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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.

TIME TO ENJOY! – by Joe Stevens

Hello Everyone – To tell you the truth I have never been a real fan of web cams and believe me when I say it would take much longer than this column to explain the reasoning behind my thought process. However I am here...

HOW ABOUT SOME GROUNDHOG STEW! – by Joe Stevens

Hello Everyone – If for some reason you failed to take notice of the biggest story this past Friday (February 2), that rodent that resides in Pennsylvania didn’t see his shadow. Punxsutawney Phil, the four-legged creature that gets 15-minutes of fame each year, should’ve just...

IT’S WINTER….FINALLY – by Joe Stevens

Hello Everyone – Glad to see that Ole Man Winter finally has decided to take up residence this side of the Mississippi River. Up until the second week of January I was wondering if he was ever going to make it out of the...

NO EXCUSES NOW! – by Joe Stevens

Hello Everyone – Now that’s what I am talking about, a nice coating of snow from the sky, mixed with tons upon tons of machine made snow. Those are the conditions that skiers and snowboarders are finding right now on slopes at resorts in...

TAKE IT IN STRIDE – A Rave and RANT by Joe Stevens

Hello Everyone – There’s that sound again. That sound we have heard on and off on many occasions so far this winter season. Everyone knows what I am referring to and that’s the money making sound of snow guns. I tell you what, getting...

NOT SOON ENOUGH? – by Joe Stevens

Hello Everyone – Recently I have been waking up each day having to check the calendar to make sure that we are in January, meaning the winter season – you know, that time of year when daytime temperatures average in the upper 30s and...

JUST DEAL WITH IT (Easier Said Then Done) – by Joe Stevens

Hello Everyone – I sit here writing this column, looking out my office in Charleston, West Virginia and admiring the clear blue skies but not the 57 degree temperature. This is perfect weather for spring skiing - not for the first of January. As...

ONE MAN’S OPINION – by Joe Stevens

Hello Everyone – First the good news. If you are looking at your calendar you know that winter officially arrives today. Now the bad news, somebody forgot to tell Mother Nature and her side kick Ole’ Man Winter. Yea, there was that tease late...

PLEASE SANTA PLEASE by Joe Stevens

Hello Everyone – For all the years of my life it has always been nice to find presents I really want under the Christmas tree on the big day. Since I have been a good boy this year I am submitting my list to...

NOW IT BEGINS – by Joe Stevens

Hello Everyone – As the saying goes, it’s time to stop squawking and start chalking. The snow is now on the trails and by this coming weekend I think it would be a strong assumption that the majority of the winter resorts in the...