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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 […]

The Mountain, The Myth, The Legend: Suicide Six

Don’t let the name fool you! Suicide Six is one of the most family friendly ski resorts in Vermont. Albeit small – just 23 trails, 2 chairlifts and a J Bar – it boasts 30% beginner and 40% novice slopes.  When Wallace “Bunny” Bertram wanted to move the ski resort from its original location on […]

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 […]

Navigating Killington with Kids

Aptly nicknamed “The Beast,” Killington is Vermont’s biggest ski area, which means there is a ton of great terrain to explore. I honestly think you could spend a week at Killington and never tire of all the mountain has to offer. The ski hill is organized into four distinct areas: Ramshead, Snowshed, K-1, and Bear […]

Understated Luxury at the Woodstock Inn and Resort

When I think of a picture perfect Vermont town, Woodstock immediately comes to mind. Main Street is lined with charming shops, galleries, restaurants and boutiques. Among them you will find F. H. Gillingham & Sons, the general store that opened in 1886 and is still owned and operated by the same family.  This idyllic setting […]

The Sweet Spot Waitsfield Vermont ice cream

Ski-Trip Eats for Families in the Mad River Valley

I’m not sure what my family looks forward to more when we’re on a Vermont ski trip – days on the mountain or evenings spent sampling all of the ubiquitous delicious local food. If your kids are like mine, they end their ski days ravenous and ready for a hearty meal. Happily, the Mad River […]

Plan Your Accommodations at Smugglers’ Notch

When I first walked into the condos at Smugglers’ Notch the unmistakable thing that stood out was the immense space. We were lucky enough to stay in one of the newer, premium three bedroom condos in the North Hill Community at Smuggs. This community is at the top end of the accommodations at Smuggs and […]

Learn to Turn at Bolton Valley Resort

Learn to Turn with Ski Vermont

Do you dream about becoming the next Lindsey Vonn or Bode Miller? No? Me, neither, but I did dream about a family pastime that would get us outside all winter long. I pictured days spent on the slopes together and evenings capped off with steaming mugs of hot chocolate by the fireplace in the lodge.  […]