Authors Posts by David McCue

David McCue

David McCue
35 POSTS 0 COMMENTS
David McCue grew up in Amarillo, Texas and annoyed the natives of New Mexico and Colorado by skiing on their mountains throughout his childhood and teens. He put down his neon 200cm GS skis for nearly twenty years until the fateful day he took his own young sons for a half day to Cataloochee. He has never looked back, except when alone and deep in the trees. A carpenter by trade, the uncertainties of the housing market have further honed David’s snow skills. He now resides with his patient wife on the banks of the Haw River in central North Carolina and annoys the natives of West Virginia by skiing on their mountains.

My Season Has Achieved Lift Off

Thanks to Beech, my season has achieved lift off.  After two months of thinking, planning and writing about the 2017-18 ski season I finally opened mine up with a great Sunday at Beech Mountain with my sons.  Every year that first anticipated turn is an...

Getting a Good Deal

​Story and pictures by David McCueThe month of December has been given a warm welcome already here in the Southeast, which is unfortunate for all of us who like snow or seasons in general. The early round of openings and closures has been documented,...

And Now We Wait…

Story and Pictures by David McCueHere we are again fellow snow lovers; the waiting game is fully underway. Of course having chosen to live in a part of the country renowned more for summer and sunshine than serious snowfall it should come as no...

Rolling Into a New Season

Post and Photos by David McCueAs the new season approaches my excitement grows apace and I fall into a series of annual rituals. First I hoard the early issues of several ski related magazines and they are already starting to pile up into a...

Lift Ticket and Season Pass Prices for 2017-18

New season and new math.I have been keeping my ear to the ground (terrible connectivity here) and the news is out; all the resorts in the Southeast who offer season passes have published their pass prices and most of the daily rates for 2017-18;...

Test Driving Next Year’s Gear – Story and Photos by David McCue

SIA SnowShow 2017The 2016-2017 Southeast Ski Season is coming to its slushy conclusion and postmortems are commencing; one could say that as a patient it was struggling throughout and its demise is a shock to no one.  So farewell, we hardly knew thee.  Now,...

The Chase is On

Apparently the season is not over, it almost feels like it's just starting again from Carolina to West Virginia. You may not have been following the Southeast ski season thus far, through the various thaws, and rains, and frequent weather related calamities; so if...

A Snowshoe Summit Prequel

Pictures by Aaron and Dylan McCueIn preparation for the upcoming event I sent out a team of crack reporters to do some serious research prior to the Ski Southeast summit.  I asked for hard hitting investigative journalism with careful research of local diners (I...

Following the Road Less Taken to Southern Colorado

All images were taken by David McCue.Like most Southeastern skiers, I spend the bulk of my ski days in the mountains around here.  I’m fine with snow, slush or ice, and whatever the snowmakers can provide.  Most satisfying are the winter storm days where I...

Lessons of the Thaw by David McCue

Keep moving till you find a hill We are coming out of the unseasonable summer of our discontent and back into winter it seems.  So absurd; multiple closures, pervasive angst, and for those of us who love snow and skiing, massive grumpiness all around.  As...