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!
- 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.
- December 3, 2016 - Robbie Allen was in Colorado for the Thanksgiving holiday, and rather than spending Black Friday shopping for deals, he pointed his car towards the snowiest ski area in Colorado: Wolf Creek. He provides this report on the diminutive ski area.
- March 6, 2016 - What do you get when you mix a ski area (Stevens Pass in Washington state), an outstanding cause (cancer research), and a bunch of motivated skier and boarders? DCSki Columnist Robbie Allen recently found out, when he participated in a 24-hour ski challenge as part of HOPE on the Slopes. He provides this report.
- February 3, 2016 - DCSki Columnist Robbie Allen always seems to be finding off-the-beaten-track ski areas, and during a recent trip to Washington state, he discovered Hurricane Ridge. In this Firsthand Report, Robbie describes the “old school skiing” he found at Hurricane Ridge Ski and Snowboard Area, located right in Olympic National Park.
- January 9, 2016 - DCSki Columnist Robbie Allen was looking for a White Christmas, so he packed up his family and headed to Utah. There, he discovered plenty of snow at four ski areas: Snowbird, Deer Valley, Brighton, and Solitude. Robbie provides this Firsthand Report.
- May 31, 2015 - Due to the ongoing drought, California ski areas struggled through the winter, but a series of snowstorms in May allowed Mammoth Mountain to stay open into mid-May. This provided DCSki Columnist Robbie Allen with a chance to make some late-season turns. He checks in with this report.
- January 3, 2015 - On a trip out west, DCSki Columnist Robbie Allen swung by June Mountain Ski Area, the “little sister” to Mammoth Mountain. With ample snow, 3,000 feet of vertical drop, and no crowds, Robbie was more than satisfied with the extra 20 minutes it takes to drive to June. Robbie provides this Firsthand Report.
- May 4, 2014 - DCSki Columnist Robbie Allen wasn’t content to hang up his skis just yet. Thanks to a late-season blizzard, he swung by California’s Kirkwood Mountain Resort for late-April skiing. He describes the experience, noting that steep trails truly make Kirkwood a “Skier’s Mountain.”
- December 19, 2013 - Rhode Island is a relatively small, relatively flat state. But it is home to one small ski area. DCSki Columnist Robbie Allen recently visited the Yawgoo Valley Ski Area, and provides this Firsthand Report.
- December 9, 2013 - While the Mid-Atlantic was getting snow over the weekend, DCSki Columnist Robbie Allen was skiing in snow-starved New England. He provides this Firsthand Report from New Hampshire’s Waterville Valley.