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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 […]

Plan Your Accommodations at Smugglers’ Notch

When I first walked into the condos at Smugglers’ Notch the unmistakable thing that stood out was the immense space. We were lucky enough to stay in one of the newer, premium three bedroom condos in the North Hill Community at Smuggs. This community is at the top end of the accommodations at Smuggs and […]

Learn to Turn at Bolton Valley Resort

Learn to Turn with Ski Vermont

Do you dream about becoming the next Lindsey Vonn or Bode Miller? No? Me, neither, but I did dream about a family pastime that would get us outside all winter long. I pictured days spent on the slopes together and evenings capped off with steaming mugs of hot chocolate by the fireplace in the lodge.  […]

Driving to Vermont

Vermont or bust: Driving to the Green Mountain State

You can always tell when my family has been to Vermont in the winter. We return with our car chock full of skis and gear, the outside of it proudly covered with a layer of road salt and dirt. Although I live in Delaware, just south of Philadelphia, I visit Vermont four or five times […]

Helmet Safety

Choosing A Helmet for Your Kids

As a kid growing up in Vermont, helmets for snow sports were virtually unheard of. Thankfully today, with a mountain of research behind the movement, helmets are more the norm than exception on the slopes—and for very good reason. “A concussion is a brain bruise which can lead to temporary impairment and a disturbance of […]

Ski Gear

Getting Geared: How to Suit Your Family Up for Ski Season

Here is the litany of a skiing mom on crisp, Vermont winter mornings: Four pairs of ski socks? Check. Four pairs of long underwear? Check. Four helmets? Check. Four pairs of goggles? Check. Eight mittens and four neckwarmers? Check. While my children squirm impatiently I insist on double and triple checking that we have everything […]