An Afternoon on Snowshoes at the Woodstock Inn

An Afternoon on Snowshoes at the Woodstock Inn

April 13, 2015

From its stately perch overlooking the green, the Woodstock Inn is a gracious focal point in this quaint Vermont village of unique shops and covered bridges. We had just spent 4 days skiing up at Bolton Valley and were making an overnight stop in Woodstock for some snowshoeing. Walking into the Inn’s inviting lobby, we … Read More

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A Parents-Only Escape to Killington Mountain

A Parents-Only Escape to Killington Mountain

February 24, 2015

The snow cat chugged up the trail as snow fell from the night sky and lift chairs hung, ghostlike, above our heads. Wrapped in wool blankets, we huddled together in the big, open-air sleigh being pulled behind the cat, our bodies insulated by both the blankets and the hot, spiked cider we’d just consumed. Rounding … Read More

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Stay in One Vermont Valley and Ski Three Resorts

Stay in One Vermont Valley and Ski Three Resorts

February 6, 2015

I love convenience as much as the next person, especially on a ski vacation. Staying slope side means parking and unpacking the car and then thinking only of what time you want to get up and catch the lift in the morning. But what about when the conditions aren’t great, limiting what is open at … Read More

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We All Love Waffles at Sugarbush Resort

We All Love Waffles at Sugarbush Resort

February 6, 2015

My kids love skiing so much that sometimes I can’t get them to stop for lunch. My older son in particular has been known to eat a PB&J and some carrot sticks in the lift line rather than head indoors for something hot. This means that by the end of the day, they are usually … Read More

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Catch Some Air (Safely) at Sugarbush Resort With A Freestyle Lesson

Catch Some Air (Safely) at Sugarbush Resort With A Freestyle Lesson

February 3, 2015

It’s my personal belief that there are two kinds of downhill skiers: Those who like to keep their skis firmly on the ground and those who love to feel the air rushing underneath them. As someone who falls squarely into the first category, it’s hard for me to appreciate my twelve-year-old son Tommy’s insatiable desire to … Read More

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Top Reasons for Families to Ski Mad River Glen

Top Reasons for Families to Ski Mad River Glen

January 13, 2015

If you’ve driven to or through Vermont or skied there, then you’ve probably seen the red and white stickers decorating everything from car bumpers and Thule boxes to helmets, boots, even road signs. “Mad River Glen: Ski It If You Can,” they proclaim. Are these stickers a challenge? A warning? A joke? An expression of … Read More

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Finding Your Inner Child at Okemo

Finding Your Inner Child at Okemo

December 23, 2014

Driving along Route 100 towards Okemo Mountain Resort, snow encrusted trees create a winter wonderland, the likes of which you’d find in a children’s fairytale book. My husband and I are meeting old friends and new for a weekend of skiing and eating at Okemo, and as we often do when we ski, we take … Read More

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Vermont + The Holidays = Skiing and Fun

Vermont + The Holidays = Skiing and Fun

December 8, 2014

In my family, Thanksgiving means one thing: A chance to gather with people we love in Vermont’s Mad River Valley. We have a very traditional New England Thanksgiving with virtually no variations to the menu allowed: From the Anadama bread stuffing to the creamed onions to the casserole we call “corn junk” everyone knows just what … Read More

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