Teens Take on The Beast – A Killington Adventure

Teens Take on The Beast – A Killington Adventure

March 17, 2019

My oldest daughter’s high school ski club has been taking a weekend trip to Killington for years. The first time she and her friends signed up to participate they were freshman and my reaction was, “Why the heck do you guys have to go to Killington? Killington’s huge! Can’t they take you to Bolton Valley … Read More

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A 7-Year-Old Discovers Her Potential at Sugarbush

A 7-Year-Old Discovers Her Potential at Sugarbush

February 10, 2019

My 7-year-old’s approach to doing things outside of her comfort zone is to resist, resist, resist. Phoebe fights certain things again and again until she figures them out. It happened when she was learning to ride a bike and learning to swim. It also happened with skiing. She has been skiing since the age of … Read More

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By the Light of the Moon – An Uphill Adventure at Sugarbush

By the Light of the Moon – An Uphill Adventure at Sugarbush

February 1, 2019

As the mother of three daughters I’ve grown accustomed to being pulled in multiple directions – and navigating multiple personalities, sometimes even in the same child within the course of a few hours. So I’m always happy when an opportunity arises that allows me to travel with just one of my girls. As they enter … Read More

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Unwind at Okemo (Yes, even with a Toddler)

Unwind at Okemo (Yes, even with a Toddler)

January 20, 2019

You know that special place that you go to when you just need to relax and take a deep breath? Maybe it’s a room in your house, or a vacation spot, or a family home. It gives you a feeling of calm and acceptance and all your stresses falls away. Jackson Gore at Okemo has … Read More

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Into the Woods – Exploring the Bolton Valley Backcountry

Into the Woods – Exploring the Bolton Valley Backcountry

January 11, 2019

Our family has been skiing at Bolton Valley for several years now and in that time it’s been impossible not to hear tell of Bolton’s famed backcountry. Being a bit of an adrenaline junkie, I love the exhilaration of downhill skiing. I’m often the first one in my family in line for the lift in … Read More

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Top Tips for Skiing Stowe With Teens

Top Tips for Skiing Stowe With Teens

December 20, 2018

Stowe Mountain Resort is rightly famous for luxury. Visit the Spruce Peak side of the mountain and you’ll find a gorgeous village where the buildings all have soaring ceilings, the food from crepes to fries is high quality and delicious, and the amenities from the spa to the ski school are world class. But what … Read More

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Raise ‘Em Jay, A Multi-Family Ski Vacay

Raise ‘Em Jay, A Multi-Family Ski Vacay

November 17, 2018

My mother isn’t a skier. So when I put tiny (yet somehow still oversized) boots on my one-year-old in our ski-in/ski-out condo at Jay Peak, she shook her head in disapproval, and said “You’re torturing the poor kid.” I flashed her my “Love you, Mom!” grin and happily suggested she might be wrong. My father … Read More

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Prost! Celebrating Austria at von Trapp Brewing’s Bierhall

Prost! Celebrating Austria at von Trapp Brewing’s Bierhall

October 29, 2018

Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe has always had restaurants that celebrated the Austrian heritage of its founders, but until recently they were missing that greatest of traditional venues – the von Trapp Bierhall. This is the kind of restaurant that’s short on ceremony and long on homey, hearty specialties, the kind of restaurant where you can … Read More

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