Winter News


by Craig Altschul

The February Fire & Ice Festival returns this year to Stratton, Feb. 18-26. Each day of the festival celebrates a different decade in honor of Stratton’s 50th anniversary. Activities start with the ‘60s where you can kick up your heels to that era’s tunes. There also will be a name the Beatles tune. The ‘70s will feature a tie day party in the Main Base Lodge; the ‘80s is your chance to show off that neon ski outfit gathering dust in your closet. More activities are being planned for the remaining decades. Travel 50 years in just one week.

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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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