Testimonials

See what resort hosts, ski industry folk and PR professionals are saying about the work of Heather & Greg Burke, journalist, photographer, and editors of www.FamilySkiTrips.com and The Luxury Vacation Guide. Heather is a NASJA Harold Hirsh Three Time Award Recipient for “Excellence in Journalism” and named Top 100 ski peeps to follow on Twitter by Freeskier

Heather, Thanks so much for including Field Guide at Stowe in your Top Romantic Ski Resorts article on Boston.com. The team at Lark Hotels is happy to be in such great company! We’ll be sure to share on social media as well. Thanks and come see us again, I’m happy to set it up!
Mary Concannon, All Heart PR & Lark Hotels
Dear Heather & Greg,
Thank you so much for the great Swiss coverage. Impressive! I posted your article on my Facebook page!
Best regards, Ursula Beamish-Mader,
Media Relations Switzerland Tourism
Dear Heather and Greg,
Thank you very much for your great Zermatt articles, pictures and videos of Zermatt. I wish you many sunny ski days in 2014.
Best Regards,
Amadé, US PR Director, Zermatt – Matterhorn
Dear Heather & Greg,
Thank you so much for your beautiful reviews on Saas-Fee Switzerland, the Pearl of the Alps.
We hope you travel back to Saas Fee again. Our pleasure to host you.
Chantal
Saas Fee Tourism
Heather & Greg, Thank you for your excellent and plentiful reporting on your experiences in Austria skiing! Let us know when you want to ski Austria again – perhaps I will join you!!
Sigrid Pichler, Austria Tourist Office, Manager Public Relation
Thanks for all the great ski stories and features on all the different channels Heather and Greg! You are my favorite journalists this winter!!!   You will be always welcome in Lech Zürs, whenever you feel like it!
Pia Herbst, PR/Presse, Lech Zürs Tourism, Austria
Heather,
Thank you for all the Aspen coverage. We really appreciate it.
Great to have you and Greg out here, enjoyed skiing with you.
Best,
Jeff Hanle, Director of Public Relations, Aspen Skiing Company
Awesome Coverage!
Thank you Heather & Greg for the Vail ski reviews! Let’s not wait several more years, let’s get you out to our Utah and Tahoe resorts soon!
– Kelly Ladyga, Vail Resorts, VP Communication
Heather & Greg, We are so excited to read your Ski Whitefish story on Boston.com! Nice work capturing the spirit of our little town and big mountain. Your timing is perfect as the snow is falling heavily. Thanks again for including Whitefish in your travels, your luxury and family ski websites, blog and your extensive social outreach!
Thank you, Lisa Jones, Explore Whitefish Exec Director
Wow, that’s a huge amount of work! Thank you for visiting our Italian Dolomites and sharing our skiing, hotels and restaurants with your US readership on your Luxury Ski Site and Boston.com. I will share this with my clients.
Ciao and Grazie Mille, Claudia DaRin, Luxury Lakes & Mountains Collection
Heather,
The Hermitage Club is thrilled with this coverage (as am I). This is amazing! We would love to organize another media visit with you.
Thanks!!
-Shawna Kelleher & Sarah Francomano,
Senior Account Execs, Fleishman Hillard
Heather & Greg,
Thank you for sharing all of your articles from your Northern Idaho ski visit. Seeing these fantastic articles and photos is very exciting.
Keep up the great work.
Thanks,
Mitch Knothe, Idaho Tourism
Dear Heather and Greg,
Thank you so much for this really nice, massive coverage on Gstaad Grand Hotel Park. Please contact me anytime should you decide to come back to Switzerland!
With my very best regards,
Jean-Yves Blatt, General Manager
Grand Hotel Park, Gstaad Switzerland
We wanted to thank @FamilySkiTrips again for the great article on Boston.com about our GoGloves! Thanks for helping us get funded with Kickstarter, we are so excited, thanks again for your support!
Best Regards,
Eric Ely, GoGloves
Heather, This coverage is amazing! Thank you very much! We appreciate you guys visiting Lake Louise and Kicking Horse and such great articles and photos.
Best, Matt Mosteller, VP Resorts of the Canadian Rockies
Wow! Heather, our cup runneth over! Thanks so much for all the phenomenal posts, articles,  photos and content following your ski visit to NH’s Mt Washington Valley!
We know you travel all over the world to ski, so we sure appreciate your choosing the White Mountains.
These stories and reviews and posts are just great!
Marti Mayne, Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce
Many thanks for all your different media placements on Grindelwald, Wengen, and Murren. Excellent! I hope you had an amazing time in Switzerland and you will come back again.
Best Regards from the Jungfrau Region,
Lara Saxenhofer – JUNGFRAU Marketing Manager
Heather & Greg,
Wow! So great to see all this Purcell Heli Skiing coverage and your story is wonderful, you clearly picked up on all the things we’re most proud of. Not all media communicate our vibe so well, or so promptly.
Thank you!
Our Best, Katie, Jeff & Rudy Gertsch, Purcell Heli Skiing, Golden BC
Heather, your website is fantastic. As a family we have acquired a strong passion for the sport, and your ski site has provided invaluable information for us in our enjoyment of east coast skiing, thank you. The pics of your ski travels are great too. Appreciate all your work!
Hope to see you on the slopes next season – John Wilcox
Heather and Greg,
Thanks for the great media coverage generated from your trip. We so appreciate your work to help spread the word about Idaho’s ski areas. These are wonderful stories and photos, and your social media reach is terrific.
Laurie McConnell, Visit Idaho
Dear Greg and Heather,
Thank you so, so much for those great ski articles about our ski holiday destination Gstaad Switzerland – they are awesome! Snowy regards from Gstaad, Vivienne Bauer – Gstaad Saanenland Public Relations
Hi Heather and Greg,
I love it!
I hope all the people reading think the same and get curious about our special little place in the heart of the Swiss Alps. Thank you very much for all the Engelberg Titlis ski articles and media coverage! Great!
Hope to ski with you again soon!
Best Regards,
Peter Niederberger, Engelberg Titlis, Switzerland
Thank you for your articles on Adelboden and Parkhotel Bellevue.
We look forward to welcoming many American guests next winter 🙂 Best Regards, Irene, Hotelier -Parkhotel Bellevue, Adelboden, Switzerland
Heather & Greg,
This Big Sky ski review is awesome!!! Thank you so much! Love your writing style and photos on Boston.com and your two ski sites.
It was such a joy to meet you and your family as well.
Sheila Chapman, Public Relations,
Big Sky Resort
Awesome Switzerland feature on Boston.com, great photos by Greg too. You do such an amazing job describing destinations for skiers. You make everyone want to to go (with you)!  -Cyndi Smith, Maine Magazine
Your many features on Le Massif and Hotel Le Dominion Charlevoix describe really well our property and its ambiance. Please let me know when you will be back with us, it would be a pleasure.
Best Regards, Richard Germain, GM, Hotel La Ferme
Heather, you rock! Thanks so much for your writing and sharing with your many media outlets! You truly honored the embargo and got the ski news out first! Nice work!
Cheers, Katie & Mia, Liftopia
Great Sunday River feature article Heather. Thank you very much. We had a great time skiing together. Let’s get you and Greg back for one more trip this winter. You treat us very well, we appreciate it.
Dana Bullen, General Manager, Sunday River
Heather and Greg, Amazing! Thank you for all the wonderful stories on the Durango area and Purgatory Durango Mountain Resort. We really appreciate it. You are welcome back anytime. It was wonderful to meet you both – such a professional ski journalist team.
Anne Klein, Durango Tourism, Durango, Colorado.
Heather,
Thank you…what wonderful coverage!
It was a pleasure to have you and your family with us and we welcome you all back in the near future.
Best, Nina Henderson, Marketing Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole
Thanks so much for the wonderful coverage of AMANGANI, thanks for
saying all the nice things you did, the photos are fantastic.
All the best,
Stuart Campbell, General Manager
Amangani, Jackson, Wyoming USA
Grand Targhee loves the Burkes!
Great team and great Targhee articles on Boston.com and their ski sites!
Ken Rider, Director of Marketing, Grand Targhee Resort, Wyoming
Heather & Greg,

This coverage is great! You guys rock! Love your article on Stowe Mountain Lodge on Boston.com, and all your posts. The higher-ups here are praising all your fantastic coverage of us, and the staff have loved it too.

Leslie Kilgore,
PR manager Stowe Mountain Lodge

Heather and Greg,
Awesome article on Stowe, thank you!
Jeff Wise
Marketing Director, Stowe Mountain Resort
Heather and Greg,
Thank you for the fantastic positive article and beautiful shots.
We appreciate the extraordinary coverage on Boston.com and your two superb ski websites.
Cheers,
from Bella Coola Heli Sports
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
I am absolutely thrilled with your coverage of Idaho skiing and the Shore Lodge following your visit.
Sincerely, Jocelyn Kidd, The Shore Lodge, McCall Idaho
Heather and Greg – Thanks so much for the great story about Mt Washington Valley in today’s Press Herald. We couldn’t have asked for a better story! I’m so impressed with all the outlets you’ve found for that story!! We really appreciate it.
Come visit us again!! Marti Mayne, Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce
Hi Heather,
Your piece on The Lodge at Vail looks beautiful!
Thanks so much!
I look forward to working with you again.
All the Best!
Sara Geen, Senior Account Supervisor
Laura Davidson Public Relations
Heather and Greg Burke are fabulous journalists. They are passionate about skiing, especially skiing as a family, and they work together to publish great stories and photos. Their articles are an inspiration to readers. The Burke family spent a week touring Idaho and we were ecstatic about the resulting media coverage!
We look forward to their return to Idaho.
Jesse Murphy, Communications, Ski Idaho
We are so grateful for your wonderful article in today’s Press Herald and Community Newspapers. We are confident that as a result of your efforts we will continue to welcome many more guests. Your kind words are much appreciated. Ellie and I are looking forward to having you and Greg back with us any time. Thank you so much and best wishes,
Fritz, The Wentworth
Dear Heather,
We have seen your Vail article (7-page magazine spread with 11 photos) and it is great!! We look forward to having you experience more of our properties as well!
Best Regards,
Katie, Senior Public Relations Manager
RockResorts and Vail Resorts Hospitality
“In a world where exposure for your ski resort is paramount, Heather is one of the most creative, responsible and trustworthy writers I have worked with in my twenty years in the ski industry. Heather is fair and thorough in her research and writing, and has been a pleasure to work with in New England, and out west.”
John Urdi, Director of Marketing, Mammoth Lakes Visitor Bureau
Yay Heather!
These are great press results (and fast!) from your visit.
What a joy to work with you – you’re a total pro! Come back anytime.
Thank you so much!
Jo Sabel Courtney, Stowe Area Association
Thanks Heather & Greg,
This is all great!! I really appreciate these articles, as does The Round Barn and other folks involved! Awesome history on Sugarbush – such a great fit following the Today Show! It has been great working with you and I’ll definitely be in touch with other opportunities.
Rachel Carter, Rachel Carter PR
Outstanding coverage! Thank you so much. More than ever we have to encourage the traveler to ski/snowboard in this economy. Your website is a welcome addition to this effort. It’s comprehensive and very well done.
Best, Karen Boushie, Media Relations Team Smugglers’ Notch Resort
Dear Mr. & Ms. Burke,
Thank you for the wonderful article on our resort featured in the Maine Sunday Telegram and The Daily Item. Not only do we appreciate the coverage, but we also appreciate the quality of your article. You can be assured that we are excited to also be on your website.
Thank you again for your coverage and we look forward to having you stay with us on your next visit.
Sincerely,
Walter Banks, Owner, Lago Mar
Dear Heather & Greg,
Thanks for all the follow-up on the Big Sky coverage. Heather and Greg, you exemplify the best of what NASJA has to offer our industry.- Dax Scheiffer, Communications Director
Big Sky Resort, Montana
Heather & Greg,
Thanks for your awesome articles on Brundage and our cat skiing! It was our pleasure hosting you and your family, you are great cat skiers and real pro writers! You are welcome back anytime!
Best, April Russell, Marketing Director, Brundage Mountain Resort, Idaho
Heather,
Thank you for your fantastic coverage – we loved your articles and photos. We are so glad you enjoyed your day heli skiing at RK Heli. You guys are welcome back anytime on us.
– Roger Madson, Owner RK Heli
Gosh, you definitely win our most prolific writer award!
Consider this heartfelt thanks for all your mentions of Smuggs.
Take care, and thanks again!
– Karen Boushie, Public Relations Department
Smugglers’ Notch Resort, Vermont
Hi Heather,
What a lovely, upbeat story about the Woodstock Inn. Thanks so much! And thank you for taking the time to send us a hard copy.
All best to you and your family,
Karen, Alice Marshall Public Relations
Heather & Greg,
Thanks so much for the copy of your article about our resort, and for taking the time to write such a nice article about us! Hope to see you and your lovely family here again soon.
Jennifer and Tim Horan,
Castle Hill Resort & Spa, Vermont
Great Sunday River article in Maine Home + Design magazine. It came out beautifully and we really, sincerely appreciate your kind words.
My Best, Darcy Morse, Sunday River Communications
Hi Heather & Greg,
Of course we saw your article in N – we had several calls from interested parties as a result!! Thanks so much for you good work – Please come back and visit – consider this an open invitation to Yellowstone Club!!  Kind Regards -Hank Kashiwa, Yellowstone Club, Montana
Heather,
Thank you. Your article definitely captures the essence of our Resort.
Best Regards,
Kevin Murphy, General Manager
Mountain View Grand Hotel, New Hampshire
Heather & Greg,
I’ve been blown away by your follow-through so it’s with all sincerity that I give you guys a glowing recommendation.
–Dave Fields  Snowbird, Utah
Hey Heather-
I read your column and thought it was awesome. Thank you so much for that. The event is going to be fun and we’ll raise a nice sum for the Maine Cancer Foundation.
Both of your columns were really good. It’s looking like the event may ‘sell out.’
So thanks again for your support.
Sugarloaf Communications Director
Heather –
Wow! Nice turn-around. Thanks for the great coverage. Now if we could just get every visiting journalist to turn things around this quickly and get stories placed in uber-high circulation outlets…
You and Greg rule. Thanks again!
-Nathan Rafferty
Ski Utah President
Dear Heather,
Many thanks for your feature in Boston.com and we certainly feel privileged to be featured as your ultimate “romantic” place to stay and ski. In the meantime, we look forward to your return visit.
Best wishes,
Michael Nijdam, General Manager
The Pitcher Inn, Warren, Vermont
Heather & Greg –
The phone rang like crazy after your glowing piece in the Providence Journal. Thank you for the fantastic write-up. Our hats are off to you, and our doors are always open.
Director of Sales & Marketing,
Mount Washington Hotel, New Hampshire
Greg & Heather –
Thanks for the coverage! Just fabulous, I loved your words. Think Snow.
-Jay Burke, Director of Marketing
Solitude Mountain Resort, Utah
Dear Heather & Greg,
This is great coverage! It was a pleasure to meet you – your family is definitely the Alta Lodge type! And welcome anytime!
Cordially,
Barbara Dunlea, Marketing Director
Alta Lodge, Utah
Your article was really well done and expertly described. I also enjoyed your romantic thoughts on skiing. It was perfect and made me think of so many happy times on the mountains in the past.
-Penny Pitou – Penny Pitou Travel
BRAVO Heather! You wrote a wonderful article that is right on the money. You are a very talented writer. Thank you so much for giving us a great plug. It’s amazing how many people read your articles and we end up hearing from readers. Thank you, thank you. br /> Carol Lee Anderson, Author “History of Gunstock, Skiing in the Belknap Mountains”
Heather & Greg,
Thank you for the prompt and professional press coverage for Royal Caribbean. Very nice article and great photos, and I appreciate you sending them to us immediately. It is our pleasure to work with you, and we look forward to working with you again soon.
Best, Jorian Weiner – Weber Shandwick