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Summer Adventure Parks Offer Vermont Mountain Family Fun

Think winter is the only time for your kids to have fun at Vermont’s ski resorts? Guess again. Summer brings a slew of adventure activities that don’t require snow or skis. My family has a long tradition of spending summer vacation in the Vermont mountains and we’re never at a loss for things to do. […]

Stay and Play at Jay Peak

Staying In case you hadn’t noticed, Jay Peak has experienced some growth in the last few years. Actually, a lot of growth. This season they added the Stateside Hotel making it the third new property to open in just the last four years. This affordable option for families is adjacent to the Mountain Kids Adventure Center […]

Becoming a Skiing Family at Bolton Valley Resort

Bolton Valley Resort is one of those ski resorts that is steeped in old school charm and loved by the locals. Conveniently located between Burlington and nearby towns of Stowe and Waterbury, there is loads to see and do both on and off the mountains. The views from the top of the mountain are stunning […]

Skiing Stowe Mountain Resort

Skiing Stowe Mountain Resort With Kids

It doesn’t get much more Vermont classic than Stowe. Not only is it home to Mount Mansfield, the highest mountain in the state, but this iconic mountain also has the distinction of being shaped like a man’s face. The summit is the chin – what kid wouldn’t want to ski that? Full disclosure is necessary […]

Unpretentious Mount Snow Great for Families

A few things you should know about Mount Snow: It’s the closest Vermont ski resort to all major metro areas to the south, which means less time in the car and more time on vacation. The Tubing Hill is faster than it looks. The mountain is small enough to be manageable, but large enough to […]

Zip Lining with ArborTrek Tours at Smugglers’ Notch

Maybe it was the idea that my husband and I had the morning to ourselves while the kids were at all day ski camp. Or maybe it was the thrill-seeker in me who’s been pretty dormant since having kids. Whatever it was, it was completely satisfied on our December morning zip line tour at ArborTrek […]

Cross-country Skiing with Kids in Stowe

Like my children do now, I spent most weekends as a kid on the ski hills here in Vermont. It wasn’t until after college that I really began to enjoy cross-country skiing. It’s a quieter and warmer, an incredible workout, and allows a more intimate connection with nature–not exactly high priorities for my eight- and […]