Reconnect with Nature at Stratton Camps

Reconnect with Nature at Stratton Camps

July 13, 2016

Stratton Camps for Kids Connecting with nature is what summer is all about when you’re a child. While my family is fortunate enough to live in Vermont and enjoy the outdoors year-round, it’s not always easy to slow down and take full advantage of everything the state has to offer. To escape the daily grind, … Read More

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5 Ways to Help Your Preschooler Learn to Love Skiing

5 Ways to Help Your Preschooler Learn to Love Skiing

March 24, 2016

A few days after Valentine’s Day, my 4-year-old daughter fell in love with skiing. It certainly didn’t start out that way. Earlier this season, Phoebe seemed to be somewhere between annoyed and indifferent about skiing. Being the good-natured person she is, Phoebe tolerated skiing but didn’t exactly embrace the sport. Even though she had enjoyed … Read More

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Bolton Valley Ski School Focuses on the Fun

Bolton Valley Ski School Focuses on the Fun

January 12, 2016

My daughter Phoebe is a bit of a reluctant skier. At four years old, she enjoys parts of skiing, but she doesn’t exactly love the effort that comes with it—carrying her equipment up the hill, learning how to make French fries and pizza pies with her skis, and pulling herself up when she falls down … Read More

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Summer and Fall Mountain Adventures at Bromley Ski Area

Summer and Fall Mountain Adventures at Bromley Ski Area

August 25, 2015

A weekend trip to Bromley is exactly what my family needed. After a somewhat hectic, overscheduled summer, we found our visit to the mountain to be a perfect escape. A spacious ski condo complete with an outdoor pool, trail hikes and the ski area’s summer fun park made our two-night stay one of the highlights … Read More

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The Cochran’s Ski Tots Experience and Keeping Kids Interested

The Cochran’s Ski Tots Experience and Keeping Kids Interested

February 6, 2015

In the end, my 3-year-old daughter preferred making snow angels over pizza pies. And that’s OK. If there’s one thing I learned from the Ski Tots program, it’s to go with the flow. Teaching my daughter Phoebe to ski at Cochran’s Ski Area turned out to be a valuable lesson in parenting, and a memorable … Read More

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Learning Patience and Perseverance  from an Olympian

Learning Patience and Perseverance from an Olympian

January 16, 2015

By Erica Houskeeper It’s not every day an Olympic gold medalist skis with your preschooler. Unless you’re in the Ski Tots program at Cochran’s Ski Area. I started the Ski Tots program in early January with my three-year-old daughter, Phoebe. The four-week program teaches parents how to teach their preschoolers to ski. How hard could … Read More

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Teaching Parents and Kids at Cochran’s

Teaching Parents and Kids at Cochran’s

January 5, 2015

by Erica Houskeeper I come from a family of educators, but the teaching gene somehow passed me by. My grandfather and mother were teachers, and my sister and brother carried on the family legacy in public schools and state colleges. For me, teaching is not something that ever came naturally. But then I became a … Read More

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