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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.

Ski Southeast Snowshoe Summit, in Summation

Story and pictures by David McCueAnd number twelve is in the books, the record book in terms of attendance with over a hundred people coming together this year and a good time was had by all that I met. Allow me to break down...

Let the Games begin! The SkiSoutheast Snowshoe Summit starts tomorrow.

Story and pictures by David McCueSummit time, summit time, sum-sum-summit time. That's the tune I'm singing; it might be called a mantra I suppose except it's a lot more danceable than meditative; as will be the upcoming SkiSoutheast Snowshoe Summit. This event has some...

Wisp Resort, the Southeast’s Northern Tier by David McCue

I have skied at almost all the Southeastern resorts, but my first experience skiing in our region was in Maryland when I was around 10 years old. That was on a family vacation in the summer with my uncle who grew up in Oakland,...

A Full day in the Canaan Valley Story and pictures by David McCue

A quick word, the cover picture features Shawn Riggle, a talented proponent and teacher of the telemark turn (and a very nice guy as well) who will be joining the Canaan Valley Resort Snowsports School for the Tele Revival. If you want to free...

Sunday Massanutten

Words and pictures by David McCueMassanutten mountain rises from the heart of the Shenandoah valley about twenty minutes east of Harrisonburg. Visible to the east is the Blue Ridge and to the west the Alleghanies and the West Virginia border. The fifty-mile feature, more...

Wintergreen Weekend by David McCue

Despite a crowded weekend, ninety percent open terrain and beautiful blue skies came through at wintergreen for a great experience for me and my friends today.The mountain was full of funNeighbors and I on Upper CliffhangerFuture passholdersAn informal consensus, based on my conversations, was...

Highlands at Wintergreen Story and pictures by David McCue

Living in central North Carolina I have four options for skiing about three hours’ drive time from my shop door, which in the winter months starts to resemble a snow sport consignment outlet. I would love to be closer to any of the four...

Canaan Valley Resort … Have You Been There Yet? Photos and Story by David McCue

On Wednesday last, I looked at the calendar and came to the ugly realization that my holidays had been squandered. Time with friends and family, exchanging of gifts, an iron clad resolution not to resolve; that was all accomplished and enjoyed, but what about...

Tuning Day by David McCue

During the course of last summer, I made no major ski related purchases, I didn't even embark on any major projects or alterations of my old equipment.  This is unusual for me.  My shop, ostensibly for woodworking, is exactly 178.2 miles from the nearest...

Powder Day

Road trip Anyone? Story and pictures by David McCueAll forecasts indicate an epic storm is blowing into the North Carolina High Country. Have you loaded up?  Because skiers and riders, it’s time to hit the road.There is uncertainty associated with this pattern but only in total...