Destinations

Snow-covered Prius shows depth from one-day storm in SLC.

West: Snow Falls, Lots Of Snow

White Christmas Ahead For Utah and The Rockies. Salt Lake City-based SeniorsSkiing.com Co-Publisher Jon Weisberg Reports: The biggest single dump since 2011 is how some observers characterize the mid-December storm that blanketed Utah’s Wasatch range with almost two feet over the past few days.  Snowfall extended into Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana. Individual resorts report impressive numbers. Brian Head, the state’s most[Read More…]

by December 16, 2015 2 comments West
SkiNH: Deals Galore For Seniors

SkiNH: Deals Galore For Seniors

Many Alpine, Nordic Discounts From The Granite State. Hey, you guys!  Look what we found.  Our friends at SkiNewHampshire just sent us their Senior Deal page from the SkiNewHampshire website.  Lots of deals for both Alpine and Cross-Country skiers.  Check out mid-week at Cannon Mountain for 65+ skiers! Let us know which deals you like best.  

by December 10, 2015 1 comment East
Sundance offers senior discounts as well as season passes that include public transportation from Provo.
Credit: Sundance

More Senior-Friendly Ski Areas

Our Readers Offer More Places For Senior Friendliness and Significant Discounts. A few weeks ago, we published the results of our Second Annual Ski Area Survey which identified 16 North American ski areas that made an extra effort to be friendly to seniors. Since then, we’ve heard from our readers. Lots of reactions, some criticism, many additional ski areas to[Read More…]

by December 8, 2015 6 comments Destinations
Down Corbet’s Couloir At Jackson Hole

Down Corbet’s Couloir At Jackson Hole

If You Over-Think This, It Won’t Happen. From the folks at Jackson Hole and Teton Gravity Research, here’s what happened last spring on top of the famous Corbet’s Couloir.  

by November 27, 2015 3 comments West
First turns of a hopefully long season at Heavenly Valley.
Credit: Rachel Woods

Sierra Resorts Give Thanks

Forget the Turkey! Sierra Skiers And Snowboarders Are Getting To Carve Up The Slopes This Holiday Weekend. California wintersports lovers have a lot to be happy about this Thanksgiving holiday weekend, and they—and the industry—are hoping that this earlier-than-normal start to the ski season is a harbinger of things to come. Nearly every major resort in the Sierra has at[Read More…]

by November 27, 2015 0 comments West
Rain comes with early season skiing. Lilly Venn braves the drops at Bretton Woods and gets to see the moody views towards the Presidential Range.
Credit: Tamsin Venn

Skiing In The Rain: Yes You Can

Don’t Stay Home: Precip Can Be Hip. For seniors who like to zig without the worry of another skier’s zag, one of the best times to hit uncrowded slopes is in the rain. Sometimes that is what these early season ski days bring us. It’s not exactly the bluebird day most of us hope for, but before you turn on[Read More…]

by November 24, 2015 2 comments Features, East
Jackson Ski Touring has easy-ski programs for seniors.
Credit: JSTF

Senior-Friendly Cross Country Ski Resorts

X-C Resorts Offer Discounts, Amenities For Senior Skiers. Special Thanks to Roger Lohr, Editor and Publisher of XCSkiResorts.com for pointing out these snow-country x-c resorts that are specially accommodating to seniors. About a quarter of the cross country (XC) skiing population is older than 50 years old, and, as Baby Boomers continue to age, we are remaining active—many of us are looking for[Read More…]

by November 17, 2015 1 comment Health, Destinations
Gorman Chairback Lodge is a rustic winter retreat that appeals to your inner Thoreau.
Credit: Steve Hines

An X-C AMC Lodge Deep In The Maine Woods

X-C Ski Six Miles To Gorman Chairback Camp Lodge and Guest Cabins. If you’re an active cross country skier, you probably enjoy staying where you ski. Plus, if you’re an active senior xc skier you most likely enjoy comfortable surroundings, pleasant company and staff as much as you enjoy snow covered trails. A number of locations across the USA come[Read More…]

by November 17, 2015 0 comments East
Bargains are out there if you look.
Credit: SaratogaSkier

Online Ski Tickets Equal Big Discounts

Buy Before You Go And Save. We’ve just discovered GetSkiTickets.com, an online marketplace for advance purchases of discounted lift tickets, lessons, rentals, group lift tickets and season passes. The service is designed for people who know the specific dates they’ll be using the passes. Prices tend to be lower when purchased farthest in advance, somewhat like your airline tickets. Purchasers receive[Read More…]

by October 27, 2015 0 comments Destinations, Home Top Box 3
Many senior skiers like wide groomers.  Big Sky has some beauts.
Credit: Greg Burke www.luxuryskitrips.com

Big Sky, Big Win For 3 Gens

Can Mom (74) Adapt To Big Sky Skiing?               SeniorsSkiing.com welcomes Correspondent Heather Burke, Ski Journalist LuxurySkiTrips.com and FamilySkiTrips.com Big Sky is just as massive and scenic as it sounds, with over 5,750-acres and a skiable summit soaring to 11,166’ and dropping 4,350’ vertical feet to the base village. Boom. This Montana ski resort is as intimidating as[Read More…]

by October 21, 2015 1 comment West, Home Top Box 2
Veteran Instructor and SeniorsSkiing.com Advisory Board Member Seth Masia re-teaches seniors to ski at Vail.

Ski Younger Now: Retraining Program At Vail

Ski Younger Now is a retraining program for older skiers, and skiers returning to the sport after recovering from an injury. Developed by veteran instructor, Seth Masia (Seth is on the SeniorsSkiing.com Advisory Board), Ski Younger Now teaches low-impact, low-torque techniques to enable efficient skiing in all kinds of terrain. The approach works for anyone recovering from an injury and[Read More…]

by October 13, 2015 0 comments West
Pluto:  Just a rocket ship ride away.
Credit: NASA

Skiing On Pluto?: Never Say Never

Perhaps One Of These Days. NASA spaceship New Horizon’s zoomed past Pluto in June. It’s the closest we’ve gotten to the dwarf planet. At 3,670,050,000 miles, Pluto is almost 40 times the distance from the Sun as Earth. This spectacular image shows a range of 11,000′ icy mountains. We don’t know if they might require very sharp edges to maneuver,[Read More…]

by September 21, 2015 0 comments International
Lake Louise webcam reveals a dusting. More webcams can be found on OpenSnow.com
Credit: OpenSnow

Let There Be Snow: Early Signs Of White

There Is Indeed Snow In Those Hills, And It Is Still Summer! Our very favorite meteorological, snow forecast website is OpenSnow.  If you haven’t visited them, please do: It provides clear explanations about what is happening in the atmosphere and provides snow depth information for most ski hills in North America.  Definitely worth a bookmark in your browser. A recent posting[Read More…]

by September 9, 2015 0 comments West
Ted Ligety Flying Down Ohau In En-Zed

Ted Ligety Flying Down Ohau In En-Zed

Here’s A Dose of Inspiration For The Coming Season. This summer, the US Ski Team worked out in New Zealand where the skiing was great and the views were magnificent.  Here’s a short video of Ted making his famous elbow turns down Ohau, one of the mountains the visited.  If you’ve never been to New Zealand, consider it as a[Read More…]

by September 9, 2015 0 comments International
Early Season Pass Special: Sugarbush

Early Season Pass Special: Sugarbush

Some Ski Resorts Are Really Trying To Be Senior-Friendly. One of the mantras of SeniorsSkiing.com is that it is a good thing for ski areas and resorts to be kind to seniors.  Not only do discounts, special activities and amenities bring more frequent senior visits, it also encourages them (us) to bring our families who are the next generation. So,[Read More…]

by September 2, 2015 1 comment East
Happy 90th Junior Bounous!

Happy 90th Junior Bounous!

Still Doing Pow And Inspiring The Rest of Us As Junior Bounous celebrates his ninth decade, we salute his love of the sport and his motivation.  His message to the rest of us is simple: “Keep moving!”  Check.  Thanks, Junior and have a great birthday. Here’s a short documentary produced by Snowbird that chronicles Junior’s trip down the Pipeline at[Read More…]

by August 25, 2015 3 comments Ski Heroes, West
Kayaking is a great upper-body workout for skiers in the off-season and especially relaxing on the calm waters of Lake Tahoe, one of the clearest lakes in the world with water clarity of more than 70 feet. Credit: The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

My Fitness Journey Continues: Part Four

Exercise your right to stay fit when you go on that summer trip! To all you senior winter sports aficionados out there who still have your summer escape ahead of you: Is fitness a part of your plans? It should be, and it should be easy to pull off. Those days of lazing about day after day, taking afternoon naps[Read More…]

by July 30, 2015 0 comments Conditioning, West
Harriet Wallis conquers the trail to the top of Emigration Canyon.  Check.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

Harriet Wallis’ Great Idea: Perhaps You Need A “Pail List”

SeniorsSkiing.com Correspondent Harriet Wallis Has A New “Pail List” It’s summer and half my friends are traveling the planet. They’re checking off places on their bucket list. I get emails from exotic locations. They send photos of elephants and penguins, mountain peaks and crystal clear lakes. So I ask: “What’s wrong with me? Why don’t I have a big bucket[Read More…]

by July 23, 2015 2 comments West, Home Top Box 1
Family hiking in Smuggler's Notch is a perfect summer vacation.
Credit: X-CSkiResorts.com

Hike Vermont: Trails For Seniors And Families

Great Advice From Roger Lohr, Publisher of XCSkiResorts.com. There’s no better way to enjoy the outdoors than hiking on a trail alone or with your friends or family. Whether you are a first time hiker or a walking aficionado, hiking with the family provides quality time together, allows the family to grow closer, develops life-long memories, and introduces the next[Read More…]

by July 16, 2015 0 comments East, Home Top Box 4
From Skiing Area News, Winter 1970.

No-Shows For Late Season Skiing?

Many Years Ago, Alta Stayed Open Late And Guess Who Showed Up? With so many late, unexpected and unusual snowfalls this late spring, we wondered if people were still showing up.  After all, it is almost boating season.  Yet, a report last week from Faithful Subscriber Paul Remillard showed us that there are die-hards out there.  It was not always thus,[Read More…]

by June 2, 2015 0 comments Remember When?, West
Mont Blanc and surrounds in crystal clear air. Click to access panorama.
Credit: Filippo Blengini/In2White

Mont Blanc Panorama Leaves You Breathless

Highest Mountain in Europe in 360 High-Res Photography We discovered a post from In2White, a team of extraordinary high-tech Alpine photographers that is definitely worth a diversionary look.  Featured is the fabled Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Europe, captured in the highest resolution panorama ever made. Photographed by Filippo Blengini, this high-altitude, giga-pixel shot lets you macro-zoom into a[Read More…]

by May 27, 2015 3 comments International
Superstar Trail is open for business at Killington on May 22.
Credit:  Paul Remillard

The Late, Late Show: Killington Still Killin’ It

Skiing In New England In May? Yes, it has been a curious winter and curiouser spring.  We had a snow drought in the West, a middling winter in the Rockies, and bitter cold in the East.  Now, it’s mid-spring, and we’ve heard of quite unexpected, new powder skiing in the Rockies and the Dakotas.  Did people actually go skiing out[Read More…]

by May 26, 2015 0 comments East
Senior Skiers take lessons at Waterville Valley Resort. Good technique means more enjoyable skiing.
Credit: Steve Bryan

Ski Lessons Improve Senior Skiers’ Technique

It’s Never Too Late to Take A Lesson. William Smith, age 91, started skiing at Mt. Cranmore, N.H., after WW II. His wife even took lessons from ski legend Hannes Schneider. She quit skiing when she was 73, but Smith continued. He was skiing with his son that morning when I rode the lift with them at Waterville Valley Resort, N.H.[Read More…]

by May 12, 2015 1 comment East, Home Top Box 1, Conditioning
An avalanche triggers a family crisis.
Credit: Ruben Ostland

Force Majeure: Skiing Is Back In The Cinema

SeniorsSkiing’s First Movie Review A “Runaway” Hit From The Alps We remember the New Wave of French cinema in the late-50s to mid-70s when going to a “Foreign Film” was an intellectual exercise. That’s when you and your date went to those black and white, sub-titled classics, The Four Hundred Blows, Shoot the Piano Player, Breathless or Jules and Jim,[Read More…]

by May 11, 2015 2 comments International
Will Deer Valley Change The Sign?
Credit: CityWeekly.Net

It’s Official: Deer Valley Owns Solitude

Changes In Uphill Capacity For 2015-16 Already Planned. As we reported last October, the deal is now done.  Deer Valley has scooped up Solitude Resort, put a new general manager in place and is announcing lots of capital improvements for next season. Read all about it here. 

by May 1, 2015 2 comments West