• Bob Margulis

    After growing up three blocks from the Atlantic Ocean in NYC and having learned to climb in New England, Bob headed to Seattle thanks to its close proximity to both water and mountains. While he has climbed all over the US including Yosemite he describes his climbing and skilling abilities as nothing more than 'mere competence' and continues to work at improving his skiing skills.

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  • Bob Ohrt

    Bob has skied most of the areas from Alaska to Colorado, over the past 60+ years, preferring the 2nd and 3rd tier ski areas. He and his amazing wife Judy have recently returned to their long time home town of Spokane, WA. He is now a "Landman" which takes him to varied locations for 3 to 6 month projects allowing him to sample what locations have to offer. 49° North has been his home hill the past two seasons

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  • Bob Trueman

    First skied at age 46. Instantly hooked. Still no good at age 54. Then trained and became an instructor, meanwhile studying coaching, specialising in development coaching. Finally qualified as an English Ski Council, IVSI certified international coach and instructor tutor. In the last twenty years mostly helping senior skiers confirm that age is no hindrance; and instructors to teach better. I've written two books: Skiing from Greens to Reds and Beyond; and Ski In Control: How to ski ANY piste anywhere in full control (recommended by World Slalom Champion Tom Stiansen.) Both from Amazon.

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  • Cathie Judge

    For many years, Cathie Judge was Fashion and Travel Editor of Skiing Magazine. When she left Skiing she formed a consulting business, working on ski-related projects with DuPont, Celanese and Goretex and produced advertorial inserts for Vogue, L'Officiel, Town & Country, Playboy, and other magazines. In the 90's, Cathie started Springs Publishing and launched the monthly magazine, eye on Saratoga. She now provides a variety of design, marketing, and communications services. She started on wood hand-me-downs and oversized Army surplus boots at the age of five. She went on to report on and influence the world of ski fashion, travel and culture. Cathie currently is editing and designing a series of children's books when not exploring and enjoying the landscape around Saratoga Springs.

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  • Dave Chambers

    I don’t feel like a senior skier. My age entitles me and I am still skiing after a day falling down a lot at Mt Buller in 1975. I love the alpine environment, the pristine wildness of it, the stillness and the extreme nature of the alps in equal measure. When not skiing you will find me at my place on the edge of the bush in Australia. I ski all over the world and Australia. I have a financial participation in a ski lodge called Gravbrot on Mt Hotham. I write stories about my travels and life above the snow line.

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  • Dave Irons

    Dave Irons has been skiing for 75 or so years, and writing about the sports for close to 50. His background includes 20 years of ski patrolling and his work of more than 1000 articles and columns has appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers. He was elected to the Maine Ski Hall of Fame in 2007. He has written books on the history of Sunday River and Shawnee Peak at Pleasant Mt and his third, The History of Mt Abram in his home state of Maine came out right after the first of the year.

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  • Dave Zangrilli

    Dave Zangrilli learned to ski in his parents' back yard on 6' – 6” long all wood skis. When his wife, (and occasional SeniorsSkiing contributor) Susan, became an instructor, he began to take skiing seriously. Last year he skied more days than his age, a feat which becomes harder every year.

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  • Don Burch

    Don, a retired School Psychologist, has been skiing since the early 1960s. Most of his skiing is in New York and New England. He has been a ski instructor at Lost Valley, King Pine and Sunday River. Each season he likes to ski at areas he's never been to. Don also make it a point to support local and independently owned ski areas by skiing them several time each season. Though skiing is Don's main passion he also enjoys kayaking, windsurfing, inline speed skating, trail running and cycling.

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  • Evelyn Kanter

    Evelyn Kanter is a NYC-based travel and environmental writer and a senior skier who would rather ride a chairlift, river raft or zipline than the subway, and has done so in the more than 100 countries she’s visited, skiing in many of them. In what she calls a “previous life”, she was a TV and radio news reporter for ABC News and CBS News, now a regular contributor to major publications, including airline inflights and AAA magazines, and has written or contributed to more than a dozen travel guidebooks. Her latest are “100 Things to Do in NYC Before You Die”, Fodor’s Essential Germany and Fodor’s New York City. Evelyn's websites are www.ecoxplorer.com and www.nyctravelguru.com.

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  • Harriet Wallis

    Harriet Wallis has been a ski writer, editor and photographer forever. She learned to ski on a dare when she was in her mid 30s and has been blabbing about it ever since. Her work appears in regional and national print and online publications. Ski Utah named her Journalist of the Year. You can see more of her articles here: https://www.alta.com/stories/102-year-old-powderhound. She's a senior-age skier based in Salt Lake City and she enjoys nearly a gazillion ski days each winter. She also enjoys two stainless steel knees. Harriet loves to be outdoors, so during other seasons she swims, bicycles and kayaks. She also single handedly rips up her yard, converting it to an arid and low water landscape with indigenous plants that she propagates. Skiing is a lot easier!

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  • Heather Burke

    Heather Burke is passionate about skiing, has been since 3. For two decades, she’s been editor of two ski resort review sites, www.luxuryskitrips.com and www.familyskitrips.com , and is a regular contributor to Boston.com, various magazines and travel sites. Heather travels the globe with her photographer husband Greg, and when snow melts she enjoy her seaside home of Kennebunkport, Maine. Follow Heather’s ski travels and reviews on social media.

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  • Herb Stevens

    Herb Stevens has been skiing for a very long time, since he could barely walk. One of the original on-camera meteorologists at The Weather Channel, Herb is known as The Skiing Weatherman, having hosted a syndicated television snow report in 30+ markets from the late ‘80’s until just a few years ago. He has skied at more than 400 resorts and looks forward to adding many more to that list as he approaches his seventh decade sliding down hills.

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  • Hiller Hardie

    Hiller Hardie resides in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania where he has lived most of his life. He has skied for 58 years on 3 continents and enjoys skiing with his 17 year old daughter, Fiona. He also has a group of contemporaries, together with whom he skies both locally and in Vermont, West Virginia, New York, Idaho, Utah, B.C. etc.

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  • Jackson Hogen

    Jackson, aka Pontiff of Powder, has played more roles in the ski trade than Eskimos have words for snow. They include ski designer, binding and boot product manager, freestyle competitor, boot-fitter, ski instructor, marketing director, writer, and ski and boot tester. He contributes to a variety of ski magazines, including SeniorsSkiing.com.

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  • Jan Brunvand

    Jan Brunvand, born in 1933, was taught to ski by his Norwegian parents in Michigan. As an undergraduate at Michigan State University he skied Aspen and A-basin during spring breaks. After earning a PhD in Folklore at Indiana University he taught at the University of Idaho four years, skiing in local areas. After a skiless year at Southern Illinois University, he moved his family to Salt Lake City, teaching at the University of Utah for thirty years during which he published a textbook in American Folklore and a series of books about urban legends. He and his wife Judy have skied most of the resorts in Colorado and others in Idaho, Wyoming, California, and even Vermont. They have also skied in Norway, Chamonix, Zermatt, and for one memorable week in Portillo, Chile. In retirement, they ski mostly Alta, but also all the other fine resorts of Utah. They are active members of the International Skiing History Association.

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  • Joan Wallen

    Joan Wallen is a freelance writer who lives in Andover, NH. She began skiing at age 12 but became completely absorbed in the sport when she was a ski bum in North Conway during a year long break from college. After graduation and a couple of years of teaching she was made Patrol Director at King Ridge in New Hampshire. For the following 25 years she held positions in operations, marketing and management at a number of New England ski areas. She continues her involvement with the sport by writing about all aspects of it and skiing as much as possible. Joan is past President of the East region of North American Snowsports Journalists Association. Her writing assignments have included magazines, newsletters, trade journals and websites. The off-season finds her sailing, kayaking, paddleboarding, biking, hiking and attempting to become a good golfer.

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  • John Brown

    John Brown is a long time ski patroller at Ragged Mountain, NH. His patrol history began in 1979 at Boston Hills in North Andover Massachusetts, then in New Hampshire at Ragged Mountain, King Pine and a year at Bretton Woods. Today he's patrolling 1-2 days per week at Ragged Mountain. He retired in 2014 after 46 years as a firefighter.

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  • John Nelson

    John Nelson is a refugee of the journalism world, having worked as a designer, art director, editor and writer at newspapers in Seattle, Memphis, Spokane and Colorado. He has been hooked on skiing since he saw a film of Stein Eriksen when he was 6 years old. Now nearing age 60, he’s trying rack up as much vertical as possible and documents his ski days on the blog SkiZer.Wordpress.com. He skis primarily in Washington, Idaho and Montana.

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  • Jonathan Wiesel

    Jonathan began life alpine skiing but fell totally in love with cross-country, after a downhill accident in Austria where he lost his ski suit. (It’s a long story, best related over several hot, highly alcoholic drinks.) Since then he’s been in the Nordic business as an instructor, international trips planner and guide, trails planner/designer (www.nordicgroupinternational.com), author, writer, and resort owner (Royal Gorge near Lake Tahoe). He’s found that cross-country is fun, social, romantic, grand exercise, takes place in gorgeous surroundings, justifies seconds on desserts, and helps arthritic knees. He’s been known to race, but only on assignment. He’s also come to enjoy modern snowshoes, since mice don’t snack on the rawhide in the off-season.

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  • Josh Foss

    Josh Foss is an accomplished outdoorsman, who has taught at Vail and Deer Valley and guided for Steamboat Powder Cats in Steamboat Springs. He’s also a pilot whose career was in aviation and real estate. He prefers sports whose names include the letter “S”: skiing, surfing, sailing, equestrian, and fishing. Josh lives in Heber City, Utah.

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  • Justin Thulin

    Dr. Thulin has been practicing dermatology for over 20 years in Salt Lake City, Utah, and skate skis 80-100 days a year.

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  • Karen Lorentz

    Karen Lorentz 'earned her turns' when she learned to herringbone on a Connecticut golf course using her father’s 1930s hickory boards (1958). She progressed to skis with edges and areas with lifts, taught high school English (NJ) and advised the ski club, taking teenagers to Europe and Colorado before moving to a Vermont mountaintop (1978). She’s written 5000 articles, 8 books, including histories of Killington and Okemo, received a Lifetime Achievement Award for ski writing, and is still trying to master “the carve."

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  • Keller Minton

    Keller picked up skiing as a child while growing up in St. Louis. His passion led him to Colorado where he studied Journalism at the University of Denver. He soon discovered 40 days a year on the hill was not enough and moved to the mountains to become an instructor. He is now a PSIA certified instructor at Vail, and enjoys alpine skiing, backcountry exploring, and is starting to dabble in the Nordic world.

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  • Marc Liebman

    Marc is a former Associate Editor of SKI Magazine and certified ski instructor. Today he is an award-winning novelist with nine books in print, four of which are Amazon #1 Best Sellers.

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  • Mary Jo Tarallo

    Mary Jo Tarallo is an award-winning public relations/communications specialist who has more than 40 years working in the snow sports industry. She currently is the creator and editor for Sun and Snow Adventures, a web site/blog that covers health, fitness and lifestyle topics. She also is a freelancer and contributing editor for The Snow Industry Letter. She previously served as the Ski Editor for the Baltimore Sun. Mary Jo spent almost 19 years with SnowSports Industries America and ten years as executive director of the industry's Learn to Ski and Snowboard initiative.

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  • Matt Linden

    Matt Lindon was born and raised in New York, skied New England and was reborn in his 22nd year when he moved to Utah. For the past 40 years, he's plied Park City powder and worked as engineer and hydrologist for the development of Deer Valley and other resorts. Discovering moderation in middle age, he retired his Tele’s and long boards and focuses on powder and corduroy with friends and family on sunny days. Matt secretly loves skiing deep in big Rocky Mountain storms.

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  • Mike Roth

    Mike Roth is a ski journalist who writes a regular ski blog for the Albany Time Union. He is also a talented cartoonist and and architect.

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  • Mira Tempkin

    Mira Temkin is a Chicago-based journalist who writes about destinations, hotels, food, theatre and events. She is currently a blogger for Orbitz, Travelocity, Splash Magazines Worldwide as well as other print and online publications. When she's not up in the air or on the road, she can be reached at [email protected]

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  • Murray Sandman

    Sandman (72) started skiing at Mt Ruapehu N.Z. in 1952. His journey includes ski racing in New Zealand, Australia and Europe in the late 60's-70's, global ski travels in the 80's, and professional teaching and year-round coaching in the 90's & 00’s. Now he skis for fun and writes about his travels, skiing, and unusual sleep-overs. In the Northern Hemisphere, he has enjoyed most U.S. and Japanese resorts. He now concentrates on Europe's steep and deep. Down Under, he skis Australia and New Zealand. When not playing in the snow, Murray enjoys living in Queensland's warm Whitsunday Islands with sand between his toes.

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  • Pat McCloskey

    Pat McCloskey is a Level III PSIA Full Certified Ski Instructor. He has skied in 110 different areas around the world and has worked with blind skiers for over 34 years. He is an avid mountain biker, trail runner and road cyclist. His blog chroniclesofmccloskey covers all his outdoor adventures.

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  • Randy Johnson

    Randy Johnson is author of Southern Snow, the New Guide to Winter Sports from Maryland to the Southern Appalachians, which recently won an honorable mention in the International Ski History Association’s Skade Awards. The new University of North Carolina Press edition is the updated version of Johnson’s 1986 original from the Appalachian Mountain Club (called a “cult classic” by Warren Miller).

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  • Richard Anglin

    Richard’s first time on skis was in the Taunus Mountains in Germany as a sophomore in High School. Sixty years later he is still skiing, now days mostly at Tamarack, Idaho. Richard is a gastronome, oenophile, amateur chef, bread baker, member of PSIA and a Chevalier of La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, a gastronomic society that traces its origins back to the old French royal guild of goose roasters in the 12th century, and The Société Mondiale du Vin. Mostly retired, he writes a blog about skiers and food, The Well-Fed Skier, … thewellfedskier.substack.com.

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  • Robert Leaverton

    Skiing most of my life. Got WW 2 surplus skis from Boy Scouts. Boots skis with bindings and poles for $9.00. Joined Ski Patrol at Little Switzerland in 1960. Became SP trainer/examiner. Organized a regional SP medical training seminar at the University of Wisconsin Medical college. Went on the ski school and was co-director for a time. PSIA certified instructor. Over the years at Little Switz I did a lot of jobs, painted chair lifts, help build a new chair lift, made snow and operated a Pisten Bully groomer, worked in the ski shop. All part time. Over the years I was associated with Lange, Rossignol and Fischer as a “Pro Rep” and “Tech Rep”. Also part time. Currently live in Eden Utah in the winter and ski at Powder Mountain and Snowbasin.

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  • Roger Lohr

    Roger Lohr, founder and editor of XCSkiResorts.com is a writer and marketer, who lives in Lebanon, NH. He’s also been published as a Nordic skiing and snowshoeing expert on SnoCountry.com, MSNBC.com, SnowshoeMag.com, WhitebookSki.com, NSAA Journal, CCSAA Nordic Network, Cross Country Skier, SkiTrax, Ski Area Management, NASJA, Green Energy Times, and others. Lohr also wrote the Board Report snowboard column in SnowEast Magazine. He conducted the CCSAA Skier Visit Study and created the Best XC Ski Area Poll and worked for industry trade organization SIA. He loves skiing on xc ski trails, telemarking in the backcountry, and snowboarding in powder.

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  • Rose Marie Cleese

    Rose Marie Cleese first made ski journalism tracks in the 70s as an assistant editor at SKIING magazine in Manhattan and then back on the West Coast as the magazine's western regional editor. A two-term president of the Northern California/Nevada Ski Media Association, the "starter dough" of today's NASJA (the North American Snowsports Journalists Association), she was the San Francisco Examiner sports department's first female writer, filing a weekly winter sports column, and covering the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck. In recent years, her articles have appeared in metropolitan newspapers, monthly magazines, and national wintersports and travel websites. After taming some high-performance skis on boiler-plate a couple of seasons ago at Sun Valley, she knows she's nowhere near hanging up her skis or ceasing to write about this most sublime of sports! She lives in San Francisco, CA

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  • Steve Hines

    Steve Hines is a sales associate at Outdoor Outfitter, REI, Inc. (Steve’s views do not necessarily reflect REI’s views). He has been a wilderness guide, a Wilderness First Responder and a volunteer trip leader for the Appalachian Mountain Club.

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  • Susan Zangrilli

    Susan and her husband moved to Utah five years ago from central Pennsylvania. A retired ski instructor at a small PA resort, Susan now enjoys skiing at Alta. She is also a potter, painter, and plays her electronic keyboard.

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  • Tamsin Venn

    Tamsin Venn is a freelance ski writer based in Ipswich, Mass. In the off-season, she trades in slopes for waves and publishes Atlantic Coastal Kayaker Magazine.

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  • Torry Hack

    Raised a skier in New England and has been enjoying it for over 50 years. Currently taking advantage of semi-retirement and teaching another generation of family to ski. A believer that a family that skis together, stays together.

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  • Yvette Cardozo

    Yvette didn’t even see snow until she was 25. That’s because she grew up in snow free, frost free South Miami Beach. In fact, she says, “When I finally got to see frost for the first time at age 13, I thought it was mold all over the cars. (Some of us were more sheltered than others).” She finally got into skiing at age 30 and claims she has “probably the world’s most exhaustive collection of ‘dumb Florida gal discovers snow’ stories” in the world. That includes her first heli-ski trip when someone gently pointed out to her that maybe it was time to retire the novice ski angle. Yvette now lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, Bill Hirsch, 30 minutes from the nearest slopes and she skis at least once a week during the season. Her ski stories have taken her around the world, including India and several trips to South America.

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