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John Sherwood hails from Bedford, Massachusetts - the snow belt of Boston’s western suburbs. He first experienced the joys of skiing on the 240-foot vertical slopes of Nashoba Valley in Littleton, Massachusetts. As a teenager, he enjoyed skiing at Gunstock, Waterville Valley, and Stowe. A season pass holder at Timberline for the past 8 years, John now considers himself a connoisseur of West Virginia powder. John also enjoys skiing in Europe, where he has skied or visited over twenty resorts, mainly in Austria. More recently, he has taken a keen interest in Utah’s Wasatch mountains.

In addition to DCSki, John has published winter sports related articles in the The Slovak Spectator, Financial Times, Ski Racing Magazine, and the SkiEurope Report, and has written five books on military history. His most recent, War in the Shallows: Navy Coastal and Riverine Warfare in Vietnam, will be published by the Government Printing Office in 2013.

John has written 98 stories for DCSki since 2001.

Quick Report: Whitetail

    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.

Going Further Afield: Snowbasin, Utah

    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.

Firsthand Report: Whitetail Resort, January 18, 2019

    January 21, 2019 - John Sherwood hit the slopes of Whitetail just before MLK weekend. His verdict? Whitetail is now his favorite ski resort less than 100 miles from DC, thanks to modern snowmaking, amenities, and customer service. He filed this Firsthand Report.

Firsthand Report: Canaan Valley Resort, December 22-24, 2018

    December 28, 2018 - DCSki Columnist John Sherwood spent the days leading up to Christmas at West Virginia’s Canaan Valley Resort. Although he was worried about warmer temperatures and rain, he discovered excellent early-season conditions (along with excellent customer support) and even received some fresh natural snow. He provides this Firsthand Report.

First Turns: Wachusett Mountain

    December 21, 2018 - On December 10, 2018, DCSki Columnist John Sherwood headed north for his first turns of the season, skiing at Wachusett Mountain in Princeton, Massachusetts. He provides this Firsthand Report.

Firsthand Report: Closing Out the Season at Whitetail

    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.

Firsthand Report: Stowe

    February 19, 2018 - DCSki Columnist John Sherwood spent a week skiing at Vermont’s Stowe in early February, 2018. Stowe holds a special place in John’s heart: it was his first big mountain experience as a teenager, his go-to resort during college breaks, and the first place he skied with his wife. John provides this Firsthand Report from his recent visit.

Going Further Afield: Wachusett Mountain, Massachusetts

    March 15, 2017 - DCSki Columnist John Sherwood revisited his high school stomping grounds: Watchusett Mountain, in the suburbs of Boston. In this story, John describes his recent trip to Watchusett, which he describes as “the Whitetail of Massachusetts.”

Firsthand Report: The Snowbasin Customer Experience

    March 10, 2017 - In February, 2017, DCSki Columnist John Sherwood visited Utah’s Snowbasin Resort. In this story, he reflects on all the small and large things Snowbasin does to deliver a solid experience to visitors.

Going Further Afield: Powder Mountain, Utah

    March 21, 2016 - On a recent ski trip to Utah, DCSki Columnist John Sherwood spent seven days skiing at Snowbasin, and then decided to mix things up by heading to Powder Mountain. Powder Mountain quickly became one of John’s favorite ski areas in Utah. He describes why in this report.

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