Articles by: Michael Maginn

It's quite the hat.

This Old Moriarty Hat

Who owns a hat for 50 years?  Well, if it’s a Moriarty hat, perhaps you understand why. Getting ready to shovel the driveway one cold morning last winter, I reached to the top shelf of the hall closet for a hat.  My fingers felt the double-thick headband of my old Moriarty hat tucked up out of sight.  I pulled it[Read More…]

by January 21, 2020 17 comments Accessories, Remember When?
Mystery Glimpse: Top Hat

Mystery Glimpse: Top Hat

Flippin’ Clown. This should be easy for some old timers.  Who is this guy? What’s his back story? Thanks to the amazing historic ski photo archive at Peak Resorts for this pic. Last Week This is Linda Meyers and Buddy Werner in April, 1963.  Linda competed at the 1960 and 1964 Winter Olympics. In 1960 she tumbled in the downhill event, but completed the[Read More…]

by January 15, 2020 8 comments Mystery Glimpse
Not Barb Ferries.

Mystery Glimpse: Two Racers

One Very Young, The Other A Successful Competitor. Many thanks to the Tread Of Pioneers Museum, Steamboat Springs, for this photo. Visit their online collection by clicking here. Last Week This is George Lundeen’s bronze statue, The End of An Era,  circa 1960. Why is it significant? Here’s what Dana Mathios, Curator and Director of Collections, Colorado Snowsports Museum, has[Read More…]

by January 9, 2020 0 comments Mystery Glimpse
Mystery Glimpse: Turning Point

Mystery Glimpse: Turning Point

What’s The Story Behind This Statue? Why is it so important to the Colorado Snowsports Museum?  Who is the artist? Last Week The Fountain Mountain at Mt. Snow, VT was the subject of last week’s mystery. According to Mt. Snow’s Jamie Storrs, the Fountain was switched on for the first time on January 18, 1965 When Mount Snow’s founder, Walt[Read More…]

by January 2, 2020 0 comments Mystery Glimpse
Mystery Glimpse: Ski The Cone

Mystery Glimpse: Ski The Cone

This Should Be Easy. If you’ve skied this…structure, tell us your story. Where, why? Last Week This iconic image is of seven great ski champions from the past.  All have been inducted into the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame and are regarded as SkiSport Legends.  The image comes from a early 1940s clipping Alan Engen included in his[Read More…]

by December 16, 2019 6 comments Mystery Glimpse
Feb 1941. Ski Jumper. Can you name them.

Mystery Glimpse: Seven Great Champs

All Inducted In US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame. Hints: Photo from Feb. 1941, Sun Valley. One of these men later enlisted in the 10th Mountain Division and was killed in action. Can you name them all? Thanks to Alan Engen for contributing this photo from his four-volume scrapbook series, The Engen Skiing Dynasty, currently at the University of[Read More…]

by December 10, 2019 1 comment Mystery Glimpse
Mystery Glimpse: Racer R.

Mystery Glimpse: Racer R.

This Is A Challenge. Hints Below. He was on Bob Beattie’s 1964 US Ski Team. He later worked for Head Ski and Lange Boots. Do you know who he is? Put your guess in the comment box below. Last Week Thanks to ski correspondent Dave Irons for supplying last week’s picture and this description: “John and Joe Luc Roy Jr.[Read More…]

by December 4, 2019 10 comments Mystery Glimpse
Mystery Glimpse: First T-Bar

Mystery Glimpse: First T-Bar

Can You Name The State And The Ski Area Where This First T-bar In The State Appeared? Hint: It’s 1951. Last Week The National Ski Patrol expanded rapidly after its 1938 organization. One well-known and famously crusty patroller from Massachusetts was Henry “Swampy” Paris of Woburn. He and William Putnam organized the Mount Washington Volunteer Ski Patrol in 1948, and[Read More…]

by November 19, 2019 12 comments Mystery Glimpse
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

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