A Parent’s Guide to Getting in Shape for Ski Season

A Parent’s Guide to Getting in Shape for Ski Season

December 4, 2018

I clutched the bark of a small pine tree, my skis wedged desperately into the snow. The nominal trail below me descended sharply into the forest, marked only by a few ski tracks, the most recent left behind by my 15-year-old son, Tommy who stood somewhere I couldn’t see calling up to me as I … Read More

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Prost! Celebrating Austria at von Trapp Brewing’s Bierhall

Prost! Celebrating Austria at von Trapp Brewing’s Bierhall

October 29, 2018

Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe has always had restaurants that celebrated the Austrian heritage of its founders, but until recently they were missing that greatest of traditional venues – the von Trapp Bierhall. This is the kind of restaurant that’s short on ceremony and long on homey, hearty specialties, the kind of restaurant where you can … Read More

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Come Home to the Mountains at Trapp Family Lodge

Come Home to the Mountains at Trapp Family Lodge

March 28, 2018

The image of Julie Andrews circling around an alpine meadow in the middle of the Austrian Alps is one of the most iconic scenes in an iconic film. And part of what makes The Sound of Music so rightly famous is the fact that its story is based on a real one. What happened to … Read More

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Think Skiing Is the Only Way to See Smuggs? Think Again

Think Skiing Is the Only Way to See Smuggs? Think Again

March 22, 2018

Smuggler’s Notch Resort is home to three mountains and 78 ski trails, so it would be easy to think that the best way to get around is on lifts and skis or a snowboard (with maybe the occasional pair of snowshoes thrown in). But if you aren’t yet proficient on downhill skis, prefer cross country … Read More

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Sweet Fun on the Trapp Family Lodge Sugar Maple Tour

Sweet Fun on the Trapp Family Lodge Sugar Maple Tour

March 15, 2018

Salt and pepper, cream and sugar, bread and butter, maple syrup and Vermont – some things are just meant to go together. As a huge maple syrup aficionado (I put it in everything from my homemade bread and granola to salad dressing and sauces.) I was excited to go on the Sugar Maple Tour during … Read More

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Why Smugglers’ Notch Resort Is Tops for Skiing Teens

Why Smugglers’ Notch Resort Is Tops for Skiing Teens

March 6, 2018

Smugglers’ Notch Resort bills itself as America’s Family Resort, a well-justified title. In addition to three mountains for skiing and riding, the resort has all the things that children and their parents love including fantastic kid-friendly lesson programs; a full-service, accredited daycare facility; indoor pools; a nice tubing hill; and hot chocolate so copious that … Read More

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

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

October 31, 2017

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 … Read More

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Get Your Kids on Course with Sugarbush Junior Golf Camp

Get Your Kids on Course with Sugarbush Junior Golf Camp

August 28, 2017

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 … Read More

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