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High Country Junior Race Series kicks off 29th season

Youths of varying ages have taken part in High County Junior Race Series for the past 28 years, and this season looks to be another great season of ski racing for multiple age groups.Read more...

Beech Mountain Resort celebrates 45 years of skiing

This winter marks a milestone ski season at Beech Mountain Resort.Read more...

Beech goes retro for Totally 80s Ski Weekend February 24 to 26

Forget the Great Recession ever happened and travel back in time three decades for a fun-filled February ski weekend on Beech Mountain.Read more...

Southern Snow Scene - 5 - 2011-2012

During this week in 2011, we were preparing for what Dr. Ray Russell called “the largest snowstorm of the winter.” While those forecasts scrolled across our desktops, we boasted base depths at our slopes that topped out between 88 and 111 inches, and then the storm came, just like Ray promised, dumping another healthy helping of snow that lasted through February.

The weather is noticeably different this year.

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Southern Snow Scene - 3 - 2011-2012

The holidays aren’t over, my friends. Read more...

Living the Dream: Magical Feet

In this week’s tips, I’m focusing on our magical feet, providing very simple exercises you can do year round.Read more...

Living the Dream: Holiday dreams

Since our inaugural column, a few people have asked about our logo, “living the dream.” What does it mean in snowsports?Read more...

Living the Dream: Glimpses of gold

Years ago in Big Sky, Mont., where the winds can howl and the thermometer drops way below zero, a young girl, Keely Kelleher, stared at the poster of Diann Rolfe on her bedroom wall and dreamed.Read more...

Southern Snow Scene - 1 - 2011-2012

We live in other peoples’ dreams. Read more...

Living the Dream: Holiday dreams

Since our inaugural column, a few people have asked about our logo, “living the dream.” What does it mean in snowsports?Read more...

Living the Dream: Following the new road to success

Old timers like me remember well the early days at Beech Mountain Resort: The après-ski in Red Baron Lounge, shoulder to shoulder crowds mulling around the quaint village in winter and Land of OZ in summer.Read more...

Sugar Mountain Resort first to open for 2011-12 season

Remember how it snowed on Oct. 1, and then temperatures turned mild for more than a month?Read more...

Living the Dream: Thanksgiving Dreams

Since our inaugural column, a few people have asked about our logo, “living the dream.” What does it mean in snowsports?Read more...

Living the Dream: Gunther Jochl, the maestro of Southern skiing and community

The AJT debuts new ski/snowsports column

In addition to our ongoing Southern Snow Scene column, which is penned by The Avery Journal-Times’ Editor Sam Calhoun and chronicles the happenings on area slopes, this season we have added a new column by Justin Grimes, an avid long-time skier, instructor and former director of ski schools. His column will focus on intimate looks at the people in the High Country ski industry and tips for skiers, riders, beginners and visitors to the area.

We hope you enjoy this inaugural column, “Gunther Jochl, maestro of Southern skiing and community.” Be sure to look for next week’s column titled “Take a Lesson.”Read more...

Southern Snow Scene - 18 - 2010-11 (March 24, 2011)

A Column About Skiing and Snowboarding in the High Country by Sam Calhoun

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Southern Snow Scene - 17 - 2010-11 (March 17, 2011)

A Column About Skiing and Snowboarding in the High Country by Sam Calhoun

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Southern Snow Scene - 16 - 2010-11 (March 10, 2011)

A Column About Skiing and Snowboarding in the High Country by Sam Calhoun

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