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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Zip Lining with ArborTrek Tours at Smugglers’ Notch

Zip Lining with ArborTrek Tours at Smugglers’ Notch

February 11, 2014

Maybe it was the idea that my husband and I had the morning to ourselves while the kids were at all day ski camp. Or maybe it was the thrill-seeker in me who’s been pretty dormant since having kids. Whatever it was, it was completely satisfied on our December morning zip line tour at ArborTrek … Read More

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The Mountain, The Myth, The Legend: Suicide Six

The Mountain, The Myth, The Legend: Suicide Six

February 7, 2014

Don’t let the name fool you! Suicide Six is one of the most family friendly ski resorts in Vermont. Albeit small – just 23 trails, 2 chairlifts and a J Bar – it boasts 30% beginner and 40% novice slopes.  When Wallace “Bunny” Bertram wanted to move the ski resort from its original location on … Read More

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Cross-country Skiing with Kids in Stowe

Cross-country Skiing with Kids in Stowe

February 5, 2014

Like my children do now, I spent most weekends as a kid on the ski hills here in Vermont. It wasn’t until after college that I really began to enjoy cross-country skiing. It’s a quieter and warmer, an incredible workout, and allows a more intimate connection with nature–not exactly high priorities for my eight- and … Read More

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Navigating Killington with Kids

Navigating Killington with Kids

February 3, 2014

Aptly nicknamed “The Beast,” Killington is Vermont’s biggest ski area, which means there is a ton of great terrain to explore. I honestly think you could spend a week at Killington and never tire of all the mountain has to offer. The ski hill is organized into four distinct areas: Ramshead, Snowshed, K-1, and Bear … Read More

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Understated Luxury at the Woodstock Inn and Resort

Understated Luxury at the Woodstock Inn and Resort

February 3, 2014

When I think of a picture perfect Vermont town, Woodstock immediately comes to mind. Main Street is lined with charming shops, galleries, restaurants and boutiques. Among them you will find F. H. Gillingham & Sons, the general store that opened in 1886 and is still owned and operated by the same family.  This idyllic setting … Read More

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