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Firsthand Report: First Time at Liberty Mountain Resort
Somehow, DCSki’s Editor had never skied at Liberty Mountain, despite covering Mid-Atlantic snowsports for over two decades. He fixed that on Sunday, January 7, and provides this Firsthand Report.
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January 19, 2018 - Christopher Blunck spent his weekends in college in the mid-1990s skiing at Ski Liberty with his dormmates. This past weekend, he revisited Liberty Mountain with his six-year old son. As he introduces his son to snowboarding, he reflects on his college trips.
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January 8, 2018 - Usually, skiing requires snow, but the Mid-Atlantic ski season typically only lasts three months. Brian and Nancy Deely, owners of Pro-Fit Ski & Mountain Sports, decided to address that problem by adding a year-round, indoor ski simulator next door to their ski shop in Leesburg, Virginia.
January 2, 2018 - On December 31, 2017, a middle-aged skier was discovered unresponsive around 10 a.m. on a slope at Pennsylvania’s Whitetail Ski Resort and was later pronounced dead. His widow is seeking assistance from anyone who may have observed the accident.
January 1, 2018 - DCSki’s Editor rang in the New Year on the slopes of Pennsylvania’s Whitetail Resort, where he found fireworks, a bonfire, and frigid temperatures. He provides this Firsthand Report and set of photos documenting the event.
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December 31, 2017 - After a recent visit to Connecticut, DCSki Columnist Robbie Allen has now skied in 27 states. In his latest installment to the Going Further Afield series, Robbie describes his trip to Mohawk Mountain, which holds a spot in ski history for its groundbreaking work in snowmaking over half a century ago.
December 28, 2017 - On December 20, 2017, Liftopia announced its Second Annual Best in Snow Awards, and Mid-Atlantic ski area Canaan Valley Resort received top billing in two categories.
December 21, 2017 - This past January, Jim Kenney was treated to an epic 81 inches of fresh snow during a trip to Utah ski resorts - not a bad way to celebrate his 50th season skiing. He provides this Firsthand report.
December 18, 2017 - North Carolina’s Beech Mountain Resort is celebrating its 50th year in operation with discounts and special events throughout the winter season.
December 16, 2017 - On December 16, 2017, skiers and riders underwent a chairlift evacuation at Pennsylvania’s Tussey Mountain after several chairs slid from the haul rope and crashed into each other.
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December 14, 2017 - The past week saw the arrival of cold temperatures, and the dip in Mercury allowed ski areas to fire up their snowguns. Although lifts have already started running at several resorts, by the end of the December 16-17 weekend nearly every ski resort in the Mid-Atlantic will have kicked off its 2017-2018 winter season. DCSki has the latest opening information here.
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November 26, 2017 - In March, 2017, DCSki Columnist Jim Kenney made his first ever visit to British Columbia’s Whistler-Blackcomb. He provides this Firsthand Report.
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November 26, 2017 - Blue Mountain celebrates its 40th season this winter. The Pennsylvania resort has made some enhancements to ski trails and has installed a new ski access gate system.
November 10, 2017 - On Friday, November 10, 2017, Pennsylvania’s Seven Springs Resort took advantage of falling temperatures to fire up its snowguns.
November 5, 2017 - For the fourteenth year, the Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association (PSAA) is offering a Snowpass program that allows fourth and fifth graders to his the slopes free, up to three times each at each participating Pennsylvania resort, with some limitations.
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