Vermont Holiday Ski Trip – Four Mountains, Four Days

Vermont Holiday Ski Trip – Four Mountains, Four Days

March 7, 2018

Our first indication of the approaching weather arrived in the form of an email a few days before Christmas. The message was from the woman whose Vermont cabin we were due to rent for four nights leading into New Year’s. This would be our family’s first time taking a Vermont holiday ski trip and everyone … Read More

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Lifelong Skills My Daughter Learned at Bolton Valley

Lifelong Skills My Daughter Learned at Bolton Valley

March 22, 2017

Back in middle school, I was skiing on a trail under a chairlift when I hit a steep, icy patch and started to panic. My upper body stiffened as I shifted into a snowplow and awkwardly skidded my way down the hill. For a moment I thought no one noticed, but then I heard someone … Read More

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5 Ways to Help Your Preschooler Learn to Love Skiing

5 Ways to Help Your Preschooler Learn to Love Skiing

March 24, 2016

A few days after Valentine’s Day, my 4-year-old daughter fell in love with skiing. It certainly didn’t start out that way. Earlier this season, Phoebe seemed to be somewhere between annoyed and indifferent about skiing. Being the good-natured person she is, Phoebe tolerated skiing but didn’t exactly embrace the sport. Even though she had enjoyed … Read More

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Free Range Kids at Bolton Valley Resort

Free Range Kids at Bolton Valley Resort

February 23, 2016

My three girls frequently accuse me of being overprotective, but I don’t consider myself to be the hovering sort. If they’re going to walk into town after school, they need to be with friends. When I’m not home when they get off the bus, they need to let me know they’ve arrived safe and sound. At … Read More

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Bolton Valley Ski School Focuses on the Fun

Bolton Valley Ski School Focuses on the Fun

January 12, 2016

My daughter Phoebe is a bit of a reluctant skier. At four years old, she enjoys parts of skiing, but she doesn’t exactly love the effort that comes with it—carrying her equipment up the hill, learning how to make French fries and pizza pies with her skis, and pulling herself up when she falls down … Read More

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Skiers Choice: Top Family Dining Spots in Vermont

Skiers Choice: Top Family Dining Spots in Vermont

December 18, 2015

Ski and snowboard families relish in refueling and there may be no better place to find great grub than in and around ski resorts. Vermont restaurants were sourcing locally before it was a thing, have access to some of the worlds best libations, and  downright adore feeding hungry skiers and riders. Here the Mamas talk … Read More

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Top Ten Family Moments in Vermont

Top Ten Family Moments in Vermont

April 23, 2015

What a season in Vermont! The Mamas enjoyed some of the best ski and ride conditions that Vermont resorts have seen in years. We also enjoyed trying new activities and reaching new milestones as a family.  Here are our top ten family moments in Vermont from the 2014-15 ski and snowboard season: 1. Discovering Magic … Read More

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An Evening on the Mountain – Night Skiing at Bolton Valley

An Evening on the Mountain – Night Skiing at Bolton Valley

March 20, 2015

“It’s 3:57!” My 10-year old daughter called over her shoulder. “If we hurry we can go one more time!” How often have you heard those words on a ski trip? Catching the last chair is one of the quintessential moments of a skier’s day and timing that second-to-last-run to make it down before the clock … Read More

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When Ski Kids Grow Up: From Never-evers to Life-timers

When Ski Kids Grow Up: From Never-evers to Life-timers

February 16, 2015

Not too long ago Friday nights in our house were pretty chaotic. For years our kids participated in a weekly ski program. It was always a scramble to find a lost ski mitten, layout long johns, and pack the ski bags. Living in Vermont, we were determined that our kids were going to learn ski because … Read More

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