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
XC in Mont Tremblant Canada

XC in Mont Tremblant Canada

Mont Tremblant is a major alpine ski resort just north of Montreal, part of the vast Alterra Mountain Company menu of ski areas, which includes Steamboat, Winter Park, Mammoth Mountain, Deer Valley, Stratton, Sugarbush. Therefore it’s part of the Ikon Pass system.   Though it’s well-known to Eastern Canadians, cross country skiing around Mont Tremblant isn’t quite the clichéd “hidden gem” for Nordic[Read More…]

by November 2, 2022 3 comments Other News, International
Setting Our Sights on e-Biking in Umbria

Setting Our Sights on e-Biking in Umbria

Last Sunday, I took a few heavy corn runs at Park City. It was in the mid-60s, and two runs were enough. The Salt Lake Valley reached 78F, and driving up and back, passed scores of cyclists. I know I should be pedaling more, both for the sheer enjoyment of being on a bike and for its great health benefits.[Read More…]


The Best Ski Trip, Ever

A few years ago, Pam and I went on what was arguably the best ski trip of our lives. We spent six-days on Ski Safari in the Dolomites with Inspired Italy, a advertiser. The updated account about this bucket-list experience follows: The Dolomites is the vast UNESCO World Heritage Site in Northern Italy. It received the designation because of its natural[Read More…]

by December 2, 2021 4 comments Other News, International, Home Top Box 3
Skiers are among the many ice sculptures.  Source: Lake Louise Tourism

A Down-Under Skier Reminisces About His 2019-20 Canadian Road Trip

I was inspired by ( contributor) Yvette Cardozo and her excellent missives re skiing Canada and the world. Her unique turn of phrase will inspire some to write, but mostly will move others to keep skiing when they can. Those three words, ‘when they can’ are important. COVID has jolted us to the here and now, prompting many to get vaccinated.[Read More…]

Tukino Skifield, Mt Ruapehu, Aotearoa/New Zealand

Tukino Skifield, Mt Ruapehu, Aotearoa/New Zealand

Tukino Skifield ( is a Club-operated field (“skifield” is the down-under term for ski slope) on the eastern slopes of Mt Ruapehu (9175 ft/2797 m), a live volcano and the highest mountain on the North Island of New Zealand. It is located within Tongariro National Park, a World Heritage Area, encompassing two other large volcanic cones (Ngauruhoe and Tongariro) plus[Read More…]

by September 28, 2021 3 comments International
Mt Hotham in mid-season. This year, the resort awaits eager visitors after closing in 2020.

Look Ahead: Report From Australia

The Virus Is Contained, Resorts Anticipate Regular Openings. We, the skiing public here in Oz, are quietly excited about the prospect of finally skiing again after a year off. While we wait for government decisions and confirm opening dates at Mt Hotham, Falls Creek and Mt Buller here in Victoria and similarly for the resorts in NSW at Perisher and[Read More…]

by April 12, 2021 2 comments International
La Parva, Chile, sunset through the icicles. Credit: Casey Earle

Look Ahead: Despite Challenges, Chilean Resorts Are Preparing

Areas’ Marketing Campaigns Are In Full Swing, But Will The Weather Cooperate? For 2020, the ski season revolved around the multiple ills Chile has been suffering, including the ongoing drought that affected the skiing. This year would seem to be a continuation of those ills, including social and political unrest, economic suffering, and plague. In spite of all that, last[Read More…]

by April 12, 2021 1 comment International
Early snow at Gravbot Ski Club welcomes work party in Mt. Hotham. Credit: Dave Chambers

Ski Club Work Weekend In Oz

Before The Snow Flies, Members Gather For Work Party And Find A Reason To Talk Skiing. My road trip from Melbourne in my Skoda AWD has been a pleasant morning drive. With two and half hours peeling away quickly, the freeways were unusually devoid of cars today on this Friday in March. My mate Terry phones to ask me, “Is[Read More…]

by April 5, 2021 3 comments International
Question For You: Ski In Japan?

Question For You: Ski In Japan?

If You’ve Been, Tell Us So We Can Have A Vicarious Vacation. We have an interesting article this week from Dave Chambers, the “Traveling Australian.” He takes us to Appi Kogen, a resort in the north of Honshu, the big island of Japan. He spent a week skiing powder in the back end of the resort in perfect conditions he[Read More…]

by March 8, 2021 6 comments Features, International
Appi Kogen is a self-contained resort in northern Honshu.

Ski Japan: Happy Appi Kogen

Untracked Deep Powder For A Week. Casting aside the duvet and, with a flourish, we spread the curtains wide to greet a new day, a new location, a place of considerable legend. Here the tall Japanese Black Pines punctuate the landscape between the tall buildings of our hotel in this place almost three quarters of the way up the island[Read More…]

by March 8, 2021 2 comments International
Kitzbuehel: €€€€€

First Timers Tips For Skiing Europe

The Straight Story On The Continental Skiing Scene For Seniors. I have coached in pretty well all of the European skiing countries. SeniorsSkiing asked me could I recommend resorts to suit mature American skiers, especially first time visitors to the Continent. Here goes. The range of possibilities is vast. France plasters its slopes with lifts, Italy takes a more environmental[Read More…]

by March 3, 2021 10 comments International
Amazing vistas on a long, long at Les Deux Alpes

Les Deux Alpes: Top-To-Bottom

One Heck Of A Long Run. We’re getting hooked on these top-to-bottom videos.  For one thing, they are showing us ski resorts we have not visited. That alone is interesting in a vicarious vacation kind of way.  For us New England-oriented skiers, this video of the French Alps resort of Les Deux Alpes opens up a whole new world of[Read More…]

by March 1, 2021 5 comments Features, International
Duomo di Milano where we indulged in our initial Gelati. Credit:

Obsessing Over Gelati In Milano

After Your Ski Trip, Do This, Especially When In Italy. It is the 8th March 2013, the day is cool but sunny. It is still winter here in Milano, Italy. Food and Italians go together like toast and marmalade on Isle of Wight. The clever people that they are they gathered the recipe from Marco Polo and created ice cream.[Read More…]

by February 22, 2021 1 comment International
Vicarious Ski Run In The Swiss Alps: Fun Or Foolish?

Vicarious Ski Run In The Swiss Alps: Fun Or Foolish?

Here’s A Top-To-Bottom Video Of A Run At Nax. [Please consider supporting with a donation. We appreciate your help. Click here.] This is a Go-Pro video we found on YouTube.  It’s shot at Nax ski resort in Switzerland, a charming ski village in Valais, overlooking Val de Herens. It’s an intermediate-type area with moderate runs, one of the many[Read More…]

by February 11, 2021 27 comments International
The Apartment is in the heart of Morzine.

Marg’s Morzine Mishap

Poor Marg. She Becomes A Poster Person For Travel Insurance. [Please consider supporting with a donation. We appreciate your help. Click here.] When I think back over the last two decades, our group of skiing fanatics have been largely injury free. We are a large group of friends comprised of both Australian and British skiers. But there was Morzine.[Read More…]

by February 9, 2021 1 comment International
Silver Star mid-mountain village center.

Revelstoke Ramblings

A Traveling Australian Discovers Charm, Interesting Characters In British Columbia.

Report From Chile: The COVID Season

Report From Chile: The COVID Season

What We Can Learn From The Ski Season In Chile During The Pandemic Only four ski areas opened in Chile this year, due to the pandemic, all in the last third of the normal season (late August). The country was in the midst of a severe drought when the entire metropolitan region of Santiago shut down in May. An “atmospheric[Read More…]

by October 21, 2020 7 comments International
Thredbo Supertrail mid-August. Credit: John Harris

Pandemic Skiing In Australia

Impossible Or Just Tricky? Resort skiing in Australia is in the Australian Alps straddling the border between our most populous states, New South Wales and Victoria, with capitals in Sydney and Melbourne. The season officially opens in early June and closes early October. NSW’s biggest resorts—Perisher (acquired by Vail Resorts in 2015) and Thredbo (Mountain Collective and Ikon links)—lie in[Read More…]

by September 30, 2020 4 comments International
Downtown Banff. Bike rental on Banff Ave. which was closed to traffic this summer for social distancing. Credit: SkiBig3

Ski Canada And Covid

Ski resorts are still trying to figure out what the next season will look like. We heard from a few Canadian ski area representatives and whatever finally happens, next year your favorite resort won’t look like what you remember from the past.  Many resorts opened for a revised summer season that several called “a great dress rehearsal” for next winter.[Read More…]

by July 30, 2020 6 comments International
Bar Supervisor Tom Falland creating his signature Smoked Old Fashioned drink at the Den Bar and Bistro in Silver Star Mountain, BC. Credit: Yvette Cardozo

Apres Ski: Artisanal Cocktails At Silver Star

Smoky Cocktail Better Than A Beer And Chips? The food and beverage manager over at the Den calls it classic cocktails “with a twist.” And, indeed, these are not your usual Old Fashioneds or mojitos in the Den & Bar Bistro at Silver Star Mountain in British Columbia, Canada. Downstairs in the basement, below Coffee+ cafe, along Silver Star’s main[Read More…]

by January 6, 2020 1 comment International
Can You Do This?

Can You Do This?

Another Caption Contest. This is Tobi Heinle, ski guide, Voekyl-Marker-Dalbello pro athlete, doing his thing on Zugspitze Mountain, Garmisch-Partenkirchen. More on Tobi, click here. Click on arrow to see video. And try to caption it. Write your entry below. [Editor Note: Thanks to for originally posting this.]

by December 11, 2019 6 comments International
Poutine, a Frency Canadian comfort food dish. Credit:Yvette Cardoao

Canadian Cuisine? Sun Peaks, BC, Has Poutine Plus

Poutine Is A Huge Comfort Food. Add That To A Mighty Bloody Mary And You Have Dinner At A Cozy BC Resort. Yes, poutine is one of those things that requires an excuse to eat. We’re talking the massively popular comfort food that is Canada’s answer to Mac and Cheese. There isn’t an easy way to rationalize a dish that[Read More…]

by December 10, 2019 0 comments International
Coral and sponge life growing on the side of the Ellion in Carlisle Bay. Photo by Kiera Bloom.

Non-Snow Activities: Senior Divin’

Something Else That’s Cool For Seniors. Are you ever too old to dive? What concessions might you make? I’ve been diving since I was in college, back in the 60s. On the concession front, these days I am happy to cavern dive. My days of dragging reels and half a dozen lights into the bowels of a cave are behind[Read More…]

by July 23, 2019 0 comments International
Follow the signs around Dolomiti Superski. Credit: Murray Sandman

My DIY Dolomite Ski Adventure

                With 450+ lifts, the Dolomiti in northern Italy is the largest ski region on the planet. This UNESCO World Heritage site is beautiful, historically and culturally interesting and overall, outstanding. DOLOMITI SUPERSKI represents the area’s twelve regions, some quite famous (A portion of the 2026 Winter Olympics will be held in Cortina d’Ampezzo),[Read More…]

by July 21, 2019 4 comments International