Winter News


by Craig Altschul

Skiers and snowboarders can make a real difference for others this holiday season Sunday, Dec. 18 at Okemo Mountain Resort. Donate at least five non-perishable food items, a new child’s toy or new clothing item and receive a discounted day of skiing and riding. Donations will be accepted in the Clock Tower and Jackson Gore base areas between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. Volunteers from Black River Good Neighbor Services Christmas Basket program will help distribute items to needy families in time for the holidays. Okemo is donating 100 frozen turkeys to the cause.

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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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