The Rewards of a Late Winter Ski Weekend at Bromley

The Rewards of a Late Winter Ski Weekend at Bromley

March 20, 2018

The roads were snow-covered and slick as we traveled along Route 11 to Bromley. It was dumping outside during a March Nor’easter, and the snow had no signs of letting up. When we scheduled our winter ski weekend trip to Bromley Mountain a couple of months ago, I had wondered if skiing in March would … Read More

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It’s All About Adventure at Stowe Ski School

It’s All About Adventure at Stowe Ski School

March 15, 2018

The first time I skied at Stowe Mountain Resort was back in 1993 when I was hired as a photographer to take portraits of skiers posed near Mount Mansfield’s legendary Front Four trails. Those were the days of one-piece ski suits, pre-parabolic skis, and film cameras. My photography job involved long hours but had some … Read More

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Is It Winter Yet? Looking Forward to Family Fun at Smuggs

Is It Winter Yet? Looking Forward to Family Fun at Smuggs

October 31, 2017

Smuggs holds a special place in my family’s collective memory because it is where my younger son Teddy really learned to ski. It was 2011, and his brother Tommy, then eight, couldn’t get enough time on the mountain. My husband Matt had also just learned to ski and was also loving it, while I had … 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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6 Ways to Get the Most Out of Kids’ Ski Lessons

6 Ways to Get the Most Out of Kids’ Ski Lessons

November 16, 2016

Learning to ski or snowboard at an early age is the perfect way to help young children instill a love for winter. Exploring the slopes helps kids build self-confidence, meet new friends and develop a lifelong affinity for the outdoors. My five-year-old daughter, Phoebe, is gearing up for her third year of skiing lessons. Over … 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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Bromley’s Ski School –  What a Difference A Year Makes

Bromley’s Ski School – What a Difference A Year Makes

February 11, 2015

This time last year my family embarked on our second family ski trip EVER to Bromley Mountain in southern Vermont and it was a huge learning experience. Between the gear rentals, the hesitancy of our kids at first to try the magic carpet, and just our own unease as parents getting back into skiing, it was … Read More

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