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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. […]

Stratton Mountain Resort Vermont Fall Fun

Foliage and Family Fun at Stratton Mountain Resort

I didn’t have my family with me when I visited Stratton Mountain Resort in autumn 2014, and was constantly saying to myself, “if only the boys were here they’d be having such a great time!” Leaf peeping may not be on most kids’ agendas, but Stratton does a great job of making sure you’ll all stay entertained while […]

Summer Smugglers Notch Lily Pad Walk

Plan a Summer Mountain Vacation at Smugglers’ Notch

Smugglers’ Notch Resort is a favorite winter destination for families for many reasons – from the programs at the Snow Sports University to the slope-side hot-chocolate-and-sing-along bonfires it’s the perfect place to learn to ski. But sadly, winter does come to an end leaving us with the question of where to spend our summer vacation. […]

Upper Pass Lodge fun

Upper Pass Lodge: Tops for Family Stays in Southern Vermont

My family returned to Upper Pass Lodge in February 2017 to discover with delight that almost nothing had changed. I’ve updated a few things in this post to reflect the differences, but really it’s basically still the same family-friendly, wonderful place to stay. Whether you’re skiing at Magic Mountain Ski Area next door (you can […]

Magic Mountain Vermont

Magic Mountain: The Best Kept Secret in Southern Vermont

“Don’t write about this place!” My new friend Steve’s voice echoed back up the hill at me as we dove, skis first, into a deep stand of pines worthy of a Robert Frost poem. Our kids, all boys, were somewhere up ahead dipping and swerving around the trees. I’m not sure who felt younger, them or […]