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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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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Winter is Coming to Stratton Mountain Resort

Winter is Coming to Stratton Mountain Resort

October 21, 2014

Fall is a great time to spend some time in the mountains and get excited about what’s coming. I was lucky on an October visit to check out Stratton Mountain Resort’s new gondola. The lovely new cars offer floor to ceiling views, carpeted flip-down seats, and external racks for skis and snowboards. I enjoyed the smooth and quick ride … Read More

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Stay and Play at Jay Peak

Stay and Play at Jay Peak

March 28, 2014

Staying In case you hadn’t noticed, Jay Peak has experienced some growth in the last few years. Actually, a lot of growth. This season they added the Stateside Hotel making it the third new property to open in just the last four years. This affordable option for families is adjacent to the Mountain Kids Adventure Center … Read More

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Unpretentious Mount Snow Great for Families

Unpretentious Mount Snow Great for Families

February 20, 2014

A few things you should know about Mount Snow: It’s the closest Vermont ski resort to all major metro areas to the south, which means less time in the car and more time on vacation. The Tubing Hill is faster than it looks. The mountain is small enough to be manageable, but large enough to … Read More

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Stay and Ski with Kids at Stowe Mountain Lodge

Stay and Ski with Kids at Stowe Mountain Lodge

February 19, 2014

Luxury is certainly something that varies a bit for each of us, but allow me to share my definition of it on a family ski trip. For me, it is getting up in the morning, putting on my ski clothes, and then, without once setting foot outside or picking up any gear, walking to a … Read More

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Staying at Stratton Mountain Resort

Staying at Stratton Mountain Resort

February 16, 2014

If your family is planning a visit to one of Vermont’s largest ski areas, there are a few things you should know before choosing your lodging that will make your trip more enjoyable.  First, Stratton is expansive. It has 97 trails with two separate base lodge areas. There are a lot of on and off … Read More

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The Ins and Outs of Skiing Sugarbush Resort

The Ins and Outs of Skiing Sugarbush Resort

February 12, 2014

Sugarbush Resort is a Vermont mountain icon, situated in center of the state and second only to Killington in skiable acres. The 56-year-old resort has changed a great deal since it was purchased by Win Smith in 2001, with improvements that include the construction of a lovely new base area and building for children’s programs … Read More

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