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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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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