Winter News


by Craig Altschul

Okemo Mountain Resort staff members have donated to the resort’s decade-old plus “Have a Heart Program” to support local families in need, raising the second greatest amount in the history of the campaign. One hundred percent of the campaign funds were shared evenly between Black River Good Neighbor Services, in Ludlow, and The Springfield Family Center, in Springfield. Staff members contributed $3,800.16. Okemo matched $3,800.16 for a grand total donation of $7600.32. “Our goal was to collect $2 from each staff member, have Okemo match the funds and contribute $6,000 to the campaign,” Okemo’s Carly Hoszkiewicz says. “However, because of the exceptional efforts put forward by our team, we reached $7,600!”

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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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