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Oct. 2 25 cm (10 in.) snow wallops Calgary, breaking record with more expected.

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Oct. 5)

Big BC Snow Beats Record, Colorado Senior Discounts, Conditioning Cautions, Ski Shows Coming. No doubt about it, snow is making a statement in the Northwest and Canadian Rockies in particular. Just this week, Calgary experienced a record-breaking snowfall, catching municipal snow removers a bit flat footed. Equipment had to be imported from local towns and cities to help clear the[Read More…]

by October 5, 2018 6 comments Features
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Sep. 28)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Sep. 28)

Other Great Ski Publications, Protect Our Winters, Anticipation, Snowmaking As Fire Protection. As you may have read, SeniorsSkiing.com is entering its fifth season of publishing. Over these last few years, we have entered the amazing world of ski publications and their publishers, all of whom have been welcoming, supportive, and collegial to Jon and me as newcomers. You should know[Read More…]

by September 28, 2018 1 comment Features
A Message From Mike And Jon

A Message From Mike And Jon

SeniorsSkiing.com is entering its fifth publishing season. When we started in 2014, we had a vision of creating an online magazine for snowsports enthusiasts over 50 and with it a community. Getting the magazine off the drawing board required many decisions. What should we call it? How frequently should it publish? Should it be free? Should we pay contributors? Etc.[Read More…]

by September 28, 2018 4 comments Home Top Box 1
Sundeck at The Remarkables, Queenstown, New Zealand's famous resort. Big snow happening do there this summer. Credit: Snowbrains.com

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Sep. 21)

Snow Is Happening Now, Winter Weather Prediction, Portillo Report, XC Binding News. So it begins.  There’s snow in British Columbia, some parts of Washington, Idaho, and Montana. Check out the very recent snow map above from Snow-Forecast.com.  The green represents snow; it’s not very much accumulation, —though we did hear Banff got blasted just today—but it’s there. Someone please ring[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 0 comments Features
Come To Our 5th Anniversary Bash!

Come To Our 5th Anniversary Bash!

by September 19, 2018 4 comments Home Top Box 2
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Aug. 24)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Aug. 24)

Weather Perplexes, Forecasts Of El Nino, Conditioning Ideas, Interesting Articles. Ok, cut to the chase. This has been a weird summer, weather-wise. In the Northeast, unrelenting hot, humid, stormy, rainy, not just a little but a lot. Out West, dry, fires.  In Europe, heat waves and drought. Big hurricanes in the Central Pacific. (Hurricane Lane is the latest taking aim[Read More…]

by August 24, 2018 0 comments Features
Casey grabs some pow at La Parva. Credit: Casey Earle

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (July 20)

More On Skiing Chile, Fat Bikes For Seniors, Mammoth Invests In Summer, Lost Baby Robin, Alone In The Woods. Summer is in full glory as we write this. So far, in New England, we’ve had a massive, long-lasting heat wave, heavy rains, clear skies, and classic summer days.  We’ve been hiking, riding our bike in prep for a charity ride[Read More…]

by July 20, 2018 0 comments Features
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (June 22)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (June 22)

Southern Hemisphere Special, Safe and Sane Cycling For Seniors, Zany Videos, El Nino Coming. Yes folks, it’s the start of the ski season in far away places below the Equator. Here’s a picture of downtown Santiago, Chile, which received a highly unusual coating of snow for the first time in years. And in New Zealand, The Remarkables, those beautiful, mystic[Read More…]

by June 22, 2018 0 comments Features
Vail and Alterra’s Unfairness Doctrine

Vail and Alterra’s Unfairness Doctrine

Editorial Regardless of whether the steady elimination of season pass senior discounts is personally insignificant or presents a financial burden, you should be aware of the lack of fairness and gratitude exhibited by this new policy. Through Vail’s EPIC Pass and Alterra’s IKON pass, the companies are advancing elimination of senior discounts, while acquiring more areas. In fairness, some localized Vail[Read More…]

by June 21, 2018 27 comments Other News
Killington is still open. Also Sugarloaf, Sunday River, Wildcat, Jay Peak, Okemo, Mt. Snow, Sugarbush. May is possible! Credit: Jamie Frankel

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (April 20)

Discount Reminders, Season Thanks, Washing Down, Stowing Gear, Abandoned Ski Area Movie, -30- This amazing season hangs on. Even as we write this on April 19 snow is falling in New England, in fact, right outside our window on Boston’s North Shore. We know that the Sierras and Rockies are also seeing spring snowfalls. It will be the last weekend[Read More…]

by April 20, 2018 0 comments Features
Spring in Appleton Farms, Ipswich, MA. Credit: Mike Maginn

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (April 13)

Looking Back, Mystery Glimpse, Spring XC Skiing, Riding With The Cats. It’s hard not to get a bit philosophical at the end of a season. And yes, we know that there are those who are still finding newly fallen snow out there, but we are done. Highlights for us: We re-discovered our interest in ski history, launching the Mystery Glimpse[Read More…]

by April 13, 2018 0 comments Features
Mammoth Mountain extended the season after 16 FEET of snow in March. Credit: Unofficial Networks

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (April 6)

Season Hangs On, Cross-Country Lessons, Apex Boot Highlights, Bob Beattie, Fun & Games, Mystery Train. Click Here To See Where Snow Fell Day By Day From Oct 5th to March 26th.  A glance at the map shows where the season’s snow accumulated and where it didn’t. Clearly, the Far West, Upper Rockies, (and Canadian Rockies not shown), parts of the[Read More…]

by April 6, 2018 1 comment Features
Bob Beattie was a colorful leader and coach.

Bob Beattie, Legendary US Ski Team Coach, Dies At 85

Beattie, Who Coached The US Team For Nine Seasons, Was A Ski Competition Innovator. Bob Beattie, the coach who put the US Ski Team on the world stage in the 60s, has died on Easter Sunday in Aspen, according to his son, Zeno. For details, click here for the news story from The Aspen Times. 

by April 2, 2018 0 comments Ski Heroes
St. B points the way to a mountain hut. Credit: Bri-Tri

Senior Skiers: St. Bernard Is Watching O’er

St. Bernard, The Doggie’s Namesake, Is An Actual Saint. [Editor Note: This tidbit was submitted by LuAnn Snyder, a freelance writer from Maryland.] Here’s a bit of trivia about the Patron Saint and Protector of Skiers: St. Bernard of Montjoux. Little is known for certain about St. Bernard of Montjoux who was probably born in Italy, c. 996 and died at[Read More…]

by April 2, 2018 1 comment Ski History