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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 2 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 14 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
Mirror Lake Inn is a tasteful and modest spot to relax and enjoy winter sports activities.
Credit: Joan Wallen

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Feb. 10)

Fab Parka Deal, Pleasant Lake Placid Inn, DIY Teaching Part 3, Sundance Senior Group, How To Do Demos, And Industry News. We finally have a blockbuster storm hitting the Northeast with big dimensions. Expecting 14+ from this one. This weekend will have fantastic skiing throughout the region.  Meanwhile, the West is getting yet more snow, but heavy and wet “cream[Read More…]

by February 10, 2017 0 comments Features
Rick Schnellman's videos demo technique.

Teach Yourself Part 3: “Building Blocks” Review

Veteran Coach and Ski Racer Has A Six-DVD Package. The problem with trying to teach your old-dog-self some new tricks using videos is that you tend to adopt “positions” when mimicking the skiing on the video. Just because you wound up in a similar position doesn’t mean you moved things in the right order to get there. Remember, all good[Read More…]

by February 7, 2017 2 comments Features
Park City is lower in altitude than other Wasatch resorts, making it easier to adapt for low-landers.
Credit: Park City Mountain Resort

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Feb. 3)

Park City Review, Self-Teaching Tips, Industry Insider Book Review, Changes With Ages, Hand Warmer Frugality. There’s an old New England axiom that says half your wood pile should be left on Ground Hog day, the official mid-point of winter. However, this year, we have a feeling “winter” is going to stretch well into spring thanks to the amazing quantities of[Read More…]

by February 3, 2017 0 comments Features
Teach Yourself? Part 2: Tips & Tools For DIY

Teach Yourself? Part 2: Tips & Tools For DIY

You Can’t Make It Real If You Ain’t Got The Feel. Be Mindful When you DIY! When you hit a golf ball, tennis ball or baseball cleanly, you really feel the FLOW. You did everything just right….and BAM… Same deal with skiing. When you do it right, it feels right. Pay attention to the sensations you get while skiing, ESPECIALLY[Read More…]

by January 31, 2017 4 comments Features
Mt Snow 1950s scene with pool and sundeck above, a clever innovation for a ski resort.

Book Review: Chris Diamond’s Journey In The Ski Resort Business

SKI, INC.—Chasing The Dream All Career Long. For anyone who came up through skiing in the 1960s and 1970s, a new book chronicling the career of Chris Diamond, a ski resort management legend, SKI INC. provides the quintessential insider’s look at what chasing the dream of working in the ski business was really like. From being an assistant to the[Read More…]

by January 30, 2017 0 comments Features
From Level 30-Level 71: A Skier’s Journey Through Time

From Level 30-Level 71: A Skier’s Journey Through Time

How “Moving Up The Levels” Kept Changing This Skier’s Style. Kids and millennials often brag about getting to level 4 or 5 on a video game. To relate, I tell them I’m level 71 as in seventy-one years old. What I ski and how I ski has changed as I’ve moved up levels. For the record, I’m a former ski[Read More…]

by January 30, 2017 5 comments Features
Mt. Rose lift inundated.
Credit: Mt. Rose

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Jan. 27)

Mountains Of Snow, Ski Fashion Legend Obermeyer, Resort Reviews From BC, PA, NH, DIY Instruction Part 1, Old Style Freestyle Video. The meteorological world and just about everyone else is in awe of what is happening in the West.  Snowfalls are breaking records, and Bay Area-based correspondent Rose Marie Cleese reports on what’s going on out there.  We have some[Read More…]

by January 27, 2017 0 comments Features
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
DIY very carefully. But it can be done.

Teach Yourself? Part 1

Can You? Should You? How? Perhaps the real, central question is, “Can you do it yourself?” The answer is, absolutely you can! I am living proof. Like many of us, I had taken a long hiatus from the sport. While I was gone, some clever person invented the parabolic ski. The technology created new opportunities on the snow but, how[Read More…]

by January 23, 2017 3 comments Features
Alpine Meadows

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Jan. 20)

New Senior Ski Tips eBook, Solitude Races, Big White Resort Review, “Snowbound” Excerpt, Lift Tickets From Speeders?, OR Show Finds. Oh, and the skiing ostriches.  Don’t ask, just watch. It’s been a busy week at SeniorsSkiing.com. We are seeing ongoing, monumental snow falls in the West that are relieving drought conditions in California and creating avalanche hazards all over the[Read More…]

by January 19, 2017 0 comments Features

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