Slowly rising temperatures have silenced snow guns at area resorts and caused some fear among skiers, but resorts are weathering the warm spell well and continue to offer good conditions. It will get worse before it gets better: current forecasts are calling for temperatures in the mid-50’s on Monday. But nighttime temperatures will continue to drop near or below freezing, and daytime temperatures should start retreating back to seasonal levels by the end of next week.
Thanks to an extended stretch of cold temperatures throughout December and early January, resorts in the region are in good shape with strong bases.
On Wednesday, January 17, Washington D.C.’s Ski Center store will be hosting a Demo Day at Liberty Mountain Resort from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $15 lift tickets will be available, if purchased in advance at Ski Center.
According to Ski Center, ski and board companies, along with store representatives, will be on hand to help skiers try out equipment. For more information or directions to the Ski Center, visit the Ski Center web site or call (202) 966-4474.
A 30-year-old cross country skier was attacked and killed by a cougar while skiing in Canada’s Banff National Park, according to The Snow Industry Letter (TSIL). The woman’s death was the first recorded cougar attack on a human at the Park.
Elsewhere in Canada, a New Year’s Eve party at Whistler, BC got a little out of hand, after 100 people were arrested at a party intended to be “family-friendly.” According to TSIL, the celebration turned into a near riot, with several injuries.
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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