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Short Swings!

Short Swings!

There’s something odd about sitting in the shade in high desert, sun beating in the mid 80s and my laptop pinging with ski-related emails. Ski Utah’s alert is about George Jedenoff, who, as reported in last week’s Short Swings!, plans to spend his 100th birthday next week taking a few runs at the top of Snowbird. A quick search of[Read More…]

by July 6, 2017 0 comments Short Swings!
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!
Scree Skiing in Haiming, Austria

New Twist on Skiing “The Rockies”

Most areas have turned off the lights on ’16-’17. Nonetheless a few places in North America are still operating. They include Blackcomb Mountain, Snowbird, Mammoth, Squaw Valley, Mt Bachelor, and the place that skis 12 months a year, Timberline Lodge. Over the years I’ve heard about sand skiing. The following are associated with sand boarding, but I’m sure if you[Read More…]

by May 3, 2017 0 comments Features
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

A WOW Ski deal for Senior Skiers! The day before Alta closed for the season, a few ski companies were set up to demo products. One was Liberty Skis, a Colorado ski maker specializing in bamboo. I tried the Variant 87 and now own a pair. The “87” indicates the width of the ski under the boot, considerably narrower than[Read More…]

by April 27, 2017 6 comments Short Swings!
Marc,71, left, and brother Scott, 61 at top of Snowbird Tram

Three Lessons Learned From 157,906 Vertical Feet In Six Days

No, This Is Not Bragging. My brother and I have proof through an app we used to track our movements. More important than the great early March skiing at Snowbird, Solitude, Park City and Deer Valley, were three takeaways that should interest senior skiers… Lesson #1. We found lift ticket bargains in two flavors – military discounts and over 70.[Read More…]

by March 21, 2017 4 comments Other News
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

Tuesday I was sledding with grandkids in Manhattan’s Central Park. I arrived a few days earlier in New York unprepared for winter; felt it from head to toe. Wednesday, I stepped out of Salt Lake International Airport into 75F. The resorts are reporting temps in the 40s and 50s. It’s expected to cool off later next week. My experience in[Read More…]

by March 16, 2017 0 comments Short Swings!
Mountain goats in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah. Photo: Harriet Wallis

Short Swings!

Contributor Harriet Wallis snapped this pic on her way down one of the Cottonwood Canyons connecting Salt Lake City with several resorts. Mountain goats are visible from the road this time of year. They maneuver the narrowest ledges like they’re strolling Main Street. Thanks for the picture, Harriet! CALIFORNIA Dennis Quaid’s band, The Sharks, will kick off Squaw Valley’s Toyota[Read More…]

by March 8, 2017 0 comments Other News
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

CALIFORNIA Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows announced that five of its skiers were named to the 2017 U.S. Alpine Ski Team. All are part of the area’s development system and have been successful in International Ski Federation (FIS) competition. COLORADO Numerous Colorado resorts offer free skiing for young children—a definite benefit for grandparents taking the kids for a ski holiday. Ages, dates,[Read More…]

by December 8, 2016 0 comments Home Top Box 1, Short Swings!
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

CALIFORNIA Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Introduces “Women of Ski Patrol” Calendar. Proceeds from the $25 item help fund avalanche safety education scholarships. The calendar showcases 13 female patrollers from last season’e Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows Ski Patrol Teams. Calendars can be pre-ordered online now for $25 and will be available at retailers throughout the Village at Squaw Valley®. CANADA[Read More…]

by November 17, 2016 0 comments Home Top Box 1, Short Swings!
This Week in SeniorsSkiing (Sept. 16)

This Week in SeniorsSkiing (Sept. 16)

First Snow! New Cat Skiing Operation. Long Poles. Plus-Sized Ski Clothing. I’m writing this from Utah where, a few days ago, Snowbird received it’s first snowfall. It’s an exciting precursor to the coming season. On Saturday, I’ll attend First Chair Festival, a ski-oriented street and film festival. Also from this weird and beautiful state is news of Whisper Ridge, a 50,000[Read More…]

by September 15, 2016 0 comments Features
Pro skier Giray Dadli works it at Snowbird.  
Credit: Teton Gravity Research

Snowbird Video Brings Back Winter Memories

How To Learn Cliff Jumping At Snowbird In The Pow. On the first day of summer, we celebrate winter with a very cool video from pro skier Giray Dadali who is showing us how to jump the cliffs at Snowbird. So, if you are thinking that summer is too long, here’s a way to get back to those cool days[Read More…]

by June 22, 2016 0 comments Features, West
SeniorsSkiing.com salutes George Jedenoff on his 98th birthday.
Credit: Ski Utah

Inspiring “Powder Philosophy”: George Jedenoff, 98

George Says Make The Most Of What You’ve Got. “It’s a pleasure by itself to be in the great, fresh cold air that seems to uncloud your brain…It’s a chance to reflect on your own life…[Skiing] is an opportunity to reflect on the wonderful things you can do…The plusses far outweigh the minuses…Take time to appreciate the positives.” Thanks to Ski Utah[Read More…]

by March 2, 2016 2 comments Ski Heroes
Happy 90th Junior Bounous!

Happy 90th Junior Bounous!

Still Doing Pow And Inspiring The Rest of Us As Junior Bounous celebrates his ninth decade, we salute his love of the sport and his motivation.  His message to the rest of us is simple: “Keep moving!”  Check.  Thanks, Junior and have a great birthday. Here’s a short documentary produced by Snowbird that chronicles Junior’s trip down the Pipeline at[Read More…]

by August 25, 2015 3 comments Ski Heroes, West
Snowbird founder Dick Bass had a fabulous collection of oriental rugs.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

Remembering Dick Bass: “The Big Mouth Bass”

SeniorsSkiing.com Correspondent Harriet Wallis Recalls Dick’s Uniqueness Dick Bass was always enthusiastic about everything. He was witty and lively, and he always seemed to be in a jovial mood. He often spent time at his loved Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, and you could always tell when he was there because he’d be in the center of a group and[Read More…]

by July 29, 2015 0 comments Ski Heroes
WOB clowning around at Alta circa 1970.
Credit: WildOldBunch.com

Buddy Up: Senior Ski Clubs Have More Fun

Alan Engen Recounts How Alta’s Wild Old Bunch has been meeting on the mountain since 1969. With the baby boomers now reaching retirement age, there is a growing population of senior age skiers on the slopes, some of whom are even active in competitive skiing activities. As a result, senior ski programs are becoming a significant part of many ski[Read More…]

by August 8, 2014 2 comments Home Top Box 1, West

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