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 Reasons to Love Skiing at Pico Mountain

6 Reasons to Love Skiing at Pico Mountain

March 7, 2017

  Pico Mountain is a ski area with heart. Just a few miles from Killington Resort, Pico offers family-friendly trails, convenient mountain access, and a low-key atmosphere. With 57 trails and a vertical drop of nearly 2,000 feet, Pico manages to give visitors both big mountain terrain and a small mountain feel. I spent a … 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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Reconnect with Nature at Stratton Camps

Reconnect with Nature at Stratton Camps

July 13, 2016

Stratton Camps for Kids Connecting with nature is what summer is all about when you’re a child. While my family is fortunate enough to live in Vermont and enjoy the outdoors year-round, it’s not always easy to slow down and take full advantage of everything the state has to offer. To escape the daily grind, … 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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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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Summer and Fall Mountain Adventures at Bromley Ski Area

Summer and Fall Mountain Adventures at Bromley Ski Area

August 25, 2015

A weekend trip to Bromley is exactly what my family needed. After a somewhat hectic, overscheduled summer, we found our visit to the mountain to be a perfect escape. A spacious ski condo complete with an outdoor pool, trail hikes and the ski area’s summer fun park made our two-night stay one of the highlights … Read More

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The Cochran’s Ski Tots Experience and Keeping Kids Interested

The Cochran’s Ski Tots Experience and Keeping Kids Interested

February 6, 2015

In the end, my 3-year-old daughter preferred making snow angels over pizza pies. And that’s OK. If there’s one thing I learned from the Ski Tots program, it’s to go with the flow. Teaching my daughter Phoebe to ski at Cochran’s Ski Area turned out to be a valuable lesson in parenting, and a memorable … Read More

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