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Free range kids at Vermont's Bolton Valley Resort

Free Range Kids at Bolton Valley Resort

My three girls frequently accuse me of being overprotective, but I don’t consider myself to be the hovering sort. If they’re going to walk into town after school, they need to be with friends. When I’m not home when they get off the bus, they need to let me know they’ve arrived safe and sound. At […]

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Bolton Valley Ski School Focuses on the Fun

My daughter Phoebe is a bit of a reluctant skier. At four years old, she enjoys parts of skiing, but she doesn’t exactly love the effort that comes with it—carrying her equipment up the hill, learning how to make French fries and pizza pies with her skis, and pulling herself up when she falls down […]

Ten Things I Loved About our Family (Ski) Holiday in Vermont

If you’ve ever gone on a Vermont family ski vacation, then you know the drill. You get home and everyone demands stats: How many runs you took, how many inches of snow there were, what the temperature was. So it was that when my family (13-year-old Tommy, 10-year-old Teddy, and husband Matt) and I got home from a […]

Trapp Family Lodge: Home for the Holidays

It was beginning to look a lot like Christmas when our family checked into the Trapp Family Lodge the weekend before the holidays. Set high on the hill in Stowe, Vermont, this European-style hotel is an ideal place for families to spend the winter break. Every year the staff plans tons of yuletide fun for the kids. This can […]

Biking and Bonding at Smugglers’ Notch

The All Mountain Mamas had the opportunity recently to test our limits during an adventurous work-retreat in beautiful Smugglers’ Notch and Stowe, Vermont. From climbing high at ArborTrek at Smugglers’ Notch to soaring along Stowe Mountain Resort’s giant zip line, we came together for three days of adrenaline boosting fun balanced by brainstorming sessions, yoga, […]

Flying Mamas: Experiencing Stowe’s New ZipTour

I recently had an opportunity to try out the new ZipTour adventure at Stowe. I am not an adrenaline junkie nor do I care for heights. Knowing that, you would think that I would have opted out of something that required me to launch myself off of the top Mt. Mansfield and fly down the […]

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Plan a Summer Mountain Vacation at Smugglers’ Notch

Smugglers’ Notch Resort is a favorite winter destination for families for many reasons – from the programs at the Snow Sports University to the slope-side hot-chocolate-and-sing-along bonfires it’s the perfect place to learn to ski. But sadly, winter does come to an end leaving us with the question of where to spend our summer vacation. […]

An Evening on the Mountain – Night Skiing at Bolton Valley

“It’s 3:57!” My 10-year old daughter called over her shoulder. “If we hurry we can go one more time!” How often have you heard those words on a ski trip? Catching the last chair is one of the quintessential moments of a skier’s day and timing that second-to-last-run to make it down before the clock […]

Learning to Ski at Stowe Mountain Resort

I have wanted to learn to ski for as long as I can remember. Growing up in a beach-loving, cold-eschewing family, skiing was not high on our list of recreational activities. In elementary school, many of my classmates would line up once a week during the winter months to board the after-school ski club bus […]