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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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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Ski, Baby, Ski: Getting Back on the Mountain After Birth

Ski, Baby, Ski: Getting Back on the Mountain After Birth

February 13, 2018

I huffed and puffed and my legs were like Jell-O. I still had half the run to make, but had to stop repeatedly to catch my breath and recenter. This was hard and exhausting, but also incredibly rewarding. I was so happy to be on the mountain, and smiling so much I almost starting laughing … Read More

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The Mamas Favorite Summer Moments

The Mamas Favorite Summer Moments

June 6, 2016

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 … Read More

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How to Prevent Ski Injuries

December 18, 2015

by James Slauterbeck, RD, orthopedic surgeon at The University of Vermont Medical Center Skiing is far from the most dangerous sport out there. In fact, the rate of serious injury in 2011/12 was 1 per 1 million skier/snowboarder visits (Source: NSAA Fact Sheet 2012) However, like any sport, there are some inherent risks. As an … Read More

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Cross-country Skiing with Kids in Stowe

Cross-country Skiing with Kids in Stowe

February 5, 2014

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 … Read More

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Understated Luxury at the Woodstock Inn and Resort

Understated Luxury at the Woodstock Inn and Resort

February 3, 2014

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 … Read More

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