Ten Ways to Create A Family Ski Tradition

Ten Ways to Create A Family Ski Tradition

November 2, 2016

  Before we became a skiing family, I’d been daunted by the idea of doing so. I thought it would be tough to learn to ski as an adult, I thought our kids would be cold and whine, I thought we wouldn’t be able to afford it. As it turned out, all of my concerns … Read More

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Put Mount Snow’s Oktoberfest on your Fall To-Do List!

Put Mount Snow’s Oktoberfest on your Fall To-Do List!

September 8, 2016

The hot dog hung suspended in the air like magic against a backdrop of brilliant blue October sky. It had been launched seconds earlier by a young man whose gaze was now fixed intently on the flying wiener, watching to see if his partner on the other side of the dirt road would make the … Read More

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Gravity on Wheels: Downhill Mountain Biking at Mount Snow Resort

Gravity on Wheels: Downhill Mountain Biking at Mount Snow Resort

June 24, 2016

My three girls are pretty avid bike riders. We’ve got a great bicycle path near our house where we ride frequently and last summer they pedaled an impressive 150-miles along a converted rail trail in Quebec. Yet despite their comfort on two wheels, they were hesitant to try downhill mountain biking. And despite my own enthusiasm … Read More

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The Way to Jay – A Multigen Weekend at Jay Peak

The Way to Jay – A Multigen Weekend at Jay Peak

March 30, 2016

Bringing my dad on a ski trip is kind of an oxymoron. The man hates cold and snow more than just about anyone else I know and I blame his aversion to all things winter for my learning to ski so late in life. On the flip side my dad loves to travel and is … 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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Quintessential Quechee – 3 Days in the Vermont Countryside

Quintessential Quechee – 3 Days in the Vermont Countryside

September 28, 2015

The sun glinted off the windshield and I turned my car down a tranquil, Vermont country lane. As the road wound past a meadow, the quiet buzz of whatever critters lived among the swaths of wildflowers could be heard through our open windows. Marshland Farm, our first destination, came into view just beyond a lily-studded … Read More

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Biking and Bonding at Smugglers’ Notch

Biking and Bonding at Smugglers’ Notch

September 10, 2015

The All Mountain Mamas had the opportunity recently to test our limits during an adventurous work-retreat in beautiful Smugglers’ Notch and Stowe, Vermont. From climbing high at ArborTrek at Smugglers’ Notch to soaring along Stowe Mountain Resort’s giant zip line, we came together for three days of adrenaline boosting fun balanced by brainstorming sessions, yoga, … Read More

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