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6 Ways to Get the Most Out of Kids’ Ski Lessons

Learning to ski or snowboard at an early age is the perfect way to help young children instill a love for winter. Exploring the slopes helps kids build self-confidence, meet new friends and develop a lifelong affinity for the outdoors. My five-year-old daughter, Phoebe, is gearing up for her third year of skiing lessons. Over […]

Family Safety on the Slopes

At this time of year the leaves are just about gone, daylight savings time is upon us, the mountains in the distance become snow- (or frost-) covered – and those of us who love winter sports start to dig out our gear. But, while we are thinking about how much fun we are going to […]

Summertime Fun at Vermont Ski Resorts

We all know the magic of the Vermont mountains in the winter and this past season’s incredible conditions will long be remembered as some of the best ever. But the mercury is on the rise and that means hot summertime fun! Here’s a round-up of all kinds of awesome happening at the Green Mountain ski […]

When Ski Kids Grow Up: From Never-evers to Life-timers

Not too long ago Friday nights in our house were pretty chaotic. For years our kids participated in a weekly ski program. It was always a scramble to find a lost ski mitten, layout long johns, and pack the ski bags. Living in Vermont, we were determined that our kids were going to learn ski because […]

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5 Steps for Planning a Vermont Family Ski Vacation

It can be hard in the fall to get into the winter mindset, but before you know it the snow will be flying and you’ll be itching to hit the slopes. A little planning now will not only give you more options when it comes to lodging, it will save you money because many resorts offer […]

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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. […]

Spring Ski Deals for Families

There’s a saying in Vermont, “if you don’t like the weather, just wait a minute,” and this is particularly true in March. While Mother Nature is tempting us with hints of spring, Old Father Winter is holding on tight this year, delivering some of the best snow we’ve seen all season up in the mountains. […]