When attitude meets altitude.
Jim Kenney

Husband, father and retired civilian employee of the Department of Navy, Jim Kenney is a D.C. area native and has been skiing recreationally since 1967. Jim’s ski reporting garnered the 2009 West Virginia Division of Tourism’s Stars of the Industry Award for Best Web/Internet/E-Magazine Article.

Jim has written 124 stories for DCSki since 2000.

Firsthand Report: My Snowiest Week (in Utah)

    December 21, 2017 - This past January, Jim Kenney was treated to an epic 81 inches of fresh snow during a trip to Utah ski resorts - not a bad way to celebrate his 50th season skiing. He provides this Firsthand report.

Firsthand Report: White Whistler Immersion

    November 26, 2017 - In March, 2017, DCSki Columnist Jim Kenney made his first ever visit to British Columbia’s Whistler-Blackcomb. He provides this Firsthand Report.

Firsthand Report: Laurel Mountain - The Legend Returns

    February 15, 2017 - On February 10, 2017, DCSki Columnist Jim Kenney visited the slopes of the newly-reopened Laurel Mountain for the first time. That kicked off a great weekend of skiing which included a stop at the classic resort as well as nearby Seven Springs. Jim provides this Firsthand Report.

Firsthand Report: Defying Gravity at Canaan Valley Resort, WV

    January 15, 2017 - In early January, DCSki Columnist Jim Kenney returned to Canaan Valley Resort. He describes his visit in this Firsthand Report, concluding that the West Virginia ski area continues to up its game, offering a great experience and bargain pricing.

Firsthand Report: Deer Valley Utah, a Thing of Beauty

    December 4, 2016 - DCSki Columnist Jim Kenney has skied almost every major ski area in the U.S., but he hadn’t yet been to Utah’s Deer Valley. So he fixed that in March of 2016, visiting the area that is known around the world for its service. He filed this Firsthand Report.

Firsthand Report: Aspen Supreme

    November 20, 2016 - In February, 2016, Jim Kenney had his best experience ever at Colorado’s Aspen, thanks to a recent dump of 40 inches of snow. Jim provides this Firsthand Report.

Firsthand Report: Skier’s Jackpot at Canaan Valley, WV

    October 1, 2016 - Remember Winter Storm Jonas last winter? DCSki Columnist Jim Kenney had the good fortune of being on site at West Virginia’s Canaan Valley Resort as the monster snow storm hit. Jim provides this Firsthand Report from his trip in January, 2016.

Firsthand Report: Bryce Nice at a Good Price

    January 16, 2016 - On Friday, January 15, Jim Kenney stopped by for a few hours of skiing at Virginia’s Bryce Resort. He provides this Firsthand Report.

Firsthand Report: Jackson Hole, Wyoming

    December 4, 2015 - If there is one word in the American ski lexicon that is guaranteed to fire the imagination of expert snowriders it is Jackson. DCSki Columnist Jim Kenney made his inaugural visit to the famed Wyoming resort this past February. He provides this Firsthand Report.

2015 Geezer Ski Bum Tour - Family and Friends in Colorado

    March 22, 2015 - DCSki Columnist Jim Kenney used to work to ski. Recently retired, he can now focus exclusively on skiing. He’s in the midst of a two-month journey to discover his inner ski bum, and is checking in with updates on the DCSki Forums. In his fifth update, he describes a recent rendezvous with family and friends at various resorts throughout Colorado.

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