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It's the first run of the first day of skiing in Coronet Peak, Queenstown, NZ.
Credit: Coronet Peak

Short Swings!

I’ve spent the past several days in downtown Chicago. Maybe it’s the nice weather or the pleasure of being in a big city after an extended post-season stay at our desert place, but Chicago is wonderful. The architecture is impressive, as was the tour boat through downtown explaining the broad variety of design. While I was working, my wife took[Read More…]

by June 22, 2017 0 comments Short Swings!
2016-17 Trail Masters

2016-17 Trail Masters

Congratulations to the 2016-17 Trail Masters! Trail Masters are those senior skiers whose number of days skied last season matched or exceeded their ages. Seventy-seven qualified, compared to 42 in 2015-16, the first year Trail Masters were recorded. At the top of the list is our oldest Trail Master, Fredi Jakob, who skied 83 days at age 83. Fredi’s home resort[Read More…]

by June 22, 2017 2 comments Features
June Skiing At Alta: The Never-Ending Season Goes On

June Skiing At Alta: The Never-Ending Season Goes On

Where Is Everyone? There’s Pow At Alta. Thanks to Snowbrains for passing this along.  June 13, 2017 run at Alta.

by June 16, 2017 0 comments West
Paul in his tutu. He skis every day, but not always in a tutu. Sometimes he tows a kite from his helmet.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

This Week in SeniorsSkiing.com (June 9)

New Survey. Two Skiing Octogenarians. Simple Planks Strengthen Core. Cycling Into Seattle’s Past. Gatehouse Web Design asked us to ask you to complete a survey. The company built the SeniorsSkiing.com website. It has also created a number of private online calendars to help property sharers view availability, and schedule and track use. User interest in features such as expense sharing[Read More…]

by June 8, 2017 0 comments Features
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

Is The US Ski Industry Becoming A Duopoly? If So, Will It Mean Higher Or Lower Priced Passes For Seniors? Denver-based KSL Capital Partners recently joined privately owned Aspen Skiing Co to acquire Intrawest’s six resorts and four in southern California owned by Mammoth Resorts. It’s the newest 800-pound ski resort gorilla. The other is Vail Resorts. Two gorillas. Twenty-two[Read More…]

by June 8, 2017 4 comments Short Swings!
Bud showing a some form.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

Senior Skier Profiles: Two Kings Of The Hill

These Octogenarians Are High Spirited Role Models. Some skiers slow down as they get older. But Bud Temple (84) and Paul Jacobsen (89) pick up steam. Each has skied for more than 70 years. They each learned on primitive equipment in a city park. Meet Bud Temple Bud launched into skiing in an unusual way. While a student at the[Read More…]

by June 5, 2017 1 comment Ski Heroes
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 2 comments Features
SHORT SWINGS!

SHORT SWINGS!

  We spent last weekend with the kids. Not our own children who live far away or are busy with their own spawn. These are a group of younger friends, ranging from early 30s to late 50s. They’re all single. They enjoy hiking, making food, talking about ideas. It was tiring and terrific. We walked them to the rock art[Read More…]

by May 25, 2017 0 comments Short Swings!
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 8 comments Features
WANTED!!

WANTED!!

88-94 Year Old Female Skier for TV Commercial. A talent agency in Vancouver is looking for an older female skier. She must be 88-94, live in North America, and be available to travel to Whistler to participate in filming, May 27 – June 5. According to Sonya Bertolozzi, president of Canada-located Reel Athletes Agency, the assignment is for a car[Read More…]

by May 23, 2017 0 comments Other News
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

To Our Readers It’s cold where I’m writing this. I drove several hours yesterday to get here. One hour of it was through flurries; at least one-half hour through blizzard. I got the stoves working, changed into warm clothes and had a few sips of single malt. Then I started reading the hundreds and hundreds of answers to our survey[Read More…]

by May 18, 2017 0 comments Short Swings!
Trails at Rothrock require some technical skills.
Credit: Pat McCloskey

Adventures In Cycling Series: Happy Valley (PA) Cycle

Serious Cycling For This Senior Who Hangs With A Younger Crowd. Nothing like a road trip with 23 of your mountain biking friends to State College, Pa. aka “Happy Valley”.  Our merry band of warriors converged on the Hilton Garden Inn and prepared for three days of riding the challenging terrain of the Rothrock State Forest.  As one of two[Read More…]

by May 14, 2017 1 comment East
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

End of Season House Cleaning We’re moving out of Salt Lake City. Anyone who has gone through the exercise knows about getting rid of stuff. You categorize three ways: stuff you need; stuff you think you need; stuff you know you don’t. Which brings me to skis, boots, and clothes. I have seven pairs of skis and enjoy all of them.[Read More…]

by May 11, 2017 6 comments Short Swings!
Care for your equipment in the springtime pays off in the fall.

Putting Away Stuff: More Advice On Cleaning And Storage

Things You Can Do To Show How Much You Love Your Equipment. [Editor Note: We received several comments about last week’s article by Don Burch about putting your skis away.  So, we asked retail expert and SeniorsSkiing.com correspondent Val E. offer some more advice.  Here you go.] Ski Cleaning All ski bases are made out of polyethylene which is a[Read More…]

by May 10, 2017 9 comments Gear
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

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