Posts by Rudy Ryback

Alaska! . . . in the Southeast

Friday Afternoon The mission was to scout conditions on Roan Mountain to host a first (annual) ski Race UP Roan Mtn. Road, on Sunday. Roan, like the rest of the…
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Indy Pass Series: Ober Gatlinburg

Ober Gatlinburg sits adjacent to Mt. Harrison, with a commanding view of the LeConte Massif and the Great Smoky Mountains. Ober is just one of six ski areas within a…
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Opening Day at Cataloochee 2020!

Let’s rewind a bit . . . I was at Cat for closing day of 2019-2020. The mood was somber. There weren’t any High-Five goodbyes. It felt like the rug…
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“Skinning-up” and Skiing Down!

With more snow and another cold weekend on the way, it’s a good time to remind ourselves that it’s not over yet. Last week, Wolf Ridge got a couple inches…
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Skiing Down Mount Mitchell!

Last week, I was feeling a little under the weather. Seems like I always get a little winter illness, annually, around this time of year.  On Sunday though, I woke…
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A Wonderful Day at Wolf Ridge

This week, Wolf Ridge Ski Resort received more accumulation than the rest of the season . . . combined. Naturally, I wanted to get some of this “freshness”. In most…
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From First Chair to Last Chair

It seems like a week ago was a world away. Since last Thursday, our region has been hit with some northwest flow COLD weather. It feels like winter has finally…
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