DCSki Book Review: Mid-Atlantic Winter Sports Guide
Author thumbnail By M. Scott Smith, DCSki Editor


The Mid-Atlantic Winter Sports Guide, written by John Phillips and published by Beachway Press last fall, is the first book to focus exclusively on Mid-Atlantic ski areas. This thorough book describes alpine and cross-country skiing in Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina. 42 alpine ski resorts are described, as well as 52 places to cross-country ski.

The book includes profiles of each ski resort, including information such as mountain statistics, history, trail profiles, directions, and prices for the 1997-98 ski season. Black and white pictures of many resorts are also included.

If you want a handy reference that covers Mid-Atlantic skiing, this is the book to get. Most national ski guides only include the largest Mid-Atlantic resorts, but Phillips’ guide covers resorts as small as North Carolina’s Appalachian Ski Mountain, which has a 365 foot vertical. A handy map on the front jacket cover marks the spot of all Mid-Atlantic ski resorts, and a mileage chart is included.

The guide also includes detailed information for cross-country skiers, including descriptions and contact information for many state parks.

You can order this book on-line for $19.95 from Amazon.com by clicking here. (Note: DCSki receives a small commission from Amazon.com for orders placed directly via this link.)

About M. Scott Smith

M. Scott Smith is the founder and Editor of DCSki. Scott loves outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, kayaking, skiing, and mountain biking. He is an avid photographer and writer.

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