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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.
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)
Firsthand Report: Heroes on the Hill at Massanutten
March 24, 2010: The rain and time change didn’t stop a few folks from coming out for Massanutten’s Heroes on the Hill day on March 14, 2010. Robbie Allen provides this Firsthand Report. (2 reader comments)
Firsthand Report: Massanutten Weekend
February 28, 2010: DCSki Columnist Matthew Graham found ample opportunities for fun during a weekend visit to Massanutten February 20-21, 2010. He found fun on the Virginia resort’s popular snow tubing hills, in the indoor water park, on the ski slopes, and listening to live entertainment at night. OK, there might have been one face plant that resulted in a trip to the first aid office, and that probably wasn’t fun. But the rest of the weekend was “plain stupid fun.” (2 reader comments)
What’s New for 2009: Massanutten Resort
May 17, 2009: Massanutten Resort will unveil a new fixed quad chairlift this winter, replacing a double that was originally installed in 1972. (2 reader comments)
Firsthand Report: Return to Massanutten
January 4, 2009: After a five year absence, DCSki Columnist Jim Kenney returned to Virginia’s Massanutten Resort on Friday, January 2, 2009 for a family ski trip. Jim provides this Firsthand Report. (5 reader comments)
Who’s Open? A Detailed Look at Mid-Atlantic Ski Areas
March 17, 2008: Spring is a mixed blessing: Mid-Atlantic resorts begin to close one by one, but the weather is nice and the rates can’t be beat. DCSki provides a detailed look at the current operating status of Mid-Atlantic ski areas.
Results of the 2008 DCSki Annual Survey: Top Resorts in the Mid-Atlantic
February 22, 2008: During January, DCSki asked its readers to complete a survey, ranking Mid-Atlantic ski areas in a number of categories. Over 100 readers filled out this detailed survey, providing a measurement of what local resorts are doing well, and what they could be doing better. We also asked readers to cast a critical eye on DCSki itself. The results are in, so kick back, relax, and see if you agree with readers’ picks for best resort in various categories.
Tips for Avoiding Crowds on Weekends
February 18, 2008: DCSki’s best tip is to ski on weekdays: crowds are often nonexistent, and it’s usually less expensive, too. But what if your schedule only allows you to ski on weekends? No worries. DCSki Columnist Matthew Graham provides his “top ten” tips for avoiding weekend crowds at Mid-Atlantic ski areas. (6 reader comments)
Complete Breakdown of Opening Dates
December 6, 2007: If you live in the Mid-Atlantic, you’ll have your pick of several dozen resorts to ski or snowboard at this weekend. DCSki provides a complete breakdown of opening-day plans for resorts from North Carolina up through northern Pennsylvania. Cold temperatures and natural snow have produced remarkable early-season conditions.
Who’s Open? A Detailed Look at Mid-Atlantic Ski Areas
March 20, 2007: The season isn’t over — far from it. Thanks to a dumping of natural snow this past weekend, many mid-Atlantic ski areas are in prime form as the end of March nears. A few resorts have thrown in the towel, but the majority of mid-Atlantic resorts will remain open through this weekend, with some aiming to stay open until April 1 or later. DCSki provides a complete roundup as of March 20, 2007. (6 reader comments)
Firsthand Report: Massanutten, Feb. 17, 2007
February 19, 2007: Connie Lawn skied at Virginia’s Massanutten Resort on Saturday, and provides this Firsthand Report. (6 reader comments)
Resorts Gear Up for Season: A Complete Roundup
December 7, 2006: Low temperatures in early December have allowed mid-Atlantic ski resorts to fire up the guns and prepare for their season openings. This detailed story provides opening plans for over 30 resorts in the mid-Atlantic region. (2 reader comments)
Super Days at Massanutten
February 8, 2006: Knowing that Super Bowl Sunday means Super Uncrowded Ski Slopes, Matthew Graham and his wife headed to the slopes of Massanutten this past Sunday. Matthew provides this Firsthand Report. (3 reader comments)
Flood of Resorts to Open, with Bargains on Tap
December 5, 2005: A number of Mid-Atlantic resorts have already opened for the season: Wisp, Seven Springs, Blue Mountain, Wintergreen, Massanutten, Canaan Valley Resort, and Snowshoe, to name a few. This weekend, that count is going to grow. And thrifty skiers and boarders will find a selection of bargains available. (1 reader comment)
July 31, 2005: Camelback Ski Corporation changes hands; Timberline Resort recognized by Navy for service to military personnel; Massanutten Resort prepares for “Hoo-Ha!” race; New gondola opens up ski opportunities in the Himalayas.
Spring may be here, but the snow’s not gone yet
March 24, 2005: The vernal equinox (i.e., spring) may have arrived last weekend, but the mid-Atlantic ski season isn’t over yet. Plenty of skiing and snowboarding options remain open for the Easter weekend, and thanks to a deep base, Snowshoe plans to keep the season going until April 10. Once summer is finally here, if you still want to ski, South America and southern hemisphere skiing is just a plane ride away. (3 reader comments)
Flood of Resorts to Open This Weekend
December 17, 2004: The 2004-2005 winter season has officially begun as resorts throughout the region open their slopes to skiers and boarders. Find out the latest opening information in this article.
Better Late than Never: Aggressive Snowmaking Underway as Flood of Resorts Prepare for Weekend Opening
December 14, 2004: Natural snow and the type of frigid temperatures snowmakers love has snowguns roaring out throughout the mid-Atlantic region. As of Monday, two mid-Atlantic resorts were open, but that number is set to explode over the next few days. (7 reader comments)
What’s New for 2004: Massanutten Resort
November 13, 2004: Virginia’s Massanutten Resort has a $30 million enhancement on tap — but it won’t be unveiled until after the close of the 2004-2005 ski season. (1 reader comment)
Firsthand Report: Massanutten
January 29, 2004: As a native of Florida, DCSki Columnist Jarrett Baker normally has more opportunities to water ski than snow ski. But he does make it to the slopes each winter, and recently spent a weekend at Virginia’s Massanutten Resort. He provides a detailed Firsthand Report, complete with photos and a description of his chance to ride in a snow groomer. (5 reader comments)
Firsthand Report: Massanutten
January 26, 2004: Connie Lawn visited Virginia’s Massanutten Resort on Saturday, January 24, and provides this Frsthand Report.
Storm Launches Resorts into Great Early Season Conditions
December 8, 2003: Mid-Atlantic skiers wondering whether November’s mild temperatures would mean a slow start to the season were rewarded this past weekend, as a double-barreled storm swept across the region, leaving over a foot of snow on the slopes of many ski resorts. As a happy coincidence, this past weekend was the time many Mid-Atlantic resorts chose to open for the season. A week of solid snowmaking combined with the fresh snow resulted in some of the best opening day conditions on record. (6 reader comments)
Weekend Brings Resort Openings, Winter Storm
December 5, 2003: Updated: A confluence of events has Mid-Atlantic skiers and boarders looking towards the weekend with anticipation. Cold temperatures throughout the week have translated into solid snowmaking, allowing many resorts to open for the season this upcoming weekend. And a winter storm hitting the region Friday may add some natural snow to the mix. DCSki has the latest on the forecast and resort openings in this updated article. (1 reader comment)
My Favorite Cruisers
November 30, 2003: Everybody loves a good cruiser, unless maybe you’re an elite extremist or an extreme elitist. In this feature, Jim Kenney takes a look at some of his favorite cruisers — in the Mid-Atlantic and beyond. (13 reader comments)
What’s New for 2003: Massanutten
November 23, 2003: Massanutten Resort has replaced an aging double chairlift with a new fixed grip quad.
Firsthand Report: Massanutten
March 11, 2003: After recently skiing in Europe, did DCSki Columnist Jim Kenney have fun skiing Saturday night at Virginia’s Massanutten Resort? You bet he did. Find out what conditoins were like in his firsthand report.
(1 reader comment)
Cold, Snow Prime Great Season Start
December 5, 2002: Round-the-clocking snowmaking this week has been followed up by a winter storm that is dumping up to a foot of snow on Mid-Atlantic resorts. All but a handful of resorts will be open by this weekend, with the best early-season conditions in many years. Find out more in our complete summary.
The Toughest Slope in the Mid-Atlantic
January 30, 2002: Jim Kenney surveys some of the toughest slopes in the Mid-Atlantic, singling out his picks for Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, and southern PA. He invites you to comment on his choices. (14 reader comments)
Mid-Atlantic Ski Season Begins
December 22, 2001: Several Mid-Atlantic resorts opened on Saturday, and more openings are on the way as excellent snowmaking conditions continue. Find out the latest and view a photo gallery in this article.
December 19, 2000: Wisp to change hands; Local resorts benefitting from low temps, snow
Condition Update: Great Weekend On Tap
December 7, 2000: This weekend is shaping up to be a great one for skiers and boarders, with most resorts in the region opening. Some resorts already have mid-season conditions. Get the latest roundup in this article.
Ruminations of a Long-Time D.C. Area Skier: Part 1 of 3
December 6, 2000: DCSki Columnist Jim Kenney reflects on over 30 years of skiing in the Washington, D.C. area. (6 reader comments)
Condition Update: Several Resorts to Open Later This Week
November 20, 2000: Thanks to cold temperatures, several resorts in the region will claim opening dates by the end of this week. Find out the status of snowmaking at area resorts and expected opening dates in this update, and see a picture gallery. (2 reader comments)
January 26, 2000: As people dig out of yesterday’s storm, local resorts are reporting the best conditions in years. Some resorts missed the storm entirely, while others picked up a foot of snow. With the natural snow and continued cold temperatures, resorts are able to use terms they haven’t used in several years: 100% open terrain and powder/packed powder conditions. Learn more about local conditions in this article.
Let it Snow
January 20, 2000: Continued cold temperatures and a few inches of natural snow are resulting in the best ski conditions in recent memory. A summary of conditions at local resorts is provided, as well as a look at the extended forecast.
Area Resorts Welcome Cold Temperatures
January 15, 2000: Local resorts are offering the best conditions of the season so far. This article provides a summary of what you can expect at many resorts in the region.
January 7, 2000: Snowmaking has returned at area resorts, and conditions have improved rapidly this week, resulting in good skiing and boarding for the weekend. This article contains condition reports for a selection of area resorts.
Ski Conditions Continue to Improve
December 29, 1999: Packed powder: that’s what you’ll find at area resorts right now. Snowmaking should continue over the next couple days, allowing ski areas to expand their trail count and strengthen base depths. This article summarizes conditions at many local resorts.
December 22, 1999: DCSki provides a quick roundup of improving conditions at area resorts.
Snowgun-loving Weather Returns
December 17, 1999: The next few days will present great snowmaking temperatures - resulting in additional resort openings and expanded terrain at resorts already open.
Openings, We’ve Got Openings..
December 3, 1999: Skiers and snowboarders, start your engines: A handful of resorts will launch the 1999-2000 winter season this morning or this weekend. Get the latest details in this article.
DCSki Summer Guide to Local Resorts
June 19, 1999: Who says ski resorts shut down in the summer? The DCSki Summer Guide details some of the many summertime activities offered at area resorts, from mountain biking to golf to orienteering classes.
One by One, Resorts Conclude Their Season
March 27, 1999: A flood of local resorts will end their season on Sunday afternoon, but some will stay open into April.
Snow Piles Up at Local Resorts
March 10, 1999: Want to see the best conditions in 3 years? Get thee to the slopes!
March Offers Best Conditions of the Season
March 8, 1999: Ignore what the calendar says - unbeatable conditions are currently being offered at local resorts.
Weekend Skiing Update
March 4, 1999: Today’s storm dropped up to 20” of new snow at area resorts, paving the way for a great weekend of skiing or boarding.
Ideal Conditions will Greet Skiers this Weekend
February 26, 1999: Solid coverage, packed powder, and deep bases - a week of snowmaking can really make a difference. (1 reader comment)
Weekend Skiing Update
February 5, 1999: DCSki provides a glimpse of what conditions to expect this weekend.
Complete Condition Roundup
December 31, 1998: Find out what conditions will be like at all area resorts this weekend.
Cold Temperatures, Snow Bring Resort Openings
December 23, 1998: By the end of this weekend, every local ski resort should be open, thanks to snowmaking and some natural snow.
Grabs Those Skis and Boards! Snowmaking Begins in Earnest at Area Resorts
December 15, 1998: Breaking news! Most area resorts made snow last night; some are hoping to open by the weekend or shortly thereafter.
February 13, 1998: DCSki updates conditions at area resorts.