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Snowmaking Begins at Seven Springs and Hidden Valley Resorts
Record-breaking cold temperatures in the Mid-Atlantic region may have many people wondering what happened to Fall, but for skiers and snowboarders, they welcome the early freeze. The snowmakers at Pennsylvania’s Seven Springs and Hidden Valley Resorts welcomed the cold by firing up the snowguns early on the morning of November 8, 2019.
September 26, 2019 - DCSki Columnist Jim Kenney skied many places last winter, but there was one place he skied at for the first time that delighted him so much he re-visited again before the season was up. In this story, he describes two trips to Colorado’s Crested Butte Resort, in February and April, 2019.
September 2, 2019 - There’s been a lot of ski area consolidation in recent years. It almost seems like all ski areas will soon be under the ownership of just a few corporations. But there are still a lot of independent ski areas, and this winter, they’re joining forces to offer an affordable multi-resort pass that will provide the chance to sample 34 ski areas across North America.
September 1, 2019 - Clinging to winter as long as he could, DCSki Columnist Robbie Allen ventured to the slopes of Washington’s Mission Ridge Ski Area for some spring skiing. He provides this Firsthand Report.
September 1, 2019 - Thanks to a partnership between North Carolina’s Lees-McRae College and nearby Beech Mountain Resort, students can now earn a minor degree in Ski Industry Business and Instruction.
August 2, 2019 - There has been a changing of the guard at two Mid-Atlantic ski areas as two long-time General Managers have retired. Whitetail’s Don MacAskill is being succeeded by Brett Cook, while Wisp’s Jerry Geisler is being succeeded by Ron Hawkes.
July 22, 2019 - Vail Resorts announced on Monday, July 22, 2019 its intent to acquire Peak Resorts, setting in motion another seismic shift in the ski industry — and a further round of consolidation that leaves few players in charge of an ever-widening set of ski areas across the United States.
April 5, 2019 - After many years of talking about skiing in Canada, DCSki Columnist Matthew Graham finally made it up to Alberta to check out the snow in the Canadian Rockies. He provides this Firsthand Report describing his visit to the “Big 3” — Banff Sunshine, Mount Norquay, and Lake Louise.
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April 4, 2019 - In late March, John Sherwood found himself in the Seattle region and decided to make a side trip to try out the skiing at scenic Crystal Mountain Resort. He provides this report.
April 3, 2019 - On April 2, 2019, Peak Resorts, Inc. announced that it will be investing $3.5 million in capital improvement projects this summer at Pennsylvania ski areas Liberty Mountain, Roundtop Mountain, and Whitetail Resort, with a focus on snowmaking enhancements.
April 2, 2019 - Fifty years ago, the two passenger, fixed-grip Easy Street chairlift was installed at Sugar Mountain. This summer, the North Carolina ski resort will retire the old lift and replace it with a brand new, state-of-the-art quad detachable.
April 2, 2019 - Matthew Graham reports on a trip to Steamboat Springs, where he experienced great friends and great snow, including skiing, dog sledding, and snowmobiling.
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March 13, 2019 - DCSki recently covered the outrage many Mid-Atlantic skiers are having over the elimination of popular season pass products at Liberty, Roundtop, and Whitetail. The new Peak Passes are priced significantly higher but expand the number of ski areas available. Does that justify the higher cost? We analyze the properties that are part of the Peak Resorts portfolio to assist skiers in determining whether the substantially higher pricing of these passes is worth it.
March 12, 2019 - The honeymoon didn’t last long. Last week, Mid-Atlantic skiers and snowboarders awakened to a new reality: now that Missouri-based Peak Resorts, Inc. owns Liberty, Roundtop, and Whitetail Resorts, changes are afoot. And these changes mean there could be much less change in the pockets of local winter sports enthusiasts starting next winter. That has led to outrage on the part of many Mid-Atlantic skiers.
March 3, 2019 - DCSki Columnist Robbie Allen is always searching for smaller ski areas, and he recently found one that’s located on Army property but is open to the public. He describes his trip there in this report.
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