Winter News


by Craig Altschul

It’s a very good time for Jay Peak President and CEO Bill Stenger to celebrate. The Vermont Chamber of Commerce will present him with its 2011 Vermont Citizen of the Year award at a gala Dec. 9. The event includes a sneak peak of Jay’s brand new 50,000 square foot Pump House indoor water park. The prestigious award has been presented 48 times over the years and is given to the Vermonter who has bettered the state through self-sacrifice, service, and volunteerism. Chamber President Betsy Bishop said, “Bill Stenger’s innovation and determination have invigorated the economy in the Northeast Kingdom, providing excellent jobs to many in Vermont’s most rural region. Bill has always been a leader regionally and nationally in the ski industry and Vermont Winter News sends its congratulations on a well-deserved award.

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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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