How to Pack for a Family Ski Trip

How to Pack for a Family Ski Trip

December 21, 2019

Picture the following scene: It’s Friday afternoon. The kids just got home from school and have announced that they’re “starving.” The living room/kitchen/mudroom is strewn with ski gear. Wool socks without partners. Mismatched mittens stuffed with rock solid handwarmers from last February. Jackets with lift tickets dangling from the zipppers. Outgrown snow pants. You swore … Read More

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Prepping for the Ski Season With Teens

Prepping for the Ski Season With Teens

November 30, 2019

When my sons were younger they didn’t have much awareness about prepping for ski season. But now that Tommy is 17 and Teddy is 14, they not only know that ski season is coming – they start talking about it around the time that school starts. So what do we do as a family to … Read More

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Teens Take on The Beast – A Killington Adventure

Teens Take on The Beast – A Killington Adventure

March 17, 2019

My oldest daughter’s high school ski club has been taking a weekend trip to Killington for years. The first time she and her friends signed up to participate they were freshman and my reaction was, “Why the heck do you guys have to go to Killington? Killington’s huge! Can’t they take you to Bolton Valley … Read More

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Unwind at Okemo (Yes, even with a Toddler)

Unwind at Okemo (Yes, even with a Toddler)

January 20, 2019

You know that special place that you go to when you just need to relax and take a deep breath? Maybe it’s a room in your house, or a vacation spot, or a family home. It gives you a feeling of calm and acceptance and all your stresses falls away. Jackson Gore at Okemo has … Read More

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Ski, Baby, Ski: Getting Back on the Mountain After Birth

Ski, Baby, Ski: Getting Back on the Mountain After Birth

February 13, 2018

I huffed and puffed and my legs were like Jell-O. I still had half the run to make, but had to stop repeatedly to catch my breath and recenter. This was hard and exhausting, but also incredibly rewarding. I was so happy to be on the mountain, and smiling so much I almost starting laughing … Read More

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Families that Ski Together, Stay Together

Families that Ski Together, Stay Together

November 29, 2017

How to trick your teen into talking, and other family wisdom, from the All Mountain Mamas Parenthood will surprise even the most prepared of us. It’s full of ups and downs and all-arounds, and sometimes the simplest things like going to the grocery store can feel like a big deal with the family in tow. … Read More

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Is It Winter Yet? Looking Forward to Family Fun at Smuggs

Is It Winter Yet? Looking Forward to Family Fun at Smuggs

October 31, 2017

Smuggs holds a special place in my family’s collective memory because it is where my younger son Teddy really learned to ski. It was 2011, and his brother Tommy, then eight, couldn’t get enough time on the mountain. My husband Matt had also just learned to ski and was also loving it, while I had … Read More

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Music in the Meadow at Trapp Family Lodge

Music in the Meadow at Trapp Family Lodge

August 1, 2017

Summer nights in Vermont were made for Music in the Meadow at Trapp Family Lodge. These concerts are a focal point of the Stowe, Vermont music scene. Pack a picnic, bring some wine, and listen to some great music while watching the sunset. It is the winning combination for a magical evening. The Setting and Seating … Read More

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