Going Further Afield: The Swiss Transport Museum in Lucerne, Switzerland

Graced by the majestic Alps, Switzerland is anything but flat. Steep mountains rise up to the sky across the landlocked European country, creating breathtaking vistas. And climbing all of those hills and mountains can also be breathtaking. To ease that burden, a variety of cable-based transport mechanisms have been installed across Switzerland: cable cars, gondolas, and chairlifts. Located in Lucerne, the Swiss Transport Museum has a detailed exhibit that provides a fascinating look at aerial, cable-based transportation.

By M. Scott Smith | September 9, 2023 2 Feature Story

What's New for 2023: Blue Mountain Resort

Pennsylvania's Blue Mountain Resort is adding over 100 new TechnoAlpin snow guns to its arsenal this winter.

By M. Scott Smith | August 21, 2023 What's New

DCSki Sponsor: Canaan Valley Resort

The Granite State and Lou: Ragged Mountain Resort, New Hampshire

Lou Botta continues his New Hampshire series by looking at Ragged Mountain Resort, which he describes as one of the best-kept secrets in New England.

By Lou Botta | August 3, 2023 2 Firsthand Report

Going Further Afield: The Interconnect Tour -- Six Ski Resorts in One Day!

Skiing six ski resorts in one day might seem like an overambitious fantasy. But it was always on DCSki Columnist Robbie Allen's bucket list. In mid-March, 2023, he checked that off his bucket list as he took advantage of the Ski Utah Interconnect Tour to hit six ski areas in one day: Deer Valley, Park City, Solitude, Brighton, Alta, and Snowbird. He describes his experience in this feature story.

By Robbie Allen | April 16, 2023 3 Further Afield

Firsthand Report: Snowbasin, Utah

John Sherwood returned to Utah's Snowbasin Resort in late February, 2023. While he found a decline in some aspects of Snowbasin such as food quality and crowding, he found that the quality of snow and terrain still made the ski area well worth a visit. He filed this Firsthand Report.

By John Sherwood | March 26, 2023 3 Firsthand Report

The Granite State and Lou: Mount Sunapee, New Hampshire

DCSki Columnist Lou Botta headed North from the Mid-Atlantic when he retired, landing in scenic New Hampshire. His goal is to visit every ski area in the Granite State. In this first profile of his series, Lou details Mount Sunapee, his new "home" ski hill.

By Lou Botta | March 14, 2023 3 Firsthand Report

Going Further Afield: Howelsen Hill Ski Area: Colorado's Oldest Ski Area

Robbie Allen is always on the search for smaller and lesser-known ski areas, and this search recently took him to Howelsen Ski Area, the oldest continuously-operating ski area in Colorado. Howelsen shares some of the same champagne powder as its more popular neighbor, Steam Springs, but at a fraction of the lift ticket price.

By Robbie Allen | March 10, 2023 1 Further Afield

Firsthand Report: Waterville Valley, New Hampshire

DCSki Columnist John Sherwood recently returned to New Hampshire's Waterville Valley Resort, the first "big" mountain he skied as a child. He filed this Firsthand Report.

By John Sherwood | February 18, 2023 2 Feature Story

Back in the Saddle Again: Skiing after a Hip Replacement

After receiving a new hip, DCSki Columnist Matthew Graham was worried about how it would affect his ability to ski. He answered this question in a January, 2023 trip to West Virginia's Snowshoe Mountain Resort. Matthew describes his experience in this Firsthand Report.

By Matthew Graham | February 18, 2023 2 Feature Story

Interview Series: Matt Knott, Owner of Snow Riders

In DCSki's Interview Series, we take a look at interesting people who have a connection to the mountains. In early February, 2022, a new snow tubing park opened in scenic Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, providing day and evening tubing sessions throughout the week. We chatted with Matt Knott, President and Owner of River/Snow Riders, to learn more about this exciting new addition to the Mid-Atlantic winter sports scene.

By M. Scott Smith | February 9, 2023 Interview Series

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