Winter News


by Craig Altschul

The idea is simple. Sugarbush ski and snowboard instructors are convinced that once you get the feel for sliding on snow, it will become your new lifetime sport. Give the Sugarbush “First Timer To Life Timer” package a try. The deal includes rental of specially designed beginner equipment, a series of three lessons that take you from “booting up” to making turns using lifts. Second and third lessons include upgraded lift passes, another group lesson and, best of all, a free season pass and. Yes, the season pass is free for the remainder of the season for “never-evers” once you have completed the three lesson series. You must be at least 13-years-old. Price for the three-day First Timer Package and all the goodies is $255 per person. The savings off a normal season pass purchase are huge.

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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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