Swimming in the Mad River Valley: A Summer Pleasure

Swimming in the Mad River Valley: A Summer Pleasure

July 16, 2014

Have your kids ever swum in a mountain river or lake? There’s nothing like the cold, silky feeling of totally natural water, untreated by chlorine. Swimming in Vermont is a total sensory experience – the air smells of mowed grass, the sun is warm and the water pretty much always cool. The mountains are deeply verdant against the … 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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Create Memories and Traditions at Sugarbush Resort Summer Camps

Create Memories and Traditions at Sugarbush Resort Summer Camps

June 24, 2014

It may never have occurred to you to send your children to camp while on a family vacation – after all you probably want to enjoy time together. But over years of spending long family vacations in Vermont’s Mad River Valley I’ve learned that summer camps not only give me and my husband a chance … Read More

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Summer Adventure Parks Offer Vermont Mountain Family Fun

Summer Adventure Parks Offer Vermont Mountain Family Fun

May 21, 2014

Think winter is the only time for your kids to have fun at Vermont’s ski resorts? Guess again. Summer brings a slew of adventure activities that don’t require snow or skis. My family has a long tradition of spending summer vacation in the Vermont mountains and we’re never at a loss for things to do. … 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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Ski-Trip Eats for Families in the Mad River Valley

Ski-Trip Eats for Families in the Mad River Valley

January 21, 2014

I’m not sure what my family looks forward to more when we’re on a Vermont ski trip – days on the mountain or evenings spent sampling all of the ubiquitous delicious local food. If your kids are like mine, they end their ski days ravenous and ready for a hearty meal. Happily, the Mad River … Read More

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Sugarbush Ski & Ride School: Fun, Safe Instruction for Kids of All Ages

Sugarbush Ski & Ride School: Fun, Safe Instruction for Kids of All Ages

January 15, 2014

 Any wise ski resort knows that its future depends on getting children safely up on the mountain and loving to ski or board. Sugarbush Resort in Warren is no exception and demonstrates its dedication to the younger generation with its top-notch Ski & Ride School. My eight- and eleven-year-old alpine-skiing sons participated in the Sugarbush … Read More

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