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Spring Skiing Fun for the Whole Family

“It’s like you’re at the beach, but you’re on the snow,” a 10-year-old skier at Smugglers Notch in Vermont told us when we asked how she liked spring skiing. Skiers here and at other New England ski mountains take a laid-back approach to spring, with informal tailgate parties in the parking lot and ski-in picnics […]

4 New England Museums that Make Science Fun

Boston’s outstanding Museum of Science is among the best in the country, and generations of New England children have marveled at its exhibits. But the region also has a number of smaller, closer-to-home museums that can give your kids just as full a day’s immersion in science and technology. Here are four we’ve had trouble […]

Okemo Mountain Resort: Year-Round Luxury for All Ages

I used to hear the word Okemo and instantly think of childhood ski trips where it seemed like I was hip-deep in the best powder from morning till night. I still think of the excellent conditions and variety of trails, but now I also think of all the fun my own kids have there in […]

When and How to Start Kids Skiing

What age should kids be when they begin skiing? If the rest of the family skis, a good key is when they seem interested. If skiing is not a regular part of your winter activities, you may want to begin by visiting a ski area so they see other kids skiing. They are ready when […]

Three Autumn Road Trips to Fall for in New England

School may be back in session but that doesn’t mean there’s a reason to stop exploring. Here’s where you can work in a science lesson on what happens when chlorophyll breaks down during a long weekend to some of New England’s most iconic locales. North Conway, N.H. Trying to pronounce the Kancamagus Highway is almost […]