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Ski Mom Melanie Drouin Gets Girls Skiing in her Local Community

March 24, 2022 Nicole Season 1 Episode 21
Ski Mom Melanie Drouin Gets Girls Skiing in her Local Community
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Ski Mom Melanie Drouin Gets Girls Skiing in her Local Community
Mar 24, 2022 Season 1 Episode 21
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In this episode Nicole and Sarah host ski mom Melanie Drouin, an administrator and ski club advisor at an all girls school in Akron, Ohio. Melanie talks to us about giving back to her local community by getting girls on snow for the first time.

Melanie tell us about some of the barriers the girls face - primarily financial barriers like program costs and the expense of quality ski clothes.  We were surprised to learn that after Melanie’s local mountain (Boston Mills Brandywine) was bought by Vail Resorts, the school ski club program was cut down from 2 months to only 5 ski days. 

Melanie guides the girls and their families through every step from finding the right gear (base layers, mittens) to walking in ski boots for the first time. 

Another challenge Melanie shared is that the girls have trouble finding ski helmets that fit over their braids, beads and other hairstyles that do not seem to be even considered by helmet manufacturers. 

Melanie’s family loves skiing at Holiday Valley in Ellicottville, New York which sounds like an amazing family owned ski area and community that we hope to visit some day!

Resources:

Holiday Valley Ski Resort

Boston Mills Brandywine

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In this episode Nicole and Sarah host ski mom Melanie Drouin, an administrator and ski club advisor at an all girls school in Akron, Ohio. Melanie talks to us about giving back to her local community by getting girls on snow for the first time.

Melanie tell us about some of the barriers the girls face - primarily financial barriers like program costs and the expense of quality ski clothes.  We were surprised to learn that after Melanie’s local mountain (Boston Mills Brandywine) was bought by Vail Resorts, the school ski club program was cut down from 2 months to only 5 ski days. 

Melanie guides the girls and their families through every step from finding the right gear (base layers, mittens) to walking in ski boots for the first time. 

Another challenge Melanie shared is that the girls have trouble finding ski helmets that fit over their braids, beads and other hairstyles that do not seem to be even considered by helmet manufacturers. 

Melanie’s family loves skiing at Holiday Valley in Ellicottville, New York which sounds like an amazing family owned ski area and community that we hope to visit some day!

Resources:

Holiday Valley Ski Resort

Boston Mills Brandywine

Please support our sponsor!

Mabels Labels at www.mabelslabels.com and use code SKIMOMS for 15% off your first order

Join the Ski Moms Fun Community!

Follow us on Instagram @skimomsfun

Check out the Ski Moms Fun Store 

Get your copy of the Ski Moms Cookbook

Email us at sarah@skimomsfun.com


Loam Pass, the premier North American mountain biking pass, gives you over 60 days of access to some of the best mountain biking destinations across the country.

Use code: SKIMOMS15 to save 15% off your order here.

Save 15% off your order at Skida.com with CODE SKIMOMS15 at checkout.

 



Shop the 2024 Ski Moms Guide to Father's Day

Support the Show.

Keep up with the Latest from the Ski Moms!
Website:
www.skimomsfun.com
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Ski Moms Ski Rental Homes
Join the 10,000+
Ski Moms Facebook Group
Instagram:
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Send us an email and let us know what guests and topics you’d like to hear next!
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Nicole@skimomsfun.com