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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.

NO SUCH THING AS LAST TURNS by Joe Stevens

Hello Everyone –With it being the middle of March, just about every skier or snowboarder out there knows that the end of the 2018-2019 season is near. As the saying goes, it just seems like yesterday I was writing my first column of a...

WELL MARCH IS BEING, WELL, MARCH

Hello Everyone –During the month of February, a lot of skiers and snowboarders were clamoring, where’s the snow? What they meant was that, from the skies, natural snowfall was lacking in the Allegheny Mountains. They were right as natural snowfall was off for the...

ON THE DL – #JEALOUSY, by Joe Stevens

Hello Everyone –As I mentioned in last week’s column, I had hip replacement surgery on Monday, February 25. The report my wife Angie got from the surgeon was that everything went as planned, in other words a successful operation. What that also means is...

Down the Stretch by Joe Stevens

Hello Everyone –Okay the snow sports industry in the southeast has gotten through the Christmas holiday, Martin Luther King and President’s weekends. For the most part the weather held up for the resorts and the skiers, snowboarders and snowtubers showed up in strong numbers,...

THEY ONLY COME OUT AT NIGHT

Hello Everyone –In the 70’s (yes, I am up there in age) one of my favorite albums, was They Only Come Out At Night, by the Edgar Winter Group. The biggest song off the album was an instrumental, Frankenstein. The other day I was...

CHANGE CAN BE A GOOD THING

Hello Everyone –So I was checking the SkiSoutheast.com site the other day - something that I do every day to make sure I am up to speed on what’s happening in the region. Low and behold I notice a significant change at the very...

WHY YES, WE’RE OPEN, THANKS FOR ASKING

Hello Everyone –A curious thing occurred the middle of last week, when I was asked by a skier friend of mine, when Winterplace was going to be open on Wednesday, since the temperatures were so cold.  I think I wrote and deleted five replies...

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THE SKI SHOP by Joe Stevens

Hello Everyone –I have lived in a number of small towns in my life, I seem to enjoy that laid-back way for me and my family. When living in those small communities I have always found that if you really wanted to know what...

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...