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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 […]