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Sierra Nevada Blowout Version 2.0

And The Snow Just Keeps Piling Up! A month ago I wrote that, barring a barrage of rainstorms, 2016–17 would be going down as an epic ski season in the Sierra Nevada. What’s a word that’s greater than “epic”?! Stupendous? Mammoth? Ginormous? All apply to the Sierra’s burgeoning snowpack that just keeps growing, thanks to another string of snowstorms in[Read More…]

by February 23, 2017 0 comments West
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
Ready to ride on a firm day at Stevens Pass. Credit: John Nelson

Gear Review: K2 Pinnacle 105

Big-Mountain Lovers Won’t Find A Better Age-Busting Ski. By age-busting, I mean the K2 Pinnacle 105. makes everything easier — and it made me feel about 20 years younger. The Pinnacle 105 is on SeniorSkiing.com’s list of best Big Mountain skis for seniors in the West. If you’d like to receive the list, click on this link and subscribe on the form[Read More…]

by February 21, 2017 4 comments Skis
George at Alta this February.  He's an inspiration to us all.
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George Jedenoff, 99-1/2, Skis Like A Teenager

Powder Is His Passion, And His Daily Workout Keeps Him Fit. Let’s Grow Up Like Him. George is an inspiration. Watch him ski and you’d never know he’s over 99. He skis Alta or Snowbird every day when he’s in Utah, and he has a knack for finding patches of untracked powder days after a storm. George came to Utah[Read More…]

by February 21, 2017 3 comments Ski Heroes
Place trail map against the rear boot cuff. and fold  so one half is on outside of boot.

Making a Trail Map Boot Horn

I’d Be Surprised If Someone Else Didn’t Come Up With This Simple Trick Soon After The Printed Trail Map Made Its Debut. But, necessity being the mother of invention, in a moment of need, I folded the first map I found, tucked it into the shaft, and, with surprising ease, slipped my foot inside. Here’s how to do it on[Read More…]

by February 20, 2017 1 comment Boots
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?
Skiing fresh powder at Brundage Mountain. Credit: Brundage Mountain.

SeniorsSkiing Guide: Brundage Cuteness

Central Idaho Resort Has A “Come As You Are” Vibe. Brundage Mountain in McCall, ID, is one of those places that truly “skis bigger” than it is. “You get to the parking lot and say, ‘How cute,’ but when you go up the chair, you start to see just how much terrain there is,” says Communication Director April Whitney. Okay,[Read More…]

by February 20, 2017 1 comment Resort Reviews
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
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

POV Dedicate your next day on the hill to someone or something. That’s what I’ve decided to do. Recently I’ve been dedicating each ski day to my brother Paul. If he makes it to February 20, he’ll be 82. Never spent a day on skis in his entire life, but throughout his atypical lifetime, he always cut his own trail.[Read More…]

by February 15, 2017 0 comments Short Swings!
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
New for 2013-14 season:  3-5km Nordic Terrain on Mt. Stickney

Lifts And Shuttles For Cross-Country Skiers

Getting Uphill Is Easier With A Lift Or A Ride. Then Gravity Takes Over. [Editor Note: XCSkiResorts.com Publisher Roger Lohr provided this article from his publication on where you can get a lift or shuttle ride to cross-country ski.]   When it comes to cross country (XC) skiing, the theory of what goes up must come down may be going[Read More…]

by February 13, 2017 0 comments Destinations
Tucked in the woods, this is a cozy cabin. No bears, too!
Credit: Homeaway

Rustic Elegance with Fairy Tale Flair In Stowe

It’s More Than “Just Right” Just One Mile From Stowe Resort. In Stowe, Vermont, a stone’s throw from world class downhill and cross country skiing sits quintessentially rustic Goldilock’s Cottage, welcoming overnight guests. When Jill Evarts purchased the cabin and four acres of land about twelve years ago, she didn’t need to do a lot of work on it. She[Read More…]

by February 13, 2017 0 comments East, Other News
Much of the skiing at Schweitzer Mountain has great views of Lake Pend Oreille and the surrounding mountains.
Credit: John Nelson

SeniorsSkiing Guide: Schweitzer Mountain Resort

Northern Idaho’s “Little Secret” Steps Up Dining Amenities. Pat Rotchford, 76, sat in The Nest, the new top-of-the-mountain restaurant at Schweitzer Mountain Resort, looking very happy. He was drinking red wine by the fireplace with his friend, Debbie Stanley, eating prime rib sliders and Vietnamese spring rolls—not your typical mountain fare. “Everything we’ve had here has been excellent,” said Rotchford,[Read More…]

by February 13, 2017 0 comments Resort Reviews, West

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