Krista Parry, the director of communications for Park City Mountain Resort, was talking to a lot of moms about taking family ski trips in 2007. Call it planning ahead: Parry was pregnant. “They all said it’s such a great time, but such a hassle,” she says. So Parry created a resource for mothers planning ski trips.
Launched in 2008 with handpicked moms blogging from around the country, Snowmamas is an online community for parents planning a ski trip. “Whether you’re a mom from Florida or a mom from Australia, you need to know what to do,” Parry says. “You may not have neighbors that ski, and you’re looking for a mom who can give you the advice she would give her best friend.”
Now, Snowmamas is accepting applications for moms—and dads—to join the team of bloggers contributing content and tips to the website. Selected individuals share their experiences through 15 blog posts, answering questions from the community each week, and attending a Snowmamas Summit in Park City November 30 to December 2. Perks of the position include season passes to PCMR for the whole family, a complimentary five-day, four-night vacation at PCMR (air and ground transportation not included), and a cash bonus. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. MST on Saturday, September 15. Snowmama meet-ups also take place offline during PCMR’s winter season, where members of the community can meet and ski together each Friday.
“Everybody who loves to ski and snowboard is a Snowmama or a Snowpapa,” Parry says. “It’s all about being a community. You’ll find someone with kids of the same age or from the same area, and they’re going to have all the tips you need.” —Olivia Dwyer
Interested in applying to be a Snowmama or Snowpapa? Fill out the application here.