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Ski Archives glittering gala was held on Nov. 5 at the Grand America Hotel, Salt Lake City.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

Ski History Gala Awards Top Honors

And SeniorsSkiing.com Makes A Contribution. The country’s largest ski history and research organization, Ski Archives, held its annual gala and fundraiser that helps support its mission. And SeniorSkiing.com contributed four gifts to the silent fund raising auction. Each SeniorSkiing gift included ski socks by Darn Tough of Vermont, a GripPro hand strength trainer, and a Boot Horn that slides your[Read More…]

by November 17, 2015 0 comments Features, Ski Heroes
France, nous t’aimons

France, nous t’aimons

by November 14, 2015 0 comments Features
Special Edition: SeniorsSkiing.com Announces “Senior-Friendly” Resorts

Special Edition: SeniorsSkiing.com Announces “Senior-Friendly” Resorts

Results of SeniorsSkiing.Com’s Recent Survey And Industry Research Reveals 16 Winners Sixteen resorts in the East. Midwest, West/Northwest, and Canada are recognized as “Senior Friendly” for their proactive efforts to meet the needs of older skiers. The selection is based on input from SeniorsSkiing.com’s second annual survey of US and Canadian resorts, reader input, and industry sources. Factors taken into account[Read More…]

by November 10, 2015 12 comments Features, Home Top Box 4
Huff Post: 98 Resorts Where Seniors Ski Free

Huff Post: 98 Resorts Where Seniors Ski Free

SeniorsSkiing.Com’s Co-Publisher Reports On Where You Can Get Free Skiing Huff Post’s Post 50 Blog features our own Jon Weisberg reporting on the 98 resorts in North American where seniors can ski for free.  The list of resorts both large and small were compiled by the National Ski Area Association and also published in Ski History magazine. Regular subscribers to[Read More…]

by November 9, 2015 2 comments Features
On The Threshhold of Winter 2015-16

On The Threshhold of Winter 2015-16

So It Begins We’ve been watching reports of snow in high altitude places in the West and East which makes the coming of winter seem a bit rushed this year.  There are still leaf-peepers on the roads of Vermont and New Hampshire, and snow on Halloween decorations doesn’t seem to ring true.  For those of us in New England, the snow fall brings[Read More…]

by October 20, 2015 0 comments Features, Home Top Box 1
A SAR team practices at Yosemite.
Credit: US Park Service

Op-Ed: SAR In The Mountains

Debit or Credit? If you head out on the Atlantic Ocean in a canoe and run into trouble, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) will send a 110 foot cutter to rescue you. End of story. This is not always the case here on land. The U.S. Park Service also maintains Search and Rescue (SAR) teams in each of the National[Read More…]

by October 7, 2015 3 comments Features
Station de ski du Semnoz offers hourly ski tickets. Huh?

Lift Tickets: An Area That Charges By The Hour?

And Other Ticket Pricing Ideas. Pre-season cocktail hour among veteran skiers often leads to talk of the new season’s pass prices. In 2001 or 2002, when Park City Mountain Resort changed its senior pass from free to $300, a flurry of letters to the editor registered collective outrage. Not to mention that even at $300, it was a great deal for a season’s pass.[Read More…]

by September 25, 2015 1 comment Features, Home Top Box 2
BD TV will show you how the back country looks and the people who go there.
Credit: BDTV

Black Diamond Introduces New Online Film Series

Exploring The Call Of Mountains Black Diamond, the climbing, skiing, mountain sports equipment and apparel manufacturer, is introducing BD TV, a new online film series. According to the company, the series is “dedicated to sharing stories from the soul of climbing and backcountry skiing.” The first season covers ski mountaineers, avalanche forecasters and hometown heroes discussing lifelong goals, alpine starts,[Read More…]

by September 24, 2015 0 comments Features
The view from the top of the world is pretty impressive in Warren Miller's new flick: Chasing Shadows
Credit: Warren Miller Entertainment

Warren Miller Does It Again: Chasing Shadows

66th Ski Film Is Designed To Inspire For The Upcoming Season. Warren Miller created the ski movie genre.  We remember the days when Warren’s movies included surfer music, sight gags and a narrator (was that Warren himself?) wise-cracking about how skiers would do almost anything to get on the mountain, including forgetting to mow their lawns (think Southern California). Now, Warren[Read More…]

by September 22, 2015 2 comments Features
Four layer system for cold weather.  Of course, there are pants.
Credit: Outdoor Gear Lab

Learn About Layering: It Will Be Cold

Some Lessons About How To Dress For Frigid. Last February, we spent a wonderful long weekend in Quebec, visiting the lovely city’s Winter Carnavale and skiing at some fabulous ski resorts (Mte. Ste. Anne, Le Massif de Charlevoix) and dining in a little village of Baie-Saint-Paul.  Delightful.  If you  ever want a Euro-type ski experience close to home, Quebec is the[Read More…]

by September 17, 2015 0 comments Features, Gear
A Skier’s Journey: Pushing The Envelope

A Skier’s Journey: Pushing The Envelope

A Senior Skier Reflects On The Thinking Part of The Sport. Since I was five I’ve been on a voyage of self discovery through skiing that started at the ski areas of the Laurentian Mountains of Quebec, Canada and grew to be an integral part of my life the older I became. Initially learning to ski on riverbank in Winnipeg[Read More…]

by August 31, 2015 0 comments Features, Home Top Box 4
Winter forecast 2015-16 shows how the jet stream funnels warm air across the  southern US.
Credit: NOAA/NWS

Winter 2015-16 Forecast Update: El Nino Rises

This Just In: The Sea Surface Temperature Off Ecuador Exceeds Records. In its August update, NOAA’s National Weather Service reports this year’s El Nino is roaring along to record highs. NWS predicts that sea surface temperatures in the eastern Pacific will peak in the late fall/early winter near or exceeding 2 degrees C/ 3.2 degrees F above normal.  “If this forecast[Read More…]

by August 19, 2015 0 comments Features
More Hot Products From SLC’s Outdoor Retailers Show

More Hot Products From SLC’s Outdoor Retailers Show

Gee Whiz, Seniors, Here’s What’s Coming to a Store Near You!! Shoes whose laces tighten without your needing to bend down to tie them. Wireless heating insoles controlled with a smart phone app. A small device that communicates your whereabouts and whether or not you need help when there’s no cell service— nywhere on the globe. These are just a[Read More…]

by August 6, 2015 2 comments Accessories, Features, Home Top Box 2
Outdoor Retailers Show in Salt Lake is the largest outdoor sports show of its kind.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

Outdoor Retailers Show: Harriet’s Three Hot Product Picks

It’s Like Christmas In August. The annual Outdoor Retailers Show is going on in Salt Lake City right now (August 5-8), and it showcases gear for all outdoor enthusiasts. It’s a sneak peek at brand new innovative products as well a upgrades in existing products. The massive trade show has more than 1,500 exhibitors from around the world. Some exhibitors[Read More…]

by August 6, 2015 0 comments Accessories, Features
Dick Bass, Skiing Visionary, Dies At 85

Dick Bass, Skiing Visionary, Dies At 85

Breaking News From The Salt Lake Tribune.  Click to read more.

by July 29, 2015 0 comments Features, Ski Heroes

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