Living in Boise, Idaho has opened up so many possibilities for Ryder Erickson, his wife, Nicole, and their seven kids to have grand outdoor adventures right in their backyard. They never really have to travel far to be able to find amazing opportunities for outdoor activities that the whole family can take part in. They’re always just a hop, skip, and a jump away from adventure!

When they’re craving carving up some fresh powder, they need only to travel a short distance to their favorite snow-covered mountain nearby. And even when they’re feeling especially adventurous, Sun Valley, one of the world’s best ski resorts, is only about two hours away.

Of all of the outdoor adventure activities that the Ericksons participate in, snow skiing has to be their number one favorite pastime. All winter long, you can catch at least one family member out on the slopes, making the most of the glorious, billowy white snow.

When summer rolls around, Ryder and Nicole and their seven kids love to hike and bike and do all manner of outdoor activities out in the great wide-open spaces surrounding their Idaho home. There’s nothing they love more than spending time together as a family, and being outside in nature brings them that much closer.

While abroad, they also like to maintain that same sense of outdoor adventure. Over the years, the Ericksons have gone snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. They’ve also hiked and biked some of the most gorgeous trails all over the world, from South Africa to Kuala Lumpur. And, of course, they’ve made it a point to go snow skiing along some of the most magnificent ski mountain destinations in the world. After all, snow skiing is the outdoor adventure they enjoy the most.

It doesn’t matter where they are, whenever they’re together as a family, the Ericksons are guaranteed to have fun, joining in on one outdoor adventure activity after the other. And they show no signs of stopping now. They’re probably out and about right now, taking in the sights, breathing in the fresh mountain air, and making irreplaceable memories together in the great outdoors.