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Author thumbnail By M. Scott Smith, DCSki Editor

Ski Chalet sets date for “Dilly in Chantilly”

Ski Chalet will hold its annual Clearance Sale from Friday, August 20 through Monday, August 23, 2004, at its 40,000 square foot warehouse in Chantilly, Virginia. The “Dilly in Chantilly” will combine the inventory of 5 stores and offer some of the lowest prices of the year. There will be door prizes, including the chance to win a trip to Colorado’s Beaver Creek, and a sneak preview of 2005 model equipment. Factory and resort representatives will also be on hand. Olympic Gold Medalist Tommy Moe is schedule to visit the event on Friday, August 20 from 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., where he will sign autographs and meet fellow snowsports enthusiasts. For more information, call Ski Chalet at 703-631-7880 or visit www.skichalet.com.

Old Spruce Properties becomes RE/MAX office

Old Spruce Properties, operated by Snowshoe Properties Management, LLC, recently became a franchise of RE/MAX, an international network of real estate agents. RE/MAX Old Spruce Properties provides property rentals and sales throughout the Snowshoe, WV region.

“Becoming a RE/MAX office made sense,” explains Old Spruce’s Michael Hughes. “For years, potential buyers at Snowshoe have been hesitant to work with an unknown, rural ‘mom and pop’ real estate company. Now they can work with a familiar name and know what kind of service to expect during their transaction,” he said. Hughes notes that 90% of the company’s clients are real estate savvy, and come from the metro areas.

Recently, real estate prices at area resorts such as Snowshoe have been on the rise. Property values at West Virginia’s Snowshoe Mountain Resort have reportedly risen 15-25 percent in the past year.

For more information on RE/MAX Old Spruce Properties, visit www.snowshoevacationrentals.com.

Wisp expands summer activities

Maryland’s Wisp Resort has added Disc Golf and Fly Fishing to its slate of summer activities. In Disc Golf, participants ride Chair #1 to the first tee and play the 17-hole course, which meanders down the mountain. 18 holes of golf and two chair lift rides are included in the $10 per person Disc Golf rate.

Instructor Bill Ferry will provide fly fishing instruction every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday this summer at Fantasy Valley, Wisp’s newest dining and recreation destination. Sessions will cover the basic understanding of stream entomology and fly tackle components, using a fly rod, and casting basics. Three 2-hour sessions will be offered throughout the day, with each session limited to four students. Equipment is provided and no fishing license is required. To reserve a $40 session or learn more, call 301-387-4911 ext. 2112.

Outdoor Adventures at Wisp will also be hosting a series of paintball and skate park competitions this summer.

For more information, visit www.skiwisp.com.

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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