Biking and Bonding at Smugglers’ Notch

Biking and Bonding at Smugglers’ Notch

September 10, 2015

The All Mountain Mamas had the opportunity recently to test our limits during an adventurous work-retreat in beautiful Smugglers’ Notch and Stowe, Vermont. From climbing high at ArborTrek at Smugglers’ Notch to soaring along Stowe Mountain Resort’s giant zip line, we came together for three days of adrenaline boosting fun balanced by brainstorming sessions, yoga, … Read More

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Two Peaks of Fun at the Okemo Ski and Ride School

Two Peaks of Fun at the Okemo Ski and Ride School

March 8, 2015

This picture perfectly sums up an awesome family weekend and the experience my oldest had at the Okemo Ski and Ride School. She whipped out a trail map during dinner at Okemo’s Coleman Brook Tavern to show us all of the trails she explored throughout her day as part of the the Mountain Explorer program. … Read More

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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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Learning Patience and Perseverance from an Olympian

Learning Patience and Perseverance from an Olympian

January 16, 2015

Ski Tots Program at Cochran’s Ski Area 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 … Read More

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