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Hermitage Club inhabits the Haystack Mt. as seen across the Deerfield Valley, VT.
Credit: Hermitage

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Mar. 24)

Sun Screen Explainer, Tremblant 1948, Private Ski Area Visit, Climate Change In New England Skiing, Visiting A Non-Profit Ski Resort, Senior Achievement: Notching Up Mega Vertical Feet. ATTENTION SUBSCRIBERS: EXPERTICITY HAS CHANGED THE NAME OF THE SENIORSSKIING.COM GROUP TO “SKI EXPERTS”.  The recent quota problem that some of our subscribers have reported has been resolved.  Try signing on to your account[Read More…]

by March 24, 2017 0 comments Features
Spring Skiing 2016, somewhere in New England.
Credit: Mike Maginn

New England Ski Industry And Climate Change

The Facts Are Tough To Face, But The Ski Season In New England Is Getting Shorter. This story comes via the New England News Collaborative, and was first published by Maine Public. It aired on WBUR Boston, March 15, 2017. Two years ago during the infamous 2014-15 season, there was enough snow, it seemed, in New England to cover Mt. Washington many[Read More…]

by March 21, 2017 1 comment East, Features
Brodie Mountain in Western MA was ground zero for St. Paddy's Day Skiing.
Credit: Brodie Mtn

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Mar. 17)

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Senior Skin Sun Protection, Tamarack Bargain Resort, Steamboat’s Masters’ Program, Learning To Ski As An Adult. There was a wicked big, late winter snowstorm in the Northeast this week.  While not living up to dire predictions, this one (Stella, according to the Weather Channel) brought yet more snow to the high country in NH, VT and[Read More…]

by March 17, 2017 0 comments Features
Learning To Ski As An Adult

Learning To Ski As An Adult

The Number Of Senior Skiers Is Growing By Leaps And Bounds Every Year. Join The Gang.  [Editor Note: This article first appeared in Liftopia Blog. SeniorsSkiing.com thanks Liftopia for sharing Rose Marie Cleese with us.] Statistics show that many people who give skiing a try—regardless of age—never return after their first day. Why? Because it wasn’t the most pleasurable of[Read More…]

by March 15, 2017 8 comments Features
Deer Valley Animals Delight Your Spirit

Deer Valley Animals Delight Your Spirit

Mischievous raccoons, rascal bears, and stately elk are trailside fun for all ages. Deer Valley is famous for fabulous dining, manicured slopes, superior guest services and posh amenities. But there’s more. Life size wood and bronze wild animals decorate the porches and roofs of trailside private homes along the Last Chance beginner run. Raccoons peek in a window at one[Read More…]

by March 6, 2017 1 comment Features
How Old Is “Too Old” To Start Skiing Or Boarding?

How Old Is “Too Old” To Start Skiing Or Boarding?

  [Editor Note: This article first appeared in Liftopia’s Blog and is used with permission.] What’s the cut-off age for starting to ski or snowboard? The answer is simple: you can take up—and keep—skiing or boarding at any age! You can never be too “over the hill.” It’s unanimous. Just as health experts have been saying for years about exercise[Read More…]

by February 28, 2017 2 comments Features
Teach Yourself Part 5: Horse Training Tips For Seniors

Teach Yourself Part 5: Horse Training Tips For Seniors

DIY Rule One: Make Doing It Right Easy; Doing It Wrong Hard. Far too many people on the DIY path do exactly the opposite. They make doing the right thing hard and the wrong thing easy. I’ve trained horses, dogs, cats, kids, and even a squirrel. No matter what creature you may try to train, Rule One always applies. It’s a broad[Read More…]

by February 28, 2017 0 comments Features
Skiing fresh powder at Brundage Mountain. Credit: Brundage Mountain.

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Feb. 24)

Vacation Week Snow In The Sierra and West, Ski Colorado E.D., K2 Pinnacle Review, 99 1/2 Ski Hero, Adieu SKIING Magazine, DIY Boot Horn, Idaho’s Friendly Brundage.   It’s been mid-season, vacation week madness everywhere. Snow, snow, snow in the West. Even snow in the East! We have lots of news this week, especially the block-buster item that you may[Read More…]

by February 24, 2017 0 comments Features
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

POW POW Not every reader has experienced the joy of powder skiing. Showing skiers scribing graceful lines on blank fields of bluish white is part of our skiing media culture. As those of us who pursue the experience well know, finding untracked, especially in a resort setting, is elusive. Powder is ephemeral and eagerly sought out. When there’s a dump[Read More…]

by February 24, 2017 0 comments Features, Short Swings!
Melanie Mills, CEO, Colorado Ski Country USA

SnowSports Leaders: Melanie Mills, CEO, Colorado Ski Country

Last Season, Colorado Accounted For Nearly 25% Of All Skier Visits In The US, More Than Any Other State. The Rocky Mountain High state has iconic areas like Aspen, Steamboat, and Telluride. But it also has a well-developed trade and marketing organization, Colorado Ski Country USA, currently headed by Melanie Mills. The group’s scope is widespread, covering public policy, domestic and international[Read More…]

by February 23, 2017 2 comments Snow Sports Leaders
SKIING Magazine Folds: Goodbye, Old Friend.

SKIING Magazine Folds: Goodbye, Old Friend.

After 7o Years Of Chronicling The Sport, The Venerable Publication Closes. The rumors are true.  SKIING Magazine, like so many other classic magazines, has finally closed down after nearly 70 years of publishing.  This is especially sad for me because I worked for SKIING in the early 1970s as a junior editor.  It was there I found myself catapulted into[Read More…]

by February 20, 2017 6 comments Features, Remember When?
The upper-mountain Lakeview Triple delivers skiers to mostly advanced terrain.
Credit: John Nelson

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Feb. 17)

Looking Through Turns, Tricks You Can’t Do, Ski Industry Leader, Lifts For XC, Fairy Tale Cottage, Schweitzer’s Hidden Secret. High season in ski country everywhere.  Seems everyone, everwhere has enough snow to last well into Springtime. Glory. What a difference a year makes. Thanks, La Nina or El Nino. Whatever. We have a group of interesting articles this week.  In the[Read More…]

by February 17, 2017 0 comments Features
Teach Yourself Part 4: Practice Where To Look

Teach Yourself Part 4: Practice Where To Look

There Is No Denying The Wisdom Of Keeping Your Eyes On The Road. I have only a few mantras. A couple are: “Good turns start with the eyes” and “If you are looking at the next turn, you’re too late.” When you are trying a new drill, it is entirely natural to look down at your feet and legs and[Read More…]

by February 15, 2017 16 comments Features
Need Some New Tricks?

Need Some New Tricks?

From Mammut Deutschland.  Take Off Ski And Replace While Skiing?  Hold My Beer. Toni Heinle is the skier.  That’s all we know.  

by February 14, 2017 2 comments Features
Dave has the same smile!

Snow Sport Leaders: Dave Scott

“I Don’t Believe In Slowing Down.” [Editor Note: Dave Scott spent most of his adult life working in multiple facets of the ski and sport industry both in the United States and in Europe. In 2009, David Scott was honored as a Sport Builder by the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame. Beginning his ski-racing career in Pennsylvania, David first came[Read More…]

by February 14, 2017 0 comments Snow Sports Leaders

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