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.
Mara's Recent Stories
I love skiing with my family, but it doesn’t always offer me a lot of time to practice improving my skills on the mountain. My husband is a solid intermediate skier who likes to take it easy while my two teen sons don’t think they are really skiing unless they are on the steepest, bumpiest, … Read MoreRead More
When my sons were younger they didn’t have much awareness about prepping for ski season. But now that Tommy is 17 and Teddy is 14, they not only know that ski season is coming – they start talking about it around the time that school starts. So what do we do as a family to … Read MoreRead More
“Whatever, Mom” This is what my 16-year-old son Tommy said when I reminded him that his new Rossignol Experience 94 TI skis were longer (at 180 centimeters) than anything he’d ever skied on before. I told him that he would likely find it slightly more challenging to ski on them and that it would be … Read MoreRead More