Top Twelve Family Moments of the 2015-16 Ski Season

Top Twelve Family Moments of the 2015-16 Ski Season

May 10, 2016

The 2015-16 ski and snowboard season in Vermont was quite an adventure. The Mamas and their families embraced the wacky weather and enjoyed quality time on and off of snow. Here are Mama’s top twelve family moments in Vermont from the 2015-16 ski and snowboard season: Bringing the Dog – Dana Freeman My chocolate lab … 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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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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Foliage and Family Fun at Stratton Mountain Resort

Foliage and Family Fun at Stratton Mountain Resort

September 9, 2015

I didn’t have my family with me when I visited Stratton Mountain Resort in autumn 2014, and was constantly saying to myself, “if only the boys were here they’d be having such a great time!” Leaf peeping may not be on most kids’ agendas, but Stratton does a great job of making sure you’ll all stay entertained while … Read More

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Summer and Fall Mountain Adventures at Bromley Ski Area

Summer and Fall Mountain Adventures at Bromley Ski Area

August 25, 2015

A weekend trip to Bromley is exactly what my family needed. After a somewhat hectic, overscheduled summer, we found our visit to the mountain to be a perfect escape. A spacious ski condo complete with an outdoor pool, trail hikes and the ski area’s summer fun park made our two-night stay one of the highlights … Read More

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Flying Mamas: Experiencing Stowe’s New ZipTour

Flying Mamas: Experiencing Stowe’s New ZipTour

August 21, 2015

I recently had an opportunity to try out the new ZipTour adventure at Stowe. I am not an adrenaline junkie nor do I care for heights. Knowing that, you would think that I would have opted out of something that required me to launch myself off of the top Mt. Mansfield and fly down the … Read More

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