Articles by: Jon Weisberg

Short Swings!

Short Swings!

POV Dedicate your next day on the hill to someone or something. That’s what I’ve decided to do. Recently I’ve been dedicating each ski day to my brother Paul. If he makes it to February 20, he’ll be 82. Never spent a day on skis in his entire life, but throughout his atypical lifetime, he always cut his own trail.[Read More…]

by February 15, 2017 0 comments Short Swings!
A Terrific $600+ Ski Jacket For $280!

A Terrific $600+ Ski Jacket For $280!

Orsden is a New OnLine Manufacturer of Quality Ski Wear. For much of my life the word “disruptive” was associated with toddlers and teenagers. More recently, it has been associated with the introduction of radically new and better ways of doing things. It’s the impact of the cell phone on the traditional telephone; digital photography vs. film; Wikipedia vs. shelf-bound[Read More…]

by February 7, 2017 1 comment Other News
Klaus Obermeyer

Snow Sports Leaders: Klaus Obermeyer

“It’s Easier To Ski Than To Walk.” Klaus Obermeyer is a skiing legend and innovator. The 97 year old founded Sport Obermeyer Ltd based on insights about ski wear while working in the late 40’s as an instructor in Aspen. One of his many innovations was the down ski parka, stitched together from a goose down comforter. Other product innovations[Read More…]

by January 24, 2017 0 comments Features, Snow Sports Leaders
Nine Ski Tips Every Senior Skier Needs To Know

Nine Ski Tips Every Senior Skier Needs To Know

Subscribers Can Download A New eBook For Free. For Baby Boomer skiers, low impact and low torque are the keys to more runs per day and more pleasurable skiing in general. With the exception of the occasional kamikaze, older skiers want to remain in control on all types of terrain. And they want have a good time and look good[Read More…]

by January 19, 2017 7 comments Features
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

CALIFORNIA Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows received 10.5 feet since January 1! COLORADO Colorado resorts offering a variety of freebies, including: Free Snowcat to reach expert terrain Wolf Creek Ski Area Loveland Ski Area – Free Lift Tickets for Airline Passengers Crested Butte — Fly Alaska Airlines from Los Angeles to receive free lift ticket anytime before March 25,[Read More…]

OpEd—Black Diamond’s Peter Metcalf to Outdoor Retailer Show: Leave Utah!

OpEd—Black Diamond’s Peter Metcalf to Outdoor Retailer Show: Leave Utah!

Time For The Industry To Speak Truth To Utah’s Anti-Public Lands Political Agenda. This was the week of the Outdoor Retailers big show and non-stop party in Salt Lake City. It happens in both Winter and Summer editions, each with products focused on that season. But this one was different because Peter Metcalf, the founder and former CEO of outdoor[Read More…]

by January 12, 2017 3 comments Home Top Box 1
Steve Cohen, CEO, MasterFit Enterprises

Snow Sports Leaders: Steve Cohen, CEO, MasterFit Enterprises

[Editor Note: Steve Cohen, CEO and co-founder of Masterfit Enterprises, oversees the Masterfit University Training Centers, the America’s Best Bootfitters organization of top ski bootfitting shops, and Masterfit’s insole and bootfitting products lines. He created the annual national on-hill boot testing program in 1988 while serving as executive editor of Ski Magazine. He is a senior contributor and co-authors all[Read More…]

by January 5, 2017 1 comment Features, Snow Sports Leaders
Solitude Mountain Resort

Solitude Mountain Resort: Perfection at the Top of a Canyon

The Nearby Area for Local and Destination Skiers Who Know. Like most great places, Utah’s Solitude Mountain Resort, combines the obvious with the subtle. Its 1200 acres are laced with a variety of groomers ranging from gentle to intense. In between are the woods and hidden openings where those who seek the untracked may find just what they’re looking for.[Read More…]

by January 4, 2017 0 comments Home Top Box 1, Resort Reviews
Skiing trees at Utah's Powder Mountain

Powder Mountain: The Cuba of Utah Ski Areas

Visit Soon, It’s About to Change. Before the end of this season, Powder Mountain, Utah’s slightly out of the way ski area will become the largest in all of North America with 8464 acres, surpassing in size Park City (7300 acres), Whistler Blackcomb (8171 acres) and Big Sky (8000 acres). Even without the 1000 new acres that will be available[Read More…]

by December 21, 2016 7 comments Destinations, Other News, West
This Season Read One Good Book

This Season Read One Good Book

The Orphan Keeper: A Fantastic Apres Ski Read. As I approach my 73rd birthday and commence my 63rd consecutive season, I want to declare that from the time I was 10, skiing has been a source of joy. Not too long ago I was good from when the lifts opened until last ride. In recent years, I’ve been starting a bit[Read More…]

by December 1, 2016 6 comments Features
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

CALIFORNIA Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows made a $150,000 donation to the High Fives Foundation as part of its Military to the Mountains program, which hosts and trains injured US Armed Forces vets on its slopes. The resort offers active duty US military personnel a Silver Tahoe Super Pass for a $25 donation. Last season, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows provided 13,800[Read More…]

by November 10, 2016 0 comments Features, Short Swings!
This Week in (Nov. 11)

This Week in (Nov. 11)

Keep up the snow dance. The season has started at Arapahoe Basin with a few open trails. A dump is expected in Colorado next week.  There’ a terrific interview with Jackson Hogen, publisher of He shares views about the impact of corporate vs. family-owned ski areas, growing old on skis, and the importance of older skiers to the sport.[Read More…]

by November 10, 2016 0 comments Features, Home Top Box 1
Jackson Hogan of

Snow Sports Leaders: Jackson Hogen, Publisher of

Jackson Hogen’s career encompasses many roles in the world of skiing: from freestyle competitor, instructor and extreme camp coach to ski designer, product manager, and marketing director. He has been testing skis and boots for decades. His list of best 2016-17 skis for older skiers is available free to subscribers. Your bio indicates you’re a skiing everyman. You’ve[Read More…]

by November 9, 2016 9 comments Features, Snow Sports Leaders
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

CALIFORNIA Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows received seven inches of new snow earlier this week; more is forecast. The resort plans to open early between November 11 and 18, weather and conditions permitting. Bear Valley Resort and Backcountry Pictures presents “A Walk in the Park with David Vassar” featuring the Academy Award®-nominated and Emmy® Award-winning writer, director, producer, and documentarian, David Vassar[Read More…]

by November 3, 2016 0 comments Other News
From the North Face-produced series on skiing the Tsirku Glacier in Alaska. Amazing shots.

Videos Show Skiing in Alaska, China, Iran, Central Asia

Arc’teryx And The North Face on YouTube With Top Cinematography And Music That Doesn’t Blow Your Eardrums. In 1990 China had zero ski resorts. Today there are 568, including Jackson Hole, a residential and ski community a few hours north of Beijing. Iran is a land where, for many, skiing offers escape from state control. Skiing in China, Iran, Japan[Read More…]

by November 3, 2016 0 comments International

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