The Perfect Family Ski Vacation at Okemo Mountain Resort

The Perfect Family Ski Vacation at Okemo Mountain Resort

March 27, 2014

  Tons of trails with lots of high-speed lifts to service them? Check. Plenty of glade skiing that’s not too hard? Of course. Grooming galore? Yeppers. A terrain park or two? You know it. Oh, and did I mention the mountain coaster? Welcome to Okemo Mountain Resort – south-central Vermont’s family skiing paradise, home to … Read More

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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

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Becoming a Skiing Family at Bolton Valley Resort

Becoming a Skiing Family at Bolton Valley Resort

March 12, 2014

Bolton Valley Resort is one of those ski resorts that is steeped in old school charm and loved by the locals. Conveniently located between Burlington and nearby towns of Stowe and Waterbury, there is loads to see and do both on and off the mountains. The views from the top of the mountain are stunning … 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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Fine Dining for Families at the Trapp Family Lodge

Fine Dining for Families at the Trapp Family Lodge

March 4, 2014

On a recent ski weekend getaway at Bolton Valley Resort, we decided to take the kids to the famous Trapp Family Lodge in nearby Stowe for dinner. Yes, a bit of the Julie Andrews fan in me yearned to throw my arms out and sing, but I really wanted to delight in the Austrian inspired … Read More

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Affordable Family Fun at Bromley – Vermont’s Sun Mountain

Affordable Family Fun at Bromley – Vermont’s Sun Mountain

February 20, 2014

Located just outside the picturesque New England town of Manchester, Vermont’s Bromley Mountain provides great skiing for families of all abilities with unpretentious grace. Bromley prides itself as Vermont’s Sun Mountain, and rightfully so, as it’s southern exposure provides just about every trail with full on rays all day long. Bromley is the mountain you go … Read More

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Unpretentious Mount Snow Great for Families

Unpretentious Mount Snow Great for Families

February 20, 2014

A few things you should know about Mount Snow: It’s the closest Vermont ski resort to all major metro areas to the south, which means less time in the car and more time on vacation. The Tubing Hill is faster than it looks. The mountain is small enough to be manageable, but large enough to … 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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