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David McCue

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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.

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...

A Holiday Prequel at Wintergreen by David McCue

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The Blue Ridge Express at Wintergreen Resort on Tuesday (Click to Enlarge. Photos and Story by David McCue)The much hyped storm of last weekend may have disappointed in snow totals, but its effects on area roads made plenty of teachers, children, and skiing families...

Happy New Year, Let the Winter Games Begin

Timberline, Canaan Valley Resort and Blackwater Falls - Words and pictures by David McCueAs always, with flurries of forecasts and hints of heavy snow totals I started planning, my gaze going as far up as New Hampshire where a real blizzard was brewing; but...

Bah and Humbug! A Storm Chaser’s Lament – by David McCue

Alright, look, it wouldn’t be a party if Eeyore didn’t show up.  Does a silver lining exist without a cloud?  It’s a very fine line I have to walk here, the precipice between any skiing and ideal skiing.  So to start, despite the uncooperative...

Chill Factors

Photos and Story by David McCueFinally the winter seems to be upon us, not bone-rattling cold yet but some good early signs.  When I leave the house in the morning I have already started to consider my base layer and socks. At night when...