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Joe Stevens

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.

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...

Right Around the Corner

Hello Everyone -In my not so busy life these days (that is until the snow starts) I serve on the board of directors of the West Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association. At the most recent board meeting I got to announce to all around...

THE SNOWIES – 2017/2018 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 throw some batting practice early on and then an inside hard one in February.  Sometimes it feels like resort...

Bonus Time

Hello Everyone -I have to admit, there were times when I was writing this column last month that I was thinking, if things don’t turn around quickly, I might just be writing my last column of the season.  Then it happened, winter returned with...

Hanging In There

Hello Everyone -Now this is a first, scribing a column at a southeast ski resort, as this week’s column is coming to you from the cafeteria area of Winterplace Ski Resort in Ghent, West Virginia.  You may be asking why I am on the...

Redemption

Hello Everyone -I have used my space on this web site on numerous occasions this season to spout off about the importance of using the various web cams located at the resorts in the southeast as a way to make sure you know what...

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...