Winter News


by Craig Altschul

Stratton Mountain, where the modern era of snowboarding began paced by Jake Burton Carpenter, will celebrate the sport, its culture, and the launch “Experience Snowboarding,” Burton’s new learning program. The resort will host on-snow demonstrations, clinics with snowboard pros, competitions, and movies all week long, culminating Dec. 18 on World Snowboarding Day. It all begins Dec. 10 with a hike up Suntanner – just as Burton did when crafting his first snowboards. Stratton is well known for being one of the first resorts in the world to welcome snowboarding, hosting the U.S. Snowboarding Open, and becoming the home hill for Olympic stars Ross Powers and Lindsey Jacobellis.

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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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