About Us

About Family Skier

Founded in 2009, Family Skier is focused on bringing useful and unique information to families who are pursuing the great skiing or snowboarding hobby.  All content is original, and our founders and authors average more than 30 years of skiing experience at mountains and hills across the world.  We realized that while there is plenty of general skiing information available online, there was a need for much better child-and-family-oriented skiing content.

Our team has skied in 14 states, 5 countries, and more ski areas and resorts than we can count…… And we have done it all with smiles on our faces!

Our writers are primarily based on Montana, Colorado, and Minnesota.  Our “home base” is the great Bozeman / Big Sky area of Montana.

Family Skier has been featured as a trusted resource by many ski clubs, ski areas, and in several large media outlets.  Feedspot ranked us as one of the Top Ski Websites on the web.

Contact Us

Feel free to contact us if you have questions about our work, or suggestions for content.  Contact us here.

We are always happy to hear from readers, skiers, parents, top-notch writers, or potential partners.  Note, we do not accept guest posts.

Our Founder

We were founded by Paul Miller, an advanced skier with ski school experience, an outdoors enthusiast, and a writer who has skied throughout the world.  Paul is responsible for writing or editing all content here at Family Skier.

Our Writing Team

FamilySkier’s writing team consists of skiers and snowboarders from the West and Midwest, largely in Utah, Colorado, Montana, and Minnesota.  Our writers have the following experience and certifications:

  • Competitive ski race experience, in race leagues and through the NASTAR program
  • Wilderness First Aid (WFA) certifications
  • Ski instructor – Level 2 and 3
  • Ski resort childcare experience
  • First-hand experience as ski-town short-term-rental hosts

Affiliates

On occasion, we may provide an affiliate deal link or ad in an effort to help support the work we are doing.  Note that each year, a material portion of any revenue generated from Family Skier is given back to nonprofit organizations focused on helping families and/or children enjoy the outdoors.  Recent organizations supported include a nonprofit focusing on protecting the great canoeing, skiing, and hiking area in the Arrowhead region of Minnesota, a group who provides hiking and snowshoe trail maintenance in the Lake Tahoe area, and an organization who makes it possible for urban youth to explore beautiful outdoor places in Colorado and Minnesota.