Mellow Monarch Gives Families a Place to Chill

By Meghan McCloskey, Taking the Kids Correspondent Don’t worry about buying new ski gear. Just pull your old ski gear out of the box in your garage; you’ll feel right at home at laid-back Monarch Mountain. People are here to ski, not to impress. Monarch is...

Back to Bolton Valley with the ABC boys — many lessons learned

By Andy Yemma, Taking the Kids Correspondent It’s 283 miles from Westport CT to Bolton Valley VT.  Why would three sane adult males drive that far for a day-and-a-half of skiing and snowboarding with a group of five high school boys when there are bigger and...

Finding a New Shared Passion on the Slopes of Winter Park

By Meghan McCloskey, Taking the Kids Correspondent We had a lot on the line for our first ski trip out west together. I wanted my fiancé, Jonathan to fall in love with skiing as badly as I had so that he would accompany me on endless ski trips in the future. I knew...

As spring breaks grow in popularity, how to plan one on the fly

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Are you ready to trade snow boots for flip-flops? Ah, sunshine! You’ve never needed a little fun in the sun more than now after a winter that’s repeatedly buried us in snow and ice — even in the South — and given us school snow...

Why families love the quintessential ski town of Breckenridge, CO

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency I wish I was as fearless as the kids. It seems kids have no fear … on ski slopes, anyway, even when it’s dumping snow and the wind is howling on Breckenridge Mountain, located two hours west of Denver. We’re above the tree line...
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