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Mirror Lake Inn, Lake Placid, has been recognized 
Credit: Joan Wallen

Mirror Lake Inn: A Peaceful Haven In Lake Placid

Activities, Elegance, Extraordinary Service In The Heart Of The Adirondacks. I entered the Mirror Lake Inn in Lake Placid through a back door, walked right past the front desk without noticing it, and down the wide staircase. When I ended up at the entrance to the spa, looking somewhat confused, an employee asked if he could help. When I told[Read More…]

by February 7, 2017 1 comment East
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
Gorgeous view of Mt. Timpanogous.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

Sundance Seniors Rock

Camaraderie and coaching with spectacular views. You might even catch a glimpse of owner and super star Robert Redford. Several times a month the Sundance Seniors meet and ski the mountain together. They’re ski buddies. They’re bonded by their love of skiing and their passion for Sundance. What’s more, Sundance Seniors get VIP care. Some ski days include a complimentary[Read More…]

by February 6, 2017 1 comment West
Demo staff are knowledgable, helpful and welcoming to first-timers.
Credit: Val E.

Demo Day: How To Participate And Enjoy

Here Are Some Tips For Taking Part. Don’t Be Shy. Every season ski shops, ski manufacturers, and ski resorts organize events when anybody could try new ski equipment. Demos range from a local mom-and-pop ski shop get-together to major on-snow events run by SIA (Snowsports Industry America). Why do you need to take part in it? Technical progress never stops,[Read More…]

by February 6, 2017 0 comments Skis
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 (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
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

February is National Bootfitting Month. Boots! You either love them or you hate them. If yours give you grief, take heart. February is National Bootfitting Month, and the folks at America’s Best Bootfitters are encouraging skiers to visit one of the America’s Best Bootfitters shops to improve boot performance, comfort, warmth, and fit. Skiing Magazine Folds. The buzz during last[Read More…]

by February 2, 2017 0 comments Home Top Box 1, Short Swings!
Park City Mountain Resort connects to The Canyons, making the largest ski area in North America
Credit: Park City Mountain Resort

SeniorsSkiing Guide: Rocking And Rolling For Seniors At Park City

The Largest Ski Area In The US Has Something For Everyone. The choice of skiing at Park City, UT, just got more mind boggling. Last year, Vail Ski Resorts linked Park City and The Canyons via the Quicksilver gondola on Pine Cone Ridge. Voila: a ski area of 7,300 acres with 41 lifts, and 324 runs, currently the largest ski[Read More…]

by January 31, 2017 7 comments Resort Reviews
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
Mummified hand warmers can be revived for another day.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

How To Get Several Days From Your Shake-Em-Up Hand Warmers

Use These Two Sneaky Tips. The air-activated hand warmers keep your fingers toasty while you ski. Even when your legs fall off, your hand warmers keep going. Then what do you do with them? They have a lot of heat left. I used to give them away in the locker room. People would snap them up for themselves or their[Read More…]

by January 30, 2017 1 comment Accessories
Mt. Rose lift inundated.
Credit: Mt. Rose

This Week In (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
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

CALIFORNIA According to online ticket vendor, Mammoth Mountain has the deepest snow pack in the country. They’re currently at 20+ feet and more is on the way. Ms. Nature has dumped 52″ on Mountain High. It’s the resort’s largest snowstorm in the last five years. NEW HAMPSHIRE Jackson Ski Touring Center, the largest in the northeast, features free, supervised 90-minute[Read More…]

by January 27, 2017 0 comments Short Swings!
Homewood: Monumental snow.
Credit: Homewood

Sierra Nevada Blowout!

Think Feet, Not Inches. “Nevada” (Spanish for “covered in snow”) is back with a vengeance at the end of “Sierra” (“mountain range”) and California’s skiers and ski resorts are jubilant! Since January 1st, the Sierra Nevada has been clobbered with one storm after another, and except for one spate of warmer temperatures that brought rain for a couple of days[Read More…]

by January 26, 2017 0 comments West
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

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