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Stay and Play at Jay Peak

Staying In case you hadn’t noticed, Jay Peak has experienced some growth in the last few years. Actually, a lot of growth. This season they added the Stateside Hotel making it the third new property to open in just the last four years. This affordable option for families is adjacent to the Mountain Kids Adventure Center […]

The Perfect Family Ski Vacation at Okemo Mountain Resort

  Tons of trails with lots of high-speed lifts to service them? Check. Plenty of glade skiing that’s not too hard? Of course. Grooming galore? Yeppers. A terrain park or two? You know it. Oh, and did I mention the mountain coaster? Welcome to Okemo Mountain Resort – south-central Vermont’s family skiing paradise, home to […]

Skiing with kids

Tips for Skiing With Kids in the Cold

The winter of 2014 has been an especially cold one for Vermont and skiing families have had to contend with multiple visits from the Polar Vortex. But up here in the North Country there are always days throughout the winter when the temperature dips well below freezing. What should you do if this happens during […]

Becoming a Skiing Family at Bolton Valley Resort

Bolton Valley Resort is one of those ski resorts that is steeped in old school charm and loved by the locals. Conveniently located between Burlington and nearby towns of Stowe and Waterbury, there is loads to see and do both on and off the mountains. The views from the top of the mountain are stunning […]

Learning to Snowboard at Stratton

When you grow up in Vermont it is pretty much a given that you will put your kids in a weekend ski program by the time they are in Kindergarten, if not before. Both my kids learned to ski at Bolton Valley in their Ridge Runners Program. Along the way, each of them expressed an interest […]

Fine Dining for Families at the Trapp Family Lodge

On a recent ski weekend getaway at Bolton Valley Resort, we decided to take the kids to the famous Trapp Family Lodge in nearby Stowe for dinner. Yes, a bit of the Julie Andrews fan in me yearned to throw my arms out and sing, but I really wanted to delight in the Austrian inspired […]

Affordable Family Fun at Bromley – Vermont’s Sun Mountain

Located just outside the picturesque New England town of Manchester, Vermont’s Bromley Mountain provides great skiing for families of all abilities with unpretentious grace. Bromley prides itself as Vermont’s Sun Mountain, and rightfully so, as it’s southern exposure provides just about every trail with full on rays all day long. Bromley is the mountain you go […]

The Mountain, The Myth, The Legend: Suicide Six

Don’t let the name fool you! Suicide Six is one of the most family friendly ski resorts in Vermont. Albeit small – just 23 trails, 2 chairlifts and a J Bar – it boasts 30% beginner and 40% novice slopes.  When Wallace “Bunny” Bertram wanted to move the ski resort from its original location on […]

The Sweet Spot Waitsfield Vermont ice cream

Ski-Trip Eats for Families in the Mad River Valley

I’m not sure what my family looks forward to more when we’re on a Vermont ski trip – days on the mountain or evenings spent sampling all of the ubiquitous delicious local food. If your kids are like mine, they end their ski days ravenous and ready for a hearty meal. Happily, the Mad River […]