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

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

DCSki Sponsor: Seven Springs Resort

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

7 Ski Areas in 7 Days: A Road Trip through the Southeast

Woody Bousquet had planned to spend this winter skiing north of the Mason-Dixon Line. COVID-19 changed his plans, and he found himself planning a week-long trip south, hitting 7 classic southeastern ski areas in 7 days. He chronicled his road trip in this Firsthand Report.

By Woody Bousquet | February 15, 2021 9 Feature Story

Interview Series: Peter Landsman, LiftBlog.com

Lifts have evolved a lot over the years, and there are now thousands in operation across the world -- ranging from simple surface lifts to high-speed gondolas that have a 1.88-mile free span between two towers. And thoroughly documenting all of those lifts -- past, present, and future -- is Peter Landsman, founder and editor of the excellent web site LiftBlog.com. DCSki recently interviewed Peter to learn more about his passion for lifts and the success he's had operating LiftBlog.

By M. Scott Smith | December 28, 2019 2 Interview Series

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

DCSki 2021/2022 Unlimited Season Pass Comparison

DCSki reader Snowsmith has crunched the numbers and compiled a list of Mid-Atlantic season pass options for the 2021/2022 winter season.

By Snowsmith | April 15, 2021 5 News

Firsthand Report: Whitetail - Two Runs Was (More Than) Enough

Have you ever walked out of a movie, once it became clear that it was terrible and not worth spending any more time watching? DCSki's Editor did the skiing equivalent of that on the evening of February 22, 2020 at Pennsylvania's Whitetail Resort.

By M. Scott Smith | February 22, 2020 4 Firsthand Report

Timberline Mountain: A Season in Retrospective

West Virginia's Timberline Mountain Resort has just completed its first winter season under new ownership. DCSki Columnist John Sherwood reflects on his time at the revitalized Timberline Mountain this past season, describing the changes at the ski area and how it is transforming the entire Canaan Valley region.

By John Sherwood | May 9, 2021 5 Feature Story

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

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

Firsthand Report: Snowbasin, Utah

In early February, DCSki Columnist John Sherwood found himself visiting Utah's Snowbasin Resort for the sixth time in the past eight years. In this Firsthand Report, he describes his recent trip that included nearly two feet of snow, rain, sleet, and 50+ degree temperature swings.

By John Sherwood | February 17, 2020 Firsthand Report

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