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DCSki Interview Series: Chris Diamond, Author of Ski Inc. 2000 and Former Steamboat President
Chris Diamond is a veteran of the ski industry, having served in leadership positions at Mount Snow and Steamboat. During his 44 years in the ski business, he saw a lot of change, but nothing like he’s seen since he retired in 2015. Since then, he’s published two books covering his experiences in the ski industry and the tectonic shifts caused in the past few years by acquisitions and the emergence of mega passes. DCSki interviewed Chris to discuss his books, his perspective on the industry, and where he sees the industry moving forward next.
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January 28, 2020 - On Friday, January 24, DCSki’s John Sherwood took a snow day and traveled to Pennsylvania’s Whitetail Resort. Days prior to his visit, most of Whitetail had melted, but as he describes in this Firsthand Report, aggressive snowmaking allowed Whitetail to bring 16 trails on-line in a matter of days.
January 22, 2020 - On January 17, 2020, DCSki Columnist John Sherwood was in the Boston area and decided to swing by Wachusett for a day of skiing. He provides this Firsthand Report.

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January 12, 2020 - Despite unusually warm January weather, Jim Kenney recently swung by Pennsylvania’s Whitetail Resort for his first ski day of the season. He provides this Firsthand Report.
December 28, 2019 - Lifts have evolved a lot over the years, and there are now thousands in operation across the world — ranging from simple surface lifts to high-speed gondolas that have a 1.88-mile free span between two towers. And thoroughly documenting all of those lifts — past, present, and future — is Peter Landsman, founder and editor of the excellent web site LiftBlog.com. DCSki recently interviewed Peter to learn more about his passion for lifts and the success he’s had operating LiftBlog.
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December 21, 2019 - After a burst of cold weather in November allowed some Mid-Atlantic resorts to snag pre-Thanksgiving opening dates, the balance of resorts have now officially begun their season in recent days thanks to a stretch of snowmaking-friendly temperatures.
December 17, 2019 - In mid-December, DCSki’s Editor got a chance to visit Colorado’s Keystone Resort for the first time for his first turns of the season. He provides this detailed Firsthand Report.
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November 21, 2019 - On Wednesday, November 20, 2019, West Virginia’s Timberline Resort entered a new era as it was purchased at auction by Perfect North Slopes, adding a promising new chapter to the beleaguered resort.
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November 20, 2019 - Thanks to unseasonably cold temperatures in November, four additional Mid-Atlantic ski resorts will be kicking off their winter seasons by this weekend.
November 16, 2019 - Wisp has made some snowmaking improvements for the 2019-2020 winter season, and has also upgraded to RFID lift tickets for a more streamlined experience.
November 13, 2019 - West Virginia’s Canaan Valley Resort has been busy in recent months preparing for the upcoming winter season, making snowmaking enhancements and decreasing the time it will take for skiers and boarders to get their lift ticket and make it to the slopes.
November 13, 2019 - We’re just barely into mid-November, but mid-winter temperatures have already settled across the Mid-Atlantic, dipping below freezing and convincing many area resorts that it’s a good time to commence snowmaking operations. For two Pennsylvania resorts in the Poconos, this weekend will mark the beginning of their ski season. Big Boulder plans to open on Friday, November 15, 2019 at 3 p.m., while Blue Mountain plans to open on Saturday, November 16.
November 9, 2019 - Record-breaking cold temperatures in the Mid-Atlantic region may have many people wondering what happened to Fall, but for skiers and snowboarders, they welcome the early freeze. The snowmakers at Pennsylvania’s Seven Springs and Hidden Valley Resorts welcomed the cold by firing up the snowguns early on the morning of November 8, 2019.
September 26, 2019 - DCSki Columnist Jim Kenney skied many places last winter, but there was one place he skied at for the first time that delighted him so much he re-visited again before the season was up. In this story, he describes two trips to Colorado’s Crested Butte Resort, in February and April, 2019.
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September 2, 2019 - There’s been a lot of ski area consolidation in recent years. It almost seems like all ski areas will soon be under the ownership of just a few corporations. But there are still a lot of independent ski areas, and this winter, they’re joining forces to offer an affordable multi-resort pass that will provide the chance to sample 34 ski areas across North America.
September 1, 2019 - Clinging to winter as long as he could, DCSki Columnist Robbie Allen ventured to the slopes of Washington’s Mission Ridge Ski Area for some spring skiing. He provides this Firsthand Report.
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September 1, 2019 - Thanks to a partnership between North Carolina’s Lees-McRae College and nearby Beech Mountain Resort, students can now earn a minor degree in Ski Industry Business and Instruction.
August 2, 2019 - There has been a changing of the guard at two Mid-Atlantic ski areas as two long-time General Managers have retired. Whitetail’s Don MacAskill is being succeeded by Brett Cook, while Wisp’s Jerry Geisler is being succeeded by Ron Hawkes.
July 22, 2019 - Vail Resorts announced on Monday, July 22, 2019 its intent to acquire Peak Resorts, setting in motion another seismic shift in the ski industry — and a further round of consolidation that leaves few players in charge of an ever-widening set of ski areas across the United States.
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