If you’re feeling that our bubble just cracked, know this: Vermonters are good with duct tape. Seriously, life goes on and so do we. Meantime, our annual Winter Preview Issue reminds us that the season brings cheer as well as chill. We find plenty of wall-climbing fun at the Stowe Adventure Center, and tell you when, where and why to watch the women’s alpine World Cup at Killington this month. We meet the man who drives the sleigh at Shelburne Farms, and the guy who invented a fat bike ski. Finally, we check in with forecasters to see if the sky will let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. Let’s go play, everybody.