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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Ski-Trip Eats for Families in the Mad River Valley

Ski-Trip Eats for Families in the Mad River Valley

January 21, 2014

I’m not sure what my family looks forward to more when we’re on a Vermont ski trip – days on the mountain or evenings spent sampling all of the ubiquitous delicious local food. If your kids are like mine, they end their ski days ravenous and ready for a hearty meal. Happily, the Mad River … Read More

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Sugarbush Ski & Ride School: Fun, Safe Instruction for Kids of All Ages

Sugarbush Ski & Ride School: Fun, Safe Instruction for Kids of All Ages

January 15, 2014

 Any wise ski resort knows that its future depends on getting children safely up on the mountain and loving to ski or board. Sugarbush Resort in Warren is no exception and demonstrates its dedication to the younger generation with its top-notch Ski & Ride School. My eight- and eleven-year-old alpine-skiing sons participated in the Sugarbush … 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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Vermont or bust: Driving to the Green Mountain State

Vermont or bust: Driving to the Green Mountain State

December 17, 2013

You can always tell when my family has been to Vermont in the winter. We return with our car chock full of skis and gear, the outside of it proudly covered with a layer of road salt and dirt. Although I live in Delaware, just south of Philadelphia, I visit Vermont four or five times … Read More

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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

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