DCSki offers a wealth of resources for Mid-Atlantic skiers and boarders, and an on-line community of experts eager to answer your questions. Some questions are so common that we have gathered them in one place, with "official" answers from DCSki staff and the opportunity for readers to add their own comments.
If you have just moved to the Mid-Atlantic region, welcome! You've discovered a great resource for learning about the winter recreation opportunities available nearby. We have a special Q&A section especially for new residents.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the most popular ski destination outside the Mid-Atlantic for D.C. area residents?
October 31, 2004: Many local skiers try to make at least one trip outside of the Mid-Atlantic region per season. We explore some of the popular picks. (7 reader comments)
When can Mid-Atlantic resorts make snow?
September 26, 2004: Mid-Atlantic resorts rely almost exclusively on snowmaking to cover their slopes, but conditions have to be just right to make snow. (1 reader comment)
What’s the cheapest way to get a lift ticket?
September 26, 2004: Skiing isn’t a cheap sport, but it’s also not the most expensive, and you can occasionally find a good deal on lift tickets. (17 reader comments)
What resorts have the most challenging terrain?
September 26, 2004: Looking for the steepest and toughest slopes in the Mid-Atlantic? We have a few suggestions. (1 reader comment)
What resorts are best for groups that include some non-skiers?
September 26, 2004: Some members of a family or group might not be too keen to ski or snowboard. Thankfully, there are several Mid-Atlantic resorts that provide off-slope activities to keep everyone happy.
What’s the quickest way to Snowshoe?
September 26, 2004: Ah, always the topic of much debate. (1 reader comment)
Where can I find a good bootfitter in this region?
September 25, 2004: Looking to buy or fit a pair of ski boots? A nationally-renowned bootfitter works at Washington, D.C.’s Ski Center. (1 reader comment)
Who has the best early-season conditions?
September 25, 2004: Itching to head to the slopes? If it’s July, you’re out of luck. But around Thanksgiving, there’s a good chance you can find some snow.
Answers for New Residents
What’s your best secret about skiing or boarding in the Mid-Atlantic?
September 26, 2004: Sometimes, when you go is far more important than where you go. (1 reader comment)
How long is the ski season in the Mid-Atlantic?
September 25, 2004: If you’ve arrived from Florida, you’ll be delighted by the length of the ski season here. If you’ve arrived from Colorado or New England, you’ll find a slightly abbreviated season. (5 reader comments)