A Tale of Two Ski Lessons at Mad River Glen

A Tale of Two Ski Lessons at Mad River Glen

January 12, 2017

My first memory of downhill skiing at Mad River Glen involves a lot of snow. I ended up with clumps of it sticking to my Kelly green pom-pom hat (because in 1981 pretty much only racers wore helmets to ski), up inside my mittens and the bottom of my ski pants, scattered across my jacket and sadly, … Read More

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Dale of Norway Offers Stylish Performance

Dale of Norway Offers Stylish Performance

December 20, 2016

Started in 1879, Dale of Norway has long been recognized as a leader in the field of wool, and a brand synonymous with Nordic design and skiing. Norwegians have knit for centuries due to the need for practical yet stylish clothing for the Norwegian climate, and it’s no coincidence that Dale of Norway started their … Read More

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6 Ways to Get the Most Out of Kids’ Ski Lessons

6 Ways to Get the Most Out of Kids’ Ski Lessons

November 16, 2016

Learning to ski or snowboard at an early age is the perfect way to help young children instill a love for winter. Exploring the slopes helps kids build self-confidence, meet new friends and develop a lifelong affinity for the outdoors. My five-year-old daughter, Phoebe, is gearing up for her third year of skiing lessons. Over … Read More

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Ten Ways to Create A Family Ski Tradition

Ten Ways to Create A Family Ski Tradition

November 2, 2016

  Before we became a skiing family, I’d been daunted by the idea of doing so. I thought it would be tough to learn to ski as an adult, I thought our kids would be cold and whine, I thought we wouldn’t be able to afford it. As it turned out, all of my concerns … Read More

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Tips for Fitting a Family Ski Vacation into Your Calendar

Tips for Fitting a Family Ski Vacation into Your Calendar

October 28, 2016

With a teen and pre-teen in my house, life is pretty busy. Between school, homework, music lessons, sports teams and karate it can be hard to figure out just how to get through our complicated weeks, let alone fit any skiing in. This is true even though we all love and cherish our ski days … Read More

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Planning a Family Ski Vacation Made Simple

Planning a Family Ski Vacation Made Simple

October 12, 2016

All Mountain Mamas Family Ski Trip Tips Let’s face it, the initial thought of planning your family’s first ever (or even second or third) ski trip can be slightly overwhelming. For those unfamiliar to with the sport or snowy destinations in general, the thought of snowy winter adventures on strange equipment is downright alien. Fortunately, … Read More

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Gravity on Wheels: Downhill Mountain Biking at Mount Snow Resort

Gravity on Wheels: Downhill Mountain Biking at Mount Snow Resort

June 24, 2016

My three girls are pretty avid bike riders. We’ve got a great bicycle path near our house where we ride frequently and last summer they pedaled an impressive 150-miles along a converted rail trail in Quebec. Yet despite their comfort on two wheels, they were hesitant to try downhill mountain biking. And despite my own enthusiasm … Read More

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Top Twelve Family Moments of the 2015-16 Ski Season

Top Twelve Family Moments of the 2015-16 Ski Season

May 10, 2016

The 2015-16 ski and snowboard season in Vermont was quite an adventure. The Mamas and their families embraced the wacky weather and enjoyed quality time on and off of snow. Here are Mama’s top twelve family moments in Vermont from the 2015-16 ski and snowboard season: Bringing the Dog – Dana Freeman My chocolate lab … Read More

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