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Joe Stevens

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Joe is well known around the southeastern ski circles. Stevens was Director of Communications at Snowshoe Mountain Resort for 16 seasons with another 15 years prior to that in Richmond, Virginia newsrooms. Joe serves on numerous boards and committees and currently is a spokesperson for the West Virginia ski areas.Joe has been a featured columnist on SkiSoutheast since 2005 and has written numerous articles for us, as well as for others promoting all of the southeastern ski resorts. Joe resides in Charleston, West Virginia, with his wife, Angie, and son, Christian. He is an avid snowboarder and marathon runner.

WHAT FURLOUGH? by Joe Stevens

Hello Everyone –So I start off this week’s column with a question, were you like me and checked your weather app numerous times this past week seeing just how much snow was predicted to fall at your favorite ski resort? Well I am here...

SUCCESSFUL REBOOT – Story by Joe Stevens

Hello Everyone –Recently there was a story that didn’t get much attention from the national media outlets, but it got my attention and I shared it with my computer minded 14-year old son, Christian. It seems that NASA’s Hubble telescope stopped working and why...

HAVE PATIENCE – by Joe Stevens

Hello Everyone –So be honest, how many times have you opened your weather app on your phone the last week or so? Especially if you have a trip planned to your local ski resort. You can count me in that group of checking the...

GIVE IT A CHANCE by Joe Stevens

Hello Everyone –Last week I read a post on the West Virginia Ski Areas Association’s that basically read, “Why ski in West Virginia when it is always rains and it never rains in Colorado.” Need-less-to say, that caused a pain right in the lower...

HOW QUICKLY WE FORGET

Hello Everyone –In early December the southern portion of the southeast ski region was hammered (and I don’t use that word often) with natural snow. Most resorts from Winterplace Ski Resort in West Virginia and south of it received at least 18-inches of Mother...

NOW WE ARE MOVING FORWARD

Hello Everyone –Please let me get the following out of my system early in this week’s column and for veteran readers of this internet space. I warn you, you have heard it before. As I sit down to put together my thoughts for this...

A WAITING GAME FOR SOME, BUT NOT FOR ALL

Hello Everyone –This is the time of year when I catch myself following the forum pages on websites like skisoutheast.com a bit more, than say in the middle of the season, when the region is usually rocking. I continue to be amazed that there...

WELL IT’S HERE, NOW WHAT DO WE DO

Hello Everyone -The anticipation of a new season never gets old, even though I have now been through over 30 years of them.  When I learned to ski in 1985, to tell you the truth, I didn’t have any idea what I was getting...

WHAT THE EXPERTS THINK

Hello Everyone -As I write my first weekly Snow News Is Good News of the season (Sunday morning), I am sitting at my farm located in the southern portion of Randolph County in West Virginia, about 13-miles to the top of Snowshoe Mountain. It...

IT’S THE SNOW STUPID

Hello Everyone –So my cross country running son says to me Saturday morning (October 13), “What’s up with the weather? Last week I am racing in 84-degree temperatures and just a week later it’s 40-degrees colder. Doesn’t she (mother nature) know, fall is between...