Articles by: Evelyn Kanter

A sunset shot of two gondolas in Steamboat, CO Photo by Phoenix Dorninger on Unsplash

$1 Billion in Improvements at Ikon Pass Resorts

Ikon Pass holders get to enjoy more than $1 Billion in new terrain, lifts, dining, skier services and more for the 23/24 season. It’s an impressive collection of improvements, including new destinations added, so let’s start with those. New Destinations Winter 23/24 offers pass holders new destinations – Alyeska in Alaska and Snow Valley in California. Also, two areas in[Read More…]

by October 1, 2023 0 comments Other News
Jackson Hole Sold to New Owners

Jackson Hole Sold to New Owners

After 31 years of ownership, the Kemmerer family is selling the iconic resort to new owners who promise to keep Jackson Hole independent – one of the last world-class destinations which hasn’t been bought out by a multi-resort corporate operator.   The Kemmerers have always said they wanted to keep JMHR (Jackson Hole Mountain Resort) both locally-owned and independent.  [Read More…]

by August 4, 2023 0 comments Other News
SeniorsSkiing editor Evelyn Kanter & Lindsay Vonn

Hanging Out With Lindsay Vonn

Like many celebrities, Lindsay Vonn participates in charity fund-raisers, red carpet events, and also paid events that utilize their celebrity. The evening I shared with the gold medal Olympic and World Cup skier was one of those. She was part of a panel on performance – specifically how performance influenced and inspired their lives. The other panelists were Reggie Jackson, the Hall of[Read More…]

by July 26, 2023 0 comments Other News
Snowbasin Ski Resort in Utah during early spring 2020. Photo by Chase Charaba on Unsplash

ICYMI July 2023

Summer is in full swing at our favorite ski/snowboard resorts, with scenic chairlift and gondola rides and a full calendar of events including outdoor concerts and food festivals. ICYMI (in case you missed it) is our monthly round-up of this and that from here and there, including news of new lifts for new seasons. Alyeska Joins Ikon Pass Alaska’s Alyeska[Read More…]

by July 1, 2023 0 comments Other News
Windham’s New Owners Plan Major Improvements

Windham’s New Owners Plan Major Improvements

The Catskills resort has been purchased by two hospitality and resort development families with more than 100 years of  combined experience, who promise to make further investments to turn Windham Mountain into a premium, year-round, world-class destination. Immediate improvements will focus on the following  – improving skiing and riding with minimal lift lines, improving food and beverage program with redevelopment of current[Read More…]

by July 1, 2023 0 comments Other News
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Alterra Buys Schweitzer Mountain, Already an Ikon Pass Partner

Alterra Mountain Company, the guys behind the Ikon Pass, have added yet another resort to their collection of destinations they own and/or operate, bringing the portfolio to 17 year-round mountain destinations throughout North America. The agreement to purchase Idaho’s Schweitzer, further expands the company’s portfolio in the Pacific Northwest, joining Crystal Mountain in Washington, purchased recently. Schweitzer is the largest ski area[Read More…]

by June 26, 2023 0 comments Other News

ICYMI for June

There’s always something happening at our favorite ski and snowboard destinations, with and without snow.  There are plenty of outdoor concerts, food & wine festivals, vintage car shows, mountain biking, hiking, and ziplines and news about new lifts, too. Here’s your ICYMI for June, with tidbits of this and that, in case you missed it – Free Gondola Rides in Aspen/Snowmass[Read More…]

by May 31, 2023 2 comments Other News
Big Sky New Tram and Price Policy

Big Sky New Tram and Price Policy

Big Sky celebrates its 50th Anniversary in the 2023/24 season with a brand new Lone Peak Tram and a new pricing policy for riding it. The old tram opened in 1995, big enough – or small enough – for only 15 passengers at a time, making it feel like an elevator with windows. On powder days, it could be a one[Read More…]

by May 31, 2023 1 comment Other News
Snowbasin top of gondola Feb 2023

ICYMI for May

Even though this amazing snow season is winding down, there’s still some important news for skiers and riders. Here is our monthly ICYMI – in case you missed it – tidbits of this and that, including extended operating days at resorts in the US and Canada. Utah The state has received a record amount of what it markets as The[Read More…]

by April 21, 2023 5 comments Other News
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Vail Resorts Introduces Season-Long Rental Program

It’s called “My Epic Gear”, and it allows skiers and riders to reserve the same boots, skis or snowboard for an entire season at participating Vail Resorts destinations. Skis and boards are top models from top manufacturers. Boots are fitted with customized insoles and boot fit scanning technology.  Everything offers free slopeside pickup and drop off, and there’s a new app to[Read More…]

by April 6, 2023 5 comments Other News, Gear
Slush Cup at Whistler

ICYMI for April 2023

The days are longer and warmer, which means more sunlight to enjoy spring skiing and riding, and fewer layers.  Some resorts have extended operating hours and even days, while others are closing despite an abundance of snow. Here’s our monthly ICYMI (in case you missed it) collection of this and that. The fun and games at season’s end includes pond skimming contests. Here’s[Read More…]

by March 24, 2023 7 comments Other News
Winter Sports at Aspen Snowmass Besides Skiing/Snowboarding

Winter Sports at Aspen Snowmass Besides Skiing/Snowboarding

I’ve always said that life should be downhill in winter.  But sometimes it’s fun to try something else besides skiing, riding, or even X-C skiing or snowshoeing.  Here are five other winter sports available in Aspen/Snowmass, including one that is an Olympic sport. Curling If you’ve ever been bowling and thought, “we should be doing this on ice” then curling is for[Read More…]

by March 16, 2023 0 comments Other News
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IKON Pass for 2023/24 Season Offers Many New Benefits

Next season’s IKON Pass offers a new collection of discounts on travel and brand-name gear, along with free access to First Tracks programs and dropping reservations requirements, and more.  It’s a long list of perks for the 2023/24 season, including for new passholders, who get spring season this season as part of the purchase. Passes go on sale Thursday, March 16,[Read More…]

by March 15, 2023 2 comments Other News
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2023 24 Epic Passes Now on Sale With New Benefits

The only thing better than locking in a season pass is to do it now, at the lowest prices of the year.  2023/24 Epic Passes are on sale now, starting at $909 for a full pass and $676 for a local pass to dozens of Vail Resorts destinations in the US, Canada, Europe and beyond. New features for next season include[Read More…]

by March 8, 2023 5 comments Other News
ICYMI March 2023

ICYMI March 2023

The days are getting longer and warmer, which means more sunlight to enjoy skiing and riding, and fewer layers.  If you are a fan of spring skiing – and who isn’t – put these slopeside and downtown events on your calendar in March. Here’s our monthly ICYMI (in case you missed it) collection of this and that. Extended Hours at Aspen/Snowmass/Highlands[Read More…]

by February 23, 2023 2 comments Other News
Health Tips for Spring Skiing

Health Tips for Spring Skiing

Protecting your exposed skin, your eyes, and the rest of your body on the slopes in the strong spring sun is important at any age, and especially for us seniors who are more vulnerable to skin cancers, cataracts and dehydration. These tips and reminders are from the University of Utah Health Services. Snow can reflect up to 90% of sunlight and[Read More…]

by February 21, 2023 1 comment Other News, Health
First Female Snowboarders Being Inducted to Us Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame

First Female Snowboarders Being Inducted to Us Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame

This year marks the first-ever induction of female snowboarder athletes to the US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame.  The honors go to to Shannon Dunn-Downing and Tina Basich, both icons and pioneers of women’s snowboarding. The induction is at the annual awards event at Big Sky in April.  Both SeniorsSkiing Publisher Richard Lambert and Editor Evelyn Kanter are attending. Few athletes have had as[Read More…]

by February 20, 2023 0 comments Other News
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New Ikon Pass Resort Member in California

Add Snow Valley Mountain Resort in Southern California to the growing list of Ikon Pass members. Alterra Mountain Company has closed on the purchase of the iconic destination, which has been in operation since 1924, making it one of the oldest ski resorts in the USA.  Snow Valley joins the operations of Big Bear Mountain Resort in Big Bear Lake, including Bear[Read More…]

by February 6, 2023 0 comments Other News
Snowshoeing Visit Adirondacks

Snowshoeing in the Adirondacks

One of the easiest ways to enjoy fresh mountain snow is by snowshoeing. If you can walk, you can snowshoe. It’s a great activity for an off-slope rest day, or any day, along established, well-groomed trails or making your own tracks through the woods. Here’s how and where to snowshoe in the Adirondacks: Adirondack Park comprises 6.2 million protected acres[Read More…]

by February 3, 2023 1 comment Other News
JH Kings and Queens of Corbets Veronica Paulson first womans backflip

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 1 comment Other News
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 5 comments Other News, Sponsored Content
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
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