Sliding Sideways with Toddler Snowboard Lessons

Sliding Sideways with Toddler Snowboard Lessons

October 20, 2019

Why don’t we see more tiny snowboarders? I’m typically on skis myself, but it was a question that crossed my mind as I started to introduce my son to snow sports. The typical answer from skiing parents is that skiing is easier to pick up as it gives young kids more freedom of movement. I … Read More

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Preparing Your Child for Ski  Lessons

Preparing Your Child for Ski Lessons

September 30, 2019

Winter is just around the corner, and that means it’s almost time for skiing and riding. If you’re thinking about enrolling your child in ski lessons, now is the time to explore ski school programs and register for the upcoming season. Ski or snowboard lessons can help develop your child’s confidence on the hill and … Read More

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A 7-Year-Old Discovers Her Potential at Sugarbush

A 7-Year-Old Discovers Her Potential at Sugarbush

February 10, 2019

My 7-year-old’s approach to doing things outside of her comfort zone is to resist, resist, resist. Phoebe fights certain things again and again until she figures them out. It happened when she was learning to ride a bike and learning to swim. It also happened with skiing. She has been skiing since the age of … Read More

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The Rewards of a Late Winter Ski Weekend at Bromley

The Rewards of a Late Winter Ski Weekend at Bromley

March 20, 2018

The roads were snow-covered and slick as we traveled along Route 11 to Bromley. It was dumping outside during a March Nor’easter, and the snow had no signs of letting up. When we scheduled our winter ski weekend trip to Bromley Mountain a couple of months ago, I had wondered if skiing in March would … Read More

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It’s All About Adventure at Stowe Ski School

It’s All About Adventure at Stowe Ski School

March 15, 2018

The first time I skied at Stowe Mountain Resort was back in 1993 when I was hired as a photographer to take portraits of skiers posed near Mount Mansfield’s legendary Front Four trails. Those were the days of one-piece ski suits, pre-parabolic skis, and film cameras. My photography job involved long hours but had some … Read More

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Why Smugglers’ Notch Resort Is Tops for Skiing Teens

Why Smugglers’ Notch Resort Is Tops for Skiing Teens

March 6, 2018

Smugglers’ Notch Resort bills itself as America’s Family Resort, a well-justified title. In addition to three mountains for skiing and riding, the resort has all the things that children and their parents love including fantastic kid-friendly lesson programs; a full-service, accredited daycare facility; indoor pools; a nice tubing hill; and hot chocolate so copious that … Read More

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A Family Winter Getaway to Mount Snow

A Family Winter Getaway to Mount Snow

February 21, 2018

As a lifelong skier and nearly lifelong Vermonter, it’s natural to assume that I’ve traversed every ski area in Vermont. I grew up skiing at places like Stratton, Bromley, and Magic, and later spent many days at Stowe, Sugarbush, Smugglers’ Notch, Bolton, and Burke. Until recently, I had never skied at Mount Snow. I’m not … Read More

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An All-Mountain Dad Weekend at Bromley

An All-Mountain Dad Weekend at Bromley

April 3, 2017

  A Dad and Kids Ski Weekend at Bromley This past February, for the first time since we became a ski family four seasons ago, something new happened—we spent the weekend skiing in Vermont…at three different mountains. It started when our oldest daughter Stella, now a freshman in high school, came home one November afternoon … Read More

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Lifelong Skills My Daughter Learned at Bolton Valley

Lifelong Skills My Daughter Learned at Bolton Valley

March 22, 2017

Back in middle school, I was skiing on a trail under a chairlift when I hit a steep, icy patch and started to panic. My upper body stiffened as I shifted into a snowplow and awkwardly skidded my way down the hill. For a moment I thought no one noticed, but then I heard someone … Read More

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