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More from the Italian Alps

More from the Italian Alps

  There are places you don’t want to leave. For me, Italy’s Aosta Valley is one. My wife and I just completed a week of skiing magic, visiting five fantastic resorts with tour operator, Alpskitour. Despite 6+ decades of passion for the sport, I wasn’t aware of this valley’s skiing treasures. It cuts across the Alps, giving surprisingly easy access to[Read More…]

by March 20, 2019 3 comments International
A few of Silver Star Mountain's many senior skiers. All in fantastic shape, all very good skiers.
Credit: Yvette Cardozo

How BC Resorts Show Love For Senior Skiers

Big White, Sun Peaks, Silver Star Create Programs For Seniors. Ok, one thing most senior skiers—those folks in their 60s, 70s, 80s and even beyond— do a lot is ski. They love snow, they love winter, they love all things ski. In fact, nearly two thirds of all season passes bought at Silver Star Mountain in Canada’s British Columbia go[Read More…]

by March 16, 2019 2 comments International
Italy's Aosta Valley: Gateway to great skiing

Reporting From the Italian Alps

Italy’s Aosta Valley is rich with history; even richer with places to ski. The Romans used the valley as a route to Gaul. In the intervening centuries, more than 100 castles were built. Starting in the early 1930’s, the Italians, the Swiss and the French started building ski lifts. They haven’t stopped. The valley provides easy access to some of the[Read More…]

by March 14, 2019 8 comments International
Tuscany and Umbria on E-Bikes

Tuscany and Umbria on E-Bikes

To be on an E-Bike is to experience the joys of cycling while having control over the amount of effort you put into it.  Last year, at a high elevation and on a steep uphill road, the E-bike I was using required very little from me. I could have adjusted the settings to get a better workout, but I didn’t[Read More…]

by February 28, 2019 2 comments International
Happo One is the largest resort in the Hakuba Valley with base areas serving the mountain. Credit: Hakuba.com

SeniorsSkiing Guide: Japan’s Hakuba Valley

A Senior’s Introduction To Some Of The Best Skiing In Japan. The Hakuba Valley sits three hours west of downtown Tokyo and boasts some of the best skiing in all of Asia. Host to the 1998 Winter Olympics, Hakuba offers a unique combination of diverse terrain spread out over 11 resorts, 12 meters of annual snowfall, world class facilities, and[Read More…]

by November 29, 2018 2 comments International, Resort Reviews
The Italian Dolomites: Skiing Perfection

The Italian Dolomites: Skiing Perfection

There are times when I crave beautiful mountain scenery and the pure joy of skiing groomers. This March, my wife and I will spend a week or so cruising through the magnificent Dolomites; staying along the way in pretty lodges with spectacular views. The World’s Largest Ski-Pass NetworkWe’ll be with the outfitter, Inspired ITALY, on Ski Safari in the world’s largest ski-pass[Read More…]

by November 29, 2018 7 comments International
Chile 2018 Ski Season Wrap Up

Chile 2018 Ski Season Wrap Up

Finding Good Days In A Disappointing Snow Season In The Southern Hemisphere. The 2018 season started on time in June, after a serious drought, but sputtered out before it ever really got going. The Chilean Central Zone ended with a 54 percent precipitation deficit, despite ENSO-neutral conditions. For a ski area in Chile not to get to the Sept 18[Read More…]

by November 20, 2018 0 comments International
Ice fishing on Heffley Lake near Sun Peaks Resort with Elevated Fishing Adventures. Here, the guide and guest try their hand at outdoors holes. Credit: Yvette Cardozo

Ice Fishing Time Coming Up

Other Things To Do In Winter For Seniors. Some folks fish for sport. Some for relaxation. Some to “just get away.” I fish to eat. If I can’t eventually put it in a fry pan, I’m not really interested. So enter Elevated Fishing Adventures, near Sun Peaks Resort in British Columbia, Canada, where you get all three. Especially the eating[Read More…]

by October 9, 2018 2 comments International
Dreaming of Skiing the Alps? Follow Warren Miller’s Advice: Don’t Delay.

Dreaming of Skiing the Alps? Follow Warren Miller’s Advice: Don’t Delay.

Warren Miller has been gone for less than a year, and his wisdom about not postponing your next ski adventure has been on my mind. There’s one experience in particular that beckons. It is based in the beautiful ancient village of Saint Vincent in the Aosta Valley in the western Alps, close to Mont Blanc, Zermatt, and Monte Rosa. Organized[Read More…]

by September 20, 2018 3 comments International
Taking on the Lake run. Credit: Casey Earle

SeniorsSkiing Guide: Portillo, Chile

Ride The “Va et Vient” Lift Up The Steeps, Ski With Ski Teams, Enjoy The Vistas Of Remote Mountains. There Is Only One Portillo. Editor Note:  Casey Earle has written several articles for SeniorsSkiing.com, introducing Norte Americanos to skiing in the Southern Hemisphere. Also click here for advice for neophytes . Portillo hosts international ski teams in training during the summer[Read More…]

by September 17, 2018 1 comment International
Casey grabs some pow at La Parva. Credit: Casey Earle

More Ski Chile: What To Expect From A Chilean Ski Trip

Some Adjustments Necessary To Ski The Legendary Mountains Of Chile. For many, a typical Chilean ski trip will seem a bit like traveling back in time to the USA 30 or 40 years ago. Some of the lifts date back even further than that! While the ski areas around Santiago are progressively upgrading their infrastructure, snow making, grooming, and security,[Read More…]

by July 16, 2018 4 comments International
Ski Chile: An Introduction For Neophytes

Ski Chile: An Introduction For Neophytes

Chase The Snow To Summer’s Skiing Headquarters In The Southern Hemisphere. Come May, you have probably set your skis into hibernation and begun patiently waiting for the snow to fly next fall. But you really don´t have to wait!  Southern America’s greatest mountain range starts getting snowed on in May, and by June the ski areas are normally in full[Read More…]

by June 18, 2018 5 comments Home Top Box 2, International
Snow cat groomer making the ski run smooth for skiers the next day. Sun Peaks Resort, BC.

Ridin’ With The Cats

What’s It Like To Groom Trails At Night? They come out at night and do their job. You can see their lights progressing across the ski slope and occasionally hear their roar. And the next morning, they’ve left this delicious set of corduroy tracks across the ski hill. I’d always wanted to go on-slope with a snowcat groomer. And so,[Read More…]

by April 9, 2018 2 comments International, West
Ski Host Carlan Silha is fit and fortunate to ski so many days at 74.
Credit: John Nelson

The Archetype Senior Skier? This Guy Sure Looks The Part

74 Year Old Long Time Ski Host Books 120 Ski Days A Year At Big White. Jealous? It might seem strange that an American from the Spokane area knows this sprawling British Columbia ski resort better than just about anyone. Carlan Silha has been serving as a snow host at Big White for 20 years, longer than anyone at the[Read More…]

by February 6, 2018 0 comments Destinations, International
Bernie (r) at Thredbo's highest lift.
Credit: Bernie Weichsel

Oz And EnZed: Skiing The Antipodes

Ski And Snowboard Show Impresario Bernie Weichsel Reports On The Down Under Scene. For most of us in the international ski community, whether here in the US and Canada, or within the Alpine countries of Europe, there is good news to be found in Australia and, to a lesser degree, New Zealand. Over the past three weeks, I had the[Read More…]

by September 12, 2017 6 comments International

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