Teens Take on The Beast – A Killington Adventure

Teens Take on The Beast – A Killington Adventure

March 17, 2019

My oldest daughter’s high school ski club has been taking a weekend trip to Killington for years. The first time she and her friends signed up to participate they were freshman and my reaction was, “Why the heck do you guys have to go to Killington? Killington’s huge! Can’t they take you to Bolton Valley … Read More

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A 7-Year-Old Discovers Her Potential at Sugarbush

A 7-Year-Old Discovers Her Potential at Sugarbush

February 10, 2019

My 7-year-old’s approach to doing things outside of her comfort zone is to resist, resist, resist. Phoebe fights certain things again and again until she figures them out. It happened when she was learning to ride a bike and learning to swim. It also happened with skiing. She has been skiing since the age of … Read More

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Unwind at Okemo (Yes, even with a Toddler)

Unwind at Okemo (Yes, even with a Toddler)

January 20, 2019

You know that special place that you go to when you just need to relax and take a deep breath? Maybe it’s a room in your house, or a vacation spot, or a family home. It gives you a feeling of calm and acceptance and all your stresses falls away. Jackson Gore at Okemo has … Read More

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Two Ski Areas, One Farm: The Magic of a Route 100 Getaway

Two Ski Areas, One Farm: The Magic of a Route 100 Getaway

August 30, 2018

The air felt cooler when we turned right off Route 100 and made our way up a dirt road in Rochester. After driving for 90 minutes with my 7-year-old daughter, Phoebe, we were eager to arrive at our destination, stretch our legs and settle in. With just a half-mile to go, I turned off the … Read More

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Weathering Vermont: The Magic Transformation of a Ski Weekend

Weathering Vermont: The Magic Transformation of a Ski Weekend

February 16, 2018

Our motley crew of 14 covered plenty of ground over a ski weekend at Okemo! Vermonters call it the January Thaw and it’s notorious, wreaking havoc on the carefully honed snow base that ski areas begin nurturing in November. After a couple of weeks of frigid, blustery weather after the holidays, the mercury began to … 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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6 Reasons to Love Skiing at Pico Mountain

6 Reasons to Love Skiing at Pico Mountain

March 7, 2017

  Pico Mountain is a ski area with heart. Just a few miles from Killington Resort, Pico offers family-friendly trails, convenient mountain access, and a low-key atmosphere. With 57 trails and a vertical drop of nearly 2,000 feet, Pico manages to give visitors both big mountain terrain and a small mountain feel. I spent a … 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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