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Robbie Allen learned to ski on Whitetail’s opening day! Since then his travels have taken him to many a ski area from the smallest 150-foot hill to the Swiss Alps to Ski Dubai. His passion is for small local ski areas.

When not skiing Robbie can be found in melted snow, an All American swimmer in his youth he continues to swim today. He has raced in the waters around Manhattan and across the Chesapeake Bay. Also he has completed 4 Ironman triathlons - winning the swim portion in each. When not swimming he is found working on his other goal of running 50 marathons by age 50.

An aspiring writer Robbie he has written for Sprit magazine, Metro Sports, Xtri.com, Trip Advisor.com as well as others. In his day job he is a Project Manager and/or a Naval Reserve Officer. He is married with two kids (The Team) who all ski!

Robbie has written 50 stories for DCSki since 2008.

Going Further Afield: Mission Ridge Ski Area

    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.

Going Further Afield: Victor Constant Ski Area… Army Skiing Sir!

    March 3, 2019 - DCSki Columnist Robbie Allen is always searching for smaller ski areas, and he recently found one that’s located on Army property but is open to the public. He describes his trip there in this report.

Going Further Afield: Off the Beaten Path at China Peak

    February 9, 2019 - Robbie Allen is always on the search for small ski areas that are off the beaten path, and he never disappoints. In this report, he describes a recent trip to California’s China Peak. Getting there with his son was an adventure, but well worth it.

Going Further Afield: Burke Mountain - the Racer’s Mountain

    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.

Going Further Afield: Magic Mountain… No E-Ticket Required

    March 17, 2018 - DCSki Columnist Robbie Allen continues his quest for off the beaten track ski areas, and he recently found another to add to his list: the locally-run Magic Mountain in Vermont. He provides this account of the independent ski area.

Going Further Afield: Cannon Mountain Ski Area - An East Coast Classic!

    February 25, 2018 - DCSki Columnist Robbie Allen visits New Hampshire’s Cannon Mountain and describes the classic ski area, likening it to a bigger version of West Virginia’s Canaan Valley Resort.

Going Further Afield: Pats Peak - the King of Night Skiing in Southern New Hampshire

    January 28, 2018 - Always on the hunt for mom and pop ski areas, DCSki Columnist Robbie Allen was recently in New Hampshire and visited Pats Peak Ski Area. In this report, he describes the magical night skiing environment there.

Going Further Afield: Mohawk Mountain - the Home of Snowmaking

    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.

Going Further Afield: Assault on Mount Hood

    April 1, 2017 - In February, DCSki Columnist Robbie Allen decided to tackle five ski areas located around Mount Hood, Oregon. He describes each area in this report, concluding that he would love to have Mount Hood in his backyard.

Going Further Afield: Everything you Need at Lookout Pass Ski Area, Idaho

    January 2, 2017 - DCSki Columnist Robbie Allen keeps finding small ski areas across the country that ski big. In his latest installment, Robbie describes a recent trip to Idaho’s Lookout Pass Ski Area.

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