Resort Reviews

Hannes Schneider is called the Father of Modern Skiing at Cranmore.  He established ski instruction that opened the sport beyond college athletes.
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SeniorsSkiing Guide: Cranmore A Classic Senior Ski Hill

This Venerable Mountain Is Super Senior Friendly. Returning to Cranmore Mountain in North Conway, NH, is like coming back to the basics. You will not find flash, large verticals, or multiple-piste skiing.  No heart-stopping double diamonds.  You will find like-minded senior regulars gathering in the little lodge, classic New England narrow trail skiing as well as broad, open blue cruisers. Low key[Read More…]

by February 2, 2016 7 comments East, Home Top Box 1, Resort Reviews
Alta is all about open slopes and big vistas. Here is Big Dipper, a beautiful "blue" level run.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

SeniorsSkiing Guide: Alta, Skiers’ Paradise

It’s Vast Open Space And Powder. Alta is the granddaddy of powder skiing. It averages 500 inches of snow a year which earns it the nickname: Skiers’ Paradise. It has wide, wide open bowls with groomed trails, but everywhere you look slopes are left au natural and full of powder. That’s ample for most senior skiers. But it also has[Read More…]

by January 26, 2016 9 comments Home Top Box 3, Resort Reviews, West
HoliMont stages a host of racing programs. The resort is located in the western tier of New York state.
Credit: HoliMont

SeniorsSkiing Guide: HoliMont Ski Club, Ellicottville, NY

What’s It Like To Ski At A Private Club? History and Programs In 1932, William Merk observed the Winter Olympics at Lake Placid and vowed to start a ski area in his home in Western New York.  His years of skiing with the Ellicottville Ski Club on Fish Hill and the Greer and Holiday Valley peaks inspired him to start[Read More…]

by January 21, 2016 2 comments Resort Reviews
The Mt. Rose chutes from a distance.
Credit: Pat McCloskey

SeniorsSkiing Guide: Mt. Rose and The Chutes

Tahoe Area Has A Big Surprise For An Eastern Newbie. For many years, I drove up the Mt. Rose Highway out of Reno and passed the Mt. Rose Ski Area on my way to Incline Village, Nevada. It seems like Mt. Rose has been a favorite of the Reno locals for years and when I finally skied it a couple[Read More…]

by January 13, 2016 4 comments Resort Reviews
Reviewer Jan gleefully shows off his $20 season pass for 75+ skiers.
Credit; Jan Brunvand

SeniorsSkiing Guide: Powder Mountain—Second Biggest Resort

Mega But Low Key Resort Close To Salt Lake City Has True Bargains For Seniors. Until this season Powder Mountain ski resort advertised, “More than 7,000 acres. The largest resort in the United States. A hidden gem.” Now that Vail Corp. combined Canyons and Park City Mountain Resort into 7,300 skiable acres, the claim of largest no longer stands. But[Read More…]

by January 6, 2016 4 comments Resort Reviews
Nordic trails offer views of Mt. Washington at Bretton Woods.
Credit: Bretton Woods

SeniorsSkiing Guide: Bretton Woods—A Triple Play Resort

Roger Lohr, Publisher of XCSkiResorts.Com, Reports On Bretton Woods’ Snow Assets: Alpine, Nordic, Historic Hotels. Bretton Woods is part of the Omni Mount Washington Resort at the southern base of the mighty Mt. Washington in New Hampshire on Route 302. The resort includes three significant snow resort assets: hotels/inns (the historic Omni Mount Washington Hotel, the Bretton Arms Inn), the[Read More…]

by January 6, 2016 0 comments Features, Resort Reviews
Brighton is a held in high regard by senior skiers for its friendliness and its powder.
Credit: Brighton

SeniorsSkiing Guide: Brighton Resort

This Is The Utah Bucket List Resort Few Visiting Skiers Ever See. I kept hearing three sounds at Brighton on December 22, the first day of Winter, 2015. Early morning trail runs were knee deep. As more people arrived, I entered the forest. There were places where depths reached my thighs. Sound One: Teen-fueled screech of Yippee! HooHaw! YowWee! Sound Two:[Read More…]

by December 29, 2015 2 comments Features, Resort Reviews

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