December, 2015

Trapp Family Lodge: Home for the Holidays

It was beginning to look a lot like Christmas when our family checked into the Trapp Family Lodge the weekend before the holidays. Set high on the hill in Stowe, Vermont, this European-style hotel is an ideal place for families to spend the winter break. Every year the staff plans tons of yuletide fun for the kids. This can […]

Skiers Choice: Top Family Dining Spots in Vermont

Ski and snowboard families relish in refueling and there may be no better place to find great grub than in and around ski resorts. Vermont restaurants were sourcing locally before it was a thing, have access to some of the worlds best libations, and  downright adore feeding hungry skiers and riders. Here the Mamas talk […]

How to Prevent Ski Injuries

by James Slauterbeck, RD, orthopedic surgeon at The University of Vermont Medical Center Skiing is far from the most dangerous sport out there. In fact, the rate of serious injury in 2011/12 was 1 per 1 million skier/snowboarder visits (Source: NSAA Fact Sheet 2012) However, like any sport, there are some inherent risks. As an […]

A Passport to Skiing & Fun for Fifth Graders

Free skiing and riding! Up to 88 days at 17 Vermont mountains and Nordic centers! Did I mention that it’s FREE? Ski Vermont Fifth Grade Passport Program + your child = a whole season of fun Now that I have your attention, let’s get down to specifics. We all know that lift tickets aren’t cheap. […]