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Come Home to the Mountains at Trapp Family Lodge

The image of Julie Andrews circling around an alpine meadow in the middle of the Austrian Alps is one of the most iconic scenes in an iconic film. And part of what makes The Sound of Music so rightly famous is the fact that its story is based on a real one. What happened to […]

Smugglers Notch Resort Cat Trax Express Evening Tour

Think Skiing Is the Only Way to See Smuggs? Think Again

Smuggler’s Notch Resort is home to three mountains and 78 ski trails, so it would be easy to think that the best way to get around is on lifts and skis or a snowboard (with maybe the occasional pair of snowshoes thrown in). But if you aren’t yet proficient on downhill skis, prefer cross country […]

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Sweet Fun on the Trapp Family Lodge Sugar Maple Tour

Salt and pepper, cream and sugar, bread and butter, maple syrup and Vermont – some things are just meant to go together. As a huge maple syrup aficionado (I put it in everything from my homemade bread and granola to salad dressing and sauces.) I was excited to go on the Sugar Maple Tour during […]

adventure center Stowe

It’s All About Adventure at Stowe Ski School

The first time I skied at Stowe Mountain Resort was back in 1993 when I was hired as a photographer to take portraits of skiers posed near Mount Mansfield’s legendary Front Four trails. Those were the days of one-piece ski suits, pre-parabolic skis, and film cameras. My photography job involved long hours but had some […]

Smugglers Notch Resort With Teens

Why Smugglers’ Notch Resort Is Tops for Skiing Teens

Smugglers’ Notch Resort bills itself as America’s Family Resort, a well-justified title. In addition to three mountains for skiing and riding, the resort has all the things that children and their parents love including fantastic kid-friendly lesson programs; a full-service, accredited daycare facility; indoor pools; a nice tubing hill; and hot chocolate so copious that […]

Smugglers' Notcha Resort for young families

Smuggs for Young Families: A Perfect Ski Trip with Baby

Smugglers’ Notch, more often referred to as “Smuggs,”  is well-known as a top family ski destination in Vermont, and is often found on the Top 10 lists for family ski destinations in the world. I’ve mentioned this friendly fact to multitudes of families planning ski vacations to Vermont, but have never had the firsthand experience […]

Smuggs Award-Winning Ski School

Is It Winter Yet? Looking Forward to Family Fun at Smuggs

Smuggs holds a special place in my family’s collective memory because it is where my younger son Teddy really learned to ski. It was 2011, and his brother Tommy, then eight, couldn’t get enough time on the mountain. My husband Matt had also just learned to ski and was also loving it, while I had […]

5 Amazing Things Your Teens Can Do at Smugglers’ Notch

Seasoned parents know that traveling with older kids can be easier than with toddlers. However, anyone who has ever traveled with teens knows it has its own set of challenges. Teenagers are usually glued to their electronics and always seem to be bored despite having plenty of things to do. The key to a successful […]

How to Find the Perfect Lodging at Jay Peak Resort

Lodging choices at Jay Peak Resort are plentiful. Families can stay in condos, cottages, townhouses or hotel rooms and suites. Each type of accommodation is unique in its own way. You can stay on the mountain, close to the golf course or just a short walk to either. Some units have full-sized kitchens, others have kitchenettes. With […]