Hiking Ohiopyle State park

Only Hike 10 Into My 52HikeChallenge

It’s 19 weeks well into 2017 and I’ve walked only 10 hikes dialing in about 28 miles. I decided to enter the 52HikeChallenge last year and was also slow in 2016, ending at I think around 43 hikes. I am going to go try and hit the goal this year, and have plenty of catching up to do. Dialing in 6 miles on #Hike9 of our #52hikechallenge2017. A little behind but we’ll catch up this summer. 🌱 {2017 Total: 26.7} A post...

Landscape Photographt

I Ditched PA for Another Arizona Adventure

With a warm February behind us, I had begun to rebrand Christina Skis into an adventure and photography blog. Sunny and 65 meant no snow and mud skiing in the mountains of Southwestern PA (March is a different story). But, I adventure first and foremost, and with warm temps and no snow, I made my way back to Arizona. And I must say, Christina Skis absolutely LOVES Arizona. I had a conference in Scottsdale, and when there’s a work thing, there’s an adventure...

Three friends on an adventure

A Twenty-Something’s Quest for Adventure Friends

It’s the 17th of January, a week when all the resolutioners begin to drop like flies at the gym. I, on the other hand, had dreams of blowing the blog up this year. Unfortunately I am still on the slow track of one post a month, if that… Weekly post goals didn’t even make it into January. I’ve set small goals for myself to achieve through out the year, though. Get better at photography. Hike more. Get in shape. Meet...

Skier doing a happy dance.

Ski Clinics for Chicks

According to The Ski Diva, and really any girl who rips out there, you notice your crew is usually all-male… mine was, at least. I, very much like the author of that post, don’t have many females to ride with. In my 2017 Ski Instructor search, I was one of 3 girls at the initiation session of one location, and I am one of 4 female instructors at the mountain I chose to work at, total. “Growing up” and becoming the “breadwinner” and...

Backcountry Hike

Skiers Holiday Gift Guide – For Dudes

Here’s to the men. Even though we feel like we don’t really know what to get them, it’s really just more stuff that we want. Here’s a few ideas to put you on a roll… and remember to order your gifts this week before cut-off dates for USPS or UPS won’t deliver them before Christmas. Ski The East First Chair, Last Call Tee ($27) Buy It Livin’ the dream. Yeti Rambler Colster ($30) Buy It They’re cold, but want their...