Author Archives: Mara Gorman

About Mara Gorman

Mara Gorman has been skiing at Mad River Glen in Vermont since she was twelve years old. Although she lives at sea level in Delaware, she and her family head for the mountains whenever they can to ski, snowshoe, hike, and bike. An award-winning freelance writer, Mara blogs about her family's many adventures at TheMotherofallTripscom. Mara is also an ambassador and contributor to Mountain Reservations. Connect to Mara Gorman: Google+ | LinkedIn

Keeping Kids Comfy – and Skiing – When the Temperature Dips

You won’t hear me complaining about cold when I ski – I long ago accepted that skiing is a winter sport, and I’d much rather see low temperatures paired with snow and wind than high ones accompanied by rain clouds. … Continue reading

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What To Do When Your Child Doesn’t Like Ski School

We often joke in my family about how my younger son (now seven) got “kicked out” of ski school when he was four. We had signed him up for an age-appropriate group lesson, but once he was dropped off, he … Continue reading

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Family-friendly après-ski at Sugarbush

I have a specific set of requirements when it comes to après-ski with my kids: It needs to be comfortable; food needs to be plentiful, delicious, and available early; and most of all, it must be fun. The newest addition … Continue reading

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Get into the holiday spirit in Stowe, Vermont

For me the holiday season is about simple pleasures like skiing in Vermont, seeing friends and family, and making special meals. But it’s also time to bring on those once-a-year treats including one of my favorites: Candy canes. At Laughing … Continue reading

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What’s new off the mountain at Sugarbush this winter

The Mad River Valley in central Vermont is home to three ski areas: Sugarbush’s Lincoln Peak and Mount Ellen as well as Mad River Glen Glen. You’ll also find cross-country skiing at Ole’s and the Blueberry Lake Cross Country Ski … Continue reading

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Family-friendly dining in Stowe, Vermont

One of the reasons I like to rent a condo when I ski is that it means I can cook some of our meals. This is especially key for breakfast; my family likes to waste as little time as possible … Continue reading

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Fall fun in the Mad River Valley

If you’re like me, you probably think that one of the best things about beginning of fall is that we’re just that much closer to ski season. But the fact is that early fall in Vermont’s Mad River Valley is … Continue reading

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