Author Archives: Amy Whitley

About Amy Whitley

Amy Whitley, is a Tahoe-native lucky enough to spend her childhood skiing and ski racing on Northern California slopes. After moving to Southern Oregon, Amy got her three sons on skis from the time they could walk; they're now all avid skiers and snowboarders who love mountain vacations in all seasons. Amy is editor of family travel site Pit Stops for Kids, and content editor of family-travel mega site Trekaroo. When not skiing, Amy writes about outdoor adventure travel at Outdoors NW Magazine and eco travel at Go Green, Travel Green. She and her family spend at least two ski vacations a year at Tahoe resorts, spending every other winter weekend skiing the Pacific Northwest. Amy is an ambassador and contributor to Mountain Reservations. Connect to Amy Whitley: Google+ | LinkedIn

Five Tips for a Perfect Spring Break Family Ski Trip

I’ve been skiing with kids for over a decade, since my oldest was three years old. While sometimes difficult, the rewards have been well-worth it: our family now enjoys a lifetime sport we can experience together. Skiing with kids can … Continue reading

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Inside Northstar California’s Big Horn Lodge

When it comes to Tahoe ski vacation lodging, a prime location is key. But why not enjoy luxury and location? Northstar California’s Big Horn Lodge is located in the heart of the village, directly across from 1 Gondola Place, where … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Raising Expert Skiers

Skiing and snowboarding are excellent life-long sports the whole family can enjoy. My sister and I were taught to ski as young children, and now that we’re teaching our own kids, our entire family can experience multi-generation ski trips together. … Continue reading

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How to save money on ski and snowboard gear for the whole family

If you’re here on the Mountain Reservations site, you’ve already figured out how to help make a ski vacation more affordable, but what about all the gear and clothes? Until you try to outfit an entire family for ski season, you … Continue reading

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Ski Vacation Planning Tips: what to do NOW to prepare for winter

You may be still working off Thanksgiving dinner, but ski season is right around the corner! December is a great month to plan where you’ll spend your winter ski vacation and prepare for a season on the slopes. Whether you … Continue reading

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Autumn activities for families at Northstar California Resort

Allow me to let you in on one of my best kept travel secrets: ski resorts in autumn are 1. empty, 2. affordable, and 3. beautiful. My favorite mountain of Northstar California Resort is no exception. Lake Tahoe in the … Continue reading

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