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Stay and ski with kids at Stowe Mountain Lodge

Luxury is certainly something that varies a bit for each of us, but allow me to share my definition of it on a family ski trip. For me, it is getting up in the morning, putting on my ski clothes, and then, without once setting foot outside or picking up any gear, walking to a […]

Heaven's Gate Chair Sugarbush Resort

The Ins and Outs of Skiing Sugarbush Resort

Sugarbush Resort is a Vermont mountain icon, situated in center of the state and second only to Killington in skiable acres. The 56-year-old resort has changed a great deal since it was purchased by Win Smith in 2001, with improvements that include the construction of a lovely new base area and building for children’s programs […]

The Sweet Spot Waitsfield Vermont ice cream

Ski-Trip Eats for Families in the Mad River Valley

I’m not sure what my family looks forward to more when we’re on a Vermont ski trip – days on the mountain or evenings spent sampling all of the ubiquitous delicious local food. If your kids are like mine, they end their ski days ravenous and ready for a hearty meal. Happily, the Mad River […]

Driving to Vermont

Vermont or bust: Driving to the Green Mountain State

You can always tell when my family has been to Vermont in the winter. We return with our car chock full of skis and gear, the outside of it proudly covered with a layer of road salt and dirt. Although I live in Delaware, just south of Philadelphia, I visit Vermont four or five times […]

Ski Gear

Getting Geared: How to Suit Your Family Up for Ski Season

Here is the litany of a skiing mom on crisp, Vermont winter mornings: Four pairs of ski socks? Check. Four pairs of long underwear? Check. Four helmets? Check. Four pairs of goggles? Check. Eight mittens and four neckwarmers? Check. While my children squirm impatiently I insist on double and triple checking that we have everything […]