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This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Nov. 15)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Nov. 15)

First “Incidents And Accidents”, New Mystery Photo, Fact Or Fiction Puzzler, Ski History Gala. Big doings this week at SeniorsSkiing.com. We publish our first Incidents And Accidents report from a reader. Katie Van Hess, Sun Valley, ID, relates an encounter that is probably too common where trails run into congested areas. Our objective in publishing these reader submitted stories is[Read More…]

by November 15, 2019 0 comments Features
Digervarden ski (c. AD 750). Source: Secrets of the Ice

Short Swings!

Secrets of the Ice is a Norwegian website dedicated to archaeological discoveries in melting glaciers and ice patches in Norway and elsewhere. Glacial archaeology is a developing science as the planet warms, and objects from mummified people to ancient skis melt out of the ice. In Norway, one ski was carbon-dated to 650BC Another ski, from 750AD, was found with a[Read More…]

by November 15, 2019 0 comments Short Swings!
Incidents And Accidents: 1

Incidents And Accidents: 1

Katie Van Hess, Sun Valley, ID. Editor Note: Here’s our first contribution from a reader about an incident she was involved with. To submit your story, try to follow the same format. Send to [email protected] Where: Sun Valley What Happened: Uphill skier heading fast towards a ridge to jump it.  I was heading along the ridge towards a congested area[Read More…]

by November 12, 2019 0 comments Incidents and Accidents
Mystery Glimpse: On Patrol

Mystery Glimpse: On Patrol

Early Red Parka Person Who is this guy? Sure looks like he knows the snows. Photo courtesy of the New England Ski Museum and executive director Jeff Leich. Worth visiting their online gift shop by the way if you’re looking for skier/snow sport presents. The New England Ski Museum now has two locations: Franconia and North Conway, NH. Last Week[Read More…]

by November 12, 2019 0 comments Mystery Glimpse
Fact Or Fiction

Fact Or Fiction

Test Your Ski Knowledge The most ancient ski in existence was found well preserved in a peat bog in China, dating from about 450 AD. The furthest anyone has Nordic skied in a 24 hour period is nearly 300 miles. In 1918 Denmark had the first “ski army”. With about 472, the US has the most ski reports of any[Read More…]

by November 11, 2019 0 comments Features
Archives Honors Ski Club And Life-Long Influencer

Archives Honors Ski Club And Life-Long Influencer

Alta Icon Alan Engen and Wasatch Mountain Club Earn Top Honors At Ski History gala Every year, the country’s largest ski history research organization, the Utah Ski Archives, awards honors to movers and shakers in the ski industry. This year the Wasatch Mountain Club earns the History Maker award for offering outdoor recreation for 100 years. It was founded with[Read More…]

by November 11, 2019 0 comments Features
Skiing Weatherman: Good News Goes West

Skiing Weatherman: Good News Goes West

Jet Stream Changes Bring In the Chills. Last week I wrote about the “haves and have nots” in terms of favorable early season winter weather.  The East was very cold with occasional snow while the West was warm and dry.  For the most part, that is still the case, as the eastern Great Lakes and Northeast are in line for[Read More…]

by November 11, 2019 0 comments Features
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Nov. 8)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Nov. 8)

Incidents and Accidents New Feature, Joe Pete Memory, Have A Banana, Pointy Mystery Peak, Weather Haves/Have Nots. Based on the significant response to recent articles on out-of-control skiers, the responsibilities of the National Ski Patrol, and the role of ski resort management in managing high-risk skiers and boarders, SeniorsSkiing.com is starting a new feature. If you are a pilot or[Read More…]

by November 8, 2019 4 comments Features
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

OK Boomer If you haven’t already heard about it, the term “OK Boomer” has gone viral. It’s the Millenial and Generation Z way of giving the older generation the middle finger for complaining about younger people’s behavior and commenting on issues such as the environmental crisis that will be left for them to solve. It’s a term that smacks of  ageism.[Read More…]

by November 8, 2019 2 comments Short Swings!
Againer Helps You Ski Stronger and Longer

Againer Helps You Ski Stronger and Longer

How many of you remember the days when you got to the mountain early, skied all day, and quit when the lot was empty? I didn’t fully appreciate it then and look back on those times with nostalgia. Youth is wasted on the young. But what if we could be out there a bit longer and ski a bit stronger?[Read More…]

by November 6, 2019 1 comment Accessories
Remembering Joe Pete Wilson

Remembering Joe Pete Wilson

An All Around Snow Sports Legend and Sportsman Moves On. Editor Note: This article first appeared in XCSkiResorts.com. Joe Pete Wilson recently passed away at age 84. He will be remembered as a pioneer and endless promoter in the snow sports world.  Wilson hailed from Lake Placid, NY where he spent years as the innkeeper at the Bark Eater Inn[Read More…]

by November 6, 2019 0 comments Features
Mystery Glimpse: Pointy Peak

Mystery Glimpse: Pointy Peak

Where? Significance To Skiing? Thanks to the Alf Engen Ski Museum for sharing this dramatic photograph. Last Week Early days at Steamboat Springs. Each of two sleds held ten skiers. This unusual lift served Howelsen Hill in the mid 1940s. If anyone knows the back story of this “lift”, please let us know. Thanks to the Tread of Pioneers Museum[Read More…]

by November 6, 2019 3 comments Features
Fun Fact: Bananas skins can  help mollify mosquito bites.
Credit: Mike Maginn

Have A Banana: A Senior Skier’s Friendly Fruit

A banana a day goes a long way in keeping you fit. [This article was originally published in October, 2014. The message is still relevant and worth reprising. Put a banana in your boot bag!] We have recently discovered the magnificence of bananas which we long regarded as a kid food and something to by-pass on breakfast buffets. Wrong attitude.[Read More…]

by November 5, 2019 3 comments Home Top Box 4, Nutrition
The Skiing Weatherman: Haves And Have Nots

The Skiing Weatherman: Haves And Have Nots

The Difference Between East and West Is Remarkable. Over the past few weeks, I have shared with you some of my winter forecasting tricks of the trade but now it is time to get down to business and do some actual forecasting.  The pattern change that was foretold a couple of weeks ago by the re-curvature of a typhoon east[Read More…]

by November 4, 2019 1 comment Features
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Nov. 1)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Nov. 1)

Collecting Resort Safety Scores, Knowing The NAO, Outdoor Therapy For Vets, Tow Boat, Lessons Learned From Coaching Seniors. We continue to receive comments about the skier safety issue we raised when we published our “Things That Piss Us Off” findings from our Spring Survey. Clearly, we’ve struck a vein of passion about the unsafe skier issue. And as you have[Read More…]

by November 1, 2019 1 comment Features

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