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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 […]

Planning a Family Ski Vacation Made Simple

All Mountain Mamas Family Ski Trip Tips Let’s face it, the initial thought of planning your family’s first ever (or even second or third) ski trip can be slightly overwhelming. For those unfamiliar to with the sport or snowy destinations in general, the thought of snowy winter adventures on strange equipment is downright alien. Fortunately, […]

Gravity on Wheels: Downhill Mountain Biking at Mount Snow Resort

My three girls are pretty avid bike riders. We’ve got a great bicycle path near our house where we ride frequently and last summer they pedaled an impressive 150-miles along a converted rail trail in Quebec. Yet despite their comfort on two wheels, they were hesitant to try downhill mountain biking. And despite my own enthusiasm […]

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5 Ways to Help Your Preschooler Learn to Love Skiing

By Erica Houskeeper A few days after Valentine’s Day, my 4-year-old daughter fell in love with skiing. It certainly didn’t start out that way. Earlier this season, Phoebe seemed to be somewhere between annoyed and indifferent about skiing. Being the good-natured person she is, Phoebe tolerated skiing but didn’t exactly embrace the sport. Even though […]

Freeskiing Kids at Mount Snow’s Grommet Jam

Mount Snow Resort, Vermont’s most southern ski destination, is unique in that it’s one of few ski destinations with an entire mountain face dedicated to features and terrain based skiing and riding, Carinthia Parks. Carinthia is a mountain of it’s own with 9 distinct parks and over 100 features for varying skill and ability levels. To […]

Relearning Turns at the Stratton Women on Snow Ski Camp

“Wow.” That wraps up the general feeling in the car as three women drive north on Vermont’s Route 7 from Stratton, heading back to Burlington. We’re down two of our group, as they had to head south. We’re all returning home after completing Stratton’s nationally recognized Women on Snow Camp in January. Erica, Dana and […]

Ski School Fun at Okemo Mountain Resort

Another ski season has finally arrived, albeit a bit late this year. My family took advantage of the ski school at Okemo Mountain Resort and we booked lessons for both kids so they could get their ski legs back. Okemo’s snowmaking ability allowed them to open more trails earlier in the season than most, even […]

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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 […]