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5 Ways to Help Your Preschooler Learn to Love Skiing

By Erica Houskeeper 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 […]

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Free Range Kids at Bolton Valley Resort

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 […]

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Bolton Valley Ski School Focuses on the Fun

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 […]

Skiers Choice: Top Family Dining Spots in Vermont

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 […]

Top Ten Family Moments in Vermont

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 […]

An Evening on the Mountain – Night Skiing at Bolton Valley

“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 […]

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

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 […]

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Stay in One Vermont Valley and Ski Three Resorts

I love convenience as much as the next person, especially on a ski vacation. Staying slope side means parking and unpacking the car and then thinking only of what time you want to get up and catch the lift in the morning. But what about when the conditions aren’t great, limiting what is open at […]

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Family Summer Events at Vermont Ski Resorts

Does anyone not like fireworks? Or BBQs? Or parades? Planning family vacations around holidays and special events adds an element of fun and easy entertainment. It can also add that something special to a family trip, something that stays with everyone a little longer and can develop into a much anticipated annual tradition. Vermont ski […]

Becoming a Skiing Family at Bolton Valley Resort

Bolton Valley Resort is one of those ski resorts that is steeped in old school charm and loved by the locals. Conveniently located between Burlington and nearby towns of Stowe and Waterbury, there is loads to see and do both on and off the mountains. The views from the top of the mountain are stunning […]