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Trapp Family Lodge Sugar House_Tour

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 […]

Smugglers Notch Resort With Teens

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 […]

Smugglers' Notcha Resort for young families

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 […]

Smuggs Award-Winning Ski School

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Haystack Mountain Hermitage Club

A Luxury Ski and Spa Getaway at the Hermitage Club

As I inhaled deeply and stretched my arms overhead in the dim room I marveled that I could feel both alert and revived and relaxed at the same time. I’ll admit that I almost never take the time to warm up my muscles before I ski, often to the detriment of my legs, back and […]

Ski Lesson Mad River Glen

A Tale of Two Ski Lessons at Mad River Glen

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, […]

Get The Led Out

Parents’ Night Out at Jay Peak Resort

In the last decade, ski resorts have evolved to become so much more than destinations for skiing and riding. They now offer many alternate activities to keep families entertained both on and off the mountain. You will find tubing hills, ice skating rinks, rock climbing walls, spas, and more. No longer do ski weekends have to […]