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Spring Arrives Tonight.

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Mar. 20)

Hold Fast, James Niehues Paints Mountains, Emily’s Poem To Spring, Ski Diva Perspective, Senior Group At Powder Mountain, Weatherman Says More Snow, Mystery Racer. The irony is sardonic. The snow-starved Sierra is finally getting yards of snow, Easter will most likely have another coating in New England at higher elevations. And no lifts are turning.  Normal is upside down. Ski[Read More…]

by March 20, 2020 3 comments Features
Snow In Literature: “To lose if one can find again”

Snow In Literature: “To lose if one can find again”

By Emily Dickinson [Editor Note: An homage to Spring is due. Let’s all relax, watch the crocuses emerge, and remember the poetry of Emily Dickinson.] “To lose – if One can find again -⁣ To miss – if One shall meet -⁣ The Burglar cannot rob – then -⁣ The Broker cannot cheat.⁣ So build the hillocks gaily -⁣ Thou[Read More…]

by March 19, 2020 2 comments Features
Ski Diva: Skiing In The Time Of COVID-19

Ski Diva: Skiing In The Time Of COVID-19

[Editor Note: There has a lot already written about the sudden shuttering of the ski industry with resorts closing all around the globe. Our good friend and colleague The Ski Diva has put all the news and its impact on resort, guests, employees and the like in clear perspective.  We are posting the headline and initial paragraph of her article,[Read More…]

by March 19, 2020 2 comments Features
James Niehues in his studio, creating maps by hand. Credit: LA Times

The Man Who Paints Mountains

James Niehues Creates Hand Painted Maps Of Ski Resorts And Now There’s A Book. If you’ve ever taken a second look at the resort trail maps you casually pick up and put in your parka pocket, you are most likely looking at a painting by James Niehues. James has created trail map art of over 200 resorts around the globe[Read More…]

by March 19, 2020 2 comments Snow Sports Leaders
Skiing Weatherman: There’s Snow In The West, Only Maybe East

Skiing Weatherman: There’s Snow In The West, Only Maybe East

For Those Still Venturing Out On Snow Shoes, Skinny Skis, Or Skins. On a typical office day in the winter, I often scan web cams from resorts, living vicariously on those days when I can’t be on the snow myself. Now that the coronavirus pandemic has ground the winter sports season to a virtual halt, I still check out the[Read More…]

by March 19, 2020 0 comments Skiing Weatherman
Wear your green next week.  Happy Paddy's Day.  Is he still a saint?

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Mar. 13)

Pivoting To Spring, New Mexico Resorts, Luxury Vermont Inn, Mystery Gondola, Weather Man Predicts. We have several reports that spring-like skiing is happening at the higher elevation resorts in the Northeast. A few bluebird days, corduroy trails.  Ahh.  We are jealous because…we are in Florida. Such are the vicissitudes of family life.  We plan to get back for a final[Read More…]

by March 13, 2020 0 comments Features
70+ Ski Club group photo. The club ventures to US, European, and this year, New Zealand resorts. Credit: 70+ Ski Club

70+ Ski Club: Ski Trips, Fun, And Camaraderie

You Are Never Too Old To Be Young. Ski clubs have been around ever since people strapped skis on for fun. But the 70+ Ski Club has a unique niche. It’s the only ski club for skiers – and boarders – who are at least 70 years old.  People often give up skiing when their spouse passes away or when[Read More…]

by March 12, 2020 2 comments Features
My Personal Skiing Safety Primer

My Personal Skiing Safety Primer

To stay safe, all older skiers should prepare themselves for what might go wrong. I call this a “safety mindset,” and it’s kept me safe in more than 40- years of rock climbing, mountaineering and skiing. Part of that preparation is answering these questions:  What should I wear to protect myself? How will I be found? What are the most[Read More…]

by March 11, 2020 1 comment Features
Skiing Weatherman: Out Like  A Lion

Skiing Weatherman: Out Like A Lion

March Won’t Be Ending Spring-like. Although I had good intentions, I must confess that I did not get on the snow in the past week.  65 degree temperatures here in Rhode Island early this week didn’t help to inspire, for sure.  Much of the East has had a frustrating season, due to a lack of cold and snow, but the[Read More…]

by March 11, 2020 0 comments Skiing Weatherman
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Mar.6)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Mar.6)

We Get Letters, Alpine Backcountry Primer, Frost’s Funny Poem, History Dartmouth Skiway, Big Green Machine, Collision Video, Guess Aerial Photo Of Resort, Weather Ahead. Dear Readers: Our 2020 SeniorsSkiing.com February Fundraiser is officially over, however, the donation page will remain open. We are overwhelmed by the response from so many of you.  Your contributions will go a long way in[Read More…]

by March 6, 2020 1 comment Features
Snow In Literature: “A Boundless Moment”

Snow In Literature: “A Boundless Moment”

By Robert Frost (1923) He halted in the wind, and — what was thatFar in the maples, pale, but not a ghost?He stood there bringing March against his thought,And yet too ready to believe the most. “Oh, that’s the Paradise-in-bloom,” I said;And truly it was fair enough for flowershad we but in us to assume in MarchSuch white luxuriance of[Read More…]

by March 4, 2020 1 comment Features
Up the hill goes the PistenBully. Quietly. Credit: PistenBully

There’s A Big Green Machine At A Few U.S. Resorts

It’s More Than A Pretty Paint Job. It’s The World’s First Hybrid Snow Groomer. On the outside, it looks pretty much like all the others in a resort’s fleet. It has a fierce-looking blade up front, a cab in the middle, and a corduroy-making tiller behind. What’s “under the hood” makes the green groomer special. The PistenBully 600 E+ is[Read More…]

by March 4, 2020 1 comment Features
Incidents & Accidents: 9

Incidents & Accidents: 9

Funneled With No Place To Go. Who: Randall White Where: Mt St Louis, Ontario, Canada, near Toronto What Happened: Skier-snowboarder collision at convergence and crossover of blue ski runs. These were moderate to high speed runs without any warning signs, and it was a crowded day.  See recorded GoPro video for a detailed visual account of the accident, and thoughts on improvements. Role[Read More…]

by March 2, 2020 9 comments Incidents and Accidents
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Feb. 28)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Feb. 28)

[Editor Note: SeniorsSkiing.com is asking our readers to contribute to support our online magazine. Yes, we have grown in the number of subscribers and advertisers. But our expenses have also grown. You can help us defray some of these expenses by helping us out with a donation.] Support SeniorsSkiing.com by clicking here. ______________________________________________________ What Is It With February? Trapp Family[Read More…]

by February 28, 2020 0 comments Features

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