Articles by: Evelyn Kanter

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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
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 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
Photo by Roman Kraft on Unsplash

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
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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
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
New Parking Policies and Prices at Utah Resorts

New Parking Policies and Prices at Utah Resorts

The good news is that several ski/snowboard resorts in Utah have increased parking spaces, paved lots, preferred close-in parking for vehicles with three or more passengers, and added shuttles from outlying lots to the base area. The bad news is that parking is likely to cost you more this season. Here are the new parking policies and prices in Utah.  But[Read More…]

by November 18, 2022 5 comments Other News
What’s New for the 2022/2023 Season – Idaho Edition

What’s New for the 2022/2023 Season – Idaho Edition

With the La Niña weather pattern developing thousands of miles away in the Pacific Ocean for the third consecutive winter, the Northwest should expect a cold, wet winter with heavy mountain snow. That means another great ski and snowboard season in Idaho. It’s not just the snow – for the first time in history, SKI Magazine named three Ski Idaho[Read More…]

by November 9, 2022 7 comments Other News, West
Alaska Airlines Offers a Monthly Subscription for Flights to SLC

Alaska Airlines Offers a Monthly Subscription for Flights to SLC

Alaska Airlines, the only U.S. airline to offer a pay-by-month flight subscription service, is expanding its popular program to Salt Lake City less than a year after its launch. Just in time for ski/snowboard season, subscribers to Flight Pass can fly between Salt Lake City and San Francisco or San Diego, in addition to 18 other routes throughout California and select cities in Nevada,  Arizona and now Utah. The[Read More…]

by November 9, 2022 2 comments Other News
What’s New for the 2022/2023 Season – Quebec Edition

What’s New for the 2022/2023 Season – Quebec Edition

Fall and cooler weather are giving antsy legs to all skiers, snowboarders, as well as all other winter lovers. Here’s what’s new this season, north of the border in the province of Quebec, by region, including several important resort anniversaries. Bas-Saint-Laurent Parc du Mont-Saint-Mathieu has expanded its snow park, and snowmaking improvements will allow both earlier and later season access to an[Read More…]

by November 2, 2022 4 comments Other News, International
Photo Credit: Stratton Mountain Resort

What’s New For the 2022/23 Season – Eastern Edition

It’s time to check your goggles and helmet for wear and tear, shake your packed-up down jackets back to life and try on your ski or snowboard pants to make sure they still fit well enough to let you bend down and fasten your boots. Here’s a short swing through what’s new at resorts in the Northeast. New York State[Read More…]

by October 15, 2022 19 comments Destinations, East, Home Top Box 2
Photo Credit: Praxis Skis

What’s New for the 2022/23 Season – Western Edition

As always, resorts were busy over the summer replacing lifts and improving or adding terrain. Here’s a quick rundown to whet your appetite of what’s new and noteworthy in several states West of the Mississippi. In alphabetical order, by state –  California Palisades Tahoe – For a second season under its new name, there’s a brand new Base-to-Base gondola. It connects[Read More…]

by October 13, 2022 19 comments Destinations, West, Home Top Box 3
What’s New This Ski/Snowboard Season – Utah Edition

What’s New This Ski/Snowboard Season – Utah Edition

So many resorts, most of them within 45 minutes of the Salt Lake City airport.  And so many new lifts, trams, on-mountain dining, and more, this season. Here’s a short swing around what’s new and notable on the snow in Utah, in alphabetical order, since that’s the only fair way: Alta Ski Area – The Sunnyside fixed-grip triple has been[Read More…]

by October 13, 2022 2 comments Destinations, West, Other News
Line up for the Silver Queen gondola at Aspen. Credit: Evelyn Kanter

How Aspen/ Snowmass/ Highlands is Coping with Covid

A Major US Destination Resort Implements Its Virus Plan. Here’s An Early Report Card. The biggest challenge ski/snowboard resorts face this season just may be lunch. Covid-19 restrictions limit lifts to 50 percent capacity, but indoor dining restrictions are even less.  That means many skiers will not be able to find a place to sit to eat, even if they[Read More…]

by January 3, 2021 4 comments West
Now, that's a blue cruiser at JH looking delicious. Credit: Jackson Hole

SeniorsSkiing Guide: Jackson Hole—Not For Experts Only

There also are dozens of trails and cirques for the rest of us mere mortals. I’ve been skiing here since I was locked into that famous and frustrating  “intermediate plateau” and took a chance on defying Jackson’s reputation for experts only.  Besides, the town sounded like fun, with wooden sidewalks and real cowboys coming into town from the ranches that[Read More…]

by July 25, 2020 4 comments West