Winter in Vermont is magical. When the snow flies, you can enjoy skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, and so much more.

6 Beautiful Vermont Towns to Visit This Winter

6 Beautiful Vermont Towns to Visit This Winter

December 4, 2017

“The snow is sparkling like a million little suns.” – Lama Willa White-capped mountains, icy ponds, and snow-covered meadows make winter in Vermont so beautiful. So does the warmth and coziness of many Vermont towns, where you’ll find ski areas, inns, sledding hills, general stores, and restaurants. Here are six of my favorite towns to visit … Read More

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Dog Sledding in Vermont with Braeburn Siberians

Dog Sledding in Vermont with Braeburn Siberians

February 9, 2017

Ear rubs and chin strokes are part of the package at Braeburn Siberians. The Windsor dog sledding company, owned and operated by Kathy Bennett and Alex MacLennan, is dedicated to sharing what Siberian huskies have to offer: unconditional love, respect, and remarkable energy. It’s clear that after an outing on the trails, Kathy and Alex … Read More

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7 Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors in Vermont this Winter

7 Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors in Vermont this Winter

January 19, 2017

Updated November 19, 2017 Winter is just around the corner. In some corners of Vermont, it feels like winter is already here (yay!). Here are seven ways to make the most of winter in the Green Mountain State. Fat Biking The wildly popular sport of fat biking seems like it has come out of nowhere, … Read More

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A Weekend Escape to Burke

A Weekend Escape to Burke

January 4, 2017

For a small town, Burke is a big deal in the world of outdoor recreation. Not only is this Northeast Kingdom community home to Burke Mountain Resort, it’s also where you’ll find Burke Mountain Academy, a world-renowned school for ski racing, and Kingdom Trails, an extensive trail system popular for mountain biking, fat biking, and … Read More

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8 Vermont Inns Perfect for a Cozy Winter Getaway

8 Vermont Inns Perfect for a Cozy Winter Getaway

December 21, 2016

Inn at Manchester/courtesy photo Winter is officially here, and it’s the perfect time to curl up by the fire with a good book or glass of red wine after  a day outdoors. Whether you plan to ski, snowshoe, or shop in Vermont, a stay at a local inn can make your trip all the more memorable … Read More

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Gaining an Edge at Stratton Mountain’s Women on Snow Ski Program

Gaining an Edge at Stratton Mountain’s Women on Snow Ski Program

January 29, 2016

Photo courtesy of Stratton Mountain. I started skiing back in the 1970s when I was a preschooler. For a long time, skiing was my favorite sport and winter my favorite season. Nearly every weekend between December and March, I would explore trails in the woods on my Fischer skis or barrel down beginner and intermediate … Read More

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A Winter Trek Through the Notch in Stowe

A Winter Trek Through the Notch in Stowe

January 22, 2016

Route 108 through Smugglers’ Notch is known as one of the most scenic drives in Vermont, at least between May and October. But when the snow flies, a three-mile section of this scenic, winding road is closed to traffic. That’s not to say that Route 108 between Stowe and Cambridge can’t be explored in the … Read More

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Adventures In Ski School at Bolton Valley

Adventures In Ski School at Bolton Valley

January 14, 2016

I’m looking forward to being a regular contributor this winter for Ski Vermont’s All Mountain Mamas blog. My first post of the season is about following Phoebe’s adventures in ski school at Bolton Valley. I hope you’ll follow my adventure with Phoebe! My daughter Phoebe is a bit of a reluctant skier. At four years … Read More

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The Art of Teaching Kids to Ski

The Art of Teaching Kids to Ski

March 17, 2015

This winter I was a guest contributor for Ski Vermont’s All Mountain Mamas blog. My final post in a three-part series includes a Q&A with Olympian Barbara Cochran about keeping kids interested in skiing. It’s not as easy as you think! In the end, my 3-year-old daughter preferred making snow angels over pizza pies. And … Read More

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