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Ski School Fun at Okemo Mountain Resort

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 […]

The Upside of Skiing in the Rain

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 […]

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 […]

Off-Mountain at Okemo

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 […]

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 […]

Two Peaks of Fun at the Okemo Ski and Ride School

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. […]

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Finding Your Inner Child at Okemo

Driving along Route 100 towards Okemo Mountain Resort, snow encrusted trees create a winter wonderland, the likes of which you’d find in a children’s fairytale book. My husband and I are meeting old friends and new for a weekend of skiing and eating at Okemo, and as we often do when we ski, we take […]

Fall Foliage in Vermont: A Unique Family Getaway

What could be a better way to get excited for ski and snowboard season than to visit Vermont’s mountains during peak foliage? Due to the high population of sugar maple trees, Vermont puts on the best show of fall color this side of the globe. Not only is it one of the most beautiful times […]

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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 […]

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Summer Adventure Parks Offer Vermont Mountain Family Fun

Think winter is the only time for your kids to have fun at Vermont’s ski resorts? Guess again. Summer brings a slew of adventure activities that don’t require snow or skis. My family has a long tradition of spending summer vacation in the Vermont mountains and we’re never at a loss for things to do. […]