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Winter Arrives Early
Do you enjoy Fall? If you blinked, it looks like you missed it this year. But that’s OK — it just means the ski season will arrive quicker. The arrival of colder temperatures has allowed many Mid-Atlantic resorts to fire up the snowguns, as they charge towards opening dates. Photo provided by Seven Springs Mountain Resort.
October 19, 2018 - Charles Sneiderman recently attended Liberty Mountain’s Fall Festival, and filed this Firsthand Report. He also reports on a new Senior Pass being offered by Liberty, Roundtop, and Whitetail Mountain Resorts.
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September 25, 2018 - This week marks the end of an era for the Mid-Atlantic, with Liberty, Roundtop, and Whitetail changing ownership from Snow Time, Inc. to midwest-based Peak Resorts. DCSki provides a detailed history of the Snow Time resorts that Irv Naylor started in 1964.
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April 2, 2018 - DCSki lost a valuable member of its community on April 2, 2018. Connie Lawn — the “Skiing White House Reporter” who contributed 178 stories to DCSki over the past 15 years — passed away at the age of 73.
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March 27, 2018 - Back in February, DCSki Columnist Jim Kenney came up with a strategy to avoid President’s Weekend crowds, jumping between Canaan Valley Resort, Laurel Mountain, and Seven Springs Resort. In this Firsthand Report, he describes how he avoided crowds and mostly avoided rain.
March 27, 2018 - DCSki Columnist John Sherwood visited Whitetail Resort on its final day of the season. In this Firsthand Report, he describes what conditions were like.
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March 18, 2018 - It may be March 18, but many Mid-Atlantic ski areas are still hanging onto the ski season by a thread. Whitetail has taken advantage of recent cold nights to make snow, allowing it to keep some slopes open with springlike conditions. DCSki’s Editor swung by Whitetail on a sunny Sunday afternoon to check out the conditions.
March 17, 2018 - DCSki Columnist Robbie Allen continues his quest for off the beaten track ski areas, and he recently found another to add to his list: the locally-run Magic Mountain in Vermont. He provides this account of the independent ski area.
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March 11, 2018 - For his final ski day during Snow Trip 2018, DCSki’s Editor headed to the slopes of Deer Valley, a Utah resort known for its service and frequent top ranking in the U.S. Unfortunately, the flu caught up with him and kept him from exploring all of the resort.
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March 10, 2018 - DCSki’s Editor is in the midst of a road trip through western states, in search of snow and adventure. After skiing in Idaho, Wyoming, and Colorado, he arrived in Utah, just after 30” of fresh snow arrived. He heads to Snowbasin Resort, a favorite among locals and DCSki readers.
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March 7, 2018 - During one summer, DCSki’s Editor discovered his all-time favorite hiking trail in a remote part of Canyonlands National Park, but in the 105-degree heat he ran out of water before exploring the whole trail. Driving between Colorado and Utah, he made an excursion to Canyonlands to re-tackle this trail, but his plans were almost scuttled by snow.
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March 5, 2018 - After spending a day at Vail, DCSki’s Editor continued his Snow Trip by visiting Beaver Creek Resort, known for low crowds and luxury. He discovered a surprisingly diverse amount of terrain, enough to keep beginners and experts equally satisfied.
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March 4, 2018 - DCSki’s Editor continues his road trip, stopping by Colorado’s Vail Resort. Vail is a world-class resort, checking off an awful lot of boxes: expansive terrain, modern lift infrastructure, and a vibrant town. He tried to experience as much of Vail as possible in one day and provides this report.
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February 27, 2018 - Sometimes on an extended ski trip, you just don’t feel like skiing. The daily grind of transporting yourself to the slopes and inventing new forms of physics to try and get your feet into your ski boots can start to wear you down. In the midst of his road trip, DCSki’s Editor took a day off from skiing the slopes of Colorado to explore the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park (where he was stranded for awhile on top of a mountain in a snowstorm) and the Glenwood Hot Springs Resort.
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February 25, 2018 - DCSki Columnist Robbie Allen visits New Hampshire’s Cannon Mountain and describes the classic ski area, likening it to a bigger version of West Virginia’s Canaan Valley Resort.
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