A Parent’s Guide to Getting in Shape for Ski Season

A Parent’s Guide to Getting in Shape for Ski Season

December 4, 2018

I clutched the bark of a small pine tree, my skis wedged desperately into the snow. The nominal trail below me descended sharply into the forest, marked only by a few ski tracks, the most recent left behind by my 15-year-old son, Tommy who stood somewhere I couldn’t see calling up to me as I … Read More

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A Mother-Daughter Mental Health Day at Mount Snow

A Mother-Daughter Mental Health Day at Mount Snow

January 29, 2018

It started with a series of texts. “I’m taking a mental health day next week.” “Next Thursday.” “Just letting u know.” I was traveling on assignment in Finland’s frozen Lapland when Stella, my fifteen-year-old daughter, ping-ed me from the other side of the world. She’d been studying like crazy lately and needed a break. This … Read More

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Playing Hooky on Stratton Mountain

Playing Hooky on Stratton Mountain

November 29, 2017

Ever since our first family ski vacation back in February 2014, when my three girls and I surprised my husband with a visit to Stowe, we’ve made it a tradition to hit the slopes for his birthday. We haven’t always managed to time our travels to the actual day, but looking back, we’ve celebrated Daddy … Read More

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Dale of Norway Offers Stylish Performance

Dale of Norway Offers Stylish Performance

December 20, 2016

Started in 1879, Dale of Norway has long been recognized as a leader in the field of wool, and a brand synonymous with Nordic design and skiing. Norwegians have knit for centuries due to the need for practical yet stylish clothing for the Norwegian climate, and it’s no coincidence that Dale of Norway started their … Read More

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Must-Have Skis and Gear for the Family

Must-Have Skis and Gear for the Family

November 19, 2015

Ski and snowboard gear options can be overwhelming, making it hard to choose the right ones for you family. The Mamas and their families have tried so many  products out there and want to share some of their favorite finds with you.  Whether looking for the right skis for Mom and Dad, wondering how to … Read More

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Family Safety on the Slopes

Family Safety on the Slopes

November 3, 2015

At this time of year the leaves are just about gone, daylight savings time is upon us, the mountains in the distance become snow- (or frost-) covered – and those of us who love winter sports start to dig out our gear. But, while we are thinking about how much fun we are going 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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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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