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Dale of Norway Offers Stylish Performance

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 […]

Darn Tough Socks

Must-Have Skis and Gear for the Family

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 […]

Family Safety on the Slopes

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 […]

Vermont Ski Deals

  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 […]

Kombi Base Layer – Not Your Old Long Johns

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 […]

Skiing with kids

Tips for Skiing With Kids in the Cold

The winter of 2014 has been an especially cold one for Vermont and skiing families have had to contend with multiple visits from the Polar Vortex. But up here in the North Country there are always days throughout the winter when the temperature dips well below freezing. What should you do if this happens during […]

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 […]