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Re-Breaking News: Mid-Atlantic Resorts to Transition to Vertical Hopscotching
April 1: Due to an unseasonably warm string of winters, many Mid-Atlantic ski resorts will be using this summer to shift their focus from skiing and snowboarding to vertical hopscotching, a new sport that has seen rising popularity. (From the DCSki Archives.) (13 reader comments)
Firsthand Report: Altitude Skiing with no Attitude at Telluride
March 31: In mid-March, DCSki Columnist Lou Botta spent four days at Colorado’s Telluride Ski Resort., In this Firsthand Report, he provides a detailed look at the experience, concluding with three simple words: “I love Telluride.” (2 reader comments)
Mid-Atlantic Ski Season Pushes into April
March 28: Yes, you can still ski or board in the Mid-Atlantic. Several resorts have announced that they plan to remain open into early April.
Firsthand Report: Snowy Luau at Timberline Resort
March 25: Jim Kenney thought he was done writing trip reports for the 2012-2013 season, but after one last trip to Timberline Resort in West Virginia, he had to share. He describes the Snowy Luau festival and prime late season conditions at Timberline. (1 reader comment)
Firsthand Report: Liberty Mountain Resort
March 25: Connie Lawn provides a late-season Firsthand Report from Liberty Mountain Resort, which recently held a “bring your pets to the slope” event. Liberty plans to stay open through March 30, 2013, conditions permitting.
Firsthand Report: Warfighter Weekend at Liberty Mountain Resort and Gettysburg, PA
March 6: Connie Lawn and Charles Sneiderman participated in the Warfighter Weekend at Liberty Mountain Resort on March 3, 2013. The annual event hosts injured military veterans and their families for a weekend on the slopes.
“Hope on the Slopes” Event Comes to Canaan Valley Resort March 1-2, 2013
February 20: The 2nd annual “Hope on the Slopes” event is returning to West Virginia’s Canaan Valley Resort March 1-2, 2013, to help raise funds on behalf of the American Cancer Society.
Firsthand Report: Whitetail Resort
February 20: Connie Lawn and Charles Sneiderman visited Pennsylvania’s Whitetail Resort over the Presidents Day holiday weekend, discovering prime conditions. They provide this Firsthand Report, describing Whitetail’s Adaptive program and sharing plans for future enhancements by Whitetail General Manager Don MacAskill.
Desert Images of Snow
February 17: On a recent winter road trip through the southwest desert, DCSki’s Editor captured photographs of the magical ingredient that makes skiing possible: snow. He provides this collection of shots from national parks such as Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capital Reef, Canyonlands, and Arches.
Firsthand Report: Sierra at Tahoe - Our Huckleberry Bowl Buddies
February 17: Sometimes lunch is worth skipping. Especially when a foot of fresh snow falls the night before. That’s the verdict Jim Kenney made on a recent ski trip to Sierra at Tahoe.
Firsthand Report: Kirkwood, California - Off the Beaten Track
February 17: The Kirkwood ski area is a bit off the beaten track, located 45 minutes south of Lake Tahoe, but on a recent trip, Jim Kenney discovered it’s worth a visit. He provides this Firsthand Report.
Firsthand Report: Wintergreen Wahoo
February 14: Jim Kenney has been skiing at Virginia’s Wintergreen Resort for the past 25 years. That tradition continued with a visit this past weekend, where Jim found Wintergreen’s 25 trails dressed in wonderful snow. Jim provides this Firsthand Report.
Firsthand Report: Snö Mountain
February 12: DCSki Columnist Lou Botta recently returned to Snö Mountain, where he discovered great skiing, but dining options that left a bit to be desired. He provides this Firsthand Report.
Firsthand Report: Keystone, the Key to Skiing Fun
February 10: DCSki Columnist Matthew Graham spent time skiing at what he calls one of the country’s most beautiful resorts: Keystone Resort in Colorado. He provides this Firsthand Report. (1 reader comment)
Firsthand Report: Roundtop Mountain Resort
February 9: Ed Fowler describes a recent trip to Roundtop Mountain Resort, finding good snow conditions, less crowded slopes, and hardly any lift lines.
Firsthand Report: Vail and the Vail Village at Night
February 8: DCSki’s Editor just wrapped up a day of skiing at Vail, and a night exploring Vail Village. He provides a Firsthand Report and pictorial, showing a snowy Vail Village at night. (2 reader comments)
Firsthand Report: Sugar Bowl, CA - Tasty Terrain Steeped in History
February 8: DCSki Columnist Jim Kenney reports on his first-ever visit to Sugar Bowl, California, a Lake Tahoe ski area rich in history.
Firsthand Report: Alpine Meadows — Once Is Not Enough
January 31: DCSki Columnist Jim Kenney skied the Alpine Meadows ski area in California in early January, 2013. He provides this Firsthand Report.
Firsthand Report: Ninth Annual Warriors Conference at Wintergreen
January 27: Connie Lawn and Charles Sneiderman spent the past weekend at Virginia’s Wintergreen Resort, attending activities for Wounded Warriors. They filed this Firsthand Report. (5 reader comments)
Firsthand Report: Squaw Valley - This Place Has the Goods
January 27: Heart-stopping steeps are all over the place at Squaw Valley, observes DCSki Columnist Jim Kenney. He provides this Firsthand Report after visiting the California ski area earlier in January.
Firsthand Report: Mont Tremblant
January 26: Returning to Mont Tremblant after a long absence, DCSki Columnist Lou Botta discovered that the Canadian ski resort has undergone a lot of changes since his college days. He provides this detailed Firsthand Report from a mid-January trip. (1 reader comment)
Firsthand Report: Homewood, California - Beautiful Eye Opener
January 26: DCSki Columnist Jim Kenney recently stumbled onto one of the prettiest double black diamond runs of his life at Homewood, a folksy ski resort in Northern California. He provides this Firsthand Report. (2 reader comments)
Firsthand Report: Snowshoe in the Rain
January 22: Can skiing in the pelting rain at Snowshoe be fun? If you’re DCSki Columnist Matthew Graham, it sure can be. He describes his recent rainy adventure in this Firsthand Report. (1 reader comment)
Firsthand Report: Skiing Mt. Bachelor - Naturally
January 21: According to DCSki Columnist Jim Kenney, the prospect of skiing 360 degrees off the top of a 9,000-foot white volcano presented an irresistible draw to Mt. Bachelor, Oregon. In late December, Jim made the trek to the Oregon ski area. He provides this Firsthand Report. (1 reader comment)
Cold Front Brings Back Winter
January 20: It seems like a January thaw has become par for the course for the mid-Atlantic. Thankfully, a cold front has pushed away warm weather, and snowguns are now roaring back to life. Temperatures over the next 5-10 days will remain below freezing with overnight lows dipping into the teens, providing a chance for significant snowmaking opportunities.
Postcard from Crested Butte, Colorado
January 20: A DCSki reader just returned from Crested Butte, Colorado, where he experienced low temperatures in the negative double digits. Did the cold and relatively modest 26-inch base dampen the skiing? Not at all. He provides this Firsthand Report. (3 reader comments)
Firsthand Report: Snowshoe Mountain Resort
January 13: Connie Lawn and Charles Sneiderman spent the weekend at West Virginia’s Snowshoe Mountain Resort. They filed this Firsthand Report. (7 reader comments)
Firsthand Report: Liberty Mountain Resort
January 6: Connie Lawn and Charles Sneiderman visited Liberty Mountain Resort on Saturday, making their first turns of the season and assisting Blue Ridge Adaptive Snow Sports (BRASS). They provide this Firsthand Report. (2 reader comments)
Firsthand Report: Whitetail Resort
January 4: A midweek escape to Pennsylvania’s Whitetail Resort on Thursday revealed the perfect skiing trifecta: plenty of sun, plenty of snow, and no crowds. DCSki’s Editor provides this Firsthand Report from his first turns of the season. (3 reader comments)
Mid-Atlantic Ski Season Gains Momentum
December 27, 2012: A shot of cold air and some natural snow has helped launch the 2012-2013 winter season in a big way. Find out the status of Mid-Atlantic ski areas.
Wisp Emerges from Bankruptcy
December 24, 2012: A downturn in the real estate market forced Wisp Resort to enter Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the Fall of 2011, but thanks to a new ownership structure, the Maryland ski area has emerged from bankruptcy and is charging forward.
Firsthand Report: Early Season Skiing at Seven Springs, PA
December 23, 2012: There’s never a dull moment for mid-Atlantic snowsports enthusiasts. Weather-wise we’re off to another roller coaster ski season, but the folks at Seven Springs, PA are doing their utmost to get in the game, as Jim Kenney discovered on an early-season trip on December 15, 2012. Jim provides this Firsthand Report.
What’s New for 2012: Hidden Valley Resort
December 23, 2012: Visitors to Pennsylvania’s Hidden Valley Resort will find a number of improvements this winter, including a widened Voyager trail and snowmaking enhancements.
Hidden Valley, Seven Springs to open Friday
November 29, 2012: On Friday, November 30, 2012, Pennsylvania’s Hidden Valley and Seven Springs Resorts will kick off their ski seasons.
What’s New for 2012: Wintergreen Resort
November 25, 2012: Wintergreen Resort is in the midst of a major snowmaking upgrade, which will double its already impressive snowmaking production.
What’s New for 2012: The Homestead
November 25, 2012: This winter, The Homestead debuts the Allegheny Springs Winter Wonderland, which will provide ice skating and swimming in addition to skiing.
The Weekly Altitude
November 25, 2012: The Weekly Altitude provides a look at what’s happening in the Mid-Atlantic ski and snowboard scene. In this weeks issue: Ready, Set, Fire the Snowguns!; Kickstarter Project aims to develop Adventure Case for iPhone; North Carolina Ski Areas Association Offers “Gold Cards.”
What’s New for 2012: Beech Mountain Resort
November 22, 2012: North Carolina’s Beech Mountain Resort is celebrating its 45th anniversary this winter. Thanks to recent snowmaking enhancements, Beech has the best snowmaking capacity in the resort’s history.
Going Further Afield: Ski the Plastic!
November 22, 2012: Robbie Allen recently found himself in Lynchburg, Virginia, and decided to try skiing some runs at the Snowflex Centre. What makes Snowflex unique is that it isn’t made out of snow, but rather misted plastic, providing a surface that can be skied year-round. Robbie provides his assessment of the experience.
What’s New for 2012: Seven Springs Resort
November 22, 2012: Dozens of improvements across Seven Springs Mountain Resort should provide skiers and boarders with a better experience this winter. The Pennsylvania resort has made strategic investments in snowmaking improvements, added an additional terrain park, and initiated a mountain beautification program that has made subtle refinements throughout.
The Weekly Altitude
November 18, 2012: The Weekly Altitude provides a look at what’s happening in the Mid-Atlantic ski and snowboard scene. In this week’s issue: Wisp Resort to change hands; Wintergreen’s “Snow License Program” offers free skiing to 5th and 6th graders; Thanksgiving Eve Pub Crawl at Bear Creek; and Whitetail pledges $10,000 to the MPMC Project.
Great Glades Almighty!
November 12, 2012: What’s so great about glade skiing? Is it the adrenaline rush of a high speed slalom through the trees or maybe the seductive siren song of better, softer snow? DCSki Columnist Jim Kenney explores this question, while sharing his own favorite glades.
Breaking News: Sugar Mountain Plans to Open on Halloween
October 29, 2012: North Carolina’s Sugar Mountain Resort plans to capture its earliest opening date, opening the Upper and Lower Flying Mile slopes for skiing and snowboarding on Halloween.
What’s New for 2012: Sugar Mountain Resort
October 27, 2012: North Carolina’s Sugar Mountain Resort is hoping that its 5,300-foot elevation will bring plenty of natural snow this winter. But to hedge its bets, the resort has invested a quarter million dollars in snowmaking improvements.
Firsthand Report: 2012 Fall Festival at Liberty Mountain Resort
October 27, 2012: Connie Lawn was on hand at Liberty Mountain’s Fall Festival October 21, 2012. She provides this Firsthand Report.
Shots of the Day: Austrian Visit
October 7, 2012: DCSki Columnist John Sherwood recently stopped by Zell am See Kaprun during a visit to Austria. Kaprun offers high elevation skiing up to 9,843 feet. John provides a few photos from his trip. (1 reader comment)
Ski Butlers Recognized in Washington, DC
May 28, 2012: The two young founders of Ski Butlers, Bryn Carey and Riley Tippet, were the Western Region winners of The US Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Award, and were recently recognized in a ceremony in Washington, DC.
Book Review: Ski Training - How to Ski All Day, Volume 2, The Truth About Skiing
April 24, 2012: DCSki Columnist John Sherwood reviews a book that describes how to properly condition in preparation for the ski season. (1 reader comment)
Interview with Colorado Ski Country USA’s Jennifer Rudolph
April 24, 2012: Connie Lawn recently interviewed Colorado Ski Country USA’s Jennifer Rudolph. Jennifer describes how Colorado resorts weathered a milder-than-normal winter. (1 reader comment)
Not an April Fools Day Joke: Seven Springs Re-opens for Skiing
April 24, 2012: Let’s say a freak late-April snowstorm dumps over a foot of snow in parts of the mid-Atlantic. What do you do? If you’re Pennsylvania’s Seven Springs Resort, you re-open for skiing and snowboarding. And that’s what Seven Springs will do on Tuesday morning, April 24, 2012, at 10 a.m., if only for a day. (2 reader comments)
Firsthand Report: Spring Skiing at A-Basin
April 17, 2012: Katie Whiteman recently swung by Colorado’s Arapahoe Basin for some spring skiing. She provides this Firsthand Report. (1 reader comment)
Firsthand Report: Retirement Celebration in Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland
April 17, 2012: In celebration of his retirement, DCSki Columnist Lou Botta recently took a ski trip to Switzerland. He provides a detailed account of the magnificent trip in this Firsthand Report. (10 reader comments)
Firsthand Report: Springtime in the Rockies
April 13, 2012: Connie Lawn, Charles Sneiderman, and Kathryn Whiteman went skiing in the Colorado Rockies in late March and early April, 2012. They contributed several dispatches from the trip, compiled into this Firsthand Report. (3 reader comments)
Going Further Afield: Snowbasin
March 23, 2012: DCSki Columnist John Sherwood decided to forgo a ski trip to Europe, saving money by heading west to Utah’s Snowbasin Resort instead. He has no regrets. John provides this detailed Firsthand Report from his trip to Snowbasin March 12-16, 2012. (3 reader comments)
Firsthand Report: Wounded Warfighter Weekend at Liberty Mountain
March 10, 2012: Connie Lawn and Charles Sneiderman closed out their season (at least on the East Coast) with a visit to Liberty Mountain Resort on March 3, 2012, covering the Wounded Warfighter Weekend. Liberty and Whitetail ended their ski season on March 4, 2012.
Firsthand Report: Epilepsy Awareness Weekend at Big Boulder
March 2, 2012: DCSki Reader Mike Ross teamed with Pennsylvania’s Big Boulder Resort to organize an Epilepsy Awareness Weekend, held February 24-26, 2012. Mike provides this Firsthand Report, including his thoughts on the Poconos resort. (1 reader comment)
Firsthand Report: Ski Roundtop
March 2, 2012: DCSki Reader Mike Ross visited Pennsylvania’s Ski Roundtop for the first time on February 22, 2012. He provides this Firsthand Report. (1 reader comment)
Firsthand Report: Taos Grades High in Hospitality
March 2, 2012: In early January, 2012, Jim and son Vince Kenney headed west and hit the slopes of Taos Ski Valley, renowned for its steep and challenging terrain. They filed this Firsthand Report. (3 reader comments)
Firsthand Report: Liberty Mountain
February 21, 2012: Connie Lawn and Charles Sneiderman spent Saturday at Liberty Mountain Resort, where they volunteered to helping 23 disabled students enjoy skiing. They filed this Firsthand Report. (1 reader comment)
Canaan Valley Resort’s “Hope on the Slopes” to Benefit American Cancer Society
February 18, 2012: Relay for Life of Tucker County and Canaan Valley Resort have teamed together to launch the first “Hope on the Slopes” event at the West Virginia Resort on March 2-3, 2012. Coinciding with Canaan Valley Resort’s annual “Wild Thing” weekend, Hope on the Slopes will raise funds to benefit the American Cancer Society.
Firsthand Report: Keep the Faith and Ski the Valley
February 17, 2012: A group of DCSki readers descended on West Virginia February 10-13, 2012, bracing for mediocre conditions in this mediocre winter, but discovering a foot of fresh powder. The next three days provided great camaraderie, great fun, and great skiing at Canaan Valley and Timberline Resorts. DCSki Columnist Jim Kenney was part of the group and filed this Firsthand Report. (3 reader comments)
Interview with DCSki Editor M. Scott Smith on William World News (External Link)
February 6, 2012: DCSki’s Editor was recently interviewed by the blog William World News. He offered his take on topics such as this mild winter and the foundations of DCSki.
Firsthand Report: Beaver Creek, the Other Side of Posh
February 5, 2012: There are two sides to Colorado’s Beaver Creek Resort: A posh side most are familiar with, and “the other side” which offers a surprising amount of challenging terrain. On a recent visit, DCSki Columnist Jim Kenney sampled both sides. He provides this Firsthand Report. (4 reader comments)
Firsthand Report: Liberty and Whitetail
February 5, 2012: In recent days, Connie Lawn and Charles Sneiderman visited Pennsylvania’s Liberty and Whitetail Mountain Resorts. On Saturday, they experienced a snow squall at Liberty, which added a layer of snow across the resort. They provide this Firsthand Report.
Firsthand Report: Seven Springs - Not Giving Up on Winter 2012
February 5, 2012: According to DCSki Columnist Jim Kenney, the reports of winter’s death are greatly exaggerated. A recent trip to Seven Springs proved this. Jim provides this Firsthand Report.
Firsthand Report and Top Five Tips: Snowshoe Mountain Resort
February 5, 2012: DCSki Columnist Matthew Graham recently visited West Virginia’s Snowshoe Mountain Resort, finding some of the snow that may have been missing this mild winter. Matthew provides five key tips for maximizing your time on the slopes at Snowshoe. (3 reader comments)
Firsthand Report: Bombproof Family Ski Vacation at Steamboat
January 29, 2012: DCSki Columnist Jim Kenney and his family visited Colorado’s Steamboat in early January, 2012. While they spent plenty of times on the slopes, they also sampled other activities at Steamboat such as snowshoeing and a star-lit sleigh ride. Jim provides this Firsthand Report. (5 reader comments)
Firsthand Report: New Ski Technology for Whitetail Rentals
January 28, 2012: Connie Lawn and Charles Sneiderman visited Pennsylvania’s Whitetail Resort this past week, where they tried out new ski technology available across Whitetail’s rental fleet. (2 reader comments)
Firsthand Report: Wintergreen Wounded Warrior Weekend
January 22, 2012: Connie Lawn and Charles Sneiderman filed this Firsthand Report from Virginia’s Wintergreen Resort, which is hosting its Eighth Annual Wounded Warrior Weekend. (1 reader comment)
Postcard from Taos, New Mexico
January 21, 2012: A DCSki Reader just wrapped up a week skiing at Taos, New Mexico. He provides this Firsthand Report. (3 reader comments)
Whitetail’s Buddy Hauk Passes Away
January 17, 2012: On Sunday, January 15, 2012, long-time Whitetail Ski Resort mountain host Buddy Hauk passed away. Buddy was 63. (1 reader comment)
AT&T Expands Cell Service at Whitetail Resort
January 14, 2012: A recent tower upgrade at Whitetail should deliver solid 3G cell coverage to AT&T cell phone subscribers visiting the Pennsylvania resort.
Sense of Déjà Vu as Winter Returns
January 14, 2012: Mid-Atlantic skiers and snowboarders can be forgiven if they can’t quite figure out what season it is. Thankfully, colder temperatures have returned, paving the way for great conditions over the holiday weekend.
Firsthand Report from Liberty Mountain: Skiing is Therapeutic!
January 8, 2012: Connie Lawn provides a Firsthand Report from the slopes of Pennsylvania’s Liberty Mountain. (3 reader comments)
Firsthand Report: Bryce Resort
December 22, 2011: Mike Ross swung by Virginia’s Bryce Resort for some early season skiing on Monday, December 19, 2011. He discovered that Bryce had made a valiant effort to provide skiing, despite warm temperatures and limited opportunities for snowmaking. Mike provides this Firsthand Report. (5 reader comments)
Snow and Cold Push Opening Dates within Reach
December 7, 2011: Mother Nature has been keeping the cold to herself so far this winter, but the arrival of snow on Wednesday has many local resorts pushing to open for the season in the next week or two. (1 reader comment)
What’s New for 2011: Seven Springs Resort
November 20, 2011: Freestyle skiers and snowboarders will find reason to celebrate this winter at Seven Springs, as the Pennsylvania resort unveils the first-ever urban terrain park and expands its halfpipe to Olympic proportions. Retrofitted chairlifts will reduce travel time to the top of the mountain, and a new beginner area will welcome new skiers and boarders looking to transition to greens.
Skiing Opportunities for Thanksgiving (Updated)
November 20, 2011: Want some skiing to go with your turkey on Thanksgiving day? At least two mid-Atlantic resorts are willing to oblige. (1 reader comment)
Firsthand Report: Ski Club of Washington DC 75th Anniversary
November 13, 2011: The Ski Club of Washington DC celebrated its 75th anniversary on Saturday night by hosting its annual Fall Fashion Show. Connie Lawn and Charles Sneiderman were on hand, and filed this Firsthand Report.
In Praise of the Anti-Resorts
November 13, 2011: There’s a special place in Jim Kenney’s heart for the “anti-resorts”: those standalone ski areas with no slopeside lodging and few, if any, resort trappings. In place of glitz, they unapologetically offer one common attribute: top-notch skiing. Jim Kenney takes a tour through some of his favorite anti-resorts. (8 reader comments)
What’s New for 2011: Hidden Valley Resort
November 12, 2011: Pennsylvania’s Hidden Valley Resort has added approximately 3.5 acres of glade skiing in the North Summit area of the resort, as well as a new terrain park.
What’s New for 2011: Elk Mountain
November 12, 2011: Elk Mountain has continued its tradition of planting Norway and White Spruce trees, adding an additional 1,200 trees over the summer. (1 reader comment)
What’s New for 2011: Shawnee Mountain
November 12, 2011: Two new Piston Bully Snow Cats are joining Shawnee Mountain’s snow grooming fleet this winter.
Sugar Mountain Opens
November 11, 2011: Ready to ski? If you head to North Carolina, you can make some early-season turns. Sugar Mountain is offering skiing and snowboarding for the November 12-13, 2011 weekend.
What’s New for 2011: Winterplace Resort
November 11, 2011: West Virginia’s Winterplace Resort has expanded snowmaking, widened two trails, and upgraded its terrain park with a new feature.
Epilepsy Awareness Weekend Planned at Big Boulder
November 11, 2011: For DCSki reader Mike Ross, epilepsy hit close to home in 2009, claiming the life of his 5-year old son. Mike found some solace through his love of skiing, and channeled that passion into organizing an Epilepsy Awareness Weekend with the help of Pennsylvania’s Big Boulder Resort. The event will be held February 24-26, 2012, drawing participants from across the East Coast. Mike describes the event in this story. (2 reader comments)
What’s New for 2011: Massanutten Resort
November 6, 2011: Virginia’s Massanutten Resort is expanding the scope of activities this winter with the construction of a new outdoor ice skating rink. (2 reader comments)
What’s New for 2011: Beech Mountain Resort
November 5, 2011: It’s been a busy summer of upgrades at North Carolina’s Beech Mountain Resort, with the addition of a new beginner slope, removal of a chairlift, a continued shift to automated snowmaking, and other capital enhancements.
What’s New for 2011: Snowshoe Mountain Resort
October 29, 2011: Snowshoe Mountain Resort has made a number of enhancements for the 2011-2012 winter season.
Firsthand Report: Whitetail Great Outdoors Festival
October 23, 2011: Connie Lawn filed this report from the first day of Whitetail’s 11th Annual Great Outdoors Festival.
West Virginia Resorts Offer Statewide Mountain Pass
October 22, 2011: West Virginia ski areas have once again partnered to offer a statewide “Mountain Pass.” (5 reader comments)
Hidden Valley and Blue Knob Resorts Partner on a Passholder Exchange Program
October 22, 2011: Season passholders at Hidden Valley Resort and Blue Knob Resort will be able to benefit from a new Passholder Exchange program for the 2011-2012 winter season.
An Escape from Washington: Fall Festival at Liberty Mountain Resort
October 18, 2011: Liberty Mountain Resort recently held its annual Fall Festival, and Connie Lawn was on hand to file this Firsthand Report.
What’s New for 2011: Sugar Mountain Resort
October 18, 2011: Dedicated snowmaking at the Tubing Park will allow Sugar Mountain to expand its tubing season.
An Evening of Heli-Ski Stokage from Canadian Mountain Holidays
October 18, 2011: In early October, DCSki Columnist Jim Kenney attended a reception to learn more about Canadian heli-skiing. He provides this Firsthand Report.
Seven Springs, Hidden Valley, Wisp, and Snowshoe Collaborate on Season Passholder “Resort Swap” Program
October 4, 2011: Spanning three states and covering a 150-mile radius, some of the most popular resorts in the mid-Atlantic have teamed together to offer their Season Passholders additional value during the 2011-2012 winter season.
An Early Nine Inches Fall on Snowshoe
October 4, 2011: It’s been a rainy summer season in the mid-Atlantic this summer, and skiers and boarders are hoping some of that rain continues as snow once winter arrives. If the first weekend in October is any sign, Mother Nature just might oblige.
Firsthand Report: Great Allegheny Passage Bike Trail
September 4, 2011: In mid-August, Jim and Vince Kenney went on a 70-mile bike trip along the Great Allegheny Passage Rail/Trail. Jim provides this Firsthand Report. (1 reader comment)
What’s New for 2011: Liberty Mountain Resort
August 18, 2011: A new loading carpet on the Alpine Quad and continued enhancements to snowmaking highlight some of the on-mountain improvements at Pennsylvania’s Liberty Mountain Resort this winter.
What’s New for 2011: Whitetail Resort
August 13, 2011: The Fanciful trail is getting some love for the upcoming season at Whitetail Resort. $2.8 million in capital enhancements will see lighting added to the intermediate trail, as well as snowmaking improvements, a new deck area, and a loading carpet on the EZ Rider Quad. (2 reader comments)