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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Mountain Top for a Family Retreat

Mountain Top for a Family Retreat

April 18, 2018

Fireplace? Check. Gorgeous views of the Green Mountains? Check. Comfy beds? Check. Access to snow sports? Check. Hot tub? Check. Other than the obvious essentials like food, beer and wine, this is what I need to have a great vacation. Add in my husband, son and the grandparents, and it’s the recipe for a perfect … Read More

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Come Home to the Mountains at Trapp Family Lodge

Come Home to the Mountains at Trapp Family Lodge

March 28, 2018

The image of Julie Andrews circling around an alpine meadow in the middle of the Austrian Alps is one of the most iconic scenes in an iconic film. And part of what makes The Sound of Music so rightly famous is the fact that its story is based on a real one. What happened to … Read More

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Think Skiing Is the Only Way to See Smuggs? Think Again

Think Skiing Is the Only Way to See Smuggs? Think Again

March 22, 2018

Smuggler’s Notch Resort is home to three mountains and 78 ski trails, so it would be easy to think that the best way to get around is on lifts and skis or a snowboard (with maybe the occasional pair of snowshoes thrown in). But if you aren’t yet proficient on downhill skis, prefer cross country … Read More

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The Rewards of a Late Winter Ski Weekend at Bromley

The Rewards of a Late Winter Ski Weekend at Bromley

March 20, 2018

The roads were snow-covered and slick as we traveled along Route 11 to Bromley. It was dumping outside during a March Nor’easter, and the snow had no signs of letting up. When we scheduled our winter ski weekend trip to Bromley Mountain a couple of months ago, I had wondered if skiing in March would … Read More

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