Jay Peak Ski School Brings on the Fun

Jay Peak Ski School Brings on the Fun

January 5, 2020

Ski instructor Kory Gozjack strolled into the Stateside Hotel & Base Lodge and greeted my daughter like a dear old friend. “How are you, Phoebe?” he asked, crouching down to meet her at eye level. My 8-year-old beamed and smiled right back. “Pretty good,” Phoebe answered. After my husband and I briefed Gozjack about Phoebe’s … Read More

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Best Family Ski Deals for the 2019-20 Season

Best Family Ski Deals for the 2019-20 Season

December 10, 2019

If you’re looking to ski or snowboard with your family, Vermont is the place to be this winter. With as much as 25 feet of annual snowfall and state-of-the-art snowmaking and grooming equipment, Vermont ski areas are ideal for family skiing and riding. Many Vermont resorts offer a variety of lift ticket, lesson, and lodging … Read More

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Preparing Your Child for Ski  Lessons

Preparing Your Child for Ski Lessons

September 30, 2019

Winter is just around the corner, and that means it’s almost time for skiing and riding. If you’re thinking about enrolling your child in ski lessons, now is the time to explore ski school programs and register for the upcoming season. Ski or snowboard lessons can help develop your child’s confidence on the hill and … Read More

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A 7-Year-Old Discovers Her Potential at Sugarbush

A 7-Year-Old Discovers Her Potential at Sugarbush

February 10, 2019

My 7-year-old’s approach to doing things outside of her comfort zone is to resist, resist, resist. Phoebe fights certain things again and again until she figures them out. It happened when she was learning to ride a bike and learning to swim. It also happened with skiing. She has been skiing since the age of … Read More

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Two Ski Areas, One Farm: The Magic of a Route 100 Getaway

Two Ski Areas, One Farm: The Magic of a Route 100 Getaway

August 30, 2018

The air felt cooler when we turned right off Route 100 and made our way up a dirt road in Rochester. After driving for 90 minutes with my 7-year-old daughter, Phoebe, we were eager to arrive at our destination, stretch our legs and settle in. With just a half-mile to go, I turned off the … Read More

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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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A Family Winter Getaway to Mount Snow

A Family Winter Getaway to Mount Snow

February 21, 2018

As a lifelong skier and nearly lifelong Vermonter, it’s natural to assume that I’ve traversed every ski area in Vermont. I grew up skiing at places like Stratton, Bromley, and Magic, and later spent many days at Stowe, Sugarbush, Smugglers’ Notch, Bolton, and Burke. Until recently, I had never skied at Mount Snow. I’m not … Read More

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5 Ways to Make the Most of Mount Snow in the Fall

5 Ways to Make the Most of Mount Snow in the Fall

September 15, 2017

Fall foliage season is almost here, and southern Vermont is one of my favorite places to be when the leaves change. If you’re looking to explore the outdoors this fall, the Mount Snow region has it all, from hiking to mountain biking to fishing. Ride the Bluebird Express to the Summit What better way to … Read More

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