Kenny Hess began his career at Massanutten Resort as a lift operator in 1980. Today, he oversees many activities at the resort. In this in-depth interview, Kenny reflects on Massanutten's history, describes some of the key changes that have occurred in the industry, and previews exciting enhancements coming to Massanutten as the Virginia ski area celebrates its 50th year.

Going Further Afield: Hokkaido - the Alaska of Japan
Robbie Allen's ski ventures took him to a very snowy region of Japan, Niseko United.

2022: DYSS (Different Year, Same Stuff)
DCSki Columnist Charles Sneiderman checks in with his latest XC (mis)adventure.
DCSki Sponsor: Canaan Valley Resort

From a Drizzly December to a Snowy New Year
A warm December has been pushed away with a cold, snowy January.

Vail Resorts to Purchase Seven Springs, Hidden Valley, Laurel Mountain
Vail Resorts will soon add Seven Springs, Hidden Valley, and Laurel Mountain to its Mid-Atlantic portfolio.

More Mid-Atlantic Ski Resorts on Tap to Open December 4
A complete roundup of open -- and soon-to-open -- ski areas in the Mid-Atlantic.

Firsthand Report: Preview Weekend at Timberline Mountain, WV
Jim Kenney had a chance to swing by West Virginia's Timberline Mountain for its preview weekend on November 28, 2021.

Vail Resorts Announces Operational Enhancements
Leveraging data science, the company aims to reduce crowding and lift line wait times.

What’s New for 2021: Beech Mountain
The base village has transformed into a park-like plaza.

What’s New for 2021: Massanutten Resort
Massanutten celebrates 50 years this winter, with snowmaking improvements, enhanced beginner terrain, and a switch to RFID passes.

What’s New for 2021: Canaan Valley Resort
Improvements include an expanded tube park, introduction of RFID passes, and upgraded rental facility.

Jim Kenney’s Top 20 Ski Areas
Jim Kenney reflects on 50+ years of skiing and describes resorts that resonated personally with him.

Going Further Afield: Ski Like a Local in the Tohuku Region, Japan
Robbie Allen takes his search for small ski areas to a new country and continent.

Snowmaking Begins as Mid-Atlantic Resorts Eye Opening Dates
Snowguns are firing as Mid-Atlantic resorts begin to open.

Mid-Atlantic Ski Icon Dick Barron Dies
Dick Barron served as a ski patroller for 50 years at Seven Springs Resort.

Vail Resorts to Invest $320 Million in Lift Upgrades During 2022
Locally, Jack Frost and Big Boulder to receive three new fixed grip quads.

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