A native Vermonter, Emily grew up skiing at Suicide Six and Mount Snow, and now lives in Stowe with her husband and two sons. The lone skier in a family of snowboarders, Emily spends her winter between the mountain and the Nordic trails, and still finds fresh snow on a Vermont morning breathtaking.
After paying her dues on the bunny slope, Emily now strives to keep up with her 8 and 10 year old boys, who rip their way through the woods and terrain parks, seeking out every jump, trick and steep they can find. Despite a lifetime on the hill, Emily took her first lesson in over 30 years last winter in an effort to continually improve both skill and style, and be able to follow her kids wherever they go.
A blogger, freelance writer and public relations consultant, Emily is the founder of Adventure Travel Mom, a family travel blog exploring destinations that are athletic, authentic, educational, and inspirational. She is also a contributor to Vermont Mountain Moms, offering a local’s perspective on travel in Vermont’s mountain towns, and her writing has appeared in Mountain Life Magazine, Ciao Bambino, Active Travels, and The Lonely Planet.
As a public relations consultant, Emily has worked with many of the state’s hospitality and specialty food businesses, including the Vermont Department of Tourism, Cabot Cheese, Vermont Creamery, and the Stowe Area Association.
Emily's Recent Stories
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 MoreRead More
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 MoreRead More
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 MoreRead More
Adrienne Veglia Mazeau
Adrienne Veglia Mazeau is the mom of two school age children, and loves taking them on adventures with her attractively geeky archaeologist husband. She writes about balancing a demanding full time career and family travel both close to her home in Upstate New York and beyond.
Although currently on a hiatus from blogging, her writing strives to inspire others balancing family and demanding careers to carve out time to travel together.
Adrienne began skiing at age 12, but lost touch with one of her favorite pastimes when her career and family demanded much of her time. Now many years later, she is back on the slopes again and teaching her children to embrace winter and develop a love of skiing.
Adrienne's Recent Stories
Mount Snow Resort, Vermont’s most southern ski destination, is unique in that it’s one of few ski destinations with an entire mountain face dedicated to features and terrain based skiing and riding, Carinthia Parks. Carinthia is a mountain of it’s own with 9 distinct parks and over 100 features for varying skill and ability levels. To … Read MoreRead More
Another ski season has finally arrived, albeit a bit late this year. My family took advantage of the ski school at Okemo Mountain Resort and we booked lessons for both kids so they could get their ski legs back. Okemo’s snowmaking ability allowed them to open more trails earlier in the season than most, even … Read MoreRead More
Sometimes winter throws us a curveball. This season we’ve seen crazy warm temperatures in December, cold snaps, rain, and even rainbows. Varying weather can stifle a family’s ski season if they let it. My advice – don’t let it! My family visited Okemo Mountain Resort for a weekend ski getaway in January and experienced skiing … Read MoreRead More