December 21, 2016

We received an excellent review of the Lil' Ripper Gripper from Meghan J. Ward at

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December 10, 2016

This weekend marks the beginning of the third year of racing for my 6 year old daughter (the original Lil’ Ripper).  She is in a weekly program at our local mountain that runs for 14 weeks.  Now, I am a former ski racer & coach, so many friends ask why I don’t just tea...

March 22, 2016

This is an excellent blog post from the good folks over at Born To Be Adventurous (www.borntobeadvenurous) about what equipment you should take to the hill for your lil' ripper to ensure that you have a great day:

January 8, 2016

When we go in for lunch, or for a quick warmup, my daughter insists on taking off her boots. Unfortunately, she then wants to either walk around a bit - or head down to the washrooms - which results in wet socks (and colder feet later).

We solved the problem by packing...

December 15, 2015

Ever wonder if you are buying the right length of poles for your lil' ripper? It can be tough to estmate the added height of boots, endings, and skis when you are in the store. Also, how much are they going to grow this season?


Well, the good folks at Komperdell have...

December 8, 2015

The quickest way to divert your lil’ ripper’s attention from the fun of skiing / snowboarding is through an empty stomach. It seems that no matter how big or hearty of a breakfast we serve, there is no way to make it through to lunch without hearing “I’m hungry”.


For t...

December 1, 2015

Its been a long time since I've had to worry about getting hair in my face on a ski hill. My

daughter; however, is constantly fussing about getting her hair caught in the goggles, or in her face.

We found an awesome touque with a hole in the back ( tha...

November 26, 2015

As a child, I used to dread the walk from the parking lot to the ski lift. Walking in ski boots was never a lot of fun. As a parent, it is even less fun - because you are usually carrying excess (kids) equipment.


The sled is a good tool for toting really young kids and...

November 18, 2015

Wanna get your lil' ripper ready to ski or board this season?

Get them used to the feeling of sliding by having them stand in a box and hold the sides while you slide them around the house. They will LOVE it, and will develop great balance!

For a lil' skier, have them...

November 15, 2015

Kids grow up fast...and their feet can change sizes even faster. How can you ensure that your child's ski boot fits?  More importantly, how can you afford to buy multiple pairs of boots every season?


Simple answer - buy boots that adjust with with your lil' skier'...

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