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Bargain Tracker page updated

The DCSki Bargain Tracker, which will track the best deals all season long, has been updated with two new entries. Be sure to check the Bargain Tracker page regularly for new updates. The DCSki home page lists the date of the most recent entry right under the “Headlines” section.

Liberty Mountain Resort looking for instructors

Pennsylvania’s Liberty Mountain Resort is looking to beef up its instructor staff this winter, with positions open for ski and snowboard instructors of all ability levels.

DCSki Columnist Otto Matheke recently described the process of becoming a ski or snowboard instructor. Training courses are offered to bring new instructors up to speed. Liberty requires a minimum of two shifts per week.

Full time instructors get free season passes for themselves and immediate family members, while part time instructors in their first year get passes for family members for $75 for the first person and $99 for the second and thereafter. Child care is provided for free for staff during the week and at $1 per hour on weekends. There is also a 40 percent discount on food for staff and family members.

Snowshoe plans to open Wednesday, Nov. 22

Snowshoe Mountain Resort had set its opening date for Thanksgiving Day, but now plans on opening one day earlier, on Wednesday, Nov. 22.

“We plan on cranking up the snow guns later on Friday and the weather forecast indicates awesome snowmaking conditions through Thanksgiving Day,” explained Snowshoe’s Joe Stevens. “We are now planning to open Wednesday, November 22,” he added.

Snowshoe is currently offering a special Thanksgiving package, with 4 nights of lodging and a 4 day lift ticket package starting from $490 for a family of for.

Snowshoe plans on having several runs open for opening day.

Elsewhere: Colorado skier convicted for fatal slope collision

In the first criminal trial of its type, a Colorado jury has found a 21-year-old man guilty of criminally negligent homicide by skiing out of control and fatally striking another skier. The prosecution argued that the defendant was skiing recklessly when he struck another skier. This case is likely to cause a ripple throughout the skiing industry.

This New York Times article has more details.

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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