When Ski Kids Grow Up: From Never-evers to Life-timers

When Ski Kids Grow Up: From Never-evers to Life-timers

February 16, 2015

Not too long ago Friday nights in our house were pretty chaotic. For years our kids participated in a weekly ski program. It was always a scramble to find a lost ski mitten, layout long johns, and pack the ski bags. Living in Vermont, we were determined that our kids were going to learn ski because … Read More

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Learning to Ski at Stowe Mountain Resort

Learning to Ski at Stowe Mountain Resort

February 10, 2015

I have wanted to learn to ski for as long as I can remember. Growing up in a beach-loving, cold-eschewing family, skiing was not high on our list of recreational activities. In elementary school, many of my classmates would line up once a week during the winter months to board the after-school ski club bus … Read More

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The Cochran’s Ski Tots Experience and Keeping Kids Interested

The Cochran’s Ski Tots Experience and Keeping Kids Interested

February 6, 2015

In the end, my 3-year-old daughter preferred making snow angels over pizza pies. And that’s OK. If there’s one thing I learned from the Ski Tots program, it’s to go with the flow. Teaching my daughter Phoebe to ski at Cochran’s Ski Area turned out to be a valuable lesson in parenting, and a memorable … Read More

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Catch Some Air (Safely) at Sugarbush Resort With A Freestyle Lesson

Catch Some Air (Safely) at Sugarbush Resort With A Freestyle Lesson

February 3, 2015

It’s my personal belief that there are two kinds of downhill skiers: Those who like to keep their skis firmly on the ground and those who love to feel the air rushing underneath them. As someone who falls squarely into the first category, it’s hard for me to appreciate my twelve-year-old son Tommy’s insatiable desire to … Read More

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Vermont Ski Deals

January 20, 2015

  Let’s face it, skiing is an expensive sport. I can hear your wallet crying from here. If you are anything like me, you are constantly trying to figure out ways to shell out less cash and still spend lots of time on the slopes. Between the gear, the garb, the lift tickets, the lessons, food and lodging it … Read More

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Learning Patience and Perseverance  from an Olympian

Learning Patience and Perseverance from an Olympian

January 16, 2015

By Erica Houskeeper It’s not every day an Olympic gold medalist skis with your preschooler. Unless you’re in the Ski Tots program at Cochran’s Ski Area. I started the Ski Tots program in early January with my three-year-old daughter, Phoebe. The four-week program teaches parents how to teach their preschoolers to ski. How hard could … Read More

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Top Reasons for Families to Ski Mad River Glen

Top Reasons for Families to Ski Mad River Glen

January 13, 2015

If you’ve driven to or through Vermont or skied there, then you’ve probably seen the red and white stickers decorating everything from car bumpers and Thule boxes to helmets, boots, even road signs. “Mad River Glen: Ski It If You Can,” they proclaim. Are these stickers a challenge? A warning? A joke? An expression of … Read More

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Teaching Parents and Kids at Cochran’s

Teaching Parents and Kids at Cochran’s

January 5, 2015

by Erica Houskeeper I come from a family of educators, but the teaching gene somehow passed me by. My grandfather and mother were teachers, and my sister and brother carried on the family legacy in public schools and state colleges. For me, teaching is not something that ever came naturally. But then I became a … Read More

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