WITH SAMANTHA WENNERSTROM OF
COULD I HAVE THAT
Samantha Wennerstrom is the founder of fashion and lifestyle blog called Could I Have That? and lives in Santa Barbara, CA with her husband Todd and their 3-year-old daughter Elin. Elin travels with them all the time – even as far as Australia, but their favourite and most frequent destinations has always been Sun Valley, Idaho.
Read Samantha’s Ski Diary below.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT SKIING AS A FAMILY?
My husband and I weren’t snowboarders up until this year, so we’re actually all learning alongside Elin at the moment. Our favourite part is always hot cocoa breaks.
Sun Valley, Idaho is a quick 2-hour plane flight for us.
SNOOZE IN STYLE
We have a family home there which is amazing, the only downfall is that there is no room service. However, we spend a lot of time at The Sun Valley Lodge where there is ice skating, an arcade room, shopping and restaurants.
EAT LIKE A LOCAL
Our tradition is dinner at The Pioneer. Make sure to order the mudpie at the end!
WHAT ARE THE ESSENTIAL ITEMS TO PACK?
Long underwear, good snow boots, warm knits, hats and gloves, lip balm, warm tights, moisturizing mask, hand lotion and sunglasses.
WHAT WERE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO DOING AND SEEING?
Sledding! It’s always so much fun with Elin at this age.
WHAT ABOUT THE KIDS?
Elin just got new skates so going to the ice rink is all she talks about.
Make sure to keep it fun!
If they have a good experience
they’ll want to try it again next time.
WHAT IS THE MOST MEMORABLE THING THAT HAPPENED DURING THE TRIP?
Watching Elin learn to ski on the bunny slope. She had a friend in tow and they had a blast, even when they fell! As a family, we had the best day riding the gondola up to a restaurant called the Round House for lunch. The view is amazing and hot cocoa had never tasted better.
WHAT DO YOU ENJOY DOING WHEN YOU AREN’T SKIING?
We love going up to Galena for some snowshoeing or sledding on the golf course.
ANY TIPS FOR FAMILIES WHO ARE TAKING THEIR LITTLE ONE SKIING FOR THE FIRST TIME?
Make sure to keep it fun! If they have a good experience they’ll want to try it again next time. Even if its only for 20 minutes 🙂
With thanks to Samantha X
SAMANTHA’S MINI EDIT