Stay and Play at Jay Peak

Stay and Play at Jay Peak

March 28, 2014

Staying In case you hadn’t noticed, Jay Peak has experienced some growth in the last few years. Actually, a lot of growth. This season they added the Stateside Hotel making it the third new property to open in just the last four years. This affordable option for families is adjacent to the Mountain Kids Adventure Center … Read More

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Learning to Snowboard at Stratton

Learning to Snowboard at Stratton

March 11, 2014

When you grow up in Vermont it is pretty much a given that you will put your kids in a weekend ski program by the time they are in Kindergarten, if not before. Both my kids learned to ski at Bolton Valley in their Ridge Runners Program. Along the way, each of them expressed an interest … Read More

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Staying at Stratton Mountain Resort

Staying at Stratton Mountain Resort

February 16, 2014

If your family is planning a visit to one of Vermont’s largest ski areas, there are a few things you should know before choosing your lodging that will make your trip more enjoyable.  First, Stratton is expansive. It has 97 trails with two separate base lodge areas. There are a lot of on and off … Read More

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The Mountain, The Myth, The Legend: Suicide Six

The Mountain, The Myth, The Legend: Suicide Six

February 7, 2014

Don’t let the name fool you! Suicide Six is one of the most family friendly ski resorts in Vermont. Albeit small – just 23 trails, 2 chairlifts and a J Bar – it boasts 30% beginner and 40% novice slopes.  When Wallace “Bunny” Bertram wanted to move the ski resort from its original location on … Read More

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Understated Luxury at the Woodstock Inn and Resort

Understated Luxury at the Woodstock Inn and Resort

February 3, 2014

When I think of a picture perfect Vermont town, Woodstock immediately comes to mind. Main Street is lined with charming shops, galleries, restaurants and boutiques. Among them you will find F. H. Gillingham & Sons, the general store that opened in 1886 and is still owned and operated by the same family.  This idyllic setting … Read More

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Learn to Turn with Ski Vermont

Learn to Turn with Ski Vermont

January 9, 2014

Do you dream about becoming the next Lindsey Vonn or Bode Miller? No? Me, neither, but I did dream about a family pastime that would get us outside all winter long. I pictured days spent on the slopes together and evenings capped off with steaming mugs of hot chocolate by the fireplace in the lodge.  … Read More

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