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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.

It Is What it Is…

Hello Everyone -It looks like this season is going to be one of those, “It started so well, what the heck happened” seasons. I mean we went from wearing three layers on the slopes to wearing just enough to protect yourself from getting too...

NOT SURPRISED ONE BIT  

Hello Everyone -The headline on my USA Today news alert read “Day 7 was a disaster for Team USA at the Winter Olympics.”  Again, the so-called expert media don’t get it - just competing against the best in the world, is accomplishment enough and...

THE SMILES WIN

Hello Everyone -So, you say you are having a pretty bad day and looking for a pick me up? I have a suggestion for you, go to your local ski resort on any given night and check out the smiles on all the faces...

JUST DEAL WITH IT, FOLKS

Hello Everyone -Last week, by unanimous decision, it was decided that winter was going to last another six weeks. You see the majority of those professional weather rodent forecasters didn’t see their shadows, so good news skiers, snowboarders and snowtubers, your snow isn’t going...

A VISIT TO THE LOCAL SKI SHOP

Hello Everyone -This past Saturday, I chauffeured by son Christian to the Huntington Mall so that he could interview the Manager of the Cincinnati Reds Bryan Price for his sports column he writes for the Charleston Gazette-Mail. While we were in the neighborhood (so...

Mid-Term Report

Hello Everyone -If you have been keeping up with the national news, you probably have heard the term “Mid-Term” report card or election used recently, as national Senate and House of Delegate seats are up for grabs.  That my friend is as close to...

NO EXCUSES NOW

Hello Everyone -I have to admit the recent mild spell allowed me to be able to run outside in short pants and short sleeves, which was very enjoyable during any January. During that brief mild spell, I noticed on a number of chat rooms...

GRAYSON WHO? by Joe Stevens

Hello Everyone -So, as you have gone outside the last week or so and I hope you have noticed that it was a bit chilly, okay, just down right cold. I get it, believe me, I get it. But let’s get a bit of...

GIVE IT A TRY

Winterplace Resort Ski School
Hello Everyone -I pride myself in providing new and thought-provoking news in this weekly column. However, I am here to admit, I have been scooped this week by my son, Christian, a 13-year sports columnist for the Charleston Gazette-Mail newspaper. You see, January is...

Christian’s Sports Beat: The month to learn to ski

By Christian DeissI have started my third season of skiing after learning at Winterplace Ski Resort in January of 2016.I didn’t do it on purpose, but I learned during the ski industry’s annual Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month that takes place at all...