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Archive for ‘January 2012’

Where “The Sound Of Music” Meets China: Over A Lager

 The von Trapp family of Austria sang its way into American hearts through the popularity of “The Sound of Music” on stage and in film after World War II. The family bravely fled the spread of Hitler’s tyranny into their homeland and made it all the way to Philadelphia in 1938 in part with money

Not your mother’s gym class

It’s a dream. I can’t believe how smoothly it’s running. It’s January at Stowe Elementary School, and it’s time for gym. But not your mother’s gym class — oh no. When it’s time for gym class, the kids in grades three to five rush to get dressed for cross-country skiing. As they pull on their

Escape for a romantic winter getaway

"TODAY’S "TRAVEL AND GETAWAYS" THAT WILL TAKE YOU AWAY FROM THE COLD. WHETHER YOU LIKE TO SKI OR SNOW TUBE OR SLED OR LIVE IN A ROOM BUILT OF ICE, THE DIGITAL PROJECT EDITOR AT TRAVEL AND LEISURE MAGAZINE. A LOT OF NICE COLD-WEATHER DESTINATIONS YOU HAVE FOR US. JANUARY IS LEARN A SNOW SPORT

Ski Vermont celebrates snowy forecast and safety awareness week: Jan 14-22

With the most terrain open in the east and a winter snowstorm hitting the Green Mountains this week, Vermont ski areas have prime trail conditions that are expanding every day to welcome all of our skiing and riding faithful for Safety Awareness Week. The annual National Safety Awareness Week is January 14 – 22 with

Prestigious Trapp Family Lodge Trusts VIZERGY® to Improve Online Marketing

Hotel Internet Marketing Company Expands Presence in Northeast VIZERGY, a hotel Internet marketing leader, recently partnered with the Trapp Family Lodge, an Austrian themed luxury lodge owned and operated by the Von Trapp family, famous for The Sound of Music. The property, which is located in the outdoor paradise of Vermont, sought more aggressive online

Another Successful Day For the 4th Annual Ladies Nordic Ski Expo

Another Perfect Winter Day for the Ladies Nordic Ski Expo Although winter has been AWOL in most parts of New England this season, all necessary parts of the missing season showed up for the Catamount Trail’s 4th annual Ladies Nordic Ski Expo that was held at the Trapp Family Lodge on Saturday, January 7th. With

Seeking cross-country

As this photo from Sunday River shows, you don’t need a lot of snow for good cross-country skiing. Right now, Stowe, Vt., has the snow in New England. Recently, I’ve had two readers ask me the same simple question: "Where’s the best cross-country skiing right now?" Given the frustrating and disappointing weather we’ve been having,

Ski Vermont Celebrates MLK Weekend and January Festivities

There’s a lot of commotion about the deals, events, snow and celebrations happening in Vermont this month. It’s all true: there’s family fun served up for the heartiest of skiers, riders and revelers alike. In addition to the launch of www.RideVermont.com, Ski Vermont has the $29 Learn To Ski & Ride Month promotion, free Nordic

Guns and Ice Cream

“What does it matter ‘how many folks’?” the beefy man asked me, while his three companions — another middle-aged man and two women — stood on the curb making idle conversation and seemingly trying to ignore their taxi hailer’s heavy-handed tactics. “Isn’t the fare the same regardless of the number of people?” I don’t begrudge

8 Mind-Blowing Honeymoon Destinations Trapp Family Lodge

Vermont Fondly known as the Green Mountain State, Vermont will captivate you with its lush mountain landscapes that are gorgeous during the winter, spring, summer or fall. In the winter, Vermont is a skier’s paradise, home to some of North America’s best hills, including Smugglers’ Notch. In the warmer months, soak up the state’s natural