A Parent’s Guide to Getting in Shape for Ski Season

A Parent’s Guide to Getting in Shape for Ski Season

December 4, 2018

I clutched the bark of a small pine tree, my skis wedged desperately into the snow. The nominal trail below me descended sharply into the forest, marked only by a few ski tracks, the most recent left behind by my 15-year-old son, Tommy who stood somewhere I couldn’t see calling up to me as I … Read More

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Raise ‘Em Jay, A Multi-Family Ski Vacay

Raise ‘Em Jay, A Multi-Family Ski Vacay

November 17, 2018

My mother isn’t a skier. So when I put tiny (yet somehow still oversized) boots on my one-year-old in our ski-in/ski-out condo at Jay Peak, she shook her head in disapproval, and said “You’re torturing the poor kid.” I flashed her my “Love you, Mom!” grin and happily suggested she might be wrong. My father … Read More

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Fall Foliage is Peaking at Vermont Resorts

Fall Foliage is Peaking at Vermont Resorts

October 4, 2018

Fall foliage is popping at elevation in Vermont, and it’s the perfect time to head to the hills to enjoy the beautiful colors of autumn in the mountains. Take a hike. Ride a lift. Enjoy one of the many events celebrating the harvest season. Or just stay at a wonderful inn or resort and take … 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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Top Summer Family Events at Vermont Ski Resorts

Top Summer Family Events at Vermont Ski Resorts

May 17, 2018

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 … Read More

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Mountain Top for a Family Retreat

Mountain Top for a Family Retreat

April 18, 2018

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 … Read More

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

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

March 22, 2018

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 … Read More

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Sweet Fun on the Trapp Family Lodge Sugar Maple Tour

Sweet Fun on the Trapp Family Lodge Sugar Maple Tour

March 15, 2018

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 … Read More

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