Winter News


by Craig Altschul

Want to try something different on the slopes apart from skiing or snowboarding? Then try airboarding, a new activity now offered at Smugglers’ Morse Highlands. An airboard is an inflated sled that is similar in weight and looks like a water raft. Grooves on the bottom of the airboard act as edges to facilitate steering, and the smooth bottom assures a speedy ride, says Smuggs’ Karen Boushie. Never been on an airboard? Not to worry as all first timers are required to participate in a short instructional clinic. Once instructed, you can freeride Monday through Friday from 2-4 p.m. for $20, including the airboard rental. You’ll need a valid lift ticket. Riders must be at least 10 years old, 48 inches tall, and wear a helmet.

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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.


  1. rick

    This, along with Smugs website, leave a lot of questions to be answered: how much are helmet rentals? How heavy can a rider be? How tall is too tall to try this? Is there any option to do this with only two-hour lift ticket? …. Must I buy a full lift ticket for only two hours?


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