Winter News


by Craig Altschul

The Vermont Adaptive and Sports is the state’s largest organization to offer year-round adaptive sports programs to people with disabilities. It recently announced Pico Mountain will be the site of its new $1.3 million access-for-all, multi-use building. Groundbreaking is scheduled for this summer. The first phase of the three-phase building campaign partners with Pico Ski Education Foundation, an alpine ski racing nonprofit organization. The partnership will provide the first year-round adaptive Vermont sports center, as well as the organization’s state headquarters. The building, to be known as The PEAK Lodge, represents the two organizations’ values: performance, excellence, ability, and knowledge. Vermont Adaptive has more than 500 volunteers who serve clients with physical, cognitive, and emotional disabilities. They maintain three Vermont locations: Pico Mountain at Killington, Sugarbush Resort, and Bolton Valley Resort.

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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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