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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

Weekly lessons at Snowbird

by Mountain Mama

We started a five week ski school program at Snowbird. Tons of tips here, including how to find the right lesson for your kid(s). Hint, hint, don't lie about your child's ability. Follow our adventure as we take on the Bird!

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History of the tiny snowboard!

by Mountain Mama

Way back in the day, snowboards were made by just taking an adult board and making it smaller. Not any more! Have you wondered how it is that boards are easier to learn on and why even at 3, kids catch on? I chatted with the Burton folks who made it possible.

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