An overdue post about skiing this winter

Ski areas in the Mid-Atlantic have been opened since Thanksgiving weekend and we’ve had measurable snow in D.C. (5 out of the first 7 school days were two-delays), but I’m behind on getting ready with wall-sits and blogging. Over at dcski.com, the firsthand reports have started to trickle in.

Last year was my personal best year of skiing in many moons as I hit the slopes three times — Whitetail (twice) and Massanutten. I’m hoping to get out at least twice this season as well.

This year, I’ve created a Twitter list for Mid-Atlantic ski resorts which can you follow here and is embedded below:


I had high hopes for this at the beginning of the season, but it’s mostly RTs of people who are at the resorts, rather than useful information. Raise your game, snow pros…

As always, an excellent resource for resort profiles is dcski.com. Here are some other places I’ve skied in over the years:

Big Boulder
– Poconos (2007 and many times previously)
Blue Knob – Central-ish Pennsylvania (2012)
Camelback – Poconos (2009 sand several times before)
Jack Frost – Poconos (2007)
Timberline – West Virginia (2013)

All of my documented skiing is tagged with YAAAAH-HOO-HOO-HOO-HOOEY!. I wasn’t blogging when I visited Wisp, SNO (nee Montage), Roundtop, Liberty. or when I skied at Eldora in Colorado one spring break.

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Some other news

At Camelback, snow makers mix weather, water, ski weekendsPocono Record

Good news for Timberline and Caanan Valley, Corridor H (US 48) is being extended a few more miles west, bypassing the switch backs of WV 42 east of Mount Storm. It’ll still be a while before it reaches Davis though. One of my criticisms of Timberline from 2013’s trip was the conditions are not as good as the roads to ski areas in other states. For the locals there, the snow-covered roads may not be a big deal, but if they want tourism they’ll have to clear the roads more.

Inspire Yourself

But seriously, how can the climatic ski scene and ski pole duel (which needs lightsabres added to it) from Better Off Dead not on youtube?

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