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Jarrett Baker

Jarrett Baker is a freshman at the University of Florida. He is studying photojournalism and occasionally finds time to write for DCSki and his hometown newspaper, the News-Sun. Because Florida is so far away from the slopes, Jarrett can only ski several times a year. After graduation, he hopes to be a D.C. photojournalist, covering national events or perhaps even White House politics.

When he was 11, Jarrett experienced skiing for the first time at West Virginia's Timberline resort. Nearly 8 years later, he is hooked on the sport. Jarrett stays occupied with school and photography, and also enjoys swimming, cycling, water skiing, and singing in the Men's Glee Club.

You may visit Jarrett's web site here.

Jarrett has written 9 stories for DCSki since 2003.

Timberline: A Firsthand Report

DCSki Columnist Jarrett Baker met up with other DCSki readers at Timberline Resort on March 5-6, 2005, finding epic snow conditions. During his trip, Jarrett interviewed Timberline officials, who cleared up some common misconceptions about the resort. Jarrett reports on the conditions and provides a sneak peak at possible improvements in store for the West Virginia resort.

By Jarrett Baker | March 11, 2005 34

December '04 trip to Beech and Appalachian

DCSki Columnist Jarrett Baker closed out December by taking a road trip from Florida to North Carolina's Beech and Appalachian Mountain Ski Resorts. He provides this Firsthand Report.

By Jarrett Baker | January 15, 2005 3

Florida Photo Trip

DCSki Columnist Jarrett Baker took his mind off skiing this summer by embarking on a photo trip in Florida. He provides a firsthand report here, along with several photos.

By Jarrett Baker | August 15, 2004 2

Spring Skiing at Canaan Valley

DCSki Columnist Jarrett Baker swung by West Virginia's Canaan Valley Resort March 21-23 for some late-season skiing. He filed this Firsthand Report.

By Jarrett Baker | March 29, 2004 4

Firsthand Report: Massanutten

As a native of Florida, DCSki Columnist Jarrett Baker normally has more opportunities to water ski than snow ski. But he does make it to the slopes each winter, and recently spent a weekend at Virginia's Massanutten Resort. He provides a detailed Firsthand Report, complete with photos and a description of his chance to ride in a snow groomer.

By Jarrett Baker | January 29, 2004 5

Nuts and Bolts: Successfully Putting Together a Group Ski Trip

In his first article as a DCSki Columnist, Jarrett Baker leverages his own experience planning trips to offer advice on how to plan a youth group ski trip.

By Jarrett Baker | September 22, 2003 2

Firsthand Report: Snowshoe

DCSki reader Jarrett Baker spent most of the season reading ski trip reports from his home in snowless Florida, but made a 20-hour trek to Snowshoe to get in some spring skiing. He provides this firsthand report from his visit in late March.

By Jarrett Baker | April 2, 2003 4

Firsthand Report: Snowshoe

Jarrett Baker made the trek from Florida to West Virginia's Snowshoe Mountain Resort last weekend, and checks in with a firsthand report.

By Jarrett Baker | March 22, 2002 3

Trip Report: Appalachian and Beech

DCSki Reader Jarrett Baker made a trip from his home state of Florida up to North Carolina to ski at Appalachian and Beech Mountain resorts. He provides a trip report describing what it's like to ski in the deep south.

By Jarrett Baker | March 3, 2002 7

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