News of the Day


by Craig Altschul

Maggie Burke, 24, of Montpelier, was invited to the White House for her work with Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, said the Times Argus. Maggie is a program coordinator with the statewide organization that helps people with physical, cognitive or emotional disabilities ski, hike, swim, and engage in other year-round sporting activities. She began her involvement as an intern at Green Mountain College five years ago. The organization was formed 21 years ago and is run mostly by volunteers, currently around 200 throughout the state. Maggie recently was selected as one of six coaches to attend the U.S. Paralympic Games in Vancouver. What would Maggie like the President to know about the program? “…how much it means to people to get out there and be active. This can really change lives.”

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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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