Kombi Base Layer – Not Your Old Long Johns

Kombi Base Layer – Not Your Old Long Johns

October 12, 2014

Living in Upstate New York I’m used to cold, long winters and for the most part you layer up and deal with it. But things changed last winter as I was back on the slopes after a long hiatus and needed to have some real warm weather gear. It was also the first winter my … Read More

READ MORE
5 Steps for Planning a Vermont Family Ski Vacation

5 Steps for Planning a Vermont Family Ski Vacation

October 8, 2014

It can be hard in the fall to get into the winter mindset, but before you know it the snow will be flying and you’ll be itching to hit the slopes. A little planning now will not only give you more options when it comes to lodging, it will save you money because many resorts offer … Read More

READ MORE
Rossignol Temptation Skis: Great for Versatile Women

Rossignol Temptation Skis: Great for Versatile Women

March 29, 2014

I feel like I should start this review with a disclaimer, which is to say that I am not a gear expert. Growing up in a family of hardcore, no-whining, East Coast skiers who also happened to be frugal Yankees, my attitude toward ski equipment tends toward the “if it gets you down the hill, … Read More

READ MORE
Tips for Skiing With Kids in the Cold

Tips for Skiing With Kids in the Cold

March 17, 2014

The winter of 2014 has been an especially cold one for Vermont and skiing families have had to contend with multiple visits from the Polar Vortex. But up here in the North Country there are always days throughout the winter when the temperature dips well below freezing. What should you do if this happens during … Read More

READ MORE
Choosing A Helmet for Your Kids

Choosing A Helmet for Your Kids

December 14, 2013

As a kid growing up in Vermont, helmets for snow sports were virtually unheard of. Thankfully today, with a mountain of research behind the movement, helmets are more the norm than exception on the slopes—and for very good reason. “A concussion is a brain bruise which can lead to temporary impairment and a disturbance of … Read More

READ MORE
Getting Geared: How to Suit Your Family Up for Ski Season

Getting Geared: How to Suit Your Family Up for Ski Season

December 13, 2013

Here is the litany of a skiing mom on crisp, Vermont winter mornings: Four pairs of ski socks? Check. Four pairs of long underwear? Check. Four helmets? Check. Four pairs of goggles? Check. Eight mittens and four neckwarmers? Check. While my children squirm impatiently I insist on double and triple checking that we have everything … Read More

READ MORE