Articles by: Don Burch

Here’s How to Store Ski Gear and Clothes for the Off-Season

Here’s How to Store Ski Gear and Clothes for the Off-Season

[Editor’s Note: We’ve published Don Burch’s article on storing gear in the past.  It’s an excellent reminder that a little care goes a long way.] Hopefully your ski equipment has taken good care of you all winter. It’s time for you to return the favor. Some simple steps now can save you the frustration of rusty edges, musty clothing and[Read More…]

by April 14, 2022 6 comments Gear, Boots, Skis, Home Top Box 3, Other News
“Come Ski With Me”: A New Don Burch Video

“Come Ski With Me”: A New Don Burch Video

Don Burch recently returned from his first ski trip to Colorado in almost 50 years. He titled this video summary of his time at Beaver Creek, Copper, Keystone, Breckenridge and Vail,  “Come Ski With Me.” It’s another fine example of Don’s refreshing new genre of ski video: brief, graphically interesting, and easy to watch.

by March 31, 2022 2 comments Other News, West
Don Burch: Things I See While Skiing

Don Burch: Things I See While Skiing

This fast-paced, short video from Don Burch combines several artistic techniques, including some fleeting Mondrian-like moments. I think it’s fair to say that Don is developing a new genre of ski video. Watching it evolve is a treat.  

by February 17, 2022 7 comments Other News, Home Top Box 4
Breezy Days Skiing the Ice Coast: Don Burch’s Newest Video

Breezy Days Skiing the Ice Coast: Don Burch’s Newest Video

FINALLY, the East Coast got hammered. Although this newest addition to the Don Burch ski video canon was produced before the big storm, everything about it – color, sound, scenes – expresses its title: Breezy Days Skiing the Ice Coast.

by February 3, 2022 1 comment Other News, Home Top Box 4
Don Burch’s Fun Times (at Mount Snow, Okemo & Stratton)

Don Burch’s Fun Times (at Mount Snow, Okemo & Stratton)

It has been decades since I’ve skied the East. Once I discovered Western skiing, I traded the long flight for the long drive, eventually moving to Utah to shorten the time to the slopes. But Don Burch is giving me second thoughts. He’s developed an appealing alternative ski video genre (shot largely at Eastern areas). His most recent, “Fun Times[Read More…]

by January 20, 2022 2 comments Other News, East
December Skiing Video

December Skiing Video

Don Burch sent in a video treat: “December Skiing.” It’s one of his signature short productions that makes you want to be back on the mountain. Click on the image to screen. I’ll also include it in the next issue, which will be distributed Friday, January 7. Many thanks to readers who sent notes of appreciation for SeniorsSkiing.com. Best wishes[Read More…]

by January 6, 2022 8 comments Other News
Source: Don Burch

Enjoy Don Burch’s Newest Creation

Don Burch creates short, artistic ski videos that capture the small moments showing people of all ages and abilities having fun together on the mountain. “Skiing The East” features scenes from Stowe, Okemo, Otis Ridge, Sunday River, Killington, Sugarbush, Mount Snow, Stratton, Wildcat, Magic, Waterville Valley and Maple Valley (long closed). Enjoy this two-minute ride.

by October 27, 2021 5 comments East, Other News
Last Season

Last Season

Don Burch is a frequent contributor of interesting ski pictures and videos. He put together this 2-minute video of highlights from his 2020-21 season. If you want to stoke your imagination for the coming season, click here and enjoy!

by September 29, 2021 3 comments Other News
Spring Skiing At Killington

Spring Skiing At Killington

Here’s Another Don Burch Video Capturing A Blue Bird Day At The Big K. Snapshot of perfect conditions on a beautiful day.

by April 5, 2021 4 comments East
Ski Art III

Ski Art III

Don Burch Offers Another Intriguing View Of The World Of Skis And Snow. Don’s been experimenting with various techniques to take ski videos into an aesthetic direction.  His third offering combines a haunting melody and moody visuals.  Music is Gravitated by Edgar Hopp. Click on the image below to watch the video.

by March 22, 2021 2 comments Features
And More Ski Art

And More Ski Art

Don Burch Has Yet Another View Of The Ski World. [Please consider supporting SeniorsSkiing.com with a donation. We appreciate your help. Click here.] Don has created a series of artistic videos depicting impressions of the sport. He uses different AI techniques to create the images, some of which are startlingly beautiful. Please let him know what you think of his[Read More…]

by February 2, 2021 4 comments Features
Ski Art II

Ski Art II

Don Burch Does It Again Here’s a new Ski Art video from Don. Some of these images are dramatic, colorful, peaceful, engaging, aesthetically pleasing, and just plain fun to see.

by January 26, 2021 3 comments Features
Ski World Art

Ski World Art

Don Burch Produces A Stunning Portfolio Of Images From Snow Country. Many of these images are really beautiful,  frame-worthy.  Thanks Don for this. Please let him know what your reaction is in Leave A Reply below.

by January 12, 2021 10 comments Features
Call Of The Mountains

Call Of The Mountains

A Lyrical Look At Classic Eastern Ski Trails. Killington, Okemo, Mt. Snow. See what you’re missing, Western Skiers? Thanks to SeniorsSkiing.com correspondent Don Burch for another great, feels-like-you’re-there video.

by January 3, 2021 5 comments East
Early Season Skiing: Okemo, VT

Early Season Skiing: Okemo, VT

Shaking Off Summer Dust: First Runs Of The Season Snow finally came to New England last week whether through machines or from the sky. It finally got consistently cold enough to make the stuff or for real snow to stick.  SeniorsSkiing.com correspondent Don Burch ventured out to see what was going on at Okemo, VT. Here’s his video report from[Read More…]

by December 7, 2020 4 comments East
NSAA recommended signage for this season. Credit: NSAA

2020-21 Survival Guide

Buckle Up, Bundle Up And Buck It Up. Never before has there been as much trepidation about a ski season as for this one.  Given all the tumult that occurred during this year, it’s no surprise we’re anxious.  What follows are some insights that will help us get the most out of what will be a most unique season. Above[Read More…]

by October 20, 2020 7 comments Features
Credit: Don Burch

Early Season Quiz

Place That Northeast Trail In The Right Resort.  Ski The East? Here’s a chance to show you’ve been around. 1, White Cap is a part of __________?      A. Attitash B. Sunday River C. Whiteface D. Loon 2. Mittersill is a part of __________?      A. Ski Butternut B. Stratton C. Sugarloaf D. Cannon 3. Spruce Peak is[Read More…]

by October 13, 2020 0 comments Features
Are your skis still in the bag by the furnace where you left them after your last ski day? Hmmmm.
Credit: Mike Maginn

Putting Away Your Skis And Stuff

It Pays To Spend A Little Extra Effort On Your Gear. Here’s How. [Editor Note: Don Burch’s article on storing your gear was published last year around this time.  We are reprising it to help remind you that a little care for your stuff goes a long way.] Hopefully your ski equipment has taken good care of you all winter,[Read More…]

by March 23, 2020 23 comments Gear
Boston Ski and Snowboard Expo Highlights

Boston Ski and Snowboard Expo Highlights

Didn’t Make It This year? Here’s A Snapshot Of The Show. Correspondent Don Burch covered the recent Boston Ski & Snowboard Expo at the World Trade Center. It’s the last year the show will be held at this venue and it’s also the last year it will be produced by Bernie Weichsel and BEWI. Next year, SIA takes over.

by December 4, 2019 2 comments East
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 2 comments Features
Ski Resort Word Search

Ski Resort Word Search

by October 8, 2019 0 comments Features
SeniorsSkiing.com Analogy Test

SeniorsSkiing.com Analogy Test

[Editor Note: Thanks to SeniorsSkiing.com Correspondent Don Burch for this challenging test. Good luck, you’ll need it. Answers at the end.]

by October 1, 2019 5 comments Features
Seniors Visit Cranmore, Bring Grandchildren

Seniors Visit Cranmore, Bring Grandchildren

Historic Mountain Is Perfect For Seniors Who Like Mellow Skiing And Kid-Friendly Amenities. Cranmore offers a lot for seniors to like: Fun and varied terrain, manageable size, easy flat walk from parking lots and most of all, friendly vibe. I visited Cranmore on a Saturday with a group of senior skiers. Though busy, the main chair lift to the summit,[Read More…]

by April 3, 2019 2 comments East
Now this ad turned a few heads. Credit: Lange

Selling Skis: 50 Years Of Gibberish

Remember Lange’s “Soft Inside”? I get it. It’s not easy to sell skis. With so many advances in ski design, there are tons of great skis out there. So how does a brand differentiate their products from others? Just like they always have, advertising and marketing. This means slogans, endorsements, performance claims, use of exotic materials and “systems” and of[Read More…]

by March 19, 2019 12 comments Gear