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Short Swings!

My Ski/Family Balance It dumped in Utah a few days ago, and I decided not to go skiing. It was a choice between playing in the snow with pre-school/pre-ski grandkids and deep powder. Being with grandkids won out. Granted, the weekend’s revelry left me a bit under the weather, and the wind and flat light were convenient excuses. In the[Read More…]

by February 22, 2018 0 comments Short Swings!
Credit: John Emery

Mystery Glimpse: Hold On

You Have To Be A Certain Age To Have Used This. Thanks to reader John Emery, 65, from Meridian, ID, who skis as regularly as possible at Bogus Basin.  He sent in this memory from yesteryear.  Do you know what it was used for? By the way, John has been skiing since age 4 when he started back in Connecticut.[Read More…]

by February 22, 2018 0 comments Features
Salt Lake City: Ideal Base for Skiing the Wasatch

Salt Lake City: Ideal Base for Skiing the Wasatch

For many Western resorts this is the season when it’s best to stay on the groomed. There just hasn’t been enough natural snow to enter the woods with confidence. The trail skiing I’ve done at the four resorts closest to Salt Lake City — Alta and Snowbird in Little Cottonwood Canyon and Brighton and Solitude in Big Cottonwood Canyon —[Read More…]

by February 21, 2018 0 comments Destinations, West
House in the country?

Buying A Mountain Home? Ponder This.

A Veteran Real Estate Agent Shares Tips You Might Not Have Thought Of. [Editor Note: See Joan Wallen’s earlier article: Commute, Rent, Or Buy? for advice on renting.] Want to buy a home in snow country? Perhaps you’ve rented and now decide that a second home is right for you. Or maybe you’re ready to take a leap of faith[Read More…]

by February 20, 2018 0 comments Home Top Box 2
That Old Ski Poster on the Wall

That Old Ski Poster on the Wall

Vintage ski posters are a fixture in many ski chalets and lodges. Since the late 1990s, their values at auction have increased. To learn more about their history and their values, we interviewed Nicholas D. Lowry, President and Principal Auctioneer of Swann Auction Galleries, and Director of its Vintage Posters Department . Swann is the world’s largest auctioneer of Works[Read More…]

by February 20, 2018 0 comments Nostalgia, Ski History
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Feb. 16)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Feb. 16)

Will You Support SeniorsSkiing.com? As you can see from our posts this week, SeniorsSkiing.com is launching an initiative for the next week or so to see if we can get support from our readers to cover the costs of producing this online magazine. We were inspired by the appeals The Guardian newspaper has made to its readers which also provides[Read More…]

by February 16, 2018 0 comments Features
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

We are seeking your financial support for SeniorsSkiing.com. Currently, a handful of advertisers help us fund the project. What their fees don’t cover, our bank accounts do. There are many expenses including technicians, designers, and other expenses associated with delivering SeniorsSkiing.com free each week and developing and publishing Subscriber-Only content. Next month, you will see a new section devoted to[Read More…]

by February 16, 2018 1 comment Home Top Box 1, Short Swings!
Medals. Whose?

Mystery Glimpse: Whose Olympic Medals?

[Many expenses for technicians, designers, and others are associated with delivering SeniorsSkiing.com free each week and developing and publishing Subscriber-Only content. Please help by making a modest donation by clicking here.] Silver And Gold Belongs To… We stopped at the wonderful New England Ski Museum in Franconia, NH, the other day to check out their current exhibit on the 10th Mountain[Read More…]

by February 15, 2018 2 comments Features
The paparazzi chase George while trying to keep up. 
Credit: Harriet Wallis

100 Year Old Skier Inspires Us To Become Our Better Selves

[Many expenses for technicians, designers, and others are associated with delivering SeniorsSkiing.com free each week and developing and publishing Subscriber-Only content. Please help by making a modest donation by clicking here.] George Jedenoff, 100, Is In Love With The Mountains, The Snow, And Life. Everyone Who Meets Him Says, “I Want To Be Like George.” “Age is just a number,”[Read More…]

by February 15, 2018 3 comments Features, Other News
Hey, George, wait up!
Credit: Harriet Wallis

The Back Story: Skiing With 100 Year Old George

[Many expenses for technicians, designers, and others are associated with delivering SeniorsSkiing.com free each week and developing and publishing Subscriber-Only content. Please help by making a modest donation by clicking here.] Missed Turns, A Slipping Helmet, And Being In The Wrong Place. It’s All In A Day’s Work. Covering a ski race is easy. Racers will be on the course.[Read More…]

by February 15, 2018 0 comments Features
Vail Resorts' Goldola One
Shot by: Jack Affleck

Vail: Luxury Colorado Skiing At Its Best

[Many expenses for technicians, designers, and others are associated with delivering SeniorsSkiing.com free each week and developing and publishing Subscriber-Only content. Please help by making a modest donation by clicking here.] Vail was magnificent the day I skied there a few weeks ago. We had bluebird skies, and despite Winter’s temporary retreat the snow was surprisingly good. The resort is[Read More…]

by February 14, 2018 6 comments Destinations, Resort Reviews, West
Old expression worth heeding. "Nordic skiing is easy to do but even easier to do wrong."  Take a lesson.
Credit: XCSkiResorts.com

Why Take An XC Ski Lesson?

[Many expenses for technicians, designers, and others are associated with delivering SeniorsSkiing.com free each week and developing and publishing Subscriber-Only content. Please help by making a modest donation by clicking here.] A Lesson?  But It Looks So Easy. [Editor Note: This article first appeared in XCSkiResorts.com.  Thanks to Publisher Roger Lohr for providing it to SeniorsSkiing.com.] The vast majority of[Read More…]

by February 12, 2018 0 comments Features
The blue is snow.  Pretty significant coverage for the Northeast at last.
Credit: NECN

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Feb. 9)

Northeast Snow, Editorial On Senior Empowerment, A Senior Skier Person Zero, More Stuff For Car Safety, Discovering Beaver Mountain. As we write this, the anticipation is mounting for a significant mid-week snowfall in the Northeast. From Maryland to Maine, it appears the region is going to get—to finally get—a nice covering that will add to the meh base and draw[Read More…]

by February 9, 2018 0 comments Features
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

Skiing, boarding and other Winter sports are about to get their quadrennial boost as the world tunes into the PyeongChang Olympics. In some parts of the world it will help grow the sport. I doubt that will be true in the U.S., where for 35 years the total number of annual U.S. skier/boarder visits has remained relatively flat. Add in[Read More…]

by February 9, 2018 4 comments Short Swings!
Thanks Vermont Ski And Snowboard Museum

Mystery Glimpse: Shiny Gizmo

Whatizzit? This beautifully designed object comes from the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum. What’s it for? Have you used one? When was that, by the way? Let us know.  Scroll down to add your COMMENTS below. Last Week Once again, it is clear there are some sharp-eyed ski historians out there in reader-land.  There were lots of very astute comments.[Read More…]

by February 8, 2018 20 comments Features

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