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This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Nov. 24)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Nov. 24)

Happy Thanksgiving, La Nina Delivers, Reader Input Needed, Great Gift Idea, Funny Urban Legend, Lift Maintenance, Birthday For 98 Year Old Olympian, Experticity Reminder. Happy Thanksgiving to all our readers! We know you are happier than the poor turkey to the left. In many places, this weekend marks the official start of the snow sports season. In fact, Killington is[Read More…]

by November 24, 2017 1 comment Features
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

Bull Wheels At More Areas Have Started To Turn.  Purgatory opened last weekend. People were lined up at 5:00AM, Saturday, Nov. 18. One report had hungry skiers cooking bacon and eggs as they waited in the dark. In what may have been a first, pass holders used Day 1 to ski and bike. Lookout Pass, about 90 minute drive from Spokane[Read More…]

by November 24, 2017 0 comments Short Swings!
Attach Tile to keys, skis, bikes, cats, grand kids, wives, husbands, etc. Now they can be found, even when hiding.

Perfect Senior Gift: Tile Will Find Your Keys And Any Thing Else

The Amazing Device We’ve All Been Waiting For. You’ve probably had this experience.  You are rushing out the door, late for something or other, and you’ve grabbed everything except…wait a minute…”Where are my keys? (wallet, glasses, etc?)” And the frantic search begins, characterized by looking in several of the same places more than once (a sure sign of insanity) and[Read More…]

by November 21, 2017 0 comments Accessories
Novice Skier Loses It On The Slopes

Novice Skier Loses It On The Slopes

An Urban Legend From The World Of Skiing. Editor’s Note: Jan Harold Brunvand is a frequent contributor to SeniorsSkiing.com. An avid skier, he is a retired American folklorist, researcher, writer, public speaker, and professor emeritus of English at the University of Utah. Jan is best known for popularizing the concept of the urban legend, a form of modern folklore or story telling. Urban Legends[Read More…]

by November 20, 2017 5 comments Features
Reassembling parts takes time and patience.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

Lift Maintenance 101

The Whole Summer Was Spent Getting Ready For Winter. It’s 80 degrees at Deer Valley. Mountain snow melted long ago. A summer breeze rustles leaves on the aspen trees and wafts through the open doors of the maintenance shop. The crew wears shorts and T-shirts. It’s mid-July. Gears and gizmos cover the work benches, and the crew is meticulously polishing,[Read More…]

by November 20, 2017 2 comments Features, West
Chummy Broomhall in his stride. Help him celebrate his 98th.
Credit: Ski Museum Of Maine

X-C Olympian Celebrates 98th Birthday

From The Ski Museum Of Maine. Chummy Broomhall, two-time Olympic cross country skier and the oldest living member of the Chisholm Ski Club, will be celebrating his 98th birthday on December 3rd. Last year the Chisholm Ski Club sponsored a card campaign for Chummy’s birthday and he received almost 150 cards! Let’s blow that number out of the water this[Read More…]

by November 20, 2017 1 comment Ski Heroes
Bretton Woods is making world-class snow.  This shot is from 11/11/17.
Credit: Bretton Woods

This Week in SeniorsSkiing.com (Nov. 17)

New England Areas Opening, Updates In Free* Skiing For Seniors, X-C Correctly, And More. It’s happening. The Western ski resorts are getting snow, especially in the Pacific North West. New England areas are opening, too. Bretton Woods in New Hampshire’s White Mountains is spinning lifts, the first to open in the state.  Other NH resorts are making snow, and for[Read More…]

by November 17, 2017 0 comments Features
SHORT SWINGS!

SHORT SWINGS!

Several years ago I did the unthinkable at Thanksgiving. I abandoned my wife and young daughters and went to Alta for a long weekend. I had my wife’s blessing, but she has a long memory, and I still get reminded of that mid-1980s lapse. But I also have sweet memories. It dumped 3′ and, except for the lack of a[Read More…]

by November 16, 2017 0 comments Other News, Short Swings!
The University of Utah’s ski team won the NCAA Championship, and the ski team members have high GPAs.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

Coveted Honors Awarded At Ski History Gala

Rossignol’s Top Executive And The University Of Utah Ski Team Earned Top Honors. The country’s largest ski history and research organization, Ski Archives, held its annual gala and fundraiser to help support its mission. In addition, the event honors individuals and organizations that set a high mark for their influence on the ski industry. This year, Ron Steele, philanthropist and[Read More…]

by November 16, 2017 1 comment Snow Sports Leaders
Update: Reader Input Brings Changes To List Where Seniors Ski Free

Update: Reader Input Brings Changes To List Where Seniors Ski Free

Following Last Week’s Publication Of SeniorsSkiing.com’s List Of US Resorts Where Seniors Ski Free, We Received Numerous Corrections From Readers.     Mad River Glen in Vermont and Hunter Mountain in New York don’t have freebies; Bear Valley in California and Gunstock in New Hampshire do. The list has been updated to reflect those and other changes. Some areas have[Read More…]

by November 14, 2017 12 comments Features
A seasoned Alpine skier (left) compared to a pro Nordic skier.  XC is easy to do wrong.
(Credit: Brad Noren_

XC Skiing: Older, Wiser, And Cheaper

A Veteran Ski Instructor Finds Nordic Matches His Senior Skiing Philosophy. Older, wiser, cheaper, what is this about? It reflects on what happens with age for most, but let’s put it into a skiing context. Having taught skiing since 1971, I’ve discovered these are the three adjectives that seem to reflect on one’s skiing philosophy with the passing of time.[Read More…]

by November 14, 2017 1 comment Conditioning
A platoon of the 10th Mountain Division training at Camp Hale, CO. They were one tough bunch; many went on to become ski industry pioneers.

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Nov. 10)

Veterans Salute, Free Skiing For Seniors Announced, Rush To Prep For Season, Funny Mammoth Memories, Ditch The SmartPhone. We’re heading off to Boston’s Ski and Snowboard Expo at the World Trade Center this morning, armed with lots of SeniorsSkiing.com stickers and many copies of a hot-off-the-press news release announcing a list of resorts where seniors can ski for free. When[Read More…]

by November 10, 2017 2 comments Features
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

This will be my 64th consecutive year on skis, a factoid I should have mentioned at a recent ski industry event where each of the 50+ people gathered for lunch were asked to say something brief about what they do. I was the oldest in the room and spoke about older skiers and how we comprise 20% of the US[Read More…]

by November 9, 2017 4 comments Other News, Short Swings!
SeniorsSkiing.Com Salutes Our Veterans

SeniorsSkiing.Com Salutes Our Veterans

Thank You For Your Service. For a history of the 10th Mountain Division from Snow magazine, click here.

by November 9, 2017 1 comment Features
Now Available: 2017-18 List of 112 US Resorts Where Seniors Ski Free

Now Available: 2017-18 List of 112 US Resorts Where Seniors Ski Free

This Season, Free Skiing Will Be Available To Senior Skiers At 112 Resorts Across 26 States. The list of resorts is available to SeniorsSkiing.com subscribers. The annual SeniorsSkiing.com report was first issued for the 2015-16 season. The number of resorts reporting free skiing privileges for seniors increased slightly from last season. Most provide free skiing at age 70. According to recent[Read More…]

by November 8, 2017 11 comments Features

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