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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Magic Mountain: The Best Kept Secret in Southern Vermont

Magic Mountain: The Best Kept Secret in Southern Vermont

February 16, 2015

“Don’t write about this place!” My new friend Steve’s voice echoed back up the hill at me as we dove, skis first, into a deep stand of pines worthy of a Robert Frost poem. Our kids, all boys, were somewhere up ahead dipping and swerving around the trees. I’m not sure who felt younger, them or … 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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Bromley’s Summer Adventure Park – Fun in the Sun for Every Age

Bromley’s Summer Adventure Park – Fun in the Sun for Every Age

August 5, 2014

The kids were pumped but the skies were not looking very promising. Still we loaded everyone into the car and headed out to Bromley Mountain for what ended up being a great summer day filled with thrills at Vermont’s largest fun park. The Sun Mountain’s summer destination park is divided into three main areas all … Read More

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Summer Shines at Mount Snow’s New Family Camp

Summer Shines at Mount Snow’s New Family Camp

July 25, 2014

By guest blogger, Gina Vercesi “I wish it was snowing!” exclaimed my 12-year old daughter as we walked down the trail from our slopeside condo at Mount Snow Resort last week. It was July and we had just arrived for a week of adventures at Mount Snow’s brand new family camp. We were staying in … Read More

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Learning to Snowboard at Stratton

Learning to Snowboard at Stratton

March 11, 2014

When you grow up in Vermont it is pretty much a given that you will put your kids in a weekend ski program by the time they are in Kindergarten, if not before. Both my kids learned to ski at Bolton Valley in their Ridge Runners Program. Along the way, each of them expressed an interest … 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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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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