Winter News


by Craig Altschul

Can’t squeeze enough Mardi Gras celebration into one day? Well, Jay Peak Resort has solved your dilemma: six days worth of events from Feb. 27-March 3. Here is just a sampling of activities: ice carving; a parade and welcome party; hat making; a Taste of the Kingdom featuring wine tasting, and sampling of local restaurant dishes; NASTAR race; and a learn to skate ice show. It wraps up Saturday with the Grippo Funk Band and an authentic Louisiana crawfish boil. Don’t forget your beads.

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About Craig Altschul

Craig Altschul is Editorial Director of He is a veteran snow journalist, having covered the sport for more than 40 years. His syndicated snow sports humor column, Ski Tips, ran in newspapers across the country for 20 years. He was Global Editor-in-Chief for OnTheSnow for 12 years and has written for a variety of magazines and newspapers. Altschul is past president of both the Eastern Ski Writers Association and the North American Snow Journalists Association.

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