Self-taught in the art of meteorology, Ray Russell of RaysWeather.com first began reporting weather in the N.C. High Country after the blizzard of ’93.

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Wisp Trail Days

Head up to Wisp Resort in McHenry, Maryland on Saturday for a full day of fun activities including demos, clinics, a kids snowshoe race, bonfire and giveaways.

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Hot Cold-Weather Threads

If you want to hit the slopes in style this year check out this winter gear from Patagonia, Smartwool, Arc’Teryx, and Marmot.

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Ski Highway

Highway 219 is a two-lane path to snowsports nirvana. Follow Blizzard Boulevard to the top Southern resorts, as well as the best bars, beds, and backcountry adventure.

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Here is your definitive guide to festival fun: the 50 best bashes in the Blue Ridge. French Broad River Festival April 30 – May 2  Asheville, N.C. Spend the day on the river and then kick back to some great live tunes from James McMurtry, Snake Oil Medicine Show, The Blue Rags, and more. frenchbroadriverfestival.com…

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Despite roaming Canaan Valley for decades, Chip Chase learns something new with each adventure. “I still find daily discoveries in my backyard,” says Chase, who owns the Whitegrass Ski Touring Center. Beyond Whitegrass’ 45 groomed trails covering over 30 miles, the outdoor exploration is endless, extending into Canaan Valley State Park, the secluded Dolly Sods…

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Click here to submit your own ‘Campfire’ story and be entered for a chance to win gear from Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine. Tri, Tri Again Peter Walton, Roanoke, Va I looked in the mirror and saw 27 gray hairs (yes, I counted). I was about to turn 30, and to commemorate the occasion, I decided…

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