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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Fall Foliage is Peaking at Vermont Resorts

Fall Foliage is Peaking at Vermont Resorts

October 4, 2018

Fall foliage is popping at elevation in Vermont, and it’s the perfect time to head to the hills to enjoy the beautiful colors of autumn in the mountains. Take a hike. Ride a lift. Enjoy one of the many events celebrating the harvest season. Or just stay at a wonderful inn or resort and take … Read More

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Two Ski Areas, One Farm: The Magic of a Route 100 Getaway

Two Ski Areas, One Farm: The Magic of a Route 100 Getaway

August 30, 2018

The air felt cooler when we turned right off Route 100 and made our way up a dirt road in Rochester. After driving for 90 minutes with my 7-year-old daughter, Phoebe, we were eager to arrive at our destination, stretch our legs and settle in. With just a half-mile to go, I turned off the … 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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