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Remembering Jon Weisberg

Remembering Jon Weisberg

1943 – 2022 Seniors Skiing’s creator, co-founder, and main contributor passed away on Friday, June 3, 2022. Jon Weisberg, 78, died June 3 peacefully at home, following a 15-month fight against bladder cancer. An avid skier, he created and co-founded SeniorsSkiing.com, the global online magazine for older skiers. As an executive with Bristol-Myers Squibb, responsible for international public affairs, he promoted[Read More…]

by June 8, 2022 59 comments Other News, Features
Sunny break at Alta

This Issue: April 15, 2022

I remember a Spring weekend in the early 70’s when I skied my butt off at Mt Mansfield, drove back to Manhattan, showered, changed into business clothes, and hopped on a flight to Atlanta for an early Monday morning meeting. It was the last trip of the season, and before I hit the highway, I walked down to a rushing[Read More…]

by April 14, 2022 1 comment Other News, This Issue
Test Your Skiing Knowledge

Test Your Skiing Knowledge

Each issue of SeniorsSkiing.com has a picture to help test your skiing knowledge. Generally, the pictures are from collections in a variety of participating ski museums, which we encourage readers to visit. Last issue’s challenge was to identify the woman in this picture. She is the only female skier to win three Olympic golds in alpine in a single Olympics[Read More…]

by April 14, 2022 0 comments Test Your Skiing Knowledge
LUV2SKI

LUV2SKI

The ski license plate gallery continues to grow. Art Sexauer, whose ARTSKI plate is part of the gallery, sent in this SKI plate on his son’s car.  And longtime contributor, Jan Brunvand, caught ALTADAB on his camera. Then he asked around for the meaning of “DAB”. His son explained that “DAB” can be either a form of greeting or a[Read More…]

by April 14, 2022 0 comments Other News, SKI LICENSE PLATES
LUV2SKI

LUV2SKI

Two new plates for the ever-expanding LUV2SKI vanity license plate gallery: Laurie Beach, has had her SNO JOB plate for 45 years, the same length of time she’s been working in the ski business. She’s currently a rep for SOS Skiwear and works in a ski shop. Chas Crosier sent in FOOTR 2. Thank you Laurie and Chas.    

by March 31, 2022 0 comments SKI LICENSE PLATES
email jon@senorsskiing.com to request the new Senior Skiers ROCK! helmet sticker.

This Issue: March 18, 2022

In Short Swings!, Jon pairs French philosopher Simone de Beauvoir’s thoughts about aging with giving the finger to some disrespectful kids at Park City. Skiing Weatherman, Herb Stevens, previews what to expect in ski country over the coming weeks. Wendy Clinch of TheSkiDiva discusses what the women on her forum are saying about the state of on-hill safety. Tamsin Venn[Read More…]

by March 17, 2022 0 comments This Issue
Source: #RideAnotherDay

IS RESORT SKIING GETTING MORE DANGEROUS?

Editor’s Note: TheSkiDiva.com is an online community of women skiers without the male orientation. The forum’s founder, Wendy Clinch, recently posted this report, comprised, in part, of comments by forum participants. In the past few weeks, there have been at least 10 deaths at North American ski resorts. While one death is way too many, The National Ski Areas Association says ski fatalities are[Read More…]

Moree golf courses need to become XC centers

Encourage Your Local Golf Course to Become a XC Skiing Center

If you’re a cross country skier in the U.S. snowbelt states or any Canadian province, you may well have enjoyed a golf course offering XC skiing – not surprising, since there are more than 250 in North America, from Halifax to Whistler, Boston to Lake Tahoe. In my admittedly biased opinion, this isn’t nearly enough. So I suggest that if[Read More…]

by March 17, 2022 1 comment Other News, Make More Tracks
Test Your Skiing Knowledge

Test Your Skiing Knowledge

Each issue of SeniorsSkiing.com has a picture to help test your skiing knowledge. Generally, the pictures are from collections in a variety of participating ski museums, which we encourage readers to visit. This Englishman was instrumental in formalizing ski racing in the early part of the 20th Century. 1908, He founded the Alpine Ski Club in 1908, and in 1911[Read More…]

LUV2SKI

LUV2SKI

Wendy Clinch and Steve Cohen emailed pictures of their license plates. Wendy is founder of TheSkiDiva, an online community of women skiers and author of “Is Resort Skiing Getting More Dangerous,” in this issue. Her Vermont plate reads: SKIDIVA. Steve is CEO and  co-founder of Masterfit Enterprises, the snowsports industry’s foremost boot and shoe fitting company.  While executive editor of Ski Magazine,[Read More…]

by March 17, 2022 2 comments SKI LICENSE PLATES
email jon@senorsskiing.com to request the new Senior Skiers ROCK! helmet sticker.

This Week: March 4, 2022

While the annual fund-raiser will continue through March (can you believe we’re already in March?), poster and stickers will start to be mailed over the coming days. Short Swings! explores a different way of understanding our age by subtracting our years from our date of birth. Using that formula, Jon winds up in 1865. Herb’s weather report bodes well for[Read More…]

by March 3, 2022 0 comments This Issue
Pat and Janet McCloskey taking a break from Deer Valley's groomers.

Many Ways to Ski an Area

Editor’s Note: Deciding how to experience a day on the hill can be as simple as skiing familiar terrain or as thrilling as seeking hidden stashes of untracked powder. What you do is based on who you are, where you ski, and what you want to accomplish. I have a friend content with skiing the same green run after run.[Read More…]

by March 3, 2022 6 comments Home Top Box 2, Ask An Expert
Test Your Skiing Knowledge

Test Your Skiing Knowledge

Each issue of SeniorsSkiing.com has a picture to help test your skiing knowledge. Generally, the pictures are from collections in a variety of participating ski museums, which we encourage readers to visit. In the 1930s the hill pictured here was a popular New England ski location. The first reader to correctly identify its name and location will receive the new[Read More…]

LUV2SKI

LUV2SKI

Thanks to contributor Randy Johnson for sending the vintage picture of the two VWs parked at Beech Mountain with the “SKI BEECH” plates. As I was snapping the SKINBIK picture, a young woman jumped out of  the car, asking what I was up to. Collecting license plate images has the potential to be dangerous! We’ve selected some of the cleverest[Read More…]

by March 3, 2022 4 comments SKI LICENSE PLATES

This Issue: February 18, 2022

This Issue Short Swings! starts with some contrarian thoughts about the Beijing Olympics. It’ll be interesting to see if you agree with Jon’s observations. They’re followed by news and other curiosities related to the world of skiing. Herb Stevens, the Skiing Weatherman, explains why snow is happening in some sections of mountain country and what to expect, weather-wise, over the coming[Read More…]

by February 17, 2022 1 comment Other News, This Issue
Source: Utah Ski and Snowboard Archives

Test Your Skiing Knowledge

Each issue of SeniorsSkiing.com has a picture to help test your skiing knowledge. Generally, the pictures are from collections in a variety of participating ski museums, which we encourage readers to visit. This image is from the Utah Ski & Snowboard Archives, which preserves the history of skiing in Utah and the Intermountain region. The extensive collection contains thousands of digitized[Read More…]

LUV2SKI

LUV2SKI

Captured these four plates last week in the parking lot of Park City Mountain Resort.  Note that SKI LEX is on a Lexus. At first I thought the 1 in SKI UT1 was an I. Maybe the plate of a skiing urologist? We’ve selected some of the cleverest plates for the new “Licensed to Ski” poster. It is available as[Read More…]

by February 17, 2022 1 comment Other News, SKI LICENSE PLATES

This Issue: February 4, 2022

Today, we start passing the fund-raising hat. Your contributions allow this shoestring operation to send you 8-10 original articles and other content, every-other-week, free-of-charge. We’re requesting a minimum contribution of $14, or $1 per issue; more if you can. All donors will receive the new Senior Skiers Rock! stickers. Donors of $50 or more will receive the Licensed to Ski[Read More…]

by February 3, 2022 4 comments Other News, This Issue
Source: #RideAnotherDay

Can’t We Stop the Fast & Dangerous Skiers/Riders?

In the past couple days many of you have read about two skiing tragedies: one affected multiple lives (a 5-yr old girl who was killed by an out-of-control skier), and the family she leaves behind, plus the alleged “killer,” a 40-yr old skier who has been charged by French authorities with manslaughter.   As always would love to hear your thoughts[Read More…]

Group Lesson      Source: Jackson Hole Nordic

BEHIND THE SCENES WITH CCSAA

I recently was part of a conference call of U.S. and Canadian cross country ski area operators. The conversation touched on who our guests are, their wants and their needs; whether we’re in a growing business (short and joyful answer: yes!); and what we need to do to create new skiers and to retain past visitors. The questions are all[Read More…]

by February 3, 2022 1 comment Make More Tracks, Other News
Test Your Skiing Knowledge

Test Your Skiing Knowledge

Each issue of SeniorsSkiing.com has a picture to help test your skiing knowledge. Generally, the pictures are from collections in a variety of participating ski museums, which we encourage readers to visit. Note: this picture is not from a ski museum. Look closely and you’ll see that these dogs are towing a very large tire. It was not being sledded[Read More…]

LUV2SKI: The Poster

LUV2SKI: The Poster

We’ve selected some of the cleverest plates for the new “Licensed to Ski” poster. It is available as a gift in our annual SeniorsSkiing.com fundraiser which starts now and runs for the next three issues. Click here to donate.      

by February 3, 2022 0 comments Other News, SKI LICENSE PLATES
This Week: January 21, 2022

This Week: January 21, 2022

Last issue, a handful of readers had difficulty accessing articles. If you find yourself in that situation, please see the guidance at the end of this document. Several weeks back, we introduced LUV2SKI, the photo gallery of of skiing-oriented license plates. So far, we’ve collected about 100 of these clever combinations of letters and numbers gracing vehicles around the country.[Read More…]

by January 20, 2022 1 comment Other News, This Issue
Photo by Melissa Shelby

Short Swings!

I don’t mean to be a bummer, but I really need to get this off my chest. Does anyone else out there get the feeling that things, in general, are falling apart? You call a company “help” line and wait for 15-20-30 minutes to speak with someone…that is, if you’re not disconnected. All that while being told “your call is[Read More…]

The Skiing Weatherman-January 21, 2022

The Skiing Weatherman-January 21, 2022

East stays stormy…snow returns to the West As we approach the approximate halfway point in the skiing/riding season, the slopes in all regions of the U.S. and adjacent to Canada are in good condition, with the western half of the continent still benefitting from the astounding amounts of snow that fell in late December.  This season got off to a[Read More…]

by January 20, 2022 1 comment Skiing Weatherman, Other News