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We are a group of people who love to SKI. It's just part of who we are. We also enjoy many other outdoor activities.

ETMM is a ski club serving northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia. We are a non-profit organization that delights in serving our local communities. In addition to skiing and other winter sports, we also enjoy outdoor activities year round. We meet monthly and are a proud member of Crescent Ski Council and the National Ski Council Federation.

Recent Events...

Crescent Ski Week—Aspen/Snowmass, CO

by Barb Lang, photos by Beth Dison & Barb Lang
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Oh the Joy of a wonderful ski vacation to beautiful Aspen, CO! Now I know why the rich and famous like to hang in Aspen and John Denver sang songs of Rocky Mountain high!

During Crescent ski week 207 members traveled to Snowmass/Aspen to stay slope-side at Snowmass mountain. With four outstanding mountains to ski and snowboard upon, it is a huge playground for us "snow people". For those of you who don't know, the mountains are: Snowmass, Buttermilk, Aspen Mountain, and Aspen Highlands. And I must say when they say Highlands, they mean it!

During our stay, we got to enjoy the pomp of the X-games being hosted at Buttermilk mountain. What an endeavor to build and develop the X-game half-pipe, snowmobile jumps, and other courses in addition to staging, etc. It was very impressive! Some of us did travel over to watch the athletes practice with amazement. How anyone is brave enough to risk life and limb to perform their feats I will never understand.

Additionally, mother nature smiled upon us as we had relatively warm weather and plenty of Sunshine!  Conditions even though dry, were great! It's so nice to play when body parts aren't getting frozen. Of course we all had a blast traveling down into Aspen to check out the local scene and restaurants. Aspen had some interesting, historical venues of the old West intermixed with recent architecture, and was most beautifully decorated with thousands of lights in the trees giving the town quite a glow!

As for the council events, ETMM came out on top with the "Fun Race" with Beth Dison and Scott Arnold taking first place women/men, and Lisa Beregi taking second. For the "Poker Run" interestingly, Scott won a prize for the worst hand, Leading him to be a full spectrum winner/loser=Winner all in one night! Besides these events, we had a wonderful wine and cheese party and the ultimately fun Farewell dinner/dance where we all got to show our snazzy movements.

For those of you who couldn't make it with us on the trip, we missed you and hope that you can join us on our next Adventure!

Club Christmas Party

by Barb Lang
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This year the Mogul Mashers were invited out to Abe Lincoln's home on Boone Lake to celebrate the Joy of Christmas, and we thank you so much Abe for all your planning and hard work to make the party a success! Abe did an outstanding job with decorating his beautiful lake home conveying the beauty and bonding of friends and loved ones during this wonderful time of year. Additionally,  Cheers to all who participated  in the festivities and shared food, drink, and gifts. Of course we all had plenty of fun playing "Dirty Santa" which seems to have developed into an ever increasing game of strategy to get that prize gift. A special Thank you to Rookie for again playing Santa with organizing this gift giving event! From the pictures, all can see what a great time we all had!

Season Kickoff Party

by Barb Lang
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Yes, amazingly it's that time again! Unbelievably so, December 1st is just a few days away. For this year the Mogul Mashers have apparently done a wonderful job calling forth the Snow Gods and their buddy Jack Frost as the Country has been getting repeatedly engulfed with Arctic Air blasts. Just last week, my family in Buffalo, NY were buried under seven feet of snow. Now that's something when you have to exit your home via the second story window. With our chants to bring on the snow and get to the slopes, hopefully some of that snow will shift our way so ETMM can strut their stuff with our downhill races commencing later in December. For all those racers out there...get READY! For all those wanna-be Mashers...COME ON!

Thanks so much for Mark and Lisa Mabry for inviting all of us to their home to celebrate the on-coming Winter Season and the sport we love. As always we had a wonderful time enjoying food, drink, and fantastic friendship! Tis' the Season to be Jolly, Happy and Healthy!!!

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Local Ski Resorts

Location information, distance information and links to local ski conditions for Ski Resorts located nearest the Tri-cities. All distances and times are calculated from TRI (Tri-cities Regional Airport).

Resort Distance from TRI Est Travel Time Ski Conditions
Wolf Ridge 578 Valley View Circle Mars Hill NC 28754
57.8 mi 1 hr 11 mins
Sugar Mountain 1009 Sugar Mountain Drive Banner Elk NC 28604
57.9 mi 1 hr 19 mins
Beech Mountain 1007 Beech Mountain Parkway Beech Mountain NC 28604
58.6 mi 1 hr 23 mins
Appalachian Mountain 940 Ski Mountain Road Blowing Rock NC 28605
75.7 mi 1 hr 49 mins
Ober Gatlinburg 1001 Parkway Suite 2 Gatlinburg TN 37738
105.0 mi 1 hr 53 mins
Cataloochee Ski Area 1080 Ski Lodge Road Maggie Valley NC 28751
114.0 mi 2 hrs 8 mins
Winterplace Ski Resort 100 Old Flat Top Mountain Road Ghent WV 25843
146.0 mi 2 hrs 18 mins
Sapphire Valley 4000 Highway 64 West Sapphire NC 28774
134.0 mi 2 hrs 37 mins
Wintergreen 39 Mountain Inn Loop Roseland VA 22967
244.0 mi 4 hrs 9 mins
Snowshoe Mountain 10 Snowshoe Drive Snowshoe WV 26209
271.0 mi 4 hrs 41 mins
Timberline Four Season Resort HC 70 Box 488 Davis WV 26260
343.0 mi 5 hrs 39 mins
Canaan Valley 230 Main Lodge Road Davis WV 26260
343.0 mi 5 hrs 42 mins

Some other handy references are Ski Southeast which gives detailed resort information, Resort Cams, and Liftopia which offers discounted lift tickets.