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Archive for ‘January 2014’

The Sites of The Sound of Music

We packed in a lot of magic on our family winter vacation to Germany and Austria. Highlights included the festive Christmas markets, castles, palaces, medieval walled villages, fortresses, and museums. An unexpected highlight was a tour of the filming locations in Salzburg for the movie, The Sound of Music. We packed in a lot of

Learn to Ski with Lessons at Trapp Family Lodge

When was the last time you had a ski lesson? Did it happen to be when you were just under 3 feet tall? Or, perhaps you’ve never had a lesson at all. Whatever the case, now is a terrific time to perfect your technique, or learn something new under the tutelage of our skilled instructors.

Holiday Engagements Turn to Wedding Planning

If you’re like many couples, you may be starting off 2014 newly engaged. November and December are months when a significant number of couples find themselves in betrothed bliss thanks to the question being popped around the holidays. In fact, wedding and bridal magazines generally estimate that 25 – 35% of engagements begin during the

Gay Ski Event in Vermont Turns 30

Mark your calendar for January 22-26, when Winter Rendezvous will take over scenic Stowe, Vermont and bring to the resort town the 30th anniversary of the popular gay ski week. Mark your calendar for January 22-26, when Winter Rendezvous will take over scenic Stowe, Vermont and bring to the resort town the 30th anniversary of

Where to Win Your Own Winter Olympics

While we may not all be able to compete in the 2014 Sochi Winter Games, here are some incredible places to plan your own competition and try out a few of the most exhilarating events. Ski-Jumping, Park City, Utah It’s the Winter Olympics at its most mentally chilling: Lycra-ed figures in oversize skis hurtling down

Snowmaking Guns Shoot Down Adverse Weather

A weekly ski update from Stowe Reporter ski bum Kim Brown. Anyone who has questioned the commitment made by the Mountain Company over the previous two summers to expand snowmaking capacity had to be pretty well convinced this week of the wisdom of that course of action. It was remarkable how quickly the trail system