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Ten Ways to Create A Family Ski Tradition

Before we became a skiing family, I’d been daunted by the idea of doing so. I thought it would be tough to learn to ski as an adult, I thought our kids would be cold and whine, I thought we wouldn’t be able to afford it. As it turned out, all of my concerns were […]

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 […]

Top Twelve Family Moments of the 2015-16 Ski Season

The 2015-16 ski and snowboard season in Vermont was quite an adventure. The Mamas and their families embraced the wacky weather and enjoyed quality time on and off of snow. Here are Mama’s top twelve family moments in Vermont from the 2015-16 ski and snowboard season: Bringing the Dog – Dana Freeman My chocolate lab […]

Are Ski Resorts Really Pet Friendly?

I have a chocolate lab named Kona. He is the heart and soul of our family. In a way I think of him as my third child. What pet owner doesn’t? My family travels quite often and I feel guilty leaving Kona at home, despite the fact that I know he is in good hands with our pet […]

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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 […]