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This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (July 26)

“Not Our Job”: A Play In One Very Short Act Scene: Curtain rises on an evening outdoor dinner party under a tent. Several guests are gathered around a table with a variety of appetizers: shrimp, cheese and crackers, fruit. Bottles of wine, beer, and booze are at another table. A couple of dozen guests are mingling and getting to know[Read More…]

by July 26, 2019 7 comments Features
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (June 28)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (June 28)

Isn’t It Time For You To Go Home? We’ve all hosted house parties where one or more guests have decided to hang around long after everyone else has gone. Perhaps the table has been cleared, dishes stacked, and the corks put back in bottles. Perhaps the hostess has gone to bed with a telling backward look. Yet, here they are,[Read More…]

by June 28, 2019 3 comments Features
From Don Burch's video diary of the 2018-19 season.

Correspondent Don Burch Wraps the Season

Don Kept A Video Diary Of His 2018-19 Season. Perhaps this will keep you cool in July. If you have videos of this past season, please let us know at [email protected] (Some videos by Peter Hines)  

by June 27, 2019 6 comments Features
Ask an Expert: Lodging at Powder Mountain, Utah

Ask an Expert: Lodging at Powder Mountain, Utah

Advice From The Marketing Head of Powder Mountain. Reader Ellin Jaffe  asks: I’m curious about Powder Mountain near Eden, Utah, and wonder if there are any ski-in ski-out condos there? Here’s the reply from J. P. Goulet, Director of Marketing, Powder Mountain: Powder Mountain has ski-in ski-out luxury homes for rent. There also are many condos available in Eden only[Read More…]

by June 24, 2019 3 comments Ask An Expert
In 1816, incessant cold through the year drove New Englanders to despair.

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (May 31)

Still Spinning, Still Snowing. Still Going? In 1816, there was no summer in New England. Six inches of snow fell in June, and it was as low as 40 degrees in Connecticut in July and August.  There was frost every month of the year, and, in May, strong, freezing winds from Canada wiped out tree buds, and frozen birds dropped[Read More…]

by May 31, 2019 0 comments Features
Bode Miller putting weight on outside ski.

Cycling And Skiing Similarities

Both Require Looking Down The Trail, Pressurizing To The Outside Of The Turn. I was out the other night riding with my pals and noticed that I was starting to look at the front of my wheel in sketchy terrain, and my balance was starting to be  compromised.  I thought to myself, “Pat,  keep your eyes focused down the trail[Read More…]

by May 27, 2019 4 comments Features
Silver Mountain, ID. Not  ideal conditions, but it was a magical Last Run. Credit: Bob Ohrt

Last Run

Bring This Memory With You Through The Summer. Like many, skiing has been a very large part of my life for a long time. I mis-spent much of my youth on a pair of skis, but as the demands of life came around, the skiing was abbreviated. 100 plus day seasons went to three or four. Semi-retirement has let me[Read More…]

by May 20, 2019 6 comments Features
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (April 26)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (April 26)

An Enormity Of Gratitude, Season Wrap, Mystery Retro, Survey Watch, Looking Ahead. And, poof, it’s almost May. For most of us, the ski season is behind us, and this is our last regular snow season edition. This week, we close our season-long celebration of our fifth publishing year with boundless gratitude that we were able to come so far. SeniorsSkiing.com[Read More…]

by April 26, 2019 7 comments Features
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Apr. 19)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Apr. 19)

Tell Us About Your Season, Pondering The Last Turn, Mystery Horse, Snowbasin Report, E-Biking Coming Up. Signs of the season winding down include ads and promotions for next year’s season passes. The time is now to get the bargains. One development to note is that Arapahoe Basin COO Al Henceroth said that the resort is ending its 22-year relationship with[Read More…]

by April 19, 2019 18 comments Features
Season Ending: The Last Perfect Turn

Season Ending: The Last Perfect Turn

Make It A Good One. The last turn of the last run on any ski day is a bittersweet moment.  If it’s the last day of the trip, it is sad if not melancholic.  On one hand, I’ve spent the day or days enjoying my favorite sport and on the other, there’s no more skiing until the next trip that[Read More…]

by April 17, 2019 18 comments Features
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (April 12)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (April 12)

Take Away Senior Discounts? Epic vs Ikon, Italy Update 2, Mystery Cable Car, Mammoth And Jackson Hole In Spring. Glancing through the Boston Globe last Monday (April 8), our eyes locked on a front page story: ” ‘I’ve earned it.’ Or have they? Are senior discounts deserved?”  The point of the article is that while seniors figure they’ve “earned” discounts[Read More…]

by April 12, 2019 12 comments Features
Mystery Glimpse: Cablin’

Mystery Glimpse: Cablin’

Where? When? What’s Special? Thanks to the New England Ski Museum for this picture of a unique moment in skiing history. The NESM has recently opened a new branch on North Conway, NH. Last Week This is a “10th Mountain Whisk”, designated by government purveyors as “Brush, Mountain”. It is a stiff brush particularly useful to 10th Mountain Division troops[Read More…]

by April 10, 2019 2 comments Features
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (April 5)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (April 5)

Maple Syrup Time, Dolomite Ski Safari Update, Resort Reviews, Miss Tweedie, XC Lessons There is clearly a disparity between snow conditions in the East and the West.  New England areas are starting to wind down, with some closing this weekend and others hanging on a week more. Exception: Killington will strive on until May, as usual. Out West, the snow[Read More…]

by April 5, 2019 0 comments Features
Mystery Glimpse: A Rare Artifact

Mystery Glimpse: A Rare Artifact

What Is This? Who Used It? Why Is It A Rare Artifact Of Ski History? Last Week This is Betty Welch Whitney, born in Haverhill, MA, graduated from Smith College in 1923, and first went on a ski trip with the AMC in 1928. She remained an AMC member for life, and became a ski fashion and equipment buyer for[Read More…]

by April 3, 2019 2 comments Features
Group Or Private XC Lesson?

Group Or Private XC Lesson?

Here’s What The Experts Say. Let’s say you want to learn how to cross-country ski relatively quickly and easily: How to move with grace and minimal effort, develop endurance, and enjoy what you’re doing from the git-go. Well, it’s going to take time on skis to develop that self-assurance, balance, and muscle memory (though kids can do a lot of[Read More…]

by April 3, 2019 1 comment Features

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