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Mountain Mama

Jodi Saeland

Jodi Saeland is a part-time KSL Meteorologist and full-time Mom of an eight-year-old daughter and six-year-old son. Follow Jodi as she explores the trials and triumps of skiing with your kids. Gain practical real-world advice on how to pack, dress, communicate and ski with your kids on Utah's famous slopes. How to be a skier while having an avid, excited budding snowboarder! With her experience as a meteorologist, Jodi shares a bit of knowledge about Utah’s weather forecasts and The Greatest Snow on Earth®

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Posts by Mountain Mama

Meeting the Olympic Heros and dreaming big!

by Mountain Mama

It isn't often you get to go to a parade and see some of the best Olympians in the world. This past weekend that happened in Park City, a welcome home for the Utah Olympians, and a chance for the kids to give them a hug and get plenty of pictures and autographs. Great role models for kids to have, look up to, and aspire to be.

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Deep April powder at Alta

by Mountain Mama

Spring skiing is really some of the best skiing of the year. Tons of powder, no crowds and the deepest bases of the year. My day at Alta was gorgeous with over 2 feet of snow in the first couple days of April.

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Skiing Snowbird with Kids

by Mountain Mama

Snowbird is known for its steep slopes and epic powder. But what if you have little kids and want to hit the slopes, is there terrain for you? Yes there is and I'll let you know the best way to navigate the steeps!

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Lessons for kids...you should!

by Mountain Mama

If you want your kids to learn to ski, lessons are a must. If you want your spouse to learn to ski and you want to stay married, lessons are a must. The big question is, "1/2 day, full day, how many days?"

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