John Phillips is author of Ski & Snowboard America: Mid-atlantic, now in its second edition with Beachway Press and Globe Pequot Publishing's Outside America guidebook series. His book covers skiing and snowboarding from Pennsylvania to North Carolina, and he also serves as editor for Beachway's Ski America series and reports on the Mid-atlantic scene for several publications. He can be found snowboarding the local slopes on most winter weekends, and manages to blow off his full-time job as a Web marketing manager in northern Baltimore whenever weekday winter conditions permit.
John has written 11 stories for DCSki since 2001.
John Phillips traveled to West Virginia's Snowshoe Mountain Resort this past weekend, and provides this Firsthand Report.
By John Phillips | March 17, 2004 2
DCSki Columnist John Phillips hit the slopes of Pennsylvania's Elk Mountain recently, and describes how one of the Mid-Atlantic's best kept secrets is now spreading fast. Read more in his firsthand report.
By John Phillips | March 6, 2003 6
The recent blizzard prompted John Phillips to head to the slopes of Ski Roundtop last Thursday. He checks in with this firsthand report.
By John Phillips | February 25, 2003 1
DCSki Columnist John Phillips visited Blue Knob Resort on January 10, and filed this firsthand report.
By John Phillips | January 17, 2003
A year ago this past weekend, it was 64 degrees at West Virginia's Snowshoe Mountain Resort. DCSki Columnist John Phillips discovered the difference a year can make while visiting Snowshoe this past weekend. He checks in with a trip report, describing the fresh snow and bluebird day on Sunday.
By John Phillips | December 17, 2002 7
DCSki Columnist John Phillips spent Sunday morning on the slopes of Ski Roundtop, and checks in with a trip report. Roundtop has been one of the few resorts to maintain full coverage on its slopes during this unseasonably mild winter.
By John Phillips | February 20, 2002
DCSki Columnist John Phillips spent the weekend of Jan. 26 skiing at West Virginia's Snowshoe Mountain Resort, and files this firsthand report.
By John Phillips | February 4, 2002 5
John Phillips was at Pennsylvania's Bear Creek last weekend (right after the snowstorm and before the recent thaw) and provides a firsthand report.
By John Phillips | January 27, 2002 1
DCSki Columnist John Phillips spent the day at Whitetail on Saturday, and provides a detailed trip report. John reports that conditions were excellent this past weekend.
By John Phillips | January 8, 2002 5
Mid-Atlantic Winter Sports Guide author John Phillips spent the weekend of March 9 at Snowshoe Mountain Resort, and provides a detailed trip report. John found superb spring skiing at Snowshoe. In March alone, Snowshoe has received over four feet of snow.
By John Phillips | March 25, 2001 3
John Phillips, author of the Mid-Atlantic Winter Sports Guide, provides a trip report from a Feb. 11 visit to Pennsylvania's Blue Mountain Resort.
By John Phillips | February 21, 2001