Why Burke Mountain May Be Vermont’s Best Kept Secret

Why Burke Mountain May Be Vermont’s Best Kept Secret

March 4, 2019

If you’re like me, you may never have given much thought to Burke Mountain Resort. I mean sure, it’s the home of Burke Mountain Academy where the repeat Olympic and World Cup champion Mikaela Shiffrin trained. But it’s also tucked off to the side of Vermont, closer to New Hampshire’s White Mountains than the Green … Read More

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Into the Woods – Exploring the Bolton Valley Backcountry

Into the Woods – Exploring the Bolton Valley Backcountry

January 11, 2019

Our family has been skiing at Bolton Valley for several years now and in that time it’s been impossible not to hear tell of Bolton’s famed backcountry. Being a bit of an adrenaline junkie, I love the exhilaration of downhill skiing. I’m often the first one in my family in line for the lift in … Read More

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Raise ‘Em Jay, A Multi-Family Ski Vacay

Raise ‘Em Jay, A Multi-Family Ski Vacay

November 17, 2018

My mother isn’t a skier. So when I put tiny (yet somehow still oversized) boots on my one-year-old in our ski-in/ski-out condo at Jay Peak, she shook her head in disapproval, and said “You’re torturing the poor kid.” I flashed her my “Love you, Mom!” grin and happily suggested she might be wrong. My father … Read More

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Prost! Celebrating Austria at von Trapp Brewing’s Bierhall

Prost! Celebrating Austria at von Trapp Brewing’s Bierhall

October 29, 2018

Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe has always had restaurants that celebrated the Austrian heritage of its founders, but until recently they were missing that greatest of traditional venues – the von Trapp Bierhall. This is the kind of restaurant that’s short on ceremony and long on homey, hearty specialties, the kind of restaurant where you can … Read More

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Come Home to the Mountains at Trapp Family Lodge

Come Home to the Mountains at Trapp Family Lodge

March 28, 2018

The image of Julie Andrews circling around an alpine meadow in the middle of the Austrian Alps is one of the most iconic scenes in an iconic film. And part of what makes The Sound of Music so rightly famous is the fact that its story is based on a real one. What happened to … Read More

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Think Skiing Is the Only Way to See Smuggs? Think Again

Think Skiing Is the Only Way to See Smuggs? Think Again

March 22, 2018

Smuggler’s Notch Resort is home to three mountains and 78 ski trails, so it would be easy to think that the best way to get around is on lifts and skis or a snowboard (with maybe the occasional pair of snowshoes thrown in). But if you aren’t yet proficient on downhill skis, prefer cross country … Read More

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Sweet Fun on the Trapp Family Lodge Sugar Maple Tour

Sweet Fun on the Trapp Family Lodge Sugar Maple Tour

March 15, 2018

Salt and pepper, cream and sugar, bread and butter, maple syrup and Vermont – some things are just meant to go together. As a huge maple syrup aficionado (I put it in everything from my homemade bread and granola to salad dressing and sauces.) I was excited to go on the Sugar Maple Tour during … Read More

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