Going Further Afield: Howelsen Hill Ski Area: Colorado's Oldest Ski Area

Robbie Allen is always on the search for smaller and lesser-known ski areas, and this search recently took him to Howelsen Ski Area, the oldest continuously-operating ski area in Colorado. Howelsen shares some of the same champagne powder as its more popular neighbor, Steam Springs, but at a fraction of the lift ticket price.

By Robbie Allen | March 10, 2023 1 Further Afield

The Granite State and Lou: Mount Sunapee, New Hampshire

DCSki Columnist Lou Botta headed North from the Mid-Atlantic when he retired, landing in scenic New Hampshire. His goal is to visit every ski area in the Granite State. In this first profile of his series, Lou details Mount Sunapee, his new "home" ski hill.

By Lou Botta | March 14, 2023 3 Firsthand Report

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Firsthand Report: Waterville Valley, New Hampshire

DCSki Columnist John Sherwood recently returned to New Hampshire's Waterville Valley Resort, the first "big" mountain he skied as a child. He filed this Firsthand Report.

By John Sherwood | February 18, 2023 2 Feature Story

Back in the Saddle Again: Skiing after a Hip Replacement

After receiving a new hip, DCSki Columnist Matthew Graham was worried about how it would affect his ability to ski. He answered this question in a January, 2023 trip to West Virginia's Snowshoe Mountain Resort. Matthew describes his experience in this Firsthand Report.

By Matthew Graham | February 18, 2023 2 Feature Story

Snow Sports Museum of West Virginia Charts Out Summer Events

Dedicated to capturing and preserving the history of snowsports in WV, the Museum recently announced upcoming events.

By M. Scott Smith | May 6, 2022 3 News

Going Further Afield: Powderhorn Mountain Resort (Yes, You Can Drive to Colorado)

After endless canceled flights during the recent holiday period, Robbie Allen decided to do what any sensible person would do: he tossed family members in his car and headed west, driving to Colorado. While there, he sampled the off-the-beaten-path Powderhorn Resort, located in far west Colorado. Learn more in his Firsthand Report.

By Robbie Allen | January 10, 2023 5 Further Afield

The January Blues

Temperatures have been on a wild roller coaster so far this winter, frustrating Mid-Atlantic skiers. But after a warm spell in early January, nighttime temperatures are finally about to dip back into snowmaking range.

By M. Scott Smith | January 5, 2023 3 News

User Highlight: Eric Mosel

Known as "Crush" on the DCSki Forums, Eric has been posting to DCSki for over 20 years -- even as he's changed locations from D.C. to Park City to North Lake Tahoe. Learn more about Eric in this interview.

By M. Scott Smith | March 6, 2022 9 Interview Series

Avoiding the Lift Lines at Steamboat

After four seasons in a row of skiing at Colorado's Streamboat Springs, DCSki Columnist Matthew Graham has cracked the code for avoiding lines. He shares his tips in this report.

By Matthew Graham | February 15, 2022 5 Feature Story

Mid-Atlantic Ski Season Begins

Below average temperatures in November have enabled a variety of ski areas across the entire Mid-Atlantic region to open for the season, giving skiers one extra thing to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

By M. Scott Smith | November 27, 2022 4 News

An Annual Conundrum: When to Begin Snowmaking

This time of year is a tricky one for ski area managers in the Mid-Atlantic region. To make snow, or not to make snow? A large number of variables factor into each resort's decision.

By M. Scott Smith | November 14, 2022 3 Feature Story

The Snowbound Snowbird

Some retirees head to warmer climes for the winter. DCSki Columnist Jim Kenney is not one of those retirees. In this story, he reflects on his experiences spending summers in the Mid-Atlantic and winters skiing in the Rockies.

By Jim Kenney | October 5, 2022 1 Feature Story

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