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Get Into The Spirit: Cannon Mountain Aerial Footage

Get Into The Spirit: Cannon Mountain Aerial Footage

If You Need Some Inspiration To Get Out There, Here It Is. Cannon Mountain in New Hampshire looks deep in snow as of today.  Wonderful and dramatic shots of a beautiful and venerable ski area.  Credit White Mountains TV 16.

by December 23, 2014 0 comments East
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Free Skiing For Seniors: A Directory From Skiing History Magazine

There are dozens of ski areas that offer free skiing to seniors. SeniorsSkiing.com’s partner, the International Ski History Association, has just published an incredibly valuable resource for senior skiers.   In the November-December 2014 issue of Skiing History Magazine, there’s a directory of where seniors can ski for free or for discounts in North America.  Thanks to ISHA President (and Seniorsskiing.com[Read More…]

by December 11, 2014 2 comments Destinations
GoPro Flipping Out On Mt. Cook

GoPro Flipping Out On Mt. Cook

Free-skier Tom Wallisch corks it on New Zealand’s Tallest Mountain Some say skiing is flying with different expectations.  Take a look at this short video from GoPro with professional free-skier Tom Wallisch down in En-Zed.  Aside from the corkscrew flip, the view of these snow fields is breathtaking.   By the way, winter in New Zealand is summer in the Northern[Read More…]

by December 10, 2014 0 comments Features, International
The Canyons will be linked to PCMR via high-speed gondola. 
Credit: The Canyones

Breaking News: Vail Connects Park City and Canyons

High-Speed Gondola To Link Both Areas The recent acquisition by Vail of Park City Mountain Resort is yielding a major new development.  Vail will link Park City and Canyons Resorts together, creating the largest ski area in the US with over 7,300 acres of skiable terrain.  Click here to read the whole story from the Salt Lake Tribune.  Your move,[Read More…]

by December 9, 2014 0 comments West
The Ski Archives at the J.W.Marriott Library at the University of Utah is the largest in the country.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

Glittering Evening At Ski Archives Fund Raiser in SLC

Movers and Shakers honored. Twenty years ago, ski enthusiasts and visionaries realized that historic ski photos and manuscripts should be collected to assure they wouldn’t be lost in dusty attics and that old albums wouldn’t be tossed out. The resulting collection is housed on the University of Utah campus in the J. Willard Marriott Library, and it’s called the Ski[Read More…]

by December 5, 2014 0 comments Other News, West
2015 Snowfall Predictions for New England
Credit: WBZ-TV Graphic

Flash: Colder, Snowier Winter 2015 Forecast For New England

Latest Prediction from WBZ-TV Meteorologist Forecasts Cold and Snow With the season just getting started, we’ve been diligently watching snow forecasts as we know know you have as well.  As we reported in an earlier post, Joel Gratz, our favorite snow meteorologist who prognosticates at OpenSnow, has been compared a number of weather models and found a consensus for dry[Read More…]

by December 2, 2014 0 comments Features, East, Home Top Box 2
Credit: Sweetgrass Productions

Afterglow: Visual Night Skiing Poetry

When Was The Last Time You Skied In The Dark?  We bet it wasn’t like this. So far, this year’s pre-snow-season has seen at least two new dazzling ski movies hit the screens. First, we couldn’t help but notice Warren Miller’s 65th ski movie, No Turning Back, which we reviewed here and concluded it was the best yet. That movie[Read More…]

by November 7, 2014 0 comments Features, West
First run at A-Basin. 
Credit: Al's Blog

The 2014-15 Season Officially Starts: Guess Where

Lifts are open in the high Rockies! What we’ve been waiting for has finally happening.  Subtly, to be sure.  The lifts opened on Oct 17 at Arapahoe Basin, the first ski area to open this season.  Robin’s egg blue day.  Let’s hope we see more of those this year.   To read the scoop on A-Basin’s opening day, click here[Read More…]

by October 17, 2014 0 comments West
Will Deer Valley Change The Sign?
Credit: CityWeekly.Net

Deer Valley Buys Solitude

Pre-Season Acquisitions March On Through the Wasatch Mountains   There goes another one.  First, Vail scoops up Park City.  Now we have Deer Valley, a top-shelf brand, picking up Solitude.  Who’s next? Here’s the full story from the Salt Lake Tribune.  And here’s the official press release from Deer Valley. Operations at Solitude won’t shift over until May, 2015.  We[Read More…]

by October 8, 2014 0 comments West
Hi From Ski City, USA
Credit: Visit Salt Lake

Breaking News: SLC Dubs Itself “Ski City USA”

Salt Lake City launches campaign to attract skiers to a “base camp for skiing”. Visit Salt Lake President Scott Beck isn’t pulling punches when he says a new $1.8 billion campaign to boost SLC’s brand is aimed at luring skiers away from Colorado’s storied resorts.  Expect a flurry of online and print advertisements promoting Salt Lake City’s short drive to[Read More…]

by September 18, 2014 0 comments West

Breaking News: Vail Resorts has purchased Park City Mountain Resort

From the Salt Lake Tribune: Vail Resorts has purchased Park City Mountain Resort for $182.5 million in cash, creating the country’s largest ski resort covering more than 7,000 acres. The Colorado resort announced the acquisition Thursday morning, adding that the sale resolves all litigation with Powdr Corp., Park City Mountain Resort’s parent company.

by September 11, 2014 0 comments West
70+Ski Club Gathers At Snowbasin, UT.  Clubs are a natural magnet for senior skiers.
Credit: DailyHerald.com

Why Senior Ski Clubs Matter

Benefits of Membership Go Beyond A Ride To The Mountain My early years of skiing were with the Troy (NY) Ski Club. At 11, I was the youngest member, attending Thursday night meetings at the YWCA to sign up for the Sunday bus trip to southern Vermont or the Adirondacks. Instruction by an older member was part of the package.[Read More…]

by September 10, 2014 1 comment Destinations
Sugarbush Offers$199 Mid-Week Boomer Season Pass.  Thank you, Sugarbush.

Sugarbush Offers$199 Mid-Week Boomer Season Pass. Thank you, Sugarbush.

Thanks, Sugarbush, For The Deal!     Sugarbush Resort is offering a wonderful deal: Mid-week season pass for $199 for 65+ skiers.   For mid-week Boomer skiers, this is a good thing.  Thanks, Sugarbush, for acknowledging senior skiers. Click here to BUY NOW.

by September 8, 2014 0 comments East
Incredible.
Credit: Nate Wallace/GoPro

Powder Skiing Fantasy in Swiss Alps

 GoPro Channel hosts unbelievable footage from little camera. Can you see how Nate Wallace is doing this?  He’s holding a little GoPro camera on the end of an aluminum pole.  The effect shows that this kind of powder skiing is nothing short of exhilarating.  If you’ve never tried deep powder, this is what it’s like.  Click here to be transported. Truly like a dream.

by August 11, 2014 0 comments International
WOB clowning around at Alta circa 1970.
Credit: WildOldBunch.com

Buddy Up: Senior Ski Clubs Have More Fun

Alan Engen Recounts How Alta’s Wild Old Bunch has been meeting on the mountain since 1969. With the baby boomers now reaching retirement age, there is a growing population of senior age skiers on the slopes, some of whom are even active in competitive skiing activities. As a result, senior ski programs are becoming a significant part of many ski[Read More…]

by August 8, 2014 6 comments West, Home Top Box 1
Christian Mulhausen's video shows the Matterhorn as a player in terrestrial and celestial theatre.

Matterhorn In Motion

The Peak: Swiss Videographer Makes The Mountain Come Alive. Christian Mulhauser is a young, self-taught Swiss photographer and videographer who, in this short clip has managed to capture the magnificence of the Matterhorn.  The different sequences are dynamic; no longer does the peak look like a silent statute; instead, it is a player in a vastly changing environment.

by July 29, 2014 1 comment Destinations
Credit: Rob Bossi/Canyons

This Bubble Is Heating Up

What is hot, orange and headed uphill? Okemo recently announced installation of its Orange Bubble, a heated-seat, six-pack chair, the first of its kind in New England.  And, Canyons Resort in Park City installed its Orange Bubble Quad a few years ago. I’ve taken that lift, and the warmth and orange-filtered view are nice‑especially on a bitter day. The technology[Read More…]

by July 21, 2014 1 comment East, West
First Ski Area and Resort Survey Results Coming Soon!

First Ski Area and Resort Survey Results Coming Soon!

We were curious about what ski areas and resorts were doing to accommodate the rapidly growing number of senior snow enthusiasts who were coming to play.  So, we launched our First Ski Area and Resort Survey, polling a number of key areas in the US and Canada about lift discounts, amenities and special deals for seniors.  The Good News:  There[Read More…]

by July 2, 2014 0 comments Destinations
Snowbird’s Pipeline Conquered By Junior Bounous at 80  (Taken March 8, 2014)

Snowbird’s Pipeline Conquered By Junior Bounous at 80 (Taken March 8, 2014)

Snowbird’s Pipeline (the top to bottom ravine in center of picture) : One of North America’s toughest ski routes, descends from Twin peaks above Snowbird. First skied by Junior Bounous in the early 70s. He skied it again during his 80th year. Junior is an inspiration to senior skiers everywhere. &nbsp

by March 14, 2014 1 comment Destinations, Features, Ski Heroes, West
Skiing Super Heroes!!

Skiing Super Heroes!!

Spidey and Cap’n America, Skiing’s Super Heroes, about to save the day at the top of Snowbird tram. Senior Skiers, do you ski in costume? If you could choose one, what would it be?

by March 14, 2014 0 comments Ski Heroes, West