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Going Further Afield: Powder Mountain, Utah
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.
March 6, 2016 - What do you get when you mix a ski area (Stevens Pass in Washington state), an outstanding cause (cancer research), and a bunch of motivated skier and boarders? DCSki Columnist Robbie Allen recently found out, when he participated in a 24-hour ski challenge as part of HOPE on the Slopes. He provides this report.
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March 2, 2016 - On February 28, 2016, Connie Lawn experienced adaptive skiing firsthand by riding in a bi-ski at Pennsylvania’s Liberty Mountain Resort. She provides this report.
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February 24, 2016 - On Saturday, February 20, 2016, the Thunderstruck chairlift at West Virginia’s Timberline Four Seasons Resort experienced a significant failure, causing a cross-arm to separate from the top of lift tower #12 and injuring multiple skiers. Following the accident, Timberline invited industry experts to the resort to investigate the failure and restore the lift to safe operation. Timberline is aiming to repair the lift and perform rigorous safety inspections in order to re-open the lift by Saturday morning, February 27. Meanwhile, other resorts across the nation have begun to inspect similar lifts for early signs of failure.
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February 20, 2016 - A significant chairlift malfunction on the morning of February 20, 2016 left multiple skiers injured at Timberline Four Seasons Resort. (Updated February 21 with additional details and photos.)
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February 3, 2016 - DCSki Columnist Robbie Allen always seems to be finding off-the-beaten-track ski areas, and during a recent trip to Washington state, he discovered Hurricane Ridge. In this Firsthand Report, Robbie describes the “old school skiing” he found at Hurricane Ridge Ski and Snowboard Area, located right in Olympic National Park.
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January 17, 2016 - Sourced Adventures, an outdoor activity company, will begin offering bus trips from Washington, DC to Whitetail Ski Resort on many Saturdays this winter, providing a hassle-free way to make it to the slopes for those who lack cars or prefer not to drive. Sourced Adventures is offering a 20% discount to DCSki readers on some packages.
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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.
January 9, 2016 - DCSki Columnist Robbie Allen was looking for a White Christmas, so he packed up his family and headed to Utah. There, he discovered plenty of snow at four ski areas: Snowbird, Deer Valley, Brighton, and Solitude. Robbie provides this Firsthand Report.
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December 23, 2015 - There was once a time when it snowed in the Mid-Atlantic in December. Sadly, this is not one of those years. On Christmas Eve, temperatures are forecast to reach the mid-70s — possibly smashing records. As a public service, and to help you get through the next couple snowless weeks, DCSki presents this series of photos showing snow.
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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.

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