Articles by: Jon Weisberg

SHORT SWINGS!

SHORT SWINGS!

  We spent last weekend with the kids. Not our own children who live far away or are busy with their own spawn. These are a group of younger friends, ranging from early 30s to late 50s. They’re all single. They enjoy hiking, making food, talking about ideas. It was tiring and terrific. We walked them to the rock art[Read More…]

by May 25, 2017 0 comments Short Swings!
You Are 66.6. You Skied 25.4 Days. You Buy Lunch At The Lodge.

You Are 66.6. You Skied 25.4 Days. You Buy Lunch At The Lodge.

And, You Like SeniorsSkiing.com. The most recent SeniorsSkiing.com reader spring survey explored how readers spend a typical ski day and how much they spend in the process. As with earlier reader surveys, this one had a 27% response, unusually high in the world of print and digital magazines. It shows that the SeniorsSkiing.com community is enthusiastic and engaged! We plan[Read More…]

by May 25, 2017 3 comments Features
WANTED!!

WANTED!!

88-94 Year Old Female Skier for TV Commercial. A talent agency in Vancouver is looking for an older female skier. She must be 88-94, live in North America, and be available to travel to Whistler to participate in filming, May 27 – June 5. According to Sonya Bertolozzi, president of Canada-located Reel Athletes Agency, the assignment is for a car[Read More…]

by May 23, 2017 0 comments Other News
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

To Our Readers It’s cold where I’m writing this. I drove several hours yesterday to get here. One hour of it was through flurries; at least one-half hour through blizzard. I got the stoves working, changed into warm clothes and had a few sips of single malt. Then I started reading the hundreds and hundreds of answers to our survey[Read More…]

by May 18, 2017 0 comments Short Swings!
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

End of Season House Cleaning We’re moving out of Salt Lake City. Anyone who has gone through the exercise knows about getting rid of stuff. You categorize three ways: stuff you need; stuff you think you need; stuff you know you don’t. Which brings me to skis, boots, and clothes. I have seven pairs of skis and enjoy all of them.[Read More…]

by May 11, 2017 6 comments Short Swings!
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

Sometimes Coming Up With Content For This Weekly Column Is Challenging…Especially Now That The Season Has Ended.                   In season, resorts and others seeking publicity provide us with a steady stream of options to consider. That’s dried up. So this week, I went through the ski-related photos I’ve snapped and forgotten about…until[Read More…]

by May 5, 2017 0 comments Features, Short Swings!
Scree Skiing in Haiming, Austria

New Twist on Skiing “The Rockies”

Most areas have turned off the lights on ’16-’17. Nonetheless a few places in North America are still operating. They include Blackcomb Mountain, Snowbird, Mammoth, Squaw Valley, Mt Bachelor, and the place that skis 12 months a year, Timberline Lodge. Over the years I’ve heard about sand skiing. The following are associated with sand boarding, but I’m sure if you[Read More…]

by May 3, 2017 0 comments Features
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

A WOW Ski deal for Senior Skiers! The day before Alta closed for the season, a few ski companies were set up to demo products. One was Liberty Skis, a Colorado ski maker specializing in bamboo. I tried the Variant 87 and now own a pair. The “87” indicates the width of the ski under the boot, considerably narrower than[Read More…]

by April 27, 2017 6 comments Short Swings!
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

People I’ve met love the Mountain Collective Pass For those prepared to travel, it’s a no-brainer. Two day passes at any number of well-known ski resorts for $399. I purchased one a few weeks ago for next season and quickly encountered the dark side of this attractive product: weak Customer Support. I made the non-refundable purchase and was then prompted[Read More…]

by April 20, 2017 0 comments Other News, Short Swings!
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

It may be the end of the season, but now is when next year’s equipment is evaluated. Bootfitters from around the nation converged this week on Mt Bachelor to test next season’s crop of boots. MasterFit organizes the unique annual event, and in the past, the knowledge gathered there was the basis of the annual boot review features in Ski[Read More…]

by April 13, 2017 0 comments Home Top Box 1, Short Swings!
Mary and Lloyd Anderson, REI founders.

Mary Anderson, REI CoFounder, RIP

Mary Anderson, who in 1938 co-founded REI, the nation’s largest consumer cooperative, died March 27. She was born in 1909 and lived to 107. She and her husband, Lloyd, began during the Depression importing high quality ice axes from Austria and selling them to fellow climbers. They formed a cooperative, a business model popular during the Depression in which members[Read More…]

by April 11, 2017 0 comments Features
Baby-Faced Leader Builds Baby Resort in Hills of North Korea

Baby-Faced Leader Builds Baby Resort in Hills of North Korea

Masikryong Ski Resort , North Korea Baby-faced supreme leader, Kim Jong-un, built a luxury ski resort on Taehwa Peak, a 4,460′ mountain in Kangwon Province. It was constructed in 10 months by the Korean People’s Army. The cost is estimated at US $ 35+ million. It has nine blue and green runs, a ski school and a children’s snow park. The[Read More…]

by April 11, 2017 0 comments Other News
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

For me, this has always been a melancholy time of year. Most North American lifts stop running, and the joy of winter shifts to summer diversions. Some people use the time to push their limits. Years ago, I’d drive to New Hampshire to ski Tuckerman’s Ravine on Memorial Day. It was an Eastern skier’s rite of passage. When older and[Read More…]

by April 6, 2017 5 comments Other News, Short Swings!
For Senior Skiers, Online is Just Fine

For Senior Skiers, Online is Just Fine

Like generations of more recent vintage, SeniorsSkiing.com readers are comfortable making online purchases. Nintey-five percent of the respondents to the most recent SeniorsSkiing.com reader survey reported they were “satisfied” with purchasing lift tickets online from ski areas and from ticket aggregators like Liftopia. And more than half of the respondents reported that they’re likely to purchase ski apparel, such as[Read More…]

by April 4, 2017 1 comment Home Top Box 1, Other News
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

Mike and I want to report on our progress and thank readers, editorial contributors, advertisers, and online collaborators for your support. We also want to ask for a favor. SeniorsSkiing.com is starting the fourth year of publication. We went online in April 2014. During that time we’ve grown from a handful of page views each month to almost 35,000 during[Read More…]

by March 31, 2017 30 comments Features

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