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Ski Lesson Mad River Glen

A Tale of Two Ski Lessons at Mad River Glen

My first memory of downhill skiing at Mad River Glen involves a lot of snow. I ended up with clumps of it sticking to my Kelly green pom-pom hat (because in 1981 pretty much only racers wore helmets to ski), up inside my mittens and the bottom of my ski pants, scattered across my jacket and sadly, […]

Bromley Mountain ski instructor

Families Can Ski on the Sunny Side at Bromley

Bromley is known as Vermont’s Sun Mountain and my younger son Teddy is a cheerful soul I often refer to as my sunny boy. So when my husband Matt and I were invited to bring him for a complimentary visit in early March I hoped that they would be a good match for each other. I […]

Stowe Mountain Resort Treetop Adventure

Choose Your Own Family Adventure at Stowe Mountain Resort

What’s the best family adventure you can have on a mountain without putting on a pair of skis? Since there isn’t snow year-round in Vermont (how I wish!) I’m always looking for the best answer to this question. I’m happy to report that when my family visited Stowe Mountain Resort one bright August morning we discovered […]

Sugarbush Family Golf Lesson

Get the Family Golfing at Sugarbush Resort

“Golf is boring. It’s something only grownups like.” Spoken with the true wisdom that only a 14-year-old boy possesses. And with the true wisdom that only the mom of a 14-year-old boy possesses, I suggested to my husband Matt that perhaps he was, shall we say, less than likely to persuade our son Tommy otherwise. Generally […]

Hot Chocolate Suicide Six

Kids are King of the Hill at Suicide Six Ski Area

I’m not sure that grownups are strictly necessary at Suicide Six Ski Area outside Woodstock, Vermont, except perhaps to run the lifts. I know that within minutes of the end our first run my ten- and thirteen-year-old sons had hopped on the small double chairlift together and disappeared without a backward glance. No adults meant no […]

Ten Things I Loved About our Family (Ski) Holiday in Vermont

If you’ve ever gone on a Vermont family ski vacation, then you know the drill. You get home and everyone demands stats: How many runs you took, how many inches of snow there were, what the temperature was. So it was that when my family (13-year-old Tommy, 10-year-old Teddy, and husband Matt) and I got home from a […]

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. […]