A Family Winter Getaway to Mount Snow

A Family Winter Getaway to Mount Snow

February 21, 2018

As a lifelong skier and nearly lifelong Vermonter, it’s natural to assume that I’ve traversed every ski area in Vermont. I grew up skiing at places like Stratton, Bromley, and Magic, and later spent many days at Stowe, Sugarbush, Smugglers’ Notch, Bolton, and Burke. Until recently, I had never skied at Mount Snow. I’m not … Read More

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Ski, Baby, Ski: Getting Back on the Mountain After Birth

Ski, Baby, Ski: Getting Back on the Mountain After Birth

February 13, 2018

I huffed and puffed and my legs were like Jell-O. I still had half the run to make, but had to stop repeatedly to catch my breath and recenter. This was hard and exhausting, but also incredibly rewarding. I was so happy to be on the mountain, and smiling so much I almost starting laughing … Read More

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Families that Ski Together, Stay Together

Families that Ski Together, Stay Together

November 29, 2017

How to trick your teen into talking, and other family wisdom, from the All Mountain Mamas Parenthood will surprise even the most prepared of us. It’s full of ups and downs and all-arounds, and sometimes the simplest things like going to the grocery store can feel like a big deal with the family in tow. … Read More

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

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

October 31, 2017

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 … Read More

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Music in the Meadow at Trapp Family Lodge

Music in the Meadow at Trapp Family Lodge

August 1, 2017

Summer nights in Vermont were made for Music in the Meadow at Trapp Family Lodge. These concerts are a focal point of the Stowe, Vermont music scene. Pack a picnic, bring some wine, and listen to some great music while watching the sunset. It is the winning combination for a magical evening. The Setting and Seating … Read More

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An All-Mountain Dad Weekend at Bromley

An All-Mountain Dad Weekend at Bromley

April 3, 2017

  A Dad and Kids Ski Weekend at Bromley This past February, for the first time since we became a ski family four seasons ago, something new happened—we spent the weekend skiing in Vermont…at three different mountains. It started when our oldest daughter Stella, now a freshman in high school, came home one November afternoon … Read More

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Lifelong Skills My Daughter Learned at Bolton Valley

Lifelong Skills My Daughter Learned at Bolton Valley

March 22, 2017

Back in middle school, I was skiing on a trail under a chairlift when I hit a steep, icy patch and started to panic. My upper body stiffened as I shifted into a snowplow and awkwardly skidded my way down the hill. For a moment I thought no one noticed, but then I heard someone … Read More

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New Owners Wave a Wand but Keep the Charm at Magic Mountain

New Owners Wave a Wand but Keep the Charm at Magic Mountain

March 9, 2017

After I first visited Magic Mountain Ski Area with my family two years ago, I wrote that it was the best kept secret in southern Vermont. I’m pretty sure that’s not true anymore, given that the resort won the first place 2016 Liftopia Best in Snow Award, which showcases the ski areas that skiers and riders are most passionate … Read More

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6 Reasons to Love Skiing at Pico Mountain

6 Reasons to Love Skiing at Pico Mountain

March 7, 2017

  Pico Mountain is a ski area with heart. Just a few miles from Killington Resort, Pico offers family-friendly trails, convenient mountain access, and a low-key atmosphere. With 57 trails and a vertical drop of nearly 2,000 feet, Pico manages to give visitors both big mountain terrain and a small mountain feel. I spent a … Read More

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