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

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

March 9, 2017

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 … Read More

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A Luxury Ski and Spa Getaway at the Hermitage Club

A Luxury Ski and Spa Getaway at the Hermitage Club

February 28, 2017

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 … Read More

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A Tale of Two Ski Lessons at Mad River Glen

A Tale of Two Ski Lessons at Mad River Glen

January 12, 2017

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, … Read More

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Families Can Ski on the Sunny Side at Bromley

Families Can Ski on the Sunny Side at Bromley

November 23, 2016

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 … Read More

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Tips for Fitting a Family Ski Vacation into Your Calendar

Tips for Fitting a Family Ski Vacation into Your Calendar

October 28, 2016

With a teen and pre-teen in my house, life is pretty busy. Between school, homework, music lessons, sports teams and karate it can be hard to figure out just how to get through our complicated weeks, let alone fit any skiing in. This is true even though we all love and cherish our ski days … Read More

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Choose Your Own Family Adventure at Stowe Mountain Resort

Choose Your Own Family Adventure at Stowe Mountain Resort

September 14, 2016

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 … Read More

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Get the Family Golfing at Sugarbush Resort

Get the Family Golfing at Sugarbush Resort

September 8, 2016

“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 … Read More

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