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SeniorsSkiing.com is proud to spotlight George Jedenhoff, 97,  who skis Alta every year.
Credit: Ski Utah

SuperSeniorSpotlight: George Jedenoff Shreds Alta At 97

SeniorsSkiing Honors A Legend Who’s Skied Alta For 55 Years. How’s the spring in your legs?  Here’s George Jedenoff, a 97-year old from Oakland, CA, who has been skiing Alta, UT, since 1960.  With a lifetime season pass and a healthy lifestyle, George shows us that skiing can be a part of any stage of life. Here’s a short video of George[Read More…]

by February 23, 2015 0 comments West
Eldora's Front Range Gang is another model senior-focused program.  Other ski areas: Are you paying attention?
Credit: Eldora Resort

Eldora’s Front Range Gang Is A Model Senior Skier Program

Here’s An Another Area-Sponsored Program For Senior Skiers. Anyone who lives in or visits Boulder in winter has absolutely no excuse not to ski Eldora Mountain Resort, not really a resort with lodging but a simple ski area under the brow of the Continental Divide, is just 21 miles west of town. There’s no need to drive, since scheduled RTD buses[Read More…]

by February 17, 2015 3 comments West
BLIZZard, no longer BlizzARD.  Talk like a native.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

Sound Like A Local

Here’s How To Talk The Talk. Every region has its own pronunciations, so if you take a western ski trip you might want to brush up on a few words and say them the way the local say them. Word 1: Alta. This popular ski-only resort in Utah is the granddaddy of powder skiing. It averages 500 inches of snow[Read More…]

by January 28, 2015 3 comments West
Bear Valley Cross Country's Paul Petersen swigs water, something we should all remember to do.
Credit: Paul Petersen

Have You Been Drinking? It’s Time To Start!

Hydration and Stretching: Two Things You Must NEVER forget to do before you hit the slopes. If you’ve taken to heart the advice in a previous seniorssking.com article of Paul Petersen, president of Bear Valley Cross-Country in California, on the best way for seniors to get in shape for skiing, you’ve developed and faithfully followed a fitness regimen focusing on balance,[Read More…]

by December 31, 2014 0 comments Conditioning, West
A bevy of Santas collaborate at Brighton Ski Resort, UT.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

A Gaggle of Santas: Merry Christmas From SeniorsSkiing.com

by December 26, 2014 0 comments West
The Canyons will be linked to PCMR via high-speed gondola. 
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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
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
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 4 comments Home Top Box 1, West
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
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

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