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Archive for ‘December 2009’

Vermont gears up for foliage gold

The foliage season is short — lasting only a month or so — but it packs a lot of economic wallop. Visitors to the state spend $374.6 million during the fall, with the bulk of the 3.7 million visitors coming during the last week in September and the first two weeks in October, according to

Shanghai business delegation tours Vermont

MONTPELIER, Vt. –A business delegation from China is visiting Vermont during the Labor Day holiday in a trip that officials hope will lead to business partnerships with Vermont companies. The 14 business owners and government officials from Shanghai will tour the Vermont Teddy Bear Co. in Shelburne, Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe and Snow Farm

EpicSki online community plans eighth season of annual adult ski camps

Stowe, Snowmass to host clinics An online discussion on the EpicSkiwebsite forums in 2002 inspired real-world annual ski camps that are scheduled for an eighth season this winter. EpicSki Academy camps are slated for Dec. 12-13, 2009, in Stowe, Vt., and Jan. 10-14, 2010, in Snowmass, Colo. Along with thousands of avid skiers, a large

Grandchild of famed ‘Sound of Music’ couple coming to Chatham

Sep. 23–Elisabeth von Trapp clearly remembers the first time she was aware of her legacy as part of the vonTrapp family that produced the Trapp Family Singers and inspired “The Sound of Music” musical and movie. Sep. 23–Elisabeth von Trapp clearly remembers the first time she was aware of her legacy as part of the

Great beginning for AbilityPlus race

Thanks so much to everyone who came out to participate in the first annual Trapp Cabin 10K Trail Run in Stowe on Saturday, Sept. 19. Participants were able to take advantage of a magnificent fall morning to run or walk through the beautiful trails at Trapp Family Lodge, the founding sponsor for the event. Thanks

Guide To Stowe > Personalities

The Interview: Sam von Trapp Sam von Trapp at work on the trails. Two years ago Sam von Trapp, now 36, came home to Stowe after 14 years of traveling and working as a year-round ski instructor in Colorado, Brazil, and Chile. As Sam is the only son of the resort’s manager Johannes von Trapp—who

Parents Magazine Names Top 10 Ski Spots for Families

Everybody remembers their first trip to the ski hill as a kid. The steep terror of the "beginner" slope, the pain of squeezing tiny feet into tinier plastic boots, Mom and Dad abandoning you with an overeager Aussie instructor who insisted on calling you Peanut… No? Maybe that was just us. Maybe you remember the

Stowe students hike for hunger

Stowe Middle School will participate in Hike for Hunger 2009 on Friday, Oct. 9, rain or shine, at Trapp Family Lodge. The hike is designed to raise money and awareness for the Vermont Campaign to End Childhood Hunger. Students at an unprecedented number of schools are hiking this year to raise money for the program’s

Exclusive New England fall deals

At the newly renovated Portland Marriott, situated just steps from the citys bustling historic waterfront, Top 25 subscribers can take advantage of exclusive discounts. Reserve a weekend stay from October 1 through November 30 and save about $80 off rack rates. Discounted guestrooms start at just $119/night book on their Web site to save with

Parents magazine recommends 10 snow resorts

NEW YORK—Parents magazine looked at more than 100 winter resorts and came up with a list of 10 places in snowy destinations that cater to families. All of the properties offers rates that are less than $250 per night for a room or $400 for an all-inclusive daily package for a family of four. The