Firsthand Report: Winter Park Resort, Colorado

Courtney Oser learned to ski at Pennsylvania's Ski Roundtop. Now a college student in Colorado, she recently skied Winter Park Resort for the first time and filed this Firsthand Report.

By Courtney Oser | January 5, 2021 2 Firsthand Report

Firsthand Report: Timberline Mountain

Chris Duck took his 6- and 8-year olds to Timberline Mountain on Sunday, December 27. Chris provides this Firsthand Report.

By Chris Duck | December 30, 2020 1 Firsthand Report

Mid-Atlantic Resorts Kick Off Ski Season

The 2020-2021 ski season has begun. DCSki provides a quick look at ski areas across PA, MD, VA, and WV.

By M. Scott Smith | December 24, 2020 1 News

Timberline Mountain Reopens under New Ownership

On Friday, December 18, 2020, West Virginia's Timberline Mountain Resort opened for the season looking quite different than it did the last time it was open.

By M. Scott Smith | December 22, 2020 News

User Highlight: Denis Bogan

Denis has shared a lifetime's worth of ski experiences as an active contributor to the DCSki Forum. In addition to skiing, Denis has had an illustrious career including stints in the military, teaching chemistry, and working as a scientist at NASA. Learn more about our latest User of the Month in this interview.

By M. Scott Smith | December 16, 2020 4 News

Seven Springs to Open December 12

The Pennsylvania resorts kicks off its 2020-2021 winter season.

By M. Scott Smith | December 8, 2020 News

Interview Series: YouTube Content Creator Levi Venditti

In June, 2020, Levi Venditti created a YouTube channel to share videos as he explored the mountains of British Columbia in his camper truck. Levi's videos effectively blend together several elements: cooking, exploration, and adventure, all set against the incredible backdrop of the Pacific Northwest.

By M. Scott Smith | December 6, 2020 1 Interview Series

Six-Pack: Dec. 5, 2020

In The Six-Pack series, we dust off six engaging stories from the DCSki archives so you can experience them again — or for the first time.

By M. Scott Smith | December 5, 2020 News

Firsthand Report: Eldora Mountain

Courtney Oser makes her first runs of the season at Colorado's Eldora Mountain Resort on November 27, 2020. She filed this Firsthand Report.

By Courtney Oser | November 29, 2020 3 Firsthand Report

Scott's Turn: Nov. 27, 2020

More pandemic updates; uphilling at Colorado resorts; the best all-mountain skis.

By M. Scott Smith | November 27, 2020 2 News

Interview Series: Jimmy Petterson

Jimmy Petterson has led an exciting career: he began as a teacher, but quickly pivoted to becoming a professional ski bum. He has now visited ski areas in 75 countries, documenting his adventures in books, magazine stories, and television shows. DCSki interviewed Jimmy to learn more about his travels.

By M. Scott Smith | November 8, 2020 3 Interview Series

User Highlight: Meimei "marzNC" Ma

Meimei Ma, known as "marzNC" in the DCSki Forums, has been selected as the DCSki User of the Month for November, 2020.

By M. Scott Smith | October 27, 2020 5 News

Six-Pack: Oct. 28, 2020

In The Six-Pack series, we dust off six engaging stories from the DCSki archives so you can experience them again — or for the first time.

By M. Scott Smith | October 25, 2020 News

Scott's Turn: Oct. 26, 2020

Jay Peak joins Indy; Backflipping, beer-drinking skier; resorts adapt to pandemic, and more updates from around the Web.

By M. Scott Smith | October 22, 2020 News

DCSki, Re-Tuned

We're pleased to announce the brand new DCSki. We've re-imagined, re-designed, and re-architected every aspect of the site . Take a quick tour through some of the enhancements.

By M. Scott Smith | October 8, 2020 2 News

Interview Series: Vail’s Jeff Lifgren

The DCSki Interview Series continues with Jeff Lifgren, who is in charge of Pennsylvania resorts Liberty, Whitetail, Roundtop, Big Boulder, and Jack Frost. Jeff touches on lots of topics in this in-depth interview conducted by DCSki's John Sherwood.

By John Sherwood | October 2, 2020 10 Interview Series

Your Questions Answered: Mid-A Vail Resorts Properties

The deadline to purchase an Epic Pass for the 2020-2021 winter season is September 17, 2020, and many Mid-Atlantic skiers still have some questions about how skiing will work this winter at Vail Resorts properties, including Pennsylvania's Liberty Mountain, Roundtop Mountain, Whitetail, Big Boulder, and Jack Frost. Jamie Storrs, Senior Manager of Communications for Vail Resorts, Eastern Region recently fielded questions from DCSki readers.

By M. Scott Smith | September 15, 2020 1 News

Indy and Mountain Collective Passes Offer an Alternative

The Epic and Ikon mega season passes may get a lot of attention, but they're not the only passes in town. Two other passes worthy of consideration include the Mountain Collective and Indy Passes.

By M. Scott Smith | September 12, 2020 3 News

Vail Resorts Charts Out Upcoming Winter Season

Things are going to work a little bit differently at Vail Resorts properties this winter, as the company recalibrates its operations to adjust to the continuing reality of the COVID pandemic.

By M. Scott Smith | August 28, 2020 1 News

User Highlight: Morgan "The Colonel" Birge

DCSki is kicking off the User of the Month program, which will recognize some of the best members of the DCSki community. Our inaugural inductee is Morgan Birge, better known as the Colonel. Morgan has been an active participant in the DCSki Forums for over 15 years, posting over 3,000 messages. We recently interviewed Morgan to learn more about his background.

By M. Scott Smith | August 18, 2020 5 News

Reflections on the Freedom of Skiing

Recent events have caused DCSki Columnist Jim Kenney to ponder the meaning of personal freedom. Throughout his life, he has found freedom in skiing. In this story, Jim reflects on over 50 years of skiing and shares some of his favorite memories.

By Jim Kenney | August 4, 2020 1 News

Interview Series: Vail’s Jamie Storrs

Jamie Storrs started as a ski instructor in Jackson Hole and now holds one of the most important ski industry jobs in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, managing communications for 20 Vail-owned resorts east of the Mississippi. John Sherwood recently interviewed Jamie to learn more about his background and Vail's new footprint in the Mid-Atlantic.

By John Sherwood | July 23, 2020 1 News

Interview Series: Phil and Tricia Pugliese of Pugski.com

It's a magical moment when passion collides with vocation, and Phil and Tricia Pugliese have made that a reality through their operation of Pugski.com. Pugski has always had a strong focus on ski gear, and is also known for its Forums, where a strong community of skiers and snowboarders from across the world discuss a wide variety of topics. DCSki recently interviewed Tricia and Phil to learn more about Pugski and what led them to create the popular web site.

By M. Scott Smith | May 25, 2020 6 News

The Renaissance of Timberline Mountain

It was starting to look like the lifts at a once-beloved West Virginia ski area had run for the last time. Years of struggles had led Timberline Four Seasons Resort to file for bankruptcy. Then, new owners stepped up to the plate, with a bold plan to reinvigorate the ski area. In this extensive Feature Story, DCSki covers the past, present, and future of Timberline Mountain.

By M. Scott Smith | May 6, 2020 3 News

Goggles For Docs Solicits Goggle Donations for Medical Centers

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a grass roots effort has already donated over 35,000 goggles to medical centers, but more help is needed from members of the ski and snowboard community.

By M. Scott Smith | April 26, 2020 1 News

Going Further Afield: Ski in Jersey at Mountain Creek

DCSki Columnist Robbie Allen is always in search of interesting ski experiences across the country. In his latest report, he describes a visit to New Jersey's Mountain Creek Resort.

By Robbie Allen | April 2, 2020 2 Further Afield

New Lost Area Profile: Ski Denton

Ski Denton was a Pennsylvania ski area that received ample amounts of snow each winter -- usually over 100 inches annually. Located in northcentral PA, it was a bit hard to get to, but it offered a wide variety of terrain for those willing to make the trip. Ski Denton closed in 2014, although there continue to be efforts to re-open the ski area.

By M. Scott Smith | April 1, 2020 Lost Areas

New Lost Area Profile: Alpine Mountain

Alpine Mountain Ski Area was located in the Poconos in northeastern Pennsylvania. Prior to closing ski operations around 2016, the resort was one of the oldest ski areas in Pennsylvania, and also one of the least visited, which made it a fine choice for new skiers and families looking for a lot of snow time and not a lot of crowds. DCSki captures some details about this ski area in this new Lost Ski Area profile.

By M. Scott Smith | March 29, 2020 Lost Areas

Firsthand Report: Beaver Creek Resort

In early March, John Sherwood visited Colorado and spent several days at Beaver Creek Resort. As he describes in this Firsthand Report, he found the perfect match of mountain, sun, and snow.

By John Sherwood | March 20, 2020 5 Firsthand Report

Epic vs. Ikon Pass: The Battle Begins

The ski industry has changed significantly in recent years: ski conglomerates Vail Resorts and the Alterra Mountain Company have gobbled up resorts across the country, and now offer competing "mega passes" that provide skiing and riding across dozens of properties for one historically low price. The proposition has been simple: commit to buying a mega pass in the spring, and you’ll receive countless ski days across North America the following winter. Epic and Ikon have now released pricing and details for their 2020-2021 winter season passes. In this story, DCSki takes a look at these passes from the perspective of a Mid-Atlantic skier.

By M. Scott Smith | March 3, 2020 5 Feature Story

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