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Gravity on Wheels: Downhill Mountain Biking at Mount Snow Resort

My three girls are pretty avid bike riders. We’ve got a great bicycle path near our house where we ride frequently and last summer they pedaled an impressive 150-miles along a converted rail trail in Quebec. Yet despite their comfort on two wheels, they were hesitant to try downhill mountain biking. And despite my own enthusiasm […]

The Mamas Favorite Summer Moments

Last summer the All Mountain Mamas visited Smugglers’ Notch and Stowe Mountain Resort together, not only to try new summer activities, but to connect as a team of writers, travelers and moms. Here are some of our favorite memories from the trip. Mara There are few places better suited to a girls getaway weekend than […]

Top Twelve Family Moments of the 2015-16 Ski Season

The 2015-16 ski and snowboard season in Vermont was quite an adventure. The Mamas and their families embraced the wacky weather and enjoyed quality time on and off of snow. Here are Mama’s top twelve family moments in Vermont from the 2015-16 ski and snowboard season: Bringing the Dog – Dana Freeman My chocolate lab […]

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Kids are King of the Hill at Suicide Six Ski Area

I’m not sure that grownups are strictly necessary at Suicide Six Ski Area outside Woodstock, Vermont, except perhaps to run the lifts. I know that within minutes of the end our first run my ten- and thirteen-year-old sons had hopped on the small double chairlift together and disappeared without a backward glance. No adults meant no […]

Ten Things I Loved About our Family (Ski) Holiday in Vermont

If you’ve ever gone on a Vermont family ski vacation, then you know the drill. You get home and everyone demands stats: How many runs you took, how many inches of snow there were, what the temperature was. So it was that when my family (13-year-old Tommy, 10-year-old Teddy, and husband Matt) and I got home from a […]

A Passport to Skiing & Fun for Fifth Graders

Free skiing and riding! Up to 88 days at 17 Vermont mountains and Nordic centers! Did I mention that it’s FREE? Ski Vermont Fifth Grade Passport Program + your child = a whole season of fun Now that I have your attention, let’s get down to specifics. We all know that lift tickets aren’t cheap. […]

Off-Mountain at Okemo

Ski resorts are no longer closing up shop at the end of the season when the snow melts. Most, like Okemo Mountain Resort, now stay open year round. Vacationing at ski resort during the summer or fall is becoming an increasingly popular choice for families who enjoy outdoor adventures. Despite being known for its big-mountain skiing and snowboarding, Okemo is also home to some […]

Stratton Mountain Resort Vermont Fall Fun

Foliage and Family Fun at Stratton Mountain Resort

I didn’t have my family with me when I visited Stratton Mountain Resort in autumn 2014, and was constantly saying to myself, “if only the boys were here they’d be having such a great time!” Leaf peeping may not be on most kids’ agendas, but Stratton does a great job of making sure you’ll all stay entertained while […]

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Summer and Fall Mountain Adventures at Bromley Ski Area

A weekend trip to Bromley is exactly what my family needed. After a somewhat hectic, overscheduled summer, we found our visit to the mountain to be a perfect escape. A spacious ski condo complete with an outdoor pool, trail hikes and the ski area’s summer fun park made our two-night stay one of the highlights […]