A Tale of Two Ski Lessons at Mad River Glen

A Tale of Two Ski Lessons at Mad River Glen

January 12, 2017

My first memory of downhill skiing at Mad River Glen involves a lot of snow. I ended up with clumps of it sticking to my Kelly green pom-pom hat (because in 1981 pretty much only racers wore helmets to ski), up inside my mittens and the bottom of my ski pants, scattered across my jacket and sadly, … Read More

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Families Can Ski on the Sunny Side at Bromley

Families Can Ski on the Sunny Side at Bromley

November 23, 2016

Bromley is known as Vermont’s Sun Mountain and my younger son Teddy is a cheerful soul I often refer to as my sunny boy. So when my husband Matt and I were invited to bring him for a complimentary visit in early March I hoped that they would be a good match for each other. I … Read More

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Tips for Fitting a Family Ski Vacation into Your Calendar

Tips for Fitting a Family Ski Vacation into Your Calendar

October 28, 2016

With a teen and pre-teen in my house, life is pretty busy. Between school, homework, music lessons, sports teams and karate it can be hard to figure out just how to get through our complicated weeks, let alone fit any skiing in. This is true even though we all love and cherish our ski days … Read More

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Choose Your Own Family Adventure at Stowe Mountain Resort

Choose Your Own Family Adventure at Stowe Mountain Resort

September 14, 2016

What’s the best family adventure you can have on a mountain without putting on a pair of skis? Since there isn’t snow year-round in Vermont (how I wish!) I’m always looking for the best answer to this question. I’m happy to report that when my family visited Stowe Mountain Resort one bright August morning we discovered … Read More

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Get the Family Golfing at Sugarbush Resort

Get the Family Golfing at Sugarbush Resort

September 8, 2016

“Golf is boring. It’s something only grownups like.” Spoken with the true wisdom that only a 14-year-old boy possesses. And with the true wisdom that only the mom of a 14-year-old boy possesses, I suggested to my husband Matt that perhaps he was, shall we say, less than likely to persuade our son Tommy otherwise. Generally … Read More

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Kids are King of the Hill at Suicide Six Ski Area

Kids are King of the Hill at Suicide Six Ski Area

February 23, 2016

I’m not sure that grownups are strictly necessary at Suicide Six Ski Area outside Woodstock, Vermont, except perhaps to run the lifts. I know that within minutes of the end our first run my ten- and thirteen-year-old sons had hopped on the small double chairlift together and disappeared without a backward glance. No adults meant no … Read More

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Ten Things I Loved About our Family (Ski) Holiday in Vermont

Ten Things I Loved About our Family (Ski) Holiday in Vermont

January 8, 2016

If you’ve ever gone on a Vermont family ski vacation, then you know the drill. You get home and everyone demands stats: How many runs you took, how many inches of snow there were, what the temperature was. So it was that when my family (13-year-old Tommy, 10-year-old Teddy, and husband Matt) and I got home from a … Read More

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A Passport to Skiing & Fun for Fifth Graders

A Passport to Skiing & Fun for Fifth Graders

December 9, 2015

Free skiing and riding! Up to 88 days at 17 Vermont mountains and Nordic centers! Did I mention that it’s FREE? Ski Vermont Fifth Grade Passport Program + your child = a whole season of fun Now that I have your attention, let’s get down to specifics. We all know that lift tickets aren’t cheap. … Read More

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