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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.

DON’T WORRY, BE HAPPY

Hello Everyone -I am writing this hoping that everyone out there remembers just how much snow was made over the last ten days, when the temperatures dropped below freezing and held steady for snowmakers to do their thing. If you haven’t looked at the...

Four More West Virginia Ski Resorts to Open

Charleston, WV – Three West Virginia ski resorts opened for the 2017/18 season this morning as Canaan Valley Resort in Tucker County, Winterplace Ski Resort in Raleigh County and Oglebay Resort in Ohio County, began offering skiing, snowboarding and Snowtubing.  Another ski resort in...

Well You Asked For It, Now Go

Hello Everyone -I don’t want to hear anymore complaining, it’s not official yet, according to the calendar, but winter has arrived in the southeast region.  That sound you have heard roaring down from the mountain tops is the sound of snowguns operating 24/7 as...

THE P.U.D. FACTOR

Hello Everyone -I know, I know, you’ve got the itch. In fact just about everyone has the itch right now. I, by-the-way, scratched that itch the last weekend of November, so if you are wondering, I’m fine.Now to explain what itch I am talking...

Christian’s Sports Beat: Ski season starts in West Virginia

By Christian Deiss (reposted as first published in the Putnam Review)While some people might not like that the temperatures outside are starting to drop, I know it means it’s time for the ski and snowboard season to start.In fact, thanks to some subfreezing temperatures...

First Turns 2017-2018 Season

Hello Everyone -It’s that time of the year, when every snow lover turns their attention to whatever gizmo they use to predict the weather. Some chase caterpillars around their yard to see if cold temperatures are on the way, some check out (why I...

Joe Stevens’ Winter 2017-2018 Forecast – WHAT THE EXPERTS THINK

Hello Everyone -As I scribe my first Snow News Is Good News of the season, it is cloudy and in the low 40’s at our home here in Scott Depot, West Virginia, but in the mountains the temperature is 26 degrees; it’s snowing, and...

THE SNOWIES – 2016/2017 SEASON by Joe Stevens

Hello Everyone -This is my last column of the year and to put a candle on top of this season that has seen Mother Nature create a roller coaster of a season and that most resort operators have dusted themselves off more than everyone...

IT’S NOT OVER, UNTIL WE SAY IT’S OVER – by Joe Stevens

Hello Everyone -So, have you been paying attention to what’s been going on this past week in the Allegheny Mountains stretching from North Carolina to Maryland? After a winter, which lacked in natural snowfall, over a foot fell in some of the southeast region,...

ONE MORE SPIN AROUND THE BLOCK, PLEASE – by Joe Stevens

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Hello Everyone –I really thought when I was making some turns on the Saturday of the Skisoutheast.com Summit at Snowshoe Mountain earlier this month, that those turns were going to be my final of the 2016-17 season.  Then low and behold, winter returned (or...