Winter activities have begun and with it ACTRs Snow Bowl Shuttle Bus (SBSB) schedule changes to create even more affordable transportation alternatives to get to the Middlebury College Snow Bowl and Rikert Ski Touring area. Two changes create more options for skiers, hikers and riders who work and/or live between Middlebury and Ripton. First, as of Dec. 22, on Saturdays and Sundays the Snow Bowl Shuttle Bus will start early. The route on these days will start at 9:10 a.m. at Adirondack Circle on Middlebury Colleges campus stopping at 9:15 a.m. at the ACTR bus shelter on Merchants Row in downtown Middlebury. The last day of this early service will be Sunday, March 30. Second, beginning Wednesday, Dec. 26, the Snow Bowl Shuttle Bus runs seven days a week. The seven-day schedule will continue through Sunday, Feb. 24. After that, service will revert to its usual Thursday through Sunday schedule. These seasonal changes are open to the general public and fare-free just like the rest of the ACTR in-county shuttle bus routes. On board donations are always accepted. For more information, please call 388-1946 or go to www.actr-vt.org .