empowering adventurous mamas

raising the next generation of adventure seekers


our mission

To empower adventurous Mamas, raising the next generation of adventure seekers, to share their passion and leave a legacy.

To grow a community of like minded Mamas seeking support, inspiration and connection.

To use extreme sports as a tool to balance our bodies, calm our minds and strengthen our relationships.

To provide resources that increase the joy and ease by which we take our children on extreme sport adventures.

If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in
— Rachel Carson

Confessions of a ski instructor

I see you lovely Mamas out on the hill every day, with a passion for adventure and a love of skiing, that you are patiently trying to pass on to your children. Sometimes you’re smiling; sometimes you’re struggling but, you always have the best of intentions. I watch you and think to myself, if only I could spend a little time teaching you the tricks of this trade and letting you peek inside my toolbox, the smiles could be bigger, the progression faster and your stress level lower.

Raising Little Rippers is my platform for bringing these tools to life. Here you will find community, e-courses and virtual coaching, that will provide you with all the tools and support you need to guide your child from snow bunny to little ripper.


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Everybody needs a Tribe. I want to invite you to join this amazing community of adventurous Mamas raising little rippers.  Sign up for our newsletter and I promise to keep in touch with free training, new blog posts and any other juicy goodness I can create to increase the joy and ease by which you take your children out skiing.

You can also find us on social media. Instagram being our favorite! We’d love to see pics of you and your little's learning, laughing and ripping up the mountain. Tag your posts with #raisinglittlerippers to help us find you!


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free Video Coaching Series

Ski Instructor and Raising Little Rippers Founder, Nelly Thomas, is creating a series of instructional videos to walk you through some of her favorite teaching techniques.  Sign up below and we will send these FREE videos right to your inbox.