A Tale of Two Ski Lessons at Mad River Glen

A Tale of Two Ski Lessons at Mad River Glen

January 12, 2017

My first memory of downhill skiing at Mad River Glen involves a lot of snow. I ended up with clumps of it sticking to my Kelly green pom-pom hat (because in 1981 pretty much only racers wore helmets to ski), up inside my mittens and the bottom of my ski pants, scattered across my jacket and sadly, … Read More

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Dale of Norway Offers Stylish Performance

Dale of Norway Offers Stylish Performance

December 20, 2016

Started in 1879, Dale of Norway has long been recognized as a leader in the field of wool, and a brand synonymous with Nordic design and skiing. Norwegians have knit for centuries due to the need for practical yet stylish clothing for the Norwegian climate, and it’s no coincidence that Dale of Norway started their … Read More

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Families Can Ski on the Sunny Side at Bromley

Families Can Ski on the Sunny Side at Bromley

November 23, 2016

Bromley is known as Vermont’s Sun Mountain and my younger son Teddy is a cheerful soul I often refer to as my sunny boy. So when my husband Matt and I were invited to bring him for a complimentary visit in early March I hoped that they would be a good match for each other. I … Read More

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Ten Ways to Create A Family Ski Tradition

Ten Ways to Create A Family Ski Tradition

November 2, 2016

  Before we became a skiing family, I’d been daunted by the idea of doing so. I thought it would be tough to learn to ski as an adult, I thought our kids would be cold and whine, I thought we wouldn’t be able to afford it. As it turned out, all of my concerns … Read More

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Tips for Fitting a Family Ski Vacation into Your Calendar

Tips for Fitting a Family Ski Vacation into Your Calendar

October 28, 2016

With a teen and pre-teen in my house, life is pretty busy. Between school, homework, music lessons, sports teams and karate it can be hard to figure out just how to get through our complicated weeks, let alone fit any skiing in. This is true even though we all love and cherish our ski days … Read More

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Freeskiing Kids at Mount Snow’s Grommet Jam

Freeskiing Kids at Mount Snow’s Grommet Jam

February 28, 2016

Mount Snow Resort, Vermont’s most southern ski destination, is unique in that it’s one of few ski destinations with an entire mountain face dedicated to features and terrain based skiing and riding, Carinthia Parks. Carinthia is a mountain of it’s own with 9 distinct parks and over 100 features for varying skill and ability levels. To … Read More

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Kids are King of the Hill at Suicide Six Ski Area

Kids are King of the Hill at Suicide Six Ski Area

February 23, 2016

I’m not sure that grownups are strictly necessary at Suicide Six Ski Area outside Woodstock, Vermont, except perhaps to run the lifts. I know that within minutes of the end our first run my ten- and thirteen-year-old sons had hopped on the small double chairlift together and disappeared without a backward glance. No adults meant no … Read More

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Top Budgeting Tips for Family Ski Trips

Top Budgeting Tips for Family Ski Trips

October 26, 2015

Family vacations can be hard on the wallet, and skiing and riding are not considered cheap sports. The Mamas know that a little planning and budgeting can go a long way in saving money and enjoying more family bonding experiences in Vermont’s mountains. Don’t let winter fun pass your family by. Try the Mama’s favorite … Read More

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