New Owners Wave a Wand but Keep the Charm at Magic Mountain

New Owners Wave a Wand but Keep the Charm at Magic Mountain

March 9, 2017

After I first visited Magic Mountain Ski Area with my family two years ago, I wrote that it was the best kept secret in southern Vermont. I’m pretty sure that’s not true anymore, given that the resort won the first place 2016 Liftopia Best in Snow Award, which showcases the ski areas that skiers and riders are most passionate … 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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Put Mount Snow’s Oktoberfest on your Fall To-Do List!

Put Mount Snow’s Oktoberfest on your Fall To-Do List!

September 8, 2016

The hot dog hung suspended in the air like magic against a backdrop of brilliant blue October sky. It had been launched seconds earlier by a young man whose gaze was now fixed intently on the flying wiener, watching to see if his partner on the other side of the dirt road would make the … Read More

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Reconnect with Nature at Stratton Camps

Reconnect with Nature at Stratton Camps

July 13, 2016

Stratton Camps for Kids Connecting with nature is what summer is all about when you’re a child. While my family is fortunate enough to live in Vermont and enjoy the outdoors year-round, it’s not always easy to slow down and take full advantage of everything the state has to offer. To escape the daily grind, … Read More

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Gravity on Wheels: Downhill Mountain Biking at Mount Snow Resort

Gravity on Wheels: Downhill Mountain Biking at Mount Snow Resort

June 24, 2016

My three girls are pretty avid bike riders. We’ve got a great bicycle path near our house where we ride frequently and last summer they pedaled an impressive 150-miles along a converted rail trail in Quebec. Yet despite their comfort on two wheels, they were hesitant to try downhill mountain biking. And despite my own enthusiasm … 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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Foliage and Family Fun at Stratton Mountain Resort

Foliage and Family Fun at Stratton Mountain Resort

September 9, 2015

I didn’t have my family with me when I visited Stratton Mountain Resort in autumn 2014, and was constantly saying to myself, “if only the boys were here they’d be having such a great time!” Leaf peeping may not be on most kids’ agendas, but Stratton does a great job of making sure you’ll all stay entertained while … Read More

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Summer and Fall Mountain Adventures at Bromley Ski Area

Summer and Fall Mountain Adventures at Bromley Ski Area

August 25, 2015

A weekend trip to Bromley is exactly what my family needed. After a somewhat hectic, overscheduled summer, we found our visit to the mountain to be a perfect escape. A spacious ski condo complete with an outdoor pool, trail hikes and the ski area’s summer fun park made our two-night stay one of the highlights … Read More

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