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Top Summer Family Events at Vermont Ski Resorts

Summer 2018 is almost underway, and we know planning your family to-do list is also well underway. With cool mountain breezes and sun-soaked forests paired with family friendly resorts and tons of activities, Vermont should already be on your summer must-do list. If you’re looking for great family friendly events to entertain everyone from 1 […]

Mountain Top for a Family Retreat

Fireplace? Check. Gorgeous views of the Green Mountains? Check. Comfy beds? Check. Access to snow sports? Check. Hot tub? Check. Other than the obvious essentials like food, beer and wine, this is what I need to have a great vacation. Add in my husband, son and the grandparents, and it’s the recipe for a perfect […]

Come Home to the Mountains at Trapp Family Lodge

The image of Julie Andrews circling around an alpine meadow in the middle of the Austrian Alps is one of the most iconic scenes in an iconic film. And part of what makes The Sound of Music so rightly famous is the fact that its story is based on a real one. What happened to […]

Smugglers Notch Resort Cat Trax Express Evening Tour

Think Skiing Is the Only Way to See Smuggs? Think Again

Smuggler’s Notch Resort is home to three mountains and 78 ski trails, so it would be easy to think that the best way to get around is on lifts and skis or a snowboard (with maybe the occasional pair of snowshoes thrown in). But if you aren’t yet proficient on downhill skis, prefer cross country […]

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Sweet Fun on the Trapp Family Lodge Sugar Maple Tour

Salt and pepper, cream and sugar, bread and butter, maple syrup and Vermont – some things are just meant to go together. As a huge maple syrup aficionado (I put it in everything from my homemade bread and granola to salad dressing and sauces.) I was excited to go on the Sugar Maple Tour during […]

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Vermont Holiday Ski Trip – Four Mountains, Four Days

Our first indication of the approaching weather arrived in the form of an email a few days before Christmas. The message was from the woman whose Vermont cabin we were due to rent for four nights leading into New Year’s. This would be our family’s first time taking a Vermont holiday ski trip and everyone […]

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Why Smugglers’ Notch Resort Is Tops for Skiing Teens

Smugglers’ Notch Resort bills itself as America’s Family Resort, a well-justified title. In addition to three mountains for skiing and riding, the resort has all the things that children and their parents love including fantastic kid-friendly lesson programs; a full-service, accredited daycare facility; indoor pools; a nice tubing hill; and hot chocolate so copious that […]

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Smuggs for Young Families: A Perfect Ski Trip with Baby

Smugglers’ Notch, more often referred to as “Smuggs,”  is well-known as a top family ski destination in Vermont, and is often found on the Top 10 lists for family ski destinations in the world. I’ve mentioned this friendly fact to multitudes of families planning ski vacations to Vermont, but have never had the firsthand experience […]

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A Family Winter Getaway to Mount Snow

As a lifelong skier and nearly lifelong Vermonter, it’s natural to assume that I’ve traversed every ski area in Vermont. I grew up skiing at places like Stratton, Bromley, and Magic, and later spent many days at Stowe, Sugarbush, Smugglers’ Notch, Bolton, and Burke. Until recently, I had never skied at Mount Snow. I’m not […]

Weathering Vermont: The Magic Transformation of a Ski Weekend

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 rise during the second week of January, topping out in the mid-fifties the Friday of […]