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Smuggs Award-Winning Ski School

Is It Winter Yet? Looking Forward to Family Fun at Smuggs

Smuggs holds a special place in my family’s collective memory because it is where my younger son Teddy really learned to ski. It was 2011, and his brother Tommy, then eight, couldn’t get enough time on the mountain. My husband Matt had also just learned to ski and was also loving it, while I had […]

Sugarbush Resort Junior Golf Camp

Get Your Kids on Course with Sugarbush Junior Golf Camp

Christmas may come at the beginning of ski season but last year my husband Matt had one thing on his mind: golf. He wanted our sons to learn play a game he himself enjoys in much the same way I love to ski. With great glee, he bought starter clubs for 15-year-old Tommy and 12-year-old Teddy, placed them […]

Magic Mountain Vermont Show Off

New Owners Wave a Wand but Keep the Charm at Magic Mountain

After I first visited Magic Mountain Ski Area with my family two years ago, I wrote that it was the best kept secret in southern Vermont. I’m pretty sure that’s not true anymore, given that the resort won the first place 2016 Liftopia Best in Snow Award, which showcases the ski areas that skiers and riders are most passionate […]

Haystack Mountain Hermitage Club

A Luxury Ski and Spa Getaway at the Hermitage Club

As I inhaled deeply and stretched my arms overhead in the dim room I marveled that I could feel both alert and revived and relaxed at the same time. I’ll admit that I almost never take the time to warm up my muscles before I ski, often to the detriment of my legs, back and […]

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 […]