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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 804 stories for DCSki since 1997.

Pro-Fit Ski & Mountain Sports Launches New Inside Ski Training Center

    January 8, 2018 - Usually, skiing requires snow, but the Mid-Atlantic ski season typically only lasts three months. Brian and Nancy Deely, owners of Pro-Fit Ski & Mountain Sports, decided to address that problem by adding a year-round, indoor ski simulator next door to their ski shop in Leesburg, Virginia.

Firsthand Report: First Time at Liberty Mountain Resort

    January 7, 2018 - Somehow, DCSki’s Editor had never skied at Liberty Mountain, despite covering Mid-Atlantic snowsports for over two decades. He fixed that on Sunday evening, and provides this Firsthand Report.

Witnesses Sought in December 31 Accident at Whitetail

    January 2, 2018 - On December 31, 2017, a middle-aged skier was discovered unresponsive around 10 a.m. on a slope at Pennsylvania’s Whitetail Ski Resort and was later pronounced dead. His widow is seeking assistance from anyone who may have observed the accident.

Firsthand Report: New Year’s Eve at Whitetail

    January 1, 2018 - DCSki’s Editor rang in the New Year on the slopes of Pennsylvania’s Whitetail Resort, where he found fireworks, a bonfire, and frigid temperatures. He provides this Firsthand Report and set of photos documenting the event.

Canaan Valley Resort Recognized by Liftopia’s Best in Snow Awards

    December 28, 2017 - On December 20, 2017, Liftopia announced its Second Annual Best in Snow Awards, and Mid-Atlantic ski area Canaan Valley Resort received top billing in two categories.

Beech Mountain Celebrates 50 Years of Skiing

    December 18, 2017 - North Carolina’s Beech Mountain Resort is celebrating its 50th year in operation with discounts and special events throughout the winter season.

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.

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