Articles by: Susan Winthrop

Correspondent Suzie Winthrop found fresh powder every day.  Can you see the smile on her face?
Credit: Steve Shannon

Suzie In The Selkirks

Run After Run Of Perfect Powder For Five Straight Days. Snowcat Skiing At Its Best. Do you dream of skiing in untracked powder?  Of course! We all do!  And most of us get one or two runs at resorts that offer “fresh tracks” early in the morning before the snow cats groom the trails. But soon you’re plowing through broken snow[Read More…]

by April 25, 2017 1 comment Destinations, International
Lots of folks lining up at Winter Park.  Holiday weekend was busy.
Credit: Susan Winthrop

SeniorsSkiing Guide: Winter Park, CO—Almost Denver

Close to Denver, This Venerable and Varied Ski Resort Can Get Crowded On Weekends. One of the oldest ski areas in Colorado, Winter Park is only 67 miles from Denver (about a 90 minute drive). It has excellent terrain for all levels of skiers and snowboarders. I was there with my daughter and her 12 year old twins who couldn’t[Read More…]

by February 25, 2016 2 comments Resort Reviews, West
Almost like a Japanese woodcut,  skiers in Niseko run through the flakes.
Credit: Susie Winthrop

Ski Japan: Looking For Snow? Head West. All The Way.

Combine lots of snow with an exotic destination for an incredible skiing experience. O.K., you adventurous senior powder-hounds: How far will you fly to find an awesome stash in this odd winter of snow conditions?  If you don’t fly east to New England or Quebec to ski, how about 14 hours on a JAL flight to Tokyo on a 787[Read More…]

by March 5, 2015 5 comments Home Top Box 2, International
Suicide Six Poma Lift
Credit: New England Ski Museum

When Going Up Was Half The Fun

Early New England Tows We Still Miss. I’ve been skiing for 65 years, grown and raised in Concord MA.  I made my first turns on Punkatasset Hill, a no-lift neighborhood ski hill. That’s where I side-stepped to the top to pack the snow before picking my way down through the labyrinth of slalom poles my dad had set for me and[Read More…]

by July 15, 2014 3 comments Features, Ski History

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