30 Something Mother Runner was hosted for this stay at the Lodge at Bromley and Bromley Mountain. All opinions and writing are my own.
A few weeks ago we headed north to Vermont for some spring skiing (that felt a lot more like winter skiing with the frigid temps!). The boys had a snow day, so we got an early start and brought the snow with us to Bromley (located in Peru, Vermont) from the Cape!
It was lightly snowing when we arrived at the Lodge at Bromley, and the mountain picked up about 3-5 inches of fresh powder overnight! We were very warmly welcomed by the lodge, and we were happy to see a roaring fire in the fireplace. It helped us warm up after the frigid outdoor temperatures!
The Lodge at Bromley
The Lodge at Bromley is ideally located right next to Bromley Mountain— as in you can walk out the back door and be at the base in about one minute! I love that the Lodge has a ski storage room right next to the exit, so you can easily stow all your ski or boarding gear.
The Lodge has 50 rooms of varying types. We stayed in a room with a queen bed and a bunk bed for the boys. The room includes a homemade hot breakfast each morning, which was a great way to start the day! The boys’ favorite part of the lodge was the Family Game Room. What a great space for kids of all ages! The room had arcade games, air hockey, ping-pong, a Wii system, kitchen play area and train table for toddlers, Legos and even karaoke. As soon as we got back to our room the boys would ask if we could go to the “game room!”
The staff at the Lodge at Bromley was also super friendly and helpful! They suggested places to eat, even producing a book full of menus from nearby restaurants. We opted for dinner at The New American Grill our first night– a great casual, kid-friendly restaurant– and J.J. Hapgood General Store & Eatery for take out pizza on Saturday night. If you liked the 80s classic Baby Boom, don’t miss J.J. Hapgood– it was the store featured in the movie!
For more information on the Lodge at Bromley and reserving a room, click HERE.
I remember skiing Bromley as a child, so it was a lot of fun bringing my own kids there! It’s a great family mountain, and all the trails meet at the base lodge, so it’s easy to keep track of everyone! We also enjoyed great skiing (complete with a few inches of powder!) for everyone in the family. My husband was especially excited about the natural conditions of the steeper trails on the east side, and even my 2 1/2 year-old got to ski!
I decided to take a lesson on Saturday, and I was a little nervous with the FRIGID temps. It was about -20-25°F with wind chill! My lesson was scheduled for 10 a.m., and I was very thankful that Bromley is a south-facing mountain. On sunny days it can really warm you up! Check out a picture of my oldest son and the mountain mascot “Sunny” below. 🙂
My ski instructor, BB Brown, was fantastic and it was fun to get to focus on my own skiing for a change. I grew up skiing before parabolic skis came out, so I wanted to work on really carving with my edges rather than pushing snow. BB helped me so much during my 1 hour lesson, and I can’t wait to get back on the slopes to practice what I learned.
Kidsrule Mountain Camp
My oldest had gotten stitches on the Friday we left for Vermont, so unfortunately he couldn’t ski. My middle son, however, had a blast at Kidsrule Mountain Camp. The mission in their kids’ ski program is Safety + Education + Fun = KidsRule. C progressed quite a bit during his one and a half days of ski camp, confidently making turns and riding the chairlift. We were proud parents! I was worried how he would deal with the super cold temps, but as usual, he took it in stride and took a few extra hot chocolate breaks. One of his instructors even lent him some better mittens for the day!
I love that we could get rentals right next to the check in area for the Kidsrule Mountain Camp. When you have kids in tow one-stop shopping is the way to go! The kids area even has its own dining room, so the kids don’t have to deal with the crowds in the main dining room! C gives the Kidsrule Mountain Camp an enthusiastic two thumbs up!
My youngest spent the day at the Bromley Mountain Kids Center, and he got to ski for the first time! He was so excited to get on skis and couldn’t wait to tell us ALL about it when we picked him up. I was thrilled that they take the kids out, even when it’s pretty cold, to get the feel of skis on their feet (he was in the Mini Moose group for 2 1/2 year-olds). They take them uphill in a little sled, and W couldn’t stop talking about it!
He LOVED the kids center and made a few friends along the way. Since he doesn’t go to daycare regularly, it was huge for us that he was excited about his day there! You can find out more about the Bromley Mountain Kids Center HERE.
Bromley is a wonderful family mountain, and it’s a great place for kids to learn how to ski while the adults enjoy some of the varied terrain. Being a south-facing mountain is a big plus for those of us who get chilly; and sunshine always makes you feel better (and warmer!). We will definitely be headed back to Bromley next season, and we are hoping for more great conditions–okay, maybe not quite as cold! 🙂