Winter News


by Craig Altschul

Four of the Green Mountain State’s best known skiers and resort leaders were honored by the Vermont Ski & Snowboard Museum Oct. 23. The inductees included Karen Huntoon Miller, from Brandon and Rutland. She is a Rutland High graduate who went on to win five freestyle world championships in mogul skiing. Many remember her for her appearance in Warren Miller’s 1981 film, “Ski In The Sun.” … Greg McClallen, a graduate of St. Michael’s College, coached ski teams at Otter Valley and Rutland High Schools. He was National Ski Coach of the Year in 1987… John Morton was a four year Nordic skier on the Middlebury College ski team. He was the head coach at Dartmouth College and has since been a course developer for major competitions…Preston Leete Smith led Killington to become one of the largest ski resorts in the country with a worldwide reputation. He was in the forefront of snowmaking, grooming, marketing, and instruction during the sport’s critical years… congratulates them all.

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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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