Mara Gorman may live at sea level in Delaware, but she’s a native New Englander and mountain aficionado who grew up skiing at Mad River Glen. Her two school-age sons and husband all learned to downhill ski during the past few years; now the entire family is hooked and regularly journeys far and wide to get on the slopes. Mara and her older son Tommy like nothing better than steep, bumpy runs. Her husband Matt and younger son Teddy prefer long cruisers. But the entire family agrees that bluebird Vermont days are the pinnacle of skiing perfection.
Mara blogs about her family’s many travel adventures at The Mother of all Trips. She is also the founder of Back to Ski Week, an annual campaign designed to help families get excited about the ski season and to learn about preseason deals before the snow starts to fly.
Mara is an award-winning freelance writer whose work has appeared in various USA Today print publications as well as on websites such as AOL Travel. She recently published The Family Traveler’s Handbook.
When there’s no snow, Mara and her family can be found hiking, biking, and eating around the United States and Europe.
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Part One: Signing up for lesson and pre-day prep Ski and snowboard lessons are the single best thing you as a parent can do to set your child up for future success – and fun – on the mountain. But if your child has never had lessons before, you may be wondering how to get … Read MoreRead More
Fact: Just about anyone can learn to ski, no matter how they are abled. How do we know this? We’ve learned it from Vermont’s adaptive skiing programs, which are offered at a number of Vermont’s resorts up and down the state. Don’t take our word for it. Let’s hear from some of the families who … Read MoreRead More