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Firsthand Report: Whitetail Resort, January 18, 2019
John Sherwood hit the slopes of Whitetail just before MLK weekend. His verdict? Whitetail is now his favorite ski resort less than 100 miles from DC, thanks to modern snowmaking, amenities, and customer service. He filed this Firsthand Report.
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January 9, 2019 - DCSki Columnist Matthew Graham recently spent three days skiing some lesser-known resorts in the Lake Tahoe region, including Mount Rose, Diamond Peak, and Northstar. He provides this Firsthand Report.
January 8, 2019 - DCSki Columnist Robbie Allen travels the country searching for local ski areas you may not have heard of, and his latest travels take him to Vermont’s Burke Mountain Resort. You may not have heard of the resort, but you’ve probably heard of some famous skiers who cut their teeth on the mountain’s slopes.
January 7, 2019 - DCSki Columnist Charles Sneiderman recently dusted off his telemark skis and headed to Liberty Mountain Resort for a personalized lesson.
January 3, 2019 - The 2018-2019 winter season is off to a rocky start, with above-average temperatures throughout much of December. DCSki provides a roundup of current conditions and struggles across the Mid-Atlantic.
December 28, 2018 - DCSki Columnist John Sherwood spent the days leading up to Christmas at West Virginia’s Canaan Valley Resort. Although he was worried about warmer temperatures and rain, he discovered excellent early-season conditions (along with excellent customer support) and even received some fresh natural snow. He provides this Firsthand Report.
December 21, 2018 - On December 10, 2018, DCSki Columnist John Sherwood headed north for his first turns of the season, skiing at Wachusett Mountain in Princeton, Massachusetts. He provides this Firsthand Report.
December 20, 2018 - Early-season cold temperatures enabled many Mid-Atlantic resorts to fire up the snowguns, but the cold gave way to some bouts of milder temps and heavy rain, which has delayed the start of the season for some resorts. Although pre-Christmas rain is still adding to the challenge, several additional resorts plan to open in the coming days.
November 24, 2018 - Last winter, DCSki Columnist Jim Kenney hit the open road and drove over 7,000 miles, starting in Virginia and navigating through states such as Utah, Wyoming, and Western Canada in search of snow and skiing. He provides this detailed Firsthand Report.
November 22, 2018 - It’s not summer anymore. That will become abundantly obvious on Thanksgiving, when temperatures in the northeast and Mid-Atlantic are expected to plunge to their lowest turkey day reading in over a century. That’s allowed several resorts to move towards the “open” column.
November 16, 2018 - Do you enjoy Fall? If you blinked, it looks like you missed it this year. But that’s OK — it just means the ski season will arrive quicker. The arrival of colder temperatures has allowed many Mid-Atlantic resorts to fire up the snowguns, as they charge towards opening dates.
October 19, 2018 - Charles Sneiderman recently attended Liberty Mountain’s Fall Festival, and filed this Firsthand Report. He also reports on a new Senior Pass being offered by Liberty, Roundtop, and Whitetail Mountain Resorts.
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September 25, 2018 - This week marks the end of an era for the Mid-Atlantic, with Liberty, Roundtop, and Whitetail changing ownership from Snow Time, Inc. to midwest-based Peak Resorts. DCSki provides a detailed history of the Snow Time resorts that Irv Naylor started in 1964.
April 2, 2018 - DCSki lost a valuable member of its community on April 2, 2018. Connie Lawn — the “Skiing White House Reporter” who contributed 178 stories to DCSki over the past 15 years — passed away at the age of 73.
March 27, 2018 - Back in February, DCSki Columnist Jim Kenney came up with a strategy to avoid President’s Weekend crowds, jumping between Canaan Valley Resort, Laurel Mountain, and Seven Springs Resort. In this Firsthand Report, he describes how he avoided crowds and mostly avoided rain.
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