Speaking truth to powder.
John Sherwood

John Sherwood hails from Bedford, Massachusetts - the snow belt of Boston’s western suburbs. He first experienced the joys of skiing on the 240-foot vertical slopes of Nashoba Valley in Littleton, Massachusetts. As a teenager, he enjoyed skiing at Gunstock, Waterville Valley, and Stowe. A season pass holder at Timberline for many years, John now considers himself a connoisseur of West Virginia powder. John also enjoys skiing in Europe, where he has skied or visited over twenty resorts, mainly in Austria. More recently, he has taken a keen interest in Utah’s Wasatch mountains.

In addition to DCSki, John has published winter sports related articles in the The Slovak Spectator, Financial Times, Ski Racing Magazine, and the SkiEurope Report, and has written six books on military history. John recently returned from a Fulbright fellowship in Kiel, Germany and Athens, Greece, where the closest he came to a ski experience was riding the funicular to the top of Mount Lycabettus in Athens.

John has written 105 stories for DCSki since 2001.

DCSki Interview Series: Jeff Lifgren, Vice President and General Manager of the Vail Mid-Atlantic Region and Liberty Mountain Resort

    October 2, 2020 - The DCSki Interview Series continues with Jeff Lifgren, who is in charge of Pennsylvania resorts Liberty, Whitetail, Roundtop, Big Boulder, and Jack Frost. Jeff touches on lots of topics in this in-depth interview conducted by DCSki’s John Sherwood.

DCSki Interview Series: Jamie Storrs, Senior Manager of Communications, Eastern Region at Vail Resorts

    July 23, 2020 - Jamie Storrs started as a ski instructor in Jackson Hole and now holds one of the most important ski industry jobs in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, managing communications for 20 Vail-owned resorts east of the Mississippi. John Sherwood recently interviewed Jamie to learn more about his background and Vail’s new footprint in the Mid-Atlantic.

Firsthand Report: Beaver Creek Resort

    March 20, 2020 - In early March, John Sherwood visited Colorado and spent several days at Beaver Creek Resort. As he describes in this Firsthand Report, he found the perfect match of mountain, sun, and snow.

Firsthand Report: Snowbasin, Utah

    February 17, 2020 - In early February, DCSki Columnist John Sherwood found himself visiting Utah’s Snowbasin Resort for the sixth time in the past eight years. In this Firsthand Report, he describes his recent trip that included nearly two feet of snow, rain, sleet, and 50+ degree temperature swings.

Firsthand Report: Whitetail Resort

    January 28, 2020 - On Friday, January 24, DCSki’s John Sherwood took a snow day and traveled to Pennsylvania’s Whitetail Resort. Days prior to his visit, most of Whitetail had melted, but as he describes in this Firsthand Report, aggressive snowmaking allowed Whitetail to bring 16 trails on-line in a matter of days.

Firsthand Report: Wachusett Mountain

    January 22, 2020 - On January 17, 2020, DCSki Columnist John Sherwood was in the Boston area and decided to swing by Wachusett for a day of skiing. He provides this Firsthand Report.

Going Further Afield: Crystal Mountain, Washington

    April 4, 2019 - In late March, John Sherwood found himself in the Seattle region and decided to make a side trip to try out the skiing at scenic Crystal Mountain Resort. He provides this report.

Quick Report: Whitetail

    February 20, 2019 - On February 19, 2019, John Sherwood snuck in a trip to Pennsylvania’s Whitetail Resort — in between Presidents’ Day weekend and a snowstorm. He provides this quick trip report.

Going Further Afield: Snowbasin, Utah

    February 13, 2019 - From February 3-8, 2019, John Sherwood enjoyed over forty inches of fresh snow at Utah’s Snowbasin Resort. In this report, John describes his recent trip and explains why he keeps going back to Snowbasin.

Firsthand Report: Whitetail Resort, January 18, 2019

    January 21, 2019 - John Sherwood hit the slopes of Whitetail just before MLK weekend. His verdict? Whitetail is now his favorite ski resort less than 100 miles from DC, thanks to modern snowmaking, amenities, and customer service. He filed this Firsthand Report.

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