Flying Mamas: Experiencing Stowe’s New ZipTour

Flying Mamas: Experiencing Stowe’s New ZipTour

August 21, 2015

I recently had an opportunity to try out the new ZipTour adventure at Stowe. I am not an adrenaline junkie nor do I care for heights. Knowing that, you would think that I would have opted out of something that required me to launch myself off of the top Mt. Mansfield and fly down the … Read More

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Top Ten Family Moments in Vermont

Top Ten Family Moments in Vermont

April 23, 2015

What a season in Vermont! The Mamas enjoyed some of the best ski and ride conditions that Vermont resorts have seen in years. We also enjoyed trying new activities and reaching new milestones as a family.  Here are our top ten family moments in Vermont from the 2014-15 ski and snowboard season: 1. Discovering Magic … Read More

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Bromley’s Ski School –  What a Difference A Year Makes

Bromley’s Ski School – What a Difference A Year Makes

February 11, 2015

This time last year my family embarked on our second family ski trip EVER to Bromley Mountain in southern Vermont and it was a huge learning experience. Between the gear rentals, the hesitancy of our kids at first to try the magic carpet, and just our own unease as parents getting back into skiing, it was … Read More

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The Cochran’s Ski Tots Experience and Keeping Kids Interested

The Cochran’s Ski Tots Experience and Keeping Kids Interested

February 6, 2015

In the end, my 3-year-old daughter preferred making snow angels over pizza pies. And that’s OK. If there’s one thing I learned from the Ski Tots program, it’s to go with the flow. Teaching my daughter Phoebe to ski at Cochran’s Ski Area turned out to be a valuable lesson in parenting, and a memorable … Read More

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Teaching Parents and Kids at Cochran’s

Teaching Parents and Kids at Cochran’s

January 5, 2015

by Erica Houskeeper I come from a family of educators, but the teaching gene somehow passed me by. My grandfather and mother were teachers, and my sister and brother carried on the family legacy in public schools and state colleges. For me, teaching is not something that ever came naturally. But then I became a … Read More

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Fall Foliage in Vermont: A Unique Family Getaway

Fall Foliage in Vermont: A Unique Family Getaway

September 5, 2014

What could be a better way to get excited for ski and snowboard season than to visit Vermont’s mountains during peak foliage? Due to the high population of sugar maple trees, Vermont puts on the best show of fall color this side of the globe. Not only is it one of the most beautiful times … Read More

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Family Summer Events at Vermont Ski Resorts

Family Summer Events at Vermont Ski Resorts

June 26, 2014

Does anyone not like fireworks? Or BBQs? Or parades? Planning family vacations around holidays and special events adds an element of fun and easy entertainment. It can also add that something special to a family trip, something that stays with everyone a little longer and can develop into a much anticipated annual tradition. Vermont ski … Read More

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Spring Ski Deals for Families

Spring Ski Deals for Families

April 1, 2014

There’s a saying in Vermont, “if you don’t like the weather, just wait a minute,” and this is particularly true in March. While Mother Nature is tempting us with hints of spring, Old Father Winter is holding on tight this year, delivering some of the best snow we’ve seen all season up in the mountains. … Read More

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