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M. Scott Smith

Scott is Editor and founder of DCSki. He writes the articles, takes the photographs, designs the pages, programs the site, pays the bills, and occasionally catches a wink of sleep. In addition to DCSki, Scott works full time as a researcher and computer scientist.

Scott loves outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, travel, skiing, kayaking, and mountain biking. He is an avid photographer and writer, and also plays keyboards and drums. Scott grew up in Colorado and currently resides in Maryland. (That’s right - he went from Colorado to Maryland - what was he thinking?!) Scott maintains a personal weblog at www.mscottsmith.org.

Scott is a member of the Eastern Ski Writers Association and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

Scott has written 798 stories for DCSki since 1997.

Opening Day Lift Malfunction at Tussey Mountain

    December 16, 2017 - On December 16, 2017, skiers and riders underwent a chairlift evacuation at Pennsylvania’s Tussey Mountain after several chairs slid from the haul rope and crashed into each other.

The Mid-Atlantic Ski Season Kicks Off

    December 14, 2017 - The past week saw the arrival of cold temperatures, and the dip in Mercury allowed ski areas to fire up their snowguns. Although lifts have already started running at several resorts, by the end of the December 16-17 weekend nearly every ski resort in the Mid-Atlantic will have kicked off its 2017-2018 winter season. DCSki has the latest opening information here.

What’s New for 2017: Blue Mountain Resort

    November 26, 2017 - Blue Mountain celebrates its 40th season this winter. The Pennsylvania resort has made some enhancements to ski trails and has installed a new ski access gate system.

The Race to Open is On! Seven Springs Begins Snowmaking Operations.

    November 10, 2017 - On Friday, November 10, 2017, Pennsylvania’s Seven Springs Resort took advantage of falling temperatures to fire up its snowguns.

Snowpass Program Provides Free Skiing for Fourth and Fifth Graders in Pennsylvania

    November 5, 2017 - For the fourteenth year, the Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association (PSAA) is offering a Snowpass program that allows fourth and fifth graders to his the slopes free, up to three times each at each participating Pennsylvania resort, with some limitations.

What’s New for 2017: Sugar Mountain

    November 5, 2017 - Sugar Mountain has updated its snowmaking system over the summer, replacing the oldest of its four water pumps with a new high-efficiency, variable-speed pump capable of pushing 1,000 gallons of water per minute to the North Carolina resort’s snowmaking guns

What’s New for 2017: Canaan Valley Resort

    November 4, 2017 - Continued snowmaking improvements set the stage for the upcoming winter season at West Virginia’s Canaan Valley Resort.

News Brief: Gold Card Provides State-Wide Skiing and Boarding to North Carolina Resorts

    November 4, 2017 - The $865 Gold Card acts as a season pass to North Carolina’s six ski areas, but is limited in sales to 100 passes and going fast.

What’s New for 2017: Whitetail Resort

    August 16, 2017 - Whitetail Resort is in the process of spending just over $1 million this summer towards capital improvements as it prepares for the upcoming winter season.

Firsthand Report: Whitetail Resort

    February 18, 2017 - DCSki’s Editor had a chance to make two recent trips to Pennsylvania’s Whitetail Resort. He provides this Firsthand Report on ski conditions and Whitetail’s recent lodge expansion.

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