Department of Parks
Winter Photo Weekend Jan. 27-29 at Pine Mountain
PINEVILLE, Ky. – Pine Mountain State Resort Park will again provide cold-weather adventure with Winter Photo Weekend set for Jan. 27-29.
The event features a digital photography competition with divisions for both amateur and accomplished photographers, impressive evening picture shows, and the exceptional photographic work and instruction of Richard Bernabe, an acclaimed outdoor and nature photographer and writer from South Carolina. Clients such as the National Geographic Society, Audubon, and Backpacker Magazine have published his images worldwide in books, calendars, and magazines.
The weekend event is a quest that leads you on a discovery trek to out-of-the-way places where raw nature resides. Woodlands, waters, weather and wildlife are all part of the experience, and it all takes place at one of the park system’s finest natural resorts. The evenings feature spectacular picture shows offered by our guest professional, and the wonderful dining and cozy accommodations on hand at the rustic lodge round out the experience.
The weekend’s agenda focuses on nature and offers up four competition categories in two divisions. There’s both an amateur and accomplished class of competition, so participants are competing only against photographers of similar skill. Participants always enjoy the relaxed atmosphere that permeates the mountaintop resort in winter.
If you’re looking to get out in the frosty air to stretch mind and body, Pine Mountain’s Winter Photo Weekend just may be the adventure you’re looking for. Don’t worry about the snow; the park has its own snow plow/salt truck and life goes on, regardless of the weather and conditions. Besides, you just might be lucky enough to be on hand when the snow comes. An ample snowfall not only enhances the picture-taking prospects, but the brooding evergreens covered in snow on the vaulted slopes and craggy cliffs of Pine Mountain are a truly splendorous sight!
A special package will be offered for this year’s event that includes two nights’ accommodations, two evening meals and admission to all shows as well as the competition. The event package for one person is $139 (plus tax); the package for two persons is $189 (plus tax). The fee for the photo program only is $30 a person. Registration is required. To register or to make a reservation, phone the park’s Guest Services Desk at 800-325-1712 and mention the Winter Photo Weekend.
Pine Mountain State Resort Park has a lodge, cottages, Mountain View Restaurant, an award-winning golf course, an interpretive center and hiking trails.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 51 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at http://www.parks.ky.gov