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This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (May 26)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (May 26)

Survey Results Highlights, Trailmaster Statistics, Fitness Focus Series Starts, Senior Woman Skier Wanted. This week, we have waded through the responses to the Spring Subscriber Survey 2017 and, by analyzing the data, we are discovering exactly who our readers are.  Jon does a nice job summarizing the main points of the research.  Thank you for responding; we had an incredible[Read More…]

by May 26, 2017 0 comments Features
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
Super Senior Skier Trailmaster Results Are In

Super Senior Skier Trailmaster Results Are In

Here Are The Stats From This Extraordinary Group Of Senior Skiers. Our recent Spring Subscriber Survey 2017 had a question asking if the respondent had skied a number of days that equaled or exceeded their age in years.  The results are extremely interesting. We had 77 respondents who qualified as this year’s group of Trail Masters, that remarkable group of super[Read More…]

by May 24, 2017 2 comments Features
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (May 19)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (May 19)

Cycling Series Begins, Ski Video Compilation, Survey Comments, Publishing Schedule News. This week, you can see that we are shifting focus to summer activities.  We know our readers are also cyclers, hikers, kayakers, and to a lesser extent, golfers and fishermen.  With that in mind, here’s the first of our cycling series for this season. Correspondent Pat McCloskey tells us[Read More…]

by May 19, 2017 0 comments Features
Best Of Skiing 2016: A Tribute To All Kinds Of Skiing Last Year

Best Of Skiing 2016: A Tribute To All Kinds Of Skiing Last Year

A Superb Skiing Year In Most Places Deserves A Fitting Remembrance. This One Is Over The Top.                   In this video, you will see some examples of skiing in 2016, including cool powder skiing, jumping off cliffs, skiing on roads, night skiing under the Northern Lights, bikini skiing, nude skiing, street skiing,[Read More…]

by May 14, 2017 2 comments Features
Don't go near the...snow. We've heard of snow snakes but this is ridiculous.

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (May 12)

More Ticks, More Storage Ideas, Sharks That Swim Under Snow, Oh Boy. Thanks to all our readers who responded to our SeniorsSkiing.com Spring Subscriber Survey 2017.  We had an incredible 28 percent response rate. If you are familiar with surveys, you will instantly see that is an extraordinary number.  Our readers—you guys—are definitely engaged in our online magazine/community.  And the[Read More…]

by May 12, 2017 0 comments Features
Don't go near the...snow. We've heard of snow snakes but this is ridiculous.

Movie Review: Avalanche Sharks

Jaws Comes To Snow Country And Attacks Bikini Contest. Terrifying, No? We would have loved to have been around the conference room table—or more likely, cocktail bar—when the idea for this movie took form. “Let’s make a movie about a ski resort in avalanche country,” says one genius. “With a spring break bikini contest around the hot tub at the base[Read More…]

by May 8, 2017 1 comment Features
Proof that more than one person has done it.

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (May 5)

Cinco de Mayo Skiing, Skiing On Stones, Why Re-Enter Name/Email?, Storing Skis, Ticks Are Coming. The responses to our Spring Survey 2017 are rolling in.  Thank you for your encouraging comments and suggestions.  It is very heartening to know there are so many readers out there who are rooting for us and for senior skiing.  Yes, we are trying to[Read More…]

by May 5, 2017 0 comments Features
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
Snowcat skiing is a unique, albeit pricey experience with fresh powder every day. 
Credit: Selkirk Snowcat

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Apr. 28)

Cat Skiing, A Record Number Of Resort Visits, Naming Ski Trails, Putting XC Skis To Bed. We think we may have struck a nerve in last week’s editorial on whither senior lift ticket prices in the age of resort consolidation and collaboration.  Check the comments. Will big-league destination resort prices be pushing seniors to less-traveled, second-tier areas? How will second-tier resorts[Read More…]

by April 28, 2017 0 comments Features
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Apr. 21)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Apr. 21)

Checking The Winter Forecast, Mom-And-Pop: Is Smaller Better?, Editorial: Is Bigger Better?, Silly Falls On Video, Alta GM Retires. This week, a mini-theme has emerged from two of our articles.  We have a piece from new contributor Don Burch, who makes the case for the local ski area. Basically, he says, it’s inexpensive, accessible, manageable, and more intimate (think community) than[Read More…]

by April 21, 2017 0 comments Features
Editorial: How Will Consolidations And Collaborations Impact Senior Skiers?

Editorial: How Will Consolidations And Collaborations Impact Senior Skiers?

Bigger Better? With the Aspen KSL Capital Partners acquisition of Stratton VT and Mt. Tremblant, PQ, and Vail buying the iconic Stowe VT resort, it appears the ski industry has passed a tipping point. The trend is now toward nation-wide reach, corporate management and marketing, multi-resort passes that can be used from coast to coast, and certainly more choices. These[Read More…]

by April 20, 2017 12 comments Features
Precipitation: Forecast vs Actual 2016-17
Credit: NOAA

2016-17 Winter Forecast Outcome

How Close Were NOAA Predictions? The Surprise Was California. NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center recently published a review of its forecast for the 2016-17 winter.  As you know from horse racing, the stock market and Las Vegas, predictions often do not reflect realities.  The question really is how close to reality the predictions are. In October, 2016, the Winter Weather prediction was focused[Read More…]

by April 20, 2017 3 comments Features
Ski Fails On Video

Ski Fails On Video

A Compilation Of Major Flops And Embarrassing Flips. It’s the silly season in these last days of April.  We’re sending along a collection of video clips of those skiers and boarders who tried…and failed.  The T-bar episode is actually hysterical. Thanks to FailToTheGail for putting this together.  Who was it that said the difference between comedy and tragedy is distance?    [Read More…]

by April 19, 2017 1 comment Features

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