Winter News


by Craig Altschul

Wouldn’t it be nice to weatherproof winter vacations? Nice, but virtually impossible. Vermont ski resorts have had to expand beyond the usual winter offerings of skiing, snowboarding, tubing, etc., to offer specialized programs that are not weather dependent, says the Burlington Free Press. Programs such as yoga retreats, tennis, horseback riding, and hockey training camps are now being touted – for all ages, for all types of weather, and for all seasons. So, come for the skiing and riding and take advantage of everything else. But, as we say up here, “Don’t like the weather? Wait five minutes.”

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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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