Rick Buckman

(Kids skiing at Shawnee Mountain.  Photo provided)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Free Skiing For The Younger Set

You might be surprised to learn that kids in the fourth and fifth grades can ski, tube, and snowboard free at Pennsylvania snow resorts.

12/04/2014

(Manmade snow piles up at Spring Mountain.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Winter Sports Season Opens

An arsenal of snow guns is blasting out literally tons of snow each night at nearby Spring Mountain. Can ski season be far off?

11/20/2014

(Spring Mountain ski area operator Rick Buckman, standing in front of snowmaking equipment, is hiring winter staff  right now.  File photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Wintertime Work-and-Play Ski Adventures

Ski resort operators can’t wait till the snow flies to obtain the staff they need for a brisk season on the slopes. They’re hiring now.

10/30/2014

(Snowboarders at Spring Mountain.  Photo by Brad Segall)

Despite Frigid Temps, Spring Mountain Ski Area Enjoying Robust Business

After two warmer-than-usual winters, Spring Mountain owner Rick Buckman says he’ll take the colder temperatures.

01/08/2014

(Rick Buckman, owner of Spring Mountain, stands in front of a snowmaking machine at Spring Mountain Resort.   File photo by Jay Lloyd)

With Two Blasts of Early Snow, Regional Skiing Gets a Flying Start

Rick Buckman, the owner of Spring Mountain Ski Resort in Montgomery County, is all smiles today.

12/10/2013

(Snowmaking equipment on the job at Spring Mountain Ski Area.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Local Ski Areas Begin Piling Up The White Stuff

There’s a reason that Pennsylvania has been tagged as “banana belt skiing” country.

11/21/2013

(Rick Buckman, owner of Spring Mountain, stands in front of a snowmaking machine at Spring Mountain Resort.   File photo by Jay Lloyd)

Montco Ski Resort Owner Persevering Amid January’s Too-Warm Weather

Rick Buckman — owner of Spring Mountain ski area in Montgomery County, Pa. — says he has about half the trails open, thanks to yeoman efforts by his staff at all hours.

01/09/2013

(Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: The Perkiomen Trail

Here’s a local hiking-biking getaway that gives you an overnight option.

08/16/2012

(A shot from a web camera today at Jack Frost Big Boulder.)

Mild Winter Takes Toll On Southeastern Pennsylvania Ski Resorts

“The winter that wasn’t” has left some local ski resorts reeling.

03/22/2012

(Spring Mountain Ski Area) (credit: KYW's Brad Segall)

Mild Weather Doesn’t Stop Area Skiers From Hitting Slopes During Holiday Weekend

Despite the mild winter, business was booming during President’s Day weekend at Spring Mountain Ski Area in Montgomery County.

02/20/2012

(Rick Buckman, owner of Spring Mountain, stands in front of a snowmaking machine at Spring Mountain Resort.   File photo by Jay Lloyd)

Unseasonable Ski Season Has Area Resort Operators Making Snow

The mild weather is having an impact on ski resorts in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

01/09/2012

(Snow at Spring Mountain.  Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: They’re Making Snow at Pennsylvania’s Ski Slopes

Skiers and snowboarders are about to get their first taste of a new season, and Jay Lloyd reports it’s just a short drive to a snow sports getaway.

12/15/2011

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