This winter season, DCSki will be offering firsthand skier and snowboarder condition reports for area ski resorts. All DCSki visitors will be invited to submit condition reports after visiting local resorts. With your help, we will be able to provide continuous “candid” condition reports for most of the area resorts.
We’re not suggesting that ski resorts provide anything other than completely unbiased, factual, and brutally honest condition reports - because, of course, they do, if you apply a conversion algorithm that takes a phrase like “loose granular” and translates it to “pebbles.”
We’ll be looking for condition reports that fully describe trip experiences. How was the skiing or boarding? Was the resort crowded? Did the lift break down, leaving you hovering in the air for four hours? (If so, did you secretly enjoy it?) Did you take a lesson, and find a great ski instructor you could recommend? Was there road construction on the way to the resort? Any good restaurants along the way? (Or ones to avoid?) Etc.
Soon, an automated form will be added to DCSki where you can plug in information about trips. It will only take a few seconds of your time, and will be greatly appreciated by others. We’ll review condition reports and publish them on the site, giving you credit if you wish, or allowing you to submit reports anonymously.
As always, DCSki will continue to provide you with a weekly dose of news and information related to skiing, snowboarding, and other activities in the lower Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. We hope you will help make the site even more valuable by submitting condition reports this winter.
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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