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ICYMI February 2023

There’s so much happening at ski/snowboard/XC resorts this season, so we are alerting you to these special events to put on your calendar in February. The list includes world-class racing and a mountaintop art exhibit. ICYMI (in case you missed it): Kings and Queens of Corbet’s Competition at Jackson Hole This impressive competition debuted in 2018, featuring equal prize money[Read More…]

by January 26, 2023 0 comments Other News
The Skiing Weatherman January 27, 2023

The Skiing Weatherman January 27, 2023

In this installment I am going to hit three topics for the price of one.  First, I had a day on the snow last week that I don’t think I will ever forget.  I was in Salt Lake City for a trade show and snuck away to Park City for a day.  It is the first time I have been[Read More…]

by January 26, 2023 1 comment Other News
Correspondent Jan Brunvand with his 1953 Studebaker Starlight coupe. In the background, early snow on the Wasatch mountains. Credit: Jan Brunvand

Still Searching for Stein’s Studebaker

It’s a known fact that the great, late skier Stein Eriksen bought a new Studebaker in April 1953 from the dealership owned by Everett Kircher, founder of Michigan’s Boyne Mountain ski resort, where Stein was working at the time. The unknown is which model he owned, and what happened to Stein’s Studebaker. I’m interested because my wife Judy and I[Read More…]

by January 26, 2023 2 comments Other News
Stanley and son in Cervinia

Skiing Cervinia, the Italian Side of the Matterhorn

Snow was falling when we arrived in the small Italian town of Cervinia, for 3 1/2 days of skiing to celebrate my 80th birthday.  Arriving from Israel, my two daughters, son and I drove the 180 km. (112 miles) from the Milan airport to Cervinia on an overcast December afternoon. Cervinia is the Italian side of the Matterhorn. I first skied[Read More…]

by January 24, 2023 0 comments Other News
Guided Snowshoe Tour with a Naturalist

Guided Snowshoe Tour with a Naturalist

Purity Spring Resort in Madison, NH has partnered with Tin Mountain Conservation Center (TMCC) to bring snowshoe guided naturalist tour programs at the NH Audubon “Gertrude Keith Hoyt & Edward Eaton Hoyt, Jr. Wildlife Sanctuary” and trails located at the resort. These guided tours, led by naturalist and TMCC Outreach Coordinator Heather McKendry, will be offered to guests staying at[Read More…]

by January 23, 2023 0 comments Other News
Five Things You Should Know When a Skier Crashes

Five Things You Should Know When a Skier Crashes

“Stop! Don’t do that. Don’t move him”, I screamed. My husband had misjudged the slope, crashed, and landed in a heap in the middle of the trail. He was also out cold. We were skiing with his good buddy Lars when it happened. Lars skied to him and dragged him by his right arm until his body flattened out. Meanwhile,[Read More…]

by January 16, 2023 11 comments Other News
Cross Country Skiing at the Frisco Nordic Center, Frisco, Colorado by Todd Powell

Cross Country Skiers: Do You Prefer Classic Skiing or Skate Skiing?

Prospective cross country skiers often make a decision opting for either classic skiing or skate skiing. These two forms of cross country skiing are very different regarding where they can happen, what type of gear is used, the techniques employed, how fast the skiing is, and how much energy is necessary on an outing. For a first time or inexperienced[Read More…]

by January 15, 2023 2 comments Other News
The Skiing Weatherman January 13, 2023

The Skiing Weatherman January 13, 2023

Happy New Year to one and all!  I hope you got some packed powder turns in during the holiday week because dry surfaces have been hard to come by during the first half of this month.  The January thaw typically comes along in the late 10’s/20’s of this month, which you can actually see in the historical data as a[Read More…]

by January 13, 2023 1 comment Other News, Skiing Weatherman
Boasting 3,400 ft. of vertical, Sun Valley Resort’s senior discounts are nearly as steep, reaching upwards of 35 percent. For the third consecutive year, SKI Magazine named it the top ski resort in North America in its 2022 Annual Resort Guide. Sun Valley ranked no. 1 in the West for overall satisfaction, lifts, dining, and local flavor, and also ranked highly in the grooming, guest services, lodging, après, nightlife, and family friendly categories. (Photo courtesy of Sun Valley Resort)

Seniors Enjoy Steep Discounts at Most Idaho Ski Areas

Collectively, Idaho’s ski areas boast 29,000 feet of vertical spanning more than 21,000 acres, short lift lines, and extremely affordable passes. Plus, most offer skiing seniors significant discounts on lift tickets (and season passes). Here’s a comprehensive list of the deals available to seniors looking to ski Idaho: Bald Mountain Ski Area (Pierce) — Seniors ages 70 and older ski[Read More…]

by January 12, 2023 3 comments Sponsored Content, Other News
SnowVision Rx goggles integrate prescription with inner lens

These Prescription Goggles Offer Fog-Free and Full-Range Vision

Are you a senior skier or rider who has struggled to find a suitable solution for prescription eyewear on the slopes? Are you still looking for a solution to seeing the trees or reading the trail map while skiing without having to worry about lens fogging up? Traditional Over-the-glasses (OTG) goggles can be prone to fogging, requiring frequent wiping and[Read More…]

by January 10, 2023 0 comments Sponsored Content
Things to Do in Banff/Lake Louise Besides Skiing

Things to Do in Banff/Lake Louise Besides Skiing

If you aren’t too tired after a day or more on the slopes of Lake Louise, Sunshine and Mt. Norquay, there are plenty of options, including ice skating and horse-drawn sleigh rides. Events at SkiBig3 and in the towns of Banff and Lake Louise are back and better than before the so-called “pandemic pause”. Here’s what to put on your[Read More…]

by January 8, 2023 1 comment Other News
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ICYMI January 2023

There’s so much happening at ski/snowboard/X-C resorts this season.  So, in addition to regular posts, we also offer this monthly calendar of this and that tidbits ICYMI (in case you missed it). Here’s what’s happening in January. 22nd X Games at Aspen Competitors from across the globe – as well as local Olympians Hanna Faulhaber and Alex Ferreira – gear up to[Read More…]

by December 29, 2022 0 comments Other News
Ageing Skiing Concerns – AKA, Skiing on the Edge

Ageing Skiing Concerns – AKA, Skiing on the Edge

As I get older, skiing is still a thrill I look forward to every chance I get to go. My major concern these days is skiing safety and skiing with courtesy, which go hand in hand.  As a senior, I worry about falling (which doesn’t happen very often, I might add), but even more about being “taken out” by a reckless[Read More…]

by December 23, 2022 52 comments Other News
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Lessons Ski Resorts Learned from Their Covid Experience

The pandemic caused ski area management teams to change how they run their resorts. Covid affected every business function from technology to marketing and communications to day-to-day operations. As a group, ski areas were forced to learn how to react quickly to an ever-changing set of guidelines emanating from the Federal government as well as those from state governments that[Read More…]

by December 23, 2022 1 comment Other News
Plattekill Lodge Snowstorm

What’s New This Season: New York State

Statewide Programs for Kids Good news for parents and grandparents – The SKI NY Passport Program-Kids Ski Free is back for the 2022-23 Season. Kids in 3rd and 4th grade can ski free with parents at mountains including Belleayre, Gore, Greek Peak, Holiday Valley, Snow Ridge, Swain and Whiteface Ski Areas. Ski Mountain Updates – Alphabetically Belleayre Mountain has added more than 50,000 feet of[Read More…]

by December 13, 2022 0 comments Other News
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ICYMI December 2022

There’s so much news this new ski season, which is why we are launching this monthly ICYMI (In Case You Missed It) collection of this and that at our favorite resorts. Reservations Required Your IKON Pass gives you five free days at a participating resort.  But don’t just show up anywhere, since some IKON resorts now require advance reservations.  Not all, just[Read More…]

by December 9, 2022 0 comments Other News
Chestnut Mountain Resort courtesy of Indy Pass

The Indy Pass

Move over IKON Pass, Epic Pass, even Mountain Collective Pass, and make room for the Indy Pass with access to 120+  small independent ski areas in the US, Canada and Japan. Through Dec. 31, an Indy Pass is just $349 for two free days at each area, and discounted lift tickets after that.  Extra deal – there are no blackout dates at[Read More…]

by December 7, 2022 1 comment Other News
Minnesota’s North Stars

Minnesota’s North Stars

Cross-country ski clubs and Nordic non-profits in North America (for simplicity, let’s just call them “clubs”) are crazy-diverse and often unsung, but they play a vital role in creating lifelong skiers – not just elite racers but the equally important recreational participants. Clubs are the base which spread the word, coach kids, bring their families skiing, buy clothing and equipment, even[Read More…]

by December 6, 2022 0 comments Other News
Take the Train to the Chairlift

Take the Train to the Chairlift

All aboard the popular Amtrak Winter Park Express – your ticket between downtown Denver and the base of  Winter Park Resort. The new season of what everybody calls the “ski train” rides each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from Jan.13-15 through March 24-26. That’s a total of 33 roundtrips to what’s been voted one of North America’s best ski resorts and Colorado’s top adventure town. One-way fares start[Read More…]

by December 4, 2022 0 comments Other News
Ski Sauvage Tour: Test Gear and Ski With Champions

Ski Sauvage Tour: Test Gear and Ski With Champions

French performance skis and apparel brand blackcrows is bringing back the Ski Sauvage tour for the 2022-23 winter season, with gear to test and celebrities to ski with. The Ski Sauvage crew is loaded with an array of skis from the all terrain, touring and big mountain collections. The team moves around from ski area to ski area preaching wild skiing, sharing[Read More…]

by November 30, 2022 0 comments Other News
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How to “Knowtice” and Improve Your Skiing

Here’s a new word for you – “Knowtice”.  It describes the mental process combining knowledge with noticing.  Learning to do this is essential to developing skill, including skiing skills. No system can purposefully change without accurate, prompt, feedback. If feedback is delayed, inaccurate or simply not noticed, any change will be random, and probably short lived – perhaps thankfully!  I have[Read More…]

by November 29, 2022 8 comments Other News
The Skiing Weatherman November 25, 2022

The Skiing Weatherman November 25, 2022

By the time you read this you may have already made your first turns in the new season.  Mother Nature has been generous with cold and natural snow from coast to coast, with the West favored in late October and early November and then the Midwest and East over the past couple of weeks.  The East is where I am[Read More…]

by November 25, 2022 5 comments Other News, Skiing Weatherman
How Okemo saved Thanksgiving

How Okemo saved Thanksgiving

“Quick. Look over there. Do you see what I see?” The fog was as heavy as a wet blanket. I’d already been driving for 3 hours and most of it was in the pea soup as I headed north up the Connecticut River Valley. High beams were too much. Low beams weren’t enough. Just stay on the road. Destination: Killington,[Read More…]

by November 24, 2022 12 comments Other News
At Some Ski Areas, the Flavor Really Lasts

At Some Ski Areas, the Flavor Really Lasts

A rag-tag snowboarder with a ratty-looking mop of hair held the door open for me. Then he graciously acknowledged my thank you. A staff wearing a headband with jiggling Thanksgiving drumsticks raced by to check on something. I burst out laughing. A lodge cleaner guy pushing a vacuum around the locker room looked up to cheerily wish: “Happy Thanksgiving and[Read More…]

by November 24, 2022 6 comments Other News
Skiing History Magazine

Skiing History Magazine

The Herminator Turns 50, Collecting Books and a US Ski Team Reunion The November-December issue of Skiing History magazine is on press, but you can read it now, online. The Herminator Turns 50: Top story comes from Patrick Lang, who recently retired after a lifetime covering the Alpine World Cup circuit. Patrick summarizes the career and bucolic retirement of Hermann[Read More…]

by November 21, 2022 0 comments Other News