Snow Happy started with a pair of crazy rainbow ski pants and date night, and we are here to to spread the joy of winter no matter where the snow falls (or doesn’t). Since my husband and I lived Washington DC and finally Colorado, we have been avid skiers, and all around, we just love winter…hikes, uphilling, snowshoeing, ice skating, sitting by a fire watching the snow fall. You name it.
While neither of us can remember just when our love affair with the sport started, we think it was when we were taking our annual guys-plus-one- wife trips with our DC crew. When we moved west, we dived in head first with Rocky Mountain Super Passes and a bump camp at Winter Park and the rest is history.
When we had kids, we had them on skis when they could walk and out in every snow pile we could find. The ski hill is our family’s happy place. There is always a way to find joy, even on the coldest darkest days. We live by the words that I jotted down on a napkin years ago:
- Work hard
- Dream big
- Help others
- Be kind
- Do your best
- Find joy
This is how we make a Snow Happy life and we hope you’ll join us!
About Our Founder
I am Mercedes Barrs, Founder of Snow Happy. I am a writer, mama, wife, skier, avid reader, beach bum, health fanatic, love a good DIY home improvement project and I never met a margarita I didn’t like (ok, not true, I roll tequila on the rocks with a lime).
I am trying to love mountain biking, but the road better suits my sense of self-preservation. I love a good challenge so am always trying new things and recently made a return to tennis.
I left a life in the corporate world of health policy when I decided to stay home with our first son. I am beyond thankful for the experience and the growth in becoming mama to our 2 children. This sweet family led me here back to writing and growing a community.
I live in the foothills of the Colorado Rockies with my husband (high school sweet heart, partner in life and number one cheerleader) and 2 amazing kiddos. We are an active family balancing hockey, horseback riding lessons and all life’s great adventures in between!
We hope you’ll join us on this Snow Happy journey to find joy in whatever you do!