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Ski legend Doug Pfeiffer and SeniorsSkiing.com co-publisher Mike Maginn reconnect after many decades at the ISHA Hall of Fame ceremony at Stowe.

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Apr. 14)

A Reunion, Big White As A Role Model, A Forbidden Resort, Goodbye To A Mountain Pioneer, Remembering Spring Skiing. Onwards to Spring!  We hear the skiing in the West has never been better.  Still more storms in the Sierra coming and the question, “When will it end?” must be raised.  For some, never is an okay answer. This week, in[Read More…]

by April 14, 2017 0 comments Features
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

It may be the end of the season, but now is when next year’s equipment is evaluated. Bootfitters from around the nation converged this week on Mt Bachelor to test next season’s crop of boots. MasterFit organizes the unique annual event, and in the past, the knowledge gathered there was the basis of the annual boot review features in Ski[Read More…]

by April 13, 2017 0 comments Home Top Box 1, Short Swings!
Mary and Lloyd Anderson, REI founders.

Mary Anderson, REI CoFounder, RIP

Mary Anderson, who in 1938 co-founded REI, the nation’s largest consumer cooperative, died March 27. She was born in 1909 and lived to 107. She and her husband, Lloyd, began during the Depression importing high quality ice axes from Austria and selling them to fellow climbers. They formed a cooperative, a business model popular during the Depression in which members[Read More…]

by April 11, 2017 0 comments Features
Women in Big White Ski Resort Masters ski program show off their green hair helmet decorations. The program runs a week with lessons in the morning and social programs at night. Kelowna, BC.
Credit: Yvette Cardozo

Master’s Week At Big White: Senior Focused Lessons And Activities

Big White Found The Right Formula To Attract Seniors For A Special Week Just For Them. Like so many things of yesteryear, ski weeks are making a comeback. And not surprisingly, they’re aimed at the same folks who went ski trips back during the ski week heyday in the 1970s and early ‘80s—the Boomers. The original ski week hit when[Read More…]

by April 11, 2017 0 comments International, West
Baby-Faced Leader Builds Baby Resort in Hills of North Korea

Baby-Faced Leader Builds Baby Resort in Hills of North Korea

Masikryong Ski Resort , North Korea Baby-faced supreme leader, Kim Jong-un, built a luxury ski resort on Taehwa Peak, a 4,460′ mountain in Kangwon Province. It was constructed in 10 months by the Korean People’s Army. The cost is estimated at US $ 35+ million. It has nine blue and green runs, a ski school and a children’s snow park. The[Read More…]

by April 11, 2017 0 comments Other News
Jolly time at Masters Week apres ski party at Big White Ski Resort. The Masters program is aimed at skiers of all levels over the age of 50. 
Credit: Yvette Cardozo

Master’s Week At Big White: The Social Side For Seniors

There’s More Than Ski Clinics For Seniors That Make Big White’s Master’s Week Unique. [Editor Note: Correspondent Yvette Cardozo also reported on Big White’s Master’s Week focusing on the ski instruction elements.  Here, she shows us the social side which really looks like a lot of fun.] The social part of the Big White Ski Resort Masters Week is what made[Read More…]

by April 11, 2017 3 comments International, West
Favorite Memories Of Skiing New England In Spring

Favorite Memories Of Skiing New England In Spring

Back Road Scenery And Ski Slope Puddles Formed Indelible Pictures. I loved the scenic springtime drive to the slopes. Steam rose from little sugar shacks as the golden syrup was simmering inside. Horses stood motionless in frozen pastures and breathed clouds of fog into the frosty morning air. Christmas tree farms had fallen silent. Lichen-covered stone walls divided the winter-flattened[Read More…]

by April 10, 2017 1 comment Remember When?
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Apr. 7)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Apr. 7)

More From Jackson Hogen, Snow Sierra Superlatives, Seniors Like Online, Good Lesson Criteria. This week, we notice there are a number of resorts in New England having their final runs. Lifts are still spinning for a week or perhaps more at upper altitude resorts in northern Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, though. And season pass deals for 2017-18 are starting to[Read More…]

by April 7, 2017 0 comments Features
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

For me, this has always been a melancholy time of year. Most North American lifts stop running, and the joy of winter shifts to summer diversions. Some people use the time to push their limits. Years ago, I’d drive to New Hampshire to ski Tuckerman’s Ravine on Memorial Day. It was an Eastern skier’s rite of passage. When older and[Read More…]

by April 6, 2017 5 comments Other News, Short Swings!
The Top All-Mountain Skis of All Time: Part II

The Top All-Mountain Skis of All Time: Part II

This article completes the list of “iconic all-mountain” skis published last week. One reader comment on last week’s list stated that better options are available today. In the interest of clarification, skis listed last week and in this article weren’t necessarily the most innovative or game changing. But, at the time they were introduced, they were the best at handling[Read More…]

by April 6, 2017 2 comments Skis
Snow Pack In California: This Says It All

Snow Pack In California: This Says It All

Lots And Lots And Lots Of Snow. PBS posted a Plant Labs video comparing the snow cover from 2015 to 2017. And we understand there is more snow coming this weekend to the High Sierra.  It’s April, folks.      

by April 6, 2017 1 comment West
For Senior Skiers, Online is Just Fine

For Senior Skiers, Online is Just Fine

Like generations of more recent vintage, SeniorsSkiing.com readers are comfortable making online purchases. Nintey-five percent of the respondents to the most recent SeniorsSkiing.com reader survey reported they were “satisfied” with purchasing lift tickets online from ski areas and from ticket aggregators like Liftopia. And more than half of the respondents reported that they’re likely to purchase ski apparel, such as[Read More…]

by April 4, 2017 1 comment Home Top Box 1, Other News
How Can You Tell You’ve Had A Good Ski Lesson?

How Can You Tell You’ve Had A Good Ski Lesson?

A Good Lesson Is One Where The Student Comes Away With A Positive Feeling. [Editor Note: Pat McCloskey is a Level III PSIA Instructor and a wicked, good skier and teacher, according to his friends.  This article is his response to last week’s “Taking A Lesson At 72.” Fun Fact: A past subscriber survey revealed that almost 40% of seniors intended to[Read More…]

by April 4, 2017 4 comments Features
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Mar. 31)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Mar. 31)

Out Like A Lamb? Special Request, Report From The Sierras, Face Tape, Top All Time Skis, A Lesson At 72. We know all about the monster winter that is not going away soon.  Yet more snow coming out West, pushing the snowpack over 160 percent of normal. That is certainly testing the endurance of our Western skiers.  Here in the[Read More…]

by March 31, 2017 2 comments Features
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

Mike and I want to report on our progress and thank readers, editorial contributors, advertisers, and online collaborators for your support. We also want to ask for a favor. SeniorsSkiing.com is starting the fourth year of publication. We went online in April 2014. During that time we’ve grown from a handful of page views each month to almost 35,000 during[Read More…]

by March 31, 2017 30 comments Features

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