The sun is out, temperatures are steadily on the rise, and spring is starting to show its first shy slivers in some of our lower elevations.

After a long, cold, lonely winter, local folks are excited to see the sun. (Doo doo doo doo).

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All of the High Country’s ski resorts, including Beech Mountain Resort, pictured, offer beginners’ lessons for those new to the slopes.

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Last week, a friend asked to join me in snowboarding for her first time. When she asked me if she needed to take lessons, I was at first hesit…

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Have you ever seen how little kids are fearless on the snow? That’s due partially to the fact that they are so low to the ground. 

Last week’s column about chairlift safety and tips received a lot of much-needed attention, including from those who agree that the topic of r…

One of the most challenging (and embarrassing) aspects of being a beginner skier or snowboarder is learning how to get on and off the chairlifts.

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Skier ‘Duck’ Cook gets some air at the 2011 TeleFest telemark festival.

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Since 2010, the High Country Nordic Association has been hosting the annual TeleFest telemark festival at Beech Mountain Resort, celebrating a…

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The winners of the High Country Junior Race Series 9- and 10-year old girl’s division in the Jan. 11 race were Ava Jane Schmidinger (Sugar Mou…

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Snowboarding prodigy Elizabeth Mitsonis tears up the slopes on rented equipment.

In general, sports can be expensive, and even more so when we get into the wicked world of winter sports.

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The snow guns at Appalachian Ski Mountain are on full blast Monday to make snow for the Special Olympics Winter Games. 

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Ski resorts and winter sports enthusiasts rejoiced while, after days of above-average temperatures, slopes were able to resume snowmaking as t…

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Looking for ways to spend your holiday gift money? Look no further than area snow shops.

Especially in this day and age, giving and receiving Visa gift cards, checks or simply cash has become the norm for many families. Here are a …

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While selfies can be fun on the slopes, losing one’s phone to the elements is not.

Although the winter sport season began early this year with Halloween snow, it isn’t until about now, in late December, that the slopes are co…

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