Winter News


by Craig Altschul

Look for the nation’s top amateur and professional ice carvers to strut their stuff Saturday, Jan. 19 at Stowe. The event is part of the resort community’s annual 10-day Winter Carnival. Head to the Spruce Peak Plaza between noon and 4 p.m. to watch the creations in progress. An awards ceremony and live music party starts at 7 p.m. inside Spruce Camp. Theme of this year’s carving contest is “circus,” but this is serious stuff, so they won’t be clowning around, so to speak. The Stowe Winter Carnival is a happening that actually began in 1922 – almost a century ago.

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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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