The Cochran’s Ski Tots Experience and Keeping Kids Interested

The Cochran’s Ski Tots Experience and Keeping Kids Interested

February 6, 2015

In the end, my 3-year-old daughter preferred making snow angels over pizza pies. And that’s OK. If there’s one thing I learned from the Ski Tots program, it’s to go with the flow. Teaching my daughter Phoebe to ski at Cochran’s Ski Area turned out to be a valuable lesson in parenting, and a memorable … Read More

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Catch Some Air (Safely) at Sugarbush Resort With A Freestyle Lesson

Catch Some Air (Safely) at Sugarbush Resort With A Freestyle Lesson

February 3, 2015

It’s my personal belief that there are two kinds of downhill skiers: Those who like to keep their skis firmly on the ground and those who love to feel the air rushing underneath them. As someone who falls squarely into the first category, it’s hard for me to appreciate my twelve-year-old son Tommy’s insatiable desire to … Read More

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Vermont Ski Deals

January 20, 2015

  Let’s face it, skiing is an expensive sport. I can hear your wallet crying from here. If you are anything like me, you are constantly trying to figure out ways to shell out less cash and still spend lots of time on the slopes. Between the gear, the garb, the lift tickets, the lessons, food and lodging it … Read More

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Learning Patience and Perseverance  from an Olympian

Learning Patience and Perseverance from an Olympian

January 16, 2015

By Erica Houskeeper It’s not every day an Olympic gold medalist skis with your preschooler. Unless you’re in the Ski Tots program at Cochran’s Ski Area. I started the Ski Tots program in early January with my three-year-old daughter, Phoebe. The four-week program teaches parents how to teach their preschoolers to ski. How hard could … Read More

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Top Reasons for Families to Ski Mad River Glen

Top Reasons for Families to Ski Mad River Glen

January 13, 2015

If you’ve driven to or through Vermont or skied there, then you’ve probably seen the red and white stickers decorating everything from car bumpers and Thule boxes to helmets, boots, even road signs. “Mad River Glen: Ski It If You Can,” they proclaim. Are these stickers a challenge? A warning? A joke? An expression of … Read More

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Teaching Parents and Kids at Cochran’s

Teaching Parents and Kids at Cochran’s

January 5, 2015

by Erica Houskeeper I come from a family of educators, but the teaching gene somehow passed me by. My grandfather and mother were teachers, and my sister and brother carried on the family legacy in public schools and state colleges. For me, teaching is not something that ever came naturally. But then I became a … Read More

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Food Planning Tips for Family Ski Trips

Food Planning Tips for Family Ski Trips

December 5, 2014

The gear is packed, the tickets purchased, and you’re on your way to another great weekend on Vermont’s slopes. But have you thought about feeding your family? The All Mountain Mamas have you covered with some of our own food planning tips! Meal planning while on the mountain varies by family, and more importantly by … Read More

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Kombi Base Layer – Not Your Old Long Johns

Kombi Base Layer – Not Your Old Long Johns

October 12, 2014

Living in Upstate New York I’m used to cold, long winters and for the most part you layer up and deal with it. But things changed last winter as I was back on the slopes after a long hiatus and needed to have some real warm weather gear. It was also the first winter my … Read More

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