Time to Shovel on Home at Canaan

The situation was similar at ski areas across the Southeast on Sunday morning—anybody heading home from high elevation lodging was faced with a little shoveling to get the auto out from under two plus feet of drifted snow with deeper drifts. Here at Canaan Valley Resort State Park the lodge lot had been plowed but there was plenty of interest in borrowing the resort’s snow shovels and brooms. By Saturday, the snow had overnight opened the entire resort from a quarter of its runs to 100%.

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Randy Johnson
Johnson has been chronicling skiing in the South since the 1980s as a columnist for the Charlotte Observer and author of the 1987 “cult classic” "Southern Snow: The Winter Guide to Dixie" (soon to be republished). Johnson is a Lowell Thomas Award-winning travel writer whose articles have appeared in many national newspapers and magazines, including the Miami Herald, National Geographic Traveler, Ski, and Skiing. His new University of North Carolina Press book "Grandfather Mountain: The History and Guide to an Appalachian Icon," debuts next April. Visit him at www.randyjohnsonbooks.com.