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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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

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