Vermont Family Ski Resorts

Skiing Vermont's Local Mountains – Bromley and Bolton Valley

BromleyThe Bromley Mountain Kids Center is a fully licensed childcare that provides a cozy, safe environment for kids ages six weeks to six years of age. For kids age three to six, there is a separate program called the Mighty Moose that combines a 90 minute ski lesson in the morning and one in the afternoon with the childcare. This is a great way for parents to have some time to ski on their own while their little ones are being well cared for plus learning to ski. The Mighty Moose program has their own learning hill and magic carpet too! My three year old loved this and eventually moved on from the Mighty Moose hill to where he big sis was skiing.


Both my husband and I took a group lesson together and our little group ended up being just us and an instructor. For parents getting back to the mountain, I HIGHLY recommend taking a private or small group lesson to fine tune your technique and pick up some new skills. Our ninety minute lesson was just long enough to give us the extra boost.

As a parent who needed to rent skis for the kids, I really appreciated that in both the Kids Rule program and the Mighty Moose child care center, ski rentals were located right at the program instead of having to get them from the main ski rental shop.Bromley This saves moms and dads from lugging the kid’s gear around! (Parent win – by the end of this ski season, we were getting our six year old to carry her younger brother’s skis to help out more).

Not to be missed at Bromley is the warm fire pit with lots of Adirondack chairs for mingling. Make sure you enjoy the waffles, a must have après ski!

Bolton Valley Resort is nestled outside of Stowe and is filled with old school charm. This was a milestone trip for us but first I’ll tell you about the resort. Bolton Valley offers both Nordic and Alpine skiing and one of the few mountains in the area that is equipped for night skiing. The resort is largely comprised of a U shaped building that houses the hotel, tavern, rental shop, childcare and the ski school meeting area called the Explorer Clubhouse. Everything is so convenient at Bolton Valley as all of the above are within steps of the lifts as well.

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