Features

Mystery Glimpse: Trackless World Of Snow

Mystery Glimpse: Trackless World Of Snow

Alpine Universe Now here’s an amazing picture from the Alf Engen Museum, Park City, UT.  What are we looking at? What’s the place? And, more importantly, who took the picture?  No, not Ansel Adams, but close. Last Week Yes, indeed, the Very Special Guest was Princess Elizabeth who visited the Mittersill Alpine Resort near Cannon Mt., NH, in 1951, probably[Read More…]

by January 22, 2019 2 comments Features
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Jan. 18)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Jan. 18)

Silver Streaks, PopUp Problem, Snowmaker Gloves, 70s Ski Test, Mystery Guest, Conditioning Advice, Big Bromley Resort Review. We stopped at Waterville Valley’s Silver Streak corner in the base lodge last Monday to introduce ourselves and spread some SeniorsSkiing.com stickers to the members who had gathered for coffee and donuts. Silver Streaks is a club program that is supported by the[Read More…]

by January 18, 2019 0 comments Features
Mystery Glimpse: Very Special Guest

Mystery Glimpse: Very Special Guest

Look Who Came To Visit This is a challenging Mystery Glimpse.  Here’s a page from the register of an inn. Who is the Very Special Guest? Can you name the inn this guest stayed in back in 1951? Hint: New Hampshire. Hint 2: Think of Tyrolean-themed chalets. Hint 3: It’s all because of the Baron. Last Week Yes, these are[Read More…]

by January 17, 2019 6 comments Features
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Jan. 11)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Jan. 11)

Avalanche Alerts And Deaths, Keep Warm, Telemark Memoir, Snow Tool Mystery Glimpse, Tire Chain Reminders, Why You Have To Enter Email Again. Over the past week, there have been monumental snow falls in Colorado, California, the Canadian Rockies, and most of western Europe. Click here for snow totals over the last seven days from different resorts in the Alps from[Read More…]

by January 11, 2019 1 comment Features
Mystery Glimpse: This Isn’t Easy

Mystery Glimpse: This Isn’t Easy

Bombing Down What is going on here? Party? Race? One thing we will tell you is that this looks like (and was) a very tricky maneuver on skis. One resort made these famous.  Name it? The inventor?  Thanks again to the Colorado Snowsports Museum at Vail. Last Week Indeed, this is Alf and Alan Engen doing some father and son ski[Read More…]

by January 8, 2019 6 comments Features
Up, it's cold outside. Credit: Harriet Wallis

Ladies, Don’t Wear Black Underpants On Super Cold Days…

…And Other (Unusual) Tips On How Everyone Can Stay Warm. We all have our tricks to stay warm when the temperature plunges. Here are a few you might not have thought of. Cheapo Hand Warmers I’ve used the shake-’em-up hand warmer packets and tried every kind of liner. Splurge $1 and buy the stretchy little gloves that you can find[Read More…]

by January 7, 2019 3 comments Features
Safe Driving: Wrap Tires With Chains

Safe Driving: Wrap Tires With Chains

How Many Readers Carry Chains And Actually Know How To Mount Them? Back in the old days, many of us had knobby snow tires even studded ones mounted on a separate set of rims stashed in the corner of the garage, ready for mounting.  Tire designs and compounds changed over the years.  Snow tires still exist, but all season tires[Read More…]

by January 7, 2019 3 comments Features
FAQ: Why Do I Have To (Constantly) Re-Enter My Email?

FAQ: Why Do I Have To (Constantly) Re-Enter My Email?

We Get This Question From Time To Time. Here’s What Happens And How To Solve This Problem. If you are being asked to re-enter your email to confirm your subscription to SeniorsSkiing.com, you might be a bit annoyed.  We don’t blame you, but there is an explanation. You are accessing SeniorsSkiing.com through a device that is different from the one[Read More…]

by January 7, 2019 2 comments Features
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Jan. 4)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Jan. 4)

Holy Ticket Shock, Favorite Article of 2018, Belleayre, Ski Test Series, Flyin’ Mystery, Encore For Layering Basics, Sir Arnold Lunn. There is a reason SeniorsSkiing.com tries to promote reasonable pricing for seniors who have been supporting the sport for decades. News like the following is evidence that the voice of seniors is needed to get a lot louder in the[Read More…]

by January 4, 2019 3 comments Features
Mystery Glimpse: Who’s Flyin’?

Mystery Glimpse: Who’s Flyin’?

Airborne Family Members. Who is airborne? Can you guess where?  Hint: We can’t tell you the name of the museum that contributed this picture. Know why? Last Week Only one reader got this one.  The enthusiastic boarder is Shannon Dunn-Downing, the first U.S. woman to win an Olympic snowboard medal with a halfpipe bronze in 1998. Shannon was the first woman[Read More…]

by January 1, 2019 4 comments Features
Yikes, here come the Santas! Credit: EasternSlopes.com

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Dec. 21)

Last Minute Gift, Tell-Tale Hoar Frost, Jim Gaddis Profile, Mystery Boarder, Seasons Greetings. If you’re caught empty-handed and about to head to another senior ski friend’s party, consider ordering and instantly downloading a copy of Ray Conrad’s classic collection of ski songs, The Cotton-Pickin’ Lift Tower and Other Ski Songs. Ray wrote and recorded these songs ‘way back in the[Read More…]

by December 21, 2018 1 comment Features
Crystalline shoots are a sign of hoar frost. Credit: Hiller Hardie

Looking At Surface Hoar Frost

A Tell-Tale Sign To Watch For In Avalanche Country. As the weather in the Northeast has gradually become colder over the last few weeks, I have noticed the soil in my garden develops into crystalized patterns such as those in the picture below: Of course, as the weather starts to turn cooler, I naturally start to think about skiing. As[Read More…]

by December 19, 2018 4 comments Features
Mystery Glimpse: Woman Snow Boarder Winner

Mystery Glimpse: Woman Snow Boarder Winner

Who Is She? What Makes Her Special? A competitor, a snowboarder (obviously), a woman.  See if you can put these clues together. Once again, thanks to the Colorado Snowsport Museum in Vail, CO., for this contribution.  Put your guess in comments below. Last Week This artifact is a United States Forest Service avalanche control gun sight. It was used by[Read More…]

by December 18, 2018 3 comments Features
Alan Engen (l) and Jim Gaddis hold the Intermountain Ski Association Alpine Combined trophy. Each won the championship 3 times. c. 1959. Credit: Alan Engen Collection

Ski Champion Jim Gaddis: When Life Got Tough, He Surged Ahead

Advice Jim Followed: When You Come To A Fork In The Road, Take It. From the time Jim was a youngster, his single goal was to be an Olympic ski racer. He lived for that. He trained for that. But when he was shut out of the Olympics, it didn’t stop him. He generated ways to help others in the[Read More…]

by December 18, 2018 3 comments Snow Sports Leaders
Buddy at Innsbruck.

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Dec. 14)

Open The Archives, Technique, Mystery Glimpse, Gift Ideas With Serious Discounts For Readers. SeniorsSkiing.com’s fifth anniversary year has caused us to reflect back on the articles that have appeared on these virtual pages. Incredibly to us, we have posted almost 1,000 articles from professional journalists, ski business people, freelancers, readers, contributors-from-out-of-the-blue, and correspondents. Our archives is an amazing collection of[Read More…]

by December 14, 2018 1 comment Features

SUBSCRIBER-ONLY CONTENT

 

Already a Subscriber?
Enter your email above to confirm your subscription and continue reading. Thank you!

Subscribe now to continue. SUBSCRIPTION IS FREE!

Subscribers also get access to restricted content like our BEST 2017 SKIS FOR SENIORS list; PRO DISCOUNT DEALS; and our weekly digest email.