Bari Nan Cohen has spent 20 years writing about celebrities, healthy lifestyle, and parenting—and at least five years writing about skiing. She was working as an editor at Self Magazine, in March 2001, when she and her husband took their first—and last—vacation to ski in Park City. They quickly found a home, and settled in by August of the same year. She will neither confirm, nor deny, that Deer Valley’s famous Chocolate Chip cookies figured into the decision to relocate, permanently, from New York City. Not long after the move, she volunteered at Utah Olympic Park for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.
A native of Rutland, VT, Bari Nan received her education at Emma Willard School in Troy, NY, Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel, and Brandeis University in Waltham, MA—from which she holds a B.A. in English and American Literature. On a given week, you can find her snagging six runs on a “lunch break,” seeking powder thrills with a friend, or carving turns alongside her husband, Jeffrey, as they chase their sons, Lance, 12, and Seth, 8, down steeper terrain than she ever tackled at their ages.
Her favorite “extracurricular” activities at Deer Valley include dining at the Seafood Buffet, enjoying lunch at Royal Street Cafe—complete with a signature cocktail, and, occasionally, filling in for the Rabbi to lead services at “Ski Shul,” Temple Har Shalom’s Friday afternoon Shabbat Services, in Sunset Cabin at the resort.
A freelance writer, Bari Nan’s celebrity interviews, healthy lifestyle stories, personal essays and parenting advice have appeared in publications including More, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, Shape, Glamour, Self, Parenting, American Baby, Weight Watchers and Babble.com, as well as the anthology, Women Reinvented from LaChance Press. She blogs at barinan.com, and you can follow her on Instagram at @barinancohen.
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