Articles by: Michael Maginn

Mystery Glimpse: On Patrol

Mystery Glimpse: On Patrol

Early Red Parka Person Who is this guy? Sure looks like he knows the snows. Photo courtesy of the New England Ski Museum and executive director Jeff Leich. Worth visiting their online gift shop by the way if you’re looking for skier/snow sport presents. The New England Ski Museum now has two locations: Franconia and North Conway, NH. Last Week[Read More…]

by November 12, 2019 1 comment Mystery Glimpse
Mystery Glimpse: Pointy Peak

Mystery Glimpse: Pointy Peak

Where? Significance To Skiing? Thanks to the Alf Engen Ski Museum for sharing this dramatic photograph. Last Week Early days at Steamboat Springs. Each of two sleds held ten skiers. This unusual lift served Howelsen Hill in the mid 1940s. If anyone knows the back story of this “lift”, please let us know. Thanks to the Tread of Pioneers Museum[Read More…]

by November 6, 2019 3 comments Features
Mystery Glimpse: Tow Boat

Mystery Glimpse: Tow Boat

What’s This? This Strange Device Held 10 Skiers. Hint: Western resort. Many thanks to the Tread Of Pioneers Museum for this contribution. Last Week Of course, Killington. We took advantage of a picture of the resort a day or two after a major pair of Nor’Easters in New England taken by a pilot friend of ours. The snow dusting bodes[Read More…]

by October 30, 2019 0 comments Features
Mystery Glimpse: October Snow

Mystery Glimpse: October Snow

This Week Here’s a photo taken on Oct. 20th this year, right after a wicked Nor’Easter hit the East Coast. Obviously, the top of this resort got a dose of white. But, where is it? What resort? Why is this especially good news for the operators? This one should be easy for lots of SeniorsSkiing.com readers. Thanks to a friendly[Read More…]

by October 23, 2019 8 comments Features
Mystery Glimpse: Dancing, Where?

Mystery Glimpse: Dancing, Where?

It Was A Famous Apres Ski Hangout Back In The Day. Hint: Think Colorado. What place? What year? Thanks to the Colorado Snowsports Museum for this blast from the past. Last Week: Bang, Bang As we said last week, it’s not what you think. It sure looks like the 10th Mountain in training at Camp Hale, as several readers have[Read More…]

by October 17, 2019 3 comments Features
Mystery Glimpse: Bang, Bang

Mystery Glimpse: Bang, Bang

The First Glimpse Challenge This Season Is Not What You Think. This Mystery Glimpse photo comes from the archives of the Alf Engen Ski Museum in Park City, UT. Take a virtual tour of the museum’s collection by clicking here. The Mystery Glimpse feature posts a photo from one of the ski industry’s wonderful museums. Often these museums are located[Read More…]

by October 10, 2019 4 comments Features
Shape Up 3: Challenge Yourself

Shape Up 3: Challenge Yourself

Five Basic Exercises Ramped Up To High Intensity Levels. [Editor note: This is the third and final in our series of preparation exercises for senior skiers from Rick Silverman, physical therapist and certified strength and conditioning specialist. We started with basic hip and leg exercises (Oct 25), raised the intensity of those (Nov. 7) and now present a more challenging level of[Read More…]

by October 1, 2019 0 comments Conditioning
Shape Up 2: Up A Notch

Shape Up 2: Up A Notch

Revving Up Intensity For Our Five Basic Exercises. [Editor Note: Last month, we reprised a set of baseline exercises focusing on legs and hips as part of a get-ready strategy for this season’s snow sports activities that was originally published in 2016.  This week, our exercise guide, physical therapist, certified strength and conditioning specialist and teleskier Rick Silverman, shows us[Read More…]

by September 25, 2019 3 comments Conditioning
Shape Up 1: Easy Starters for Seniors

Shape Up 1: Easy Starters for Seniors

Ease Into Shaping Up For Snow Sports With Five Basic Exercises. This is an archive article reprised from Oct, 2016. [Editor Note: It’s time to focus on strengthening legs and hips for snow sports.  This year, we are going to offer three “flights” of exercise with increasing challenge and intensity for the same group of muscles. We’ll publish these about[Read More…]

by August 28, 2019 7 comments Conditioning
Mystery Glimpse: Season Retrospective

Mystery Glimpse: Season Retrospective

Last Week This is an Engen family photo, depicting Alf Engen himself ski-joring over a mini-ski jump behind a cantering horse. According to Jon Green, from the Alf Engen Museum, Alf participated in ski-joring quite often in Jackson Hole and Sun Valley in the mid- to late-30s,  While he was most known as a ski jumper, having won the national[Read More…]

by April 23, 2019 0 comments Ski History
Credit: Alf Engen Museum

Mystery Glimpse: Up, Up And Giddy-Up

Horses And Skiing Have A History. Yes, skijoring.  But where, who, when?  Anyone ever skijor? What’s it like? Many thanks to the Alf Engen Museum, Park City, UT, for contributing this spirited photo of skijoring in (hint, hint) the West. The Alf Engen Ski Museum Foundation was established in 1989 with a mission to preserve the rich history of skiing[Read More…]

by April 17, 2019 1 comment Ski History
Mystery Glimpse: A Rare Artifact

Mystery Glimpse: A Rare Artifact

What Is This? Who Used It? Why Is It A Rare Artifact Of Ski History? Last Week This is Betty Welch Whitney, born in Haverhill, MA, graduated from Smith College in 1923, and first went on a ski trip with the AMC in 1928. She remained an AMC member for life, and became a ski fashion and equipment buyer for[Read More…]

by April 3, 2019 2 comments Features
Credit: New England Ski Museum archive

Mystery Glimpse: This Lady Created The First…

…What? Hints:  New Hampshire. She went to Smith. Her husband’s last name was the name of the creation. Many thanks to the New England Ski Museum, now with an Eastern Slope branch in North Conway, NH, in addition to their home base at the foot of the Cannon Mountain gondola, Franconia. Last Week Yes, Buddy Werner is the skier on[Read More…]

by March 19, 2019 4 comments Features, Ski History
Race day at Ski For Light. Credit: Pam Owen

Ski For Light: A Blind Skier’s Experience

Part 1: The Skier [Editor Note: We met Chris Leghorn in a local North Shore community acoustic music jam. She sang and played her Martin HD 28 with both gusto and gentleness, depending on the song. In talking with her, we learned she had taken part in 19 Ski For Light events since 2001 as a cross country skier.  She[Read More…]

by March 14, 2019 1 comment Features
Lots of clues here. Who's in the speed suit?

Mystery Glimpse: 1964 Racer

Who Do We Have In The Tucked Position? Thanks again to the Tread of Pioneers Museum, Steamboat Springs, CO, for contributing this picture from its archives. Last Week If you recall, Brodie Mt was nicknamed “The Irish Alps”, because on St. Paddy’s Day it was definitely the place for skiers to be. It was also the domain of a creative,[Read More…]

by March 13, 2019 5 comments Features

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