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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Stay n’ Play at the Quechee Club

Stay n’ Play at the Quechee Club

September 13, 2016

Quechee is just as picturesque as you might imagine any small Vermont town to be. There are covered bridges, several quaint inns, a few locally owned stores and restaurants, and no big box stores. Making up a significant portion of the area is the Quechee Lakes Landowner’s Association (QLLA). Individuals who own a home within this … 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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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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Off-Mountain at Okemo

Off-Mountain at Okemo

September 18, 2015

Ski resorts are no longer closing up shop at the end of the season when the snow melts. Most, like Okemo Mountain Resort, now stay open year round. Vacationing at ski resort during the summer or fall is becoming an increasingly popular choice for families who enjoy outdoor adventures. Despite being known for its big-mountain skiing and snowboarding, Okemo is also home to some … Read More

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