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This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (June 28)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (June 28)

Isn’t It Time For You To Go Home? We’ve all hosted house parties where one or more guests have decided to hang around long after everyone else has gone. Perhaps the table has been cleared, dishes stacked, and the corks put back in bottles. Perhaps the hostess has gone to bed with a telling backward look. Yet, here they are,[Read More…]

by June 28, 2019 3 comments Features
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

This morning only the silver slice of moon interrupted the pure blue sky.  The landscape here in south central Utah is exceptional. My summer grounds are at the base of Boulder Mountain, not far from Capitol Reef National Park. Boulder Mountain is the eastern end of the Aquarius Plateau, the highest plateau on the continent. The mountain peaks at 11,328’[Read More…]

by June 28, 2019 0 comments Short Swings!
From Don Burch's video diary of the 2018-19 season.

Correspondent Don Burch Wraps the Season

Don Kept A Video Diary Of His 2018-19 Season. Perhaps this will keep you cool in July. If you have videos of this past season, please let us know at [email protected] (Some videos by Peter Hines)  

by June 27, 2019 5 comments Features
Riding the foothills of the Tucson Range. Credit: White Stallion Ranch

Non-Snow Activities: Dude Ranchin’

From Yodeling To Yippee-ing, Yvette Rides The Range.  I’m not sure if skiing gets you into shape for horseback riding or vice versa, but, yes, a lot of the same muscles are at play.  Either way, both take strong legs. I confirmed all of this at White Stallion Ranch just outside Tucson, AZ at the end of last ski season. [Read More…]

by June 27, 2019 1 comment West
SeniorsSkiing Guide: La Parva, Chile

SeniorsSkiing Guide: La Parva, Chile

La Parva Is A GS Cruiser’s Heaven. As a first installment on the Three Valleys of ski fame in Chile, I’ll write about La Parva. One hour and a half from the Santiago airport, La Parva is perched up at 8,700 ft on the front side of the Andes, and overlooks the city. The road up involves 40 switchbacks and[Read More…]

by June 27, 2019 2 comments International
Slopeside Sugar House run by ski racing's famous Cochran family. Credit: Cochran Family

Slopeside Syrup: Ski Racing And “Golden Delicate”

The Cochran Family Makes Maple Syrup And Ski Racers. There are a lot of Vermonters and others in the ski racing world who could tell you a lot more about the famous Cochran Family of Richmond, VT.  I have friends who know them personally and tell the tales of the first rope tow that Mickey Cochran built in his back[Read More…]

by June 27, 2019 0 comments East
Ask an Expert: Lodging at Powder Mountain, Utah

Ask an Expert: Lodging at Powder Mountain, Utah

Advice From The Marketing Head of Powder Mountain. Reader Ellin Jaffe  asks: I’m curious about Powder Mountain near Eden, Utah, and wonder if there are any ski-in ski-out condos there? Here’s the reply from J. P. Goulet, Director of Marketing, Powder Mountain: Powder Mountain has ski-in ski-out luxury homes for rent. There also are many condos available in Eden only[Read More…]

by June 24, 2019 2 comments Ask An Expert
In 1816, incessant cold through the year drove New Englanders to despair.

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (May 31)

Still Spinning, Still Snowing. Still Going? In 1816, there was no summer in New England. Six inches of snow fell in June, and it was as low as 40 degrees in Connecticut in July and August.  There was frost every month of the year, and, in May, strong, freezing winds from Canada wiped out tree buds, and frozen birds dropped[Read More…]

by May 31, 2019 0 comments Features
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

The most important equipment we need to maintain is our bodies. Cardio and weight training are essential to getting the most out of ourselves. My wife is great at exercise: persistent and consistent. Hardly a day goes by when she’s not swimming or doing yoga, weights or other gym stuff. It helps that she enjoys it. I, on the other[Read More…]

by May 31, 2019 0 comments Short Swings!
Bode Miller putting weight on outside ski.

Cycling And Skiing Similarities

Both Require Looking Down The Trail, Pressurizing To The Outside Of The Turn. I was out the other night riding with my pals and noticed that I was starting to look at the front of my wheel in sketchy terrain, and my balance was starting to be  compromised.  I thought to myself, “Pat,  keep your eyes focused down the trail[Read More…]

by May 27, 2019 4 comments Features
Viable alternative?  Research carefully, caveat emptor. Results may vary.

Stem Cell Injection Alternative To Knee Replacement?

by May 20, 2019 14 comments MedTech
Silver Mountain, ID. Not  ideal conditions, but it was a magical Last Run. Credit: Bob Ohrt

Last Run

Bring This Memory With You Through The Summer. Like many, skiing has been a very large part of my life for a long time. I mis-spent much of my youth on a pair of skis, but as the demands of life came around, the skiing was abbreviated. 100 plus day seasons went to three or four. Semi-retirement has let me[Read More…]

by May 20, 2019 6 comments Features
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (April 26)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (April 26)

An Enormity Of Gratitude, Season Wrap, Mystery Retro, Survey Watch, Looking Ahead. And, poof, it’s almost May. For most of us, the ski season is behind us, and this is our last regular snow season edition. This week, we close our season-long celebration of our fifth publishing year with boundless gratitude that we were able to come so far. SeniorsSkiing.com[Read More…]

by April 26, 2019 7 comments Features
Mt Hood SkiWay

Short Swings!

We’re about to switch from publishing weekly, as we have since October, to our once-a-month off-season schedule. Many of you are back on the golf course or in your boats. The next time you’ll see SeniorsSkiing.com in your in box will be May 31.  SeniorsSkiing.com had a record season. In November we celebrated our 5thyear of publication with a party[Read More…]

by April 26, 2019 5 comments Short Swings!
Mystery Glimpse: Season Retrospective

Mystery Glimpse: Season Retrospective

Last Week This is an Engen family photo, depicting Alf Engen himself ski-joring over a mini-ski jump behind a cantering horse. According to Jon Green, from the Alf Engen Museum, Alf participated in ski-joring quite often in Jackson Hole and Sun Valley in the mid- to late-30s,  While he was most known as a ski jumper, having won the national[Read More…]

by April 23, 2019 0 comments Ski History

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