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Matthew Graham is a skier as well as a hang glider and paraglider pilot, SCUBA diver, cavern diver, equestrian, polo player, sailor, hiker, biker, rock climber, paddler, and skater. He’s also yoga teacher and certified personal trainer and has dabbled in just about every other sport, even stunt car driving and bull riding! He has written for the Washington Post, Washingtonian Magazine, USA Weekend Magazine, Hooked on the Outdoors, Richmond Magazine, Chesapeake Life Magazine, Metro Sports, American Fitness, Blue Ridge Outdoors, Recreation News and numerous other outdoor and travel publications.

Matthew has written 30 stories for DCSki since 2002.

Firsthand Report: Triple Play in Park City

    March 14, 2015 - Park City, Utah is home to three major ski areas: Deer Valley, Park City Mountain Resort, and The Canyons. On a recent trip, DCSki Columnist Matthew Graham decided to tackle all three. He provides this Firsthand Report.

Ten Reasons to Ski at Snowshoe in the Spring

    February 16, 2015 - DCSki Columnist Matthew Graham reflects on why spring skiing may be better than mid-winter skiing, and provides ten reason why West Virginia’s Snowshoe Mountain Resort is worth a visit in March.

Firsthand Report: Loving the Cold at Snowshoe

    February 17, 2014 - An early February trip to Snowshoe Mountain Resort delivered sub-zero temperatures and a Winter Wonderland. Matthew Graham provides this Firsthand Report from his recent visit to the West Virginia ski area.

Firsthand Report: Where’s the Powder? Powderhorn!

    February 15, 2014 - With a fresh batch of snow each day, DCSki Columnist Matthew Graham found the snow conditions at Powderhorn Mountain Resort to be more than acceptable, if a bit tiring on his legs. He provides this Firsthand Report from a recent visit to the Colorado ski area.

Firsthand Report: Keystone, the Key to Skiing Fun

    February 10, 2013 - DCSki Columnist Matthew Graham spent time skiing at what he calls one of the country’s most beautiful resorts: Keystone Resort in Colorado. He provides this Firsthand Report.

Firsthand Report: Snowshoe in the Rain

    January 22, 2013 - Can skiing in the pelting rain at Snowshoe be fun? If you’re DCSki Columnist Matthew Graham, it sure can be. He describes his recent rainy adventure in this Firsthand Report.

Firsthand Report and Top Five Tips: Snowshoe Mountain Resort

    February 5, 2012 - DCSki Columnist Matthew Graham recently visited West Virginia’s Snowshoe Mountain Resort, finding some of the snow that may have been missing this mild winter. Matthew provides five key tips for maximizing your time on the slopes at Snowshoe.

Firsthand Report: A Bumpy Day at Elk

    January 22, 2011 - DCSki Columnist Matthew Graham made a trip up to Elk Mountain over Martin Luther King Weekend, where he decided to battle moguls. Find out who won in this Firsthand Report.

Firsthand Report: Massanutten Weekend

    February 28, 2010 - DCSki Columnist Matthew Graham found ample opportunities for fun during a weekend visit to Massanutten February 20-21, 2010. He found fun on the Virginia resort’s popular snow tubing hills, in the indoor water park, on the ski slopes, and listening to live entertainment at night. OK, there might have been one face plant that resulted in a trip to the first aid office, and that probably wasn’t fun. But the rest of the weekend was “plain stupid fun.”

Firsthand Report: Return to Seven Springs

    March 9, 2009 - After a ten year absence, Matthew Graham returned to Pennsylvania’s Seven Springs Resort and discovered a lot has changed. To put Seven Springs through its paces, Matthew and his wife Karen Carra tried out a Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV) ride, a horse-drawn sleigh ride, snowshoeing, a massage, some fine dining, and - oh yeah, even a few turns on the ski slopes. Matthew provides this Firsthand Report.

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