Vermont Holiday Ski Trip – Four Mountains, Four Days

Vermont Holiday Ski Trip – Four Mountains, Four Days

March 7, 2018

Our first indication of the approaching weather arrived in the form of an email a few days before Christmas. The message was from the woman whose Vermont cabin we were due to rent for four nights leading into New Year’s. This would be our family’s first time taking a Vermont holiday ski trip and everyone … Read More

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Weathering Vermont: The Magic Transformation of a Ski Weekend

Weathering Vermont: The Magic Transformation of a Ski Weekend

February 16, 2018

Vermonters call it the January Thaw and it’s notorious, wreaking havoc on the carefully honed snow base that ski areas begin nurturing in November. After a couple of weeks of frigid, blustery weather after the holidays, the mercury began to rise during the second week of January, topping out in the mid-fifties the Friday of … Read More

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A Mother-Daughter Mental Health Day at Mount Snow

A Mother-Daughter Mental Health Day at Mount Snow

January 29, 2018

It started with a series of texts. “I’m taking a mental health day next week.” “Next Thursday.” “Just letting u know.” I was traveling on assignment in Finland’s frozen Lapland when Stella, my fifteen-year-old daughter, ping-ed me from the other side of the world. She’d been studying like crazy lately and needed a break. This … Read More

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Playing Hooky on Stratton Mountain

Playing Hooky on Stratton Mountain

November 29, 2017

Ever since our first family ski vacation back in February 2014, when my three girls and I surprised my husband with a visit to Stowe, we’ve made it a tradition to hit the slopes for his birthday. We haven’t always managed to time our travels to the actual day, but looking back, we’ve celebrated Daddy … Read More

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An All-Mountain Dad Weekend at Bromley

An All-Mountain Dad Weekend at Bromley

April 3, 2017

  A Dad and Kids Ski Weekend at Bromley This past February, for the first time since we became a ski family four seasons ago, something new happened—we spent the weekend skiing in Vermont…at three different mountains. It started when our oldest daughter Stella, now a freshman in high school, came home one November afternoon … Read More

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Ten Ways to Create A Family Ski Tradition

Ten Ways to Create A Family Ski Tradition

November 2, 2016

  Before we became a skiing family, I’d been daunted by the idea of doing so. I thought it would be tough to learn to ski as an adult, I thought our kids would be cold and whine, I thought we wouldn’t be able to afford it. As it turned out, all of my concerns … Read More

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Put Mount Snow’s Oktoberfest on your Fall To-Do List!

Put Mount Snow’s Oktoberfest on your Fall To-Do List!

September 8, 2016

The hot dog hung suspended in the air like magic against a backdrop of brilliant blue October sky. It had been launched seconds earlier by a young man whose gaze was now fixed intently on the flying wiener, watching to see if his partner on the other side of the dirt road would make the … Read More

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