Prepping for the Ski Season With Teens

Prepping for the Ski Season With Teens

November 30, 2019

When my sons were younger they didn’t have much awareness about prepping for ski season. But now that Tommy is 17 and Teddy is 14, they not only know that ski season is coming – they start talking about it around the time that school starts. So what do we do as a family to … Read More

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Why Burke Mountain May Be Vermont’s Best Kept Secret

Why Burke Mountain May Be Vermont’s Best Kept Secret

March 4, 2019

If you’re like me, you may never have given much thought to Burke Mountain Resort. I mean sure, it’s the home of Burke Mountain Academy where the repeat Olympic and World Cup champion Mikaela Shiffrin trained. But it’s also tucked off to the side of Vermont, closer to New Hampshire’s White Mountains than the Green … Read More

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A Parent’s Guide to Getting in Shape for Ski Season

A Parent’s Guide to Getting in Shape for Ski Season

December 4, 2018

I clutched the bark of a small pine tree, my skis wedged desperately into the snow. The nominal trail below me descended sharply into the forest, marked only by a few ski tracks, the most recent left behind by my 15-year-old son, Tommy who stood somewhere I couldn’t see calling up to me as I … Read More

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Prost! Celebrating Austria at von Trapp Brewing’s Bierhall

Prost! Celebrating Austria at von Trapp Brewing’s Bierhall

October 29, 2018

Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe has always had restaurants that celebrated the Austrian heritage of its founders, but until recently they were missing that greatest of traditional venues – the von Trapp Bierhall. This is the kind of restaurant that’s short on ceremony and long on homey, hearty specialties, the kind of restaurant where you can … Read More

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Come Home to the Mountains at Trapp Family Lodge

Come Home to the Mountains at Trapp Family Lodge

March 28, 2018

The image of Julie Andrews circling around an alpine meadow in the middle of the Austrian Alps is one of the most iconic scenes in an iconic film. And part of what makes The Sound of Music so rightly famous is the fact that its story is based on a real one. What happened to … Read More

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