Winter News


by Craig Altschul

Vermont welcomed the first major snows of the winter over the past few days and the ski and snowboard conditions mean you need to be here. You can always click to’s detailed alpine and cross country reports powered by Here’s a sampling of new snow: Jay Peak was the biggest winner with 23 inches. Here are some others: Stowe, 19; Killington and Mount Snow, 18; Smugglers’ Notch, Stratton Mountain, and Sugarbush, 17; Mad River Glen, 15; Bromley, 14; and Okemo, 8. Cross-country went into full swing, too, with 17 areas now open and building up the snow across the state. What are you waiting for?

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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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