Ski Vermont Fifth Grade Passport Challenge

Twenty alpine ski resorts, one mom and two kids, and roughly 100 days between now and spring. With one Ski Vermont Fifth Grade Passport in hand, our goal now strikes me as almost comically ambitious: to ski every one of the resorts in the passport. From Jay Peak near the Canadian border to Mount Snow […]

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Playing Hooky on Stratton Mountain

Ever since our first family ski vacation back in February 2014, when my three girls and I surprised my husband with a visit to Stowe, we’ve made it a tradition to hit the slopes for his birthday. We haven’t always managed to time our travels to the actual day, but looking back, we’ve celebrated Daddy […]

Families that Ski Together, Stay Together

How to trick your teen into talking, and other family wisdom, from the All Mountain Mamas Parenthood will surprise even the most prepared of us. It’s full of ups and downs and all-arounds, and sometimes the simplest things like going to the grocery store can feel like a big deal with the family in tow. […]

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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 […]

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5 Ways to Make the Most of Mount Snow in the Fall

Fall foliage season is almost here, and southern Vermont is one of my favorite places to be when the leaves change. If you’re looking to explore the outdoors this fall, the Mount Snow region has it all, from hiking to mountain biking to fishing. Ride the Bluebird Express to the Summit What better way to […]

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 […]

Music in the Meadow at Trapp Family Lodge

Summer nights in Vermont were made for Music in the Meadow at Trapp Family Lodge. These concerts are a focal point of the Stowe, Vermont music scene. Pack a picnic, bring some wine, and listen to some great music while watching the sunset. It is the winning combination for a magical evening. The Setting and Seating […]

An All-Mountain Dad Weekend at Bromley

A Dad and Kids Ski Weekend at Bromley This past February, for the first time since we became a ski family four seasons ago, something new happened—we spent the weekend skiing in Vermont…at three different mountains. It started when our oldest daughter Stella, now a freshman in high school, came home one November afternoon with […]

5 Amazing Things Your Teens Can Do at Smugglers’ Notch

Seasoned parents know that traveling with older kids can be easier than with toddlers. However, anyone who has ever traveled with teens knows it has its own set of challenges. Teenagers are usually glued to their electronics and always seem to be bored despite having plenty of things to do. The key to a successful […]