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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.

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...

ONE BIG HUGE THANK YOU

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Hello Everyone –As I sit down to put this week’s column together, I look out my front door in Scott Depot, West Virginia and see some very nice flowers blooming and the grass almost at a length that I know means the first cutting...

NOT GOING DOWN WITHOUT A FIGHT

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Hello Everyone –A few weeks ago, I got a text from an industry official stating, “I hate this weather,” his way of describing the thaw that hit the southeast region last month.  Always being an optimist, I pointed to the upcoming cold temperatures that...

ROLLER COASTER RIDE FROM HELL by Joe Stevens

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Hello Everyone –When I was growing up I always looked forward to the opportunity to ride on a roller-coaster at our family’s favorite amusement park.  In fact, as memory serves me, my first roller-coaster ride was one built with wooden braces.  Yes, there’s some...

WAY TO GO PHIL – by Joe Stevens

Hello Everyone –Okay, this particular Groundhog Day snuck up on me.  I swear it was just the other day that I was writing about the ropes dropping in November to begin the 2016/17 season in the southeast region.  Even though I really didn’t know...

PULLING THE TRIGGER AT THE RIGHT TIME – by Joe Stevens

Hello Everyone –Have you ever prepared to get a task done, whatever it may be, from doing the dishes to buying a house (I know those are two wide apart extremes but that’s what first popped up in my head) and the hardest thing...

SMILES AND THANK YOUS CAN GO A LONG WAY

Hello Everyone –I have to be honest with everyone this week. Many times when I sit down to put my thoughts on the screen, I really don’t know what I am going to write about. Then I start striking the keys, add a little...

DON’T WORRY, BE HAPPY

Hello Everyone –I was on the phone quite a bit this past week discussing the current weather situation that the southeast skiing is facing at the current time.  Most of the folks I spoke to were basically looking to the skies and wondering out...