Vermont has 30 cross country ski areas dotting the state north to south, east to west. The first two cross country ski areas in the country, Trapp Family Lodge and Mountain Top Inn & Resort, started in Vermont and both remain top choices for cross country skiers near and far.

Cross country skiing is a great way to get the whole family outside and enjoying winter, as its easy to learn and inexpensive. You can find cross country ski options at or nearby many downhill resorts and it’s a great way to spend a day off the mountain to take in the gorgeous winter views or get a good workout.  You can even take baby along in a backpack or a rented pulk sled, if you want to get the whole family out.

Autumn Activities at Vermont Ski Resorts

Autumn Activities at Vermont Ski Resorts

September 3, 2020

Fall Fun at Vermont Ski Resorts There is no denying that the Mamas love winter in Vermont, but truth be told we are total suckers for the fall. Bring on the foliage, apple picking, corn mazes, harvest festivals, and drool-worthy cider donuts. If your family loves the outdoors there are endless possibilities for fall fun … Read More

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Into the Woods – Exploring the Bolton Valley Backcountry

Into the Woods – Exploring the Bolton Valley Backcountry

January 11, 2019

Our family has been skiing at Bolton Valley for several years now and in that time it’s been impossible not to hear tell of Bolton’s famed backcountry. Being a bit of an adrenaline junkie, I love the exhilaration of downhill skiing. I’m often the first one in my family in line for the lift in … Read More

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Prost! Celebrating Austria at von Trapp Brewing’s Bierhall

Prost! Celebrating Austria at von Trapp Brewing’s Bierhall

October 29, 2018

Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe has always had restaurants that celebrated the Austrian heritage of its founders, but until recently they were missing that greatest of traditional venues – the von Trapp Bierhall. This is the kind of restaurant that’s short on ceremony and long on homey, hearty specialties, the kind of restaurant where you can … Read More

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Mountain Top for a Family Retreat

Mountain Top for a Family Retreat

April 18, 2018

Fireplace? Check. Gorgeous views of the Green Mountains? Check. Comfy beds? Check. Access to snow sports? Check. Hot tub? Check. Other than the obvious essentials like food, beer and wine, this is what I need to have a great vacation. Add in my husband, son and the grandparents, and it’s the recipe for a perfect … Read More

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Come Home to the Mountains at Trapp Family Lodge

Come Home to the Mountains at Trapp Family Lodge

March 28, 2018

The image of Julie Andrews circling around an alpine meadow in the middle of the Austrian Alps is one of the most iconic scenes in an iconic film. And part of what makes The Sound of Music so rightly famous is the fact that its story is based on a real one. What happened to … Read More

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Sweet Fun on the Trapp Family Lodge Sugar Maple Tour

Sweet Fun on the Trapp Family Lodge Sugar Maple Tour

March 15, 2018

Salt and pepper, cream and sugar, bread and butter, maple syrup and Vermont – some things are just meant to go together. As a huge maple syrup aficionado (I put it in everything from my homemade bread and granola to salad dressing and sauces.) I was excited to go on the Sugar Maple Tour during … Read More

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