Weathering Vermont: The Magic Transformation of a Ski Weekend

Weathering Vermont: The Magic Transformation of a Ski Weekend

February 16, 2018

Vermonters call it the January Thaw and it’s notorious, wreaking havoc on the carefully honed snow base that ski areas begin nurturing in November. After a couple of weeks of frigid, blustery weather after the holidays, the mercury began to rise during the second week of January, topping out in the mid-fifties the Friday of … Read More

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Ski School Fun at Okemo Mountain Resort

Ski School Fun at Okemo Mountain Resort

January 24, 2016

Another ski season has finally arrived, albeit a bit late this year. My family took advantage of the ski school at Okemo Mountain Resort and we booked lessons for both kids so they could get their ski legs back. Okemo’s snowmaking ability allowed them to open more trails earlier in the season than most, even … Read More

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The Upside of Skiing in the Rain

The Upside of Skiing in the Rain

January 12, 2016

Sometimes winter throws us a curve ball. This season we’ve seen crazy warm temperatures in December, cold snaps, rain and even rainbows. Varying weather can stifle a family’s ski season if they let it. My advice – don’t let it! My family visited Okemo Mountain Resort for a weekend ski getaway in January and experienced … 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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Off-Mountain at Okemo

Off-Mountain at Okemo

September 18, 2015

Ski resorts are no longer closing up shop at the end of the season when the snow melts. Most, like Okemo Mountain Resort, now stay open year round. Vacationing at ski resort during the summer or fall is becoming an increasingly popular choice for families who enjoy outdoor adventures. Despite being known for its big-mountain skiing and snowboarding, Okemo is also home to some … 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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Two Peaks of Fun at the Okemo Ski and Ride School

Two Peaks of Fun at the Okemo Ski and Ride School

March 8, 2015

This picture perfectly sums up an awesome family weekend and the experience my oldest had at the Okemo Ski and Ride School. She whipped out a trail map during dinner at Okemo’s Coleman Brook Tavern to show us all of the trails she explored throughout her day as part of the the Mountain Explorer program. … Read More

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