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Firsthand Report: Three Days in Steamboat
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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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February 20, 2019 - On February 19, 2019, John Sherwood snuck in a trip to Pennsylvania’s Whitetail Resort — in between Presidents’ Day weekend and a snowstorm. He provides this quick trip report.
February 13, 2019 - From February 3-8, 2019, John Sherwood enjoyed over forty inches of fresh snow at Utah’s Snowbasin Resort. In this report, John describes his recent trip and explains why he keeps going back to Snowbasin.
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February 9, 2019 - Jim Kenney hit the trifecta of fine ski conditions last weekend at Pennsylvania’s Laurel Mountain Resort, experiencing a powder Friday, bluebird Saturday, and spring skiing Sunday. The icing on the cake? Spending the weekend in person with a couple dozen friends met through on-line communities such as DCSki. Jim provides this Firsthand Report of the unspoiled Laurel Mountain.
February 9, 2019 - Robbie Allen is always on the search for small ski areas that are off the beaten path, and he never disappoints. In this report, he describes a recent trip to California’s China Peak. Getting there with his son was an adventure, but well worth it.
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February 4, 2019 - During the first three days of February, DCSki’s Editor sampled three winter treats: a night of fresh-powder skiing at Whitetail; an evening exploring downtown Frederick during its Fire in Ice event; and an evening skiing at Liberty Mountain Resort. He provides this triple play Firsthand Report.
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January 31, 2019 - From January 24-27, 2019, DCSki reader Ed “Zardog” Fowler crossed an item off his bucket list by racing at Windham Mountain Resort in New York. Ed provides this Guest Column about his experience.
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January 29, 2019 - DCSki’s Editor made his first turns of the season Sunday evening at Whitetail. As he describes in this detailed Firsthand Report, the masses of skiers and snowboarders that descend upon Whitetail on weekends largely dissipate by sundown on Sunday, setting the stage for a serene (if sometimes icy) night of skiing.
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