 2.5 year old asks to learn how to ski and never stops asking. Imagine my surprise when at 4 he takes his first lesson, discovers he loves it, and has a natural ability for it. .. This will be my third season on the hill. Each season has brought more days on snow. I've fought embracing this sport. While it's still not my favorite thing, I've committed myself to get better. About a month ago, I joined the #beonewithyourgoal challenge by @lange_boots. My goal was to be able to ski black runs and moguls in the Mary Jane territory at @winterparkresort. While Drake's at practice, I work on my goal. With the new snow last weekend, I was able to find moguls on the blue/black Mary Jane Trail. I remembered what one of Drake's coaches told me, and tried it. I'm happy to report I did it! There's still a lot of work to be done, however. .. Funny how life throws you curveballs. I'm working on improving my abilities in a sport I said I'd never do again at the very place that left the scars.

11/23/2018

Finally a day at @coppermtn! Drake absolutely loves Copper. There's something about this place that makes his confidence soar. He was all smiles today lapping Super Bee, but he's definitely counting down the days until the @nastarhq course opens. Here's hoping you spent Thanksgiving in a place you love too! 💖 .. .. .. #thanksgiving2018 #swanygloves #swanyathletes #skiingisfun #skiingwithkids #yearof6 #kidsoutdoors #skikids #onthehill #mountainraised #mountainkids #learningtoski #funonsnow #mountainside #activekids #livelifeoutside #documentingmotherhood #neverstopplaying #beonewithyourgoal #headwhatsyourlimit #WeAreKomperdell

11/19/2018

First steps of learning to one ski. No turning, only getting familiar with the sensation. We watched for a bit and then skied away. I didn't want my nervous energy to find its way to him. I don't think it did because he was laughing and loving it. .. .. .. #swanygloves #learningtoski #funonsnow #yearof6 #activekids #kidswhoski #kidsonskis #childhoodunplugged #mountainkids #skikids #onthehill #WPCC #beonewithyourgoal #allsmiles

11/16/2018

“Drake stands out because he never misses a practice, never complains about the weather and always wants to do more,” Glaser says. “Drake is incredibly enthusiastic about skiing.” Drake was selected for a feature article for NBC's Sports Engine. Sean not only did an amazing job with this piece, he also served as a sounding board for me and provided me invaluable insight gained over his decades long career covering professional athletes. Thank you to Kurt for participating and sharing your love of the sport with Drake! Thank you, @fuxiracingusa, for giving him the love of the flash and the confidence to ski his heart out. We're incredibly lucky to be surrounded by awesome people! #skiracing #skier #skiingisfun #skiingwithkids #yearof6 #kidsoutdoors #kidswhorip #skierslife #wilderchild #winterkids #childhoodunplugged #documentingmotherhood #FuxiRacing #activekids #kidswhoski #skiing #livelifeoutside #mountainraised #mountainkids #learningtoski

10/30/2018

Drake loves drills. Skiing with him is interesting. One minute he's ripping around, the next he's pulling off to the side saying he wants to work on something. Like today, I asked him why he was so quiet. He said, "I'm focused because I'm trying to do what Gooch and Coach Ben told me to work on." This particular stretch, right off the lift, he likes to do one ski and the javelin drill. Each drill addresses one of the things he said he wanted to practice. To me, this doesn't seem fun, but to him, it's the best. Now only if he felt the same enthusiasm for handwriting 🙃 ⛷ .. .. .. #swanygloves #skiing #skiingisfun #beonewithyourgoal #learningtoski #skilove #yearof6 #kidsoutdoors #grit #skikids #kidswhorip #kidsoutside #childhoodunplugged #winterkids #funonsnow #ski #outdoorsallyear #letitsnow

09/12/2018

After a weekend of helping at equipment sessions, Drake's ski season stoke level is off the charts. For the most part, he's made his equipment decisions. It's still overwhelming, but we do know a tad more than at this time last season. It helps to be surrounded by a community that is always willing to help us newbs. Now, we wait for snow! (Throwback to #NastarNationals 📷 by @davecamara1. Drake calls this his Hirscher face.) .. .. .. #TeamFR #FuxiFLASH #TeamBrikoUSA #skiracing #fastkids #activekids #headwhatsyourlimit #beonewithyourgoal #skiing #kidsonskis #skikids #kidswhorip #lilripper #5yearoldskier #trenches #funonsnow #childrenofwinter #borntoski #mountainraised #skifast #wearekomperdell

03/01/2019

Project creation