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Warm temps rear their ugly head

Feeling rather balmy, isn’t it? Warm weather has settled in the area, with temperatures forecast to climb into the upper 60’s on Friday. The long-term forecast shows temperatures dropping to more seasonal levels by next Friday.

Until then, expect conditions at area resorts to soften and become springlike. Nighttime temperatures will fall to the freezing level, but may not dip low enough for snowmaking.

The good news: all resorts in the area are going into the warm spell with strong bases. In fact, many resorts received some snow earlier this week. With careful grooming, conditions should remain OK, offering a taste of spring skiing.

WHFSkimo Snow Job details announced

Each winter, WHFS (located at 99.1 on the FM dial) takes over the slopes of Liberty Mountain for the popular WHFSkimo Snow Job. This event brings a number of popular bands to the Pennsylvania resort for a day of music and skiing or boarding.

WHFSkimo Snow Job 2001 is scheduled for Friday, March 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, Februay 9 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster outlets, via ticketmaster.com, or by phone at (202) 432-7328 or (800) 551-7328. Ticket price is $32 and includes a lift ticket valid from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rentals will be sold at regular rates.

Bands scheduled to appear this year include Run DMC, Crazy Town, Jepetto, UXB, and Supergiant. Bands playing at prior WHFSkimo Snow Jobs have included local band Good Charlotte and Lit.

Liberty Mountain will reopen for regular skiing and riding at 5 p.m. on March 2. For the day session, you must have a WHFSkimo Snow Job ticket to be admitted. In past years, tickets have sold out quickly.

Liberty Mountain Advantage Card and Season Pass holders may obtain tickets through Liberty Mountain Resort Reservations at (717) 642-8282.

Teenager dies in accident at Snowshoe

The Snow Industry Letter (TSIL) is reporting that a 14-year-old girl died Sunday from head injuries sustained last Thursday in a skiing accident at Snowshoe Mountain Resort. TSIL reports that this is the first skiing fatality in almost two years at the West Virginia resort.

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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