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Alta's slopes are blooming!  Credit: Judy Calhoun

Alta’s Wild Flowers in Full Bloom

  Any one living in or visiting Salt Lake City can escape the heat and enjoy the remarkable wildflowers at Alta. Contributor Harriet Wllis reports that the Alta’s wildflowers are blooming like crazy right now. The meadows and slopes are like Persian carpets — covered with color!

by July 31, 2019 2 comments West
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Downhill Skiing at Mont Tremblant
Quebec, Canada

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (July 26)

“Not Our Job”: A Play In One Very Short Act Scene: Curtain rises on an evening outdoor dinner party under a tent. Several guests are gathered around a table with a variety of appetizers: shrimp, cheese and crackers, fruit. Bottles of wine, beer, and booze are at another table. A couple of dozen guests are mingling and getting to know[Read More…]

by July 26, 2019 7 comments Features
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

“Too Darn Hot.” Cole Porter got it right with his enduring 1948 hit. What a summer! Weather is getting more and more extreme. Hot. Cold. Wind. Flood. I like this church sign: But I don’t like these pictures taken within a week of each other from near the top of Mont Blanc. Going from snow to lake in such a[Read More…]

by July 26, 2019 1 comment Short Swings!
Coral and sponge life growing on the side of the Ellion in Carlisle Bay. Photo by Kiera Bloom.

Non-Snow Activities: Senior Divin’

Something Else That’s Cool For Seniors. Are you ever too old to dive? What concessions might you make? I’ve been diving since I was in college, back in the 60s. On the concession front, these days I am happy to cavern dive. My days of dragging reels and half a dozen lights into the bowels of a cave are behind[Read More…]

by July 23, 2019 0 comments International
Follow the signs around Dolomiti Superski. Credit: Murray Sandman

My DIY Dolomite Ski Adventure

                With 450+ lifts, the Dolomiti in northern Italy is the largest ski region on the planet. This UNESCO World Heritage site is beautiful, historically and culturally interesting and overall, outstanding. DOLOMITI SUPERSKI represents the area’s twelve regions, some quite famous (A portion of the 2026 Winter Olympics will be held in Cortina d’Ampezzo),[Read More…]

by July 21, 2019 3 comments International
Summer Cycling: Riding The Moon Rocks

Summer Cycling: Riding The Moon Rocks

Riding mountain bikes in the “Mountain State” of West Virginia is nothing short of challenging.  My wife asked me, after my recent trip,  how it went and I said, “tougher every year, dear.”  Riding in Davis, WV, is always fun but you better bring your “A” game because currently there are mostly expert black diamond and double black diamond trails[Read More…]

by July 18, 2019 1 comment East
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!

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