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Ski Lesson Mad River Glen

A Tale of Two Ski Lessons at Mad River Glen

My first memory of downhill skiing at Mad River Glen involves a lot of snow. I ended up with clumps of it sticking to my Kelly green pom-pom hat (because in 1981 pretty much only racers wore helmets to ski), up inside my mittens and the bottom of my ski pants, scattered across my jacket and sadly, […]

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 […]

Sugarbush Resort view

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 […]

Top Reasons for Families to Ski Mad River Glen

If you’ve driven to or through Vermont or skied there, then you’ve probably seen the red and white stickers decorating everything from car bumpers and Thule boxes to helmets, boots, even road signs. “Mad River Glen: Ski It If You Can,” they proclaim. Are these stickers a challenge? A warning? A joke? An expression of […]

Mad River Valley swimming

Swimming in the Mad River Valley: A Summer Pleasure

Have your kids ever swum in a mountain river or lake? There’s nothing like the cold, silky feeling of totally natural water, untreated by chlorine. Swimming in Vermont is a total sensory experience – the air smells of mowed grass, the sun is warm and the water pretty much always cool. The mountains are deeply verdant against the […]

The Sweet Spot Waitsfield Vermont ice cream

Ski-Trip Eats for Families in the Mad River Valley

I’m not sure what my family looks forward to more when we’re on a Vermont ski trip – days on the mountain or evenings spent sampling all of the ubiquitous delicious local food. If your kids are like mine, they end their ski days ravenous and ready for a hearty meal. Happily, the Mad River […]