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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 […]

Top Budgeting Tips for Family Ski Trips

Family vacations can be hard on the wallet, and skiing and riding are not considered cheap sports. The Mamas know that a little planning and budgeting can go a long way in saving money and enjoying more family bonding experiences in Vermont’s mountains. Don’t let winter fun pass your family by. Try the Mama’s favorite […]

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, […]

Two Peaks of Fun at the Okemo Ski and Ride School

This picture perfectly sums up an awesome family weekend and the experience my oldest had at the Okemo Ski and Ride School. She whipped out a trail map during dinner at Okemo’s Coleman Brook Tavern to show us all of the trails she explored throughout her day as part of the the Mountain Explorer program. […]

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 […]

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 […]