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NSP On Role Of Patrol Re: Speedsters

NSP On Role Of Patrol Re: Speedsters

A Reply From Meegan Moszynski, Executive Director, National Ski Patrol [Editor Note: On Oct 1, SeniorsSkiing.com published an article by correspondent Roger Lohr recounting his hit-and-run collision that left him with a nagging back problem. Many readers responded to that article by citing their own on-hill incidents with speeding or out-of-control skiers/boards. The question emerged: Who is actually responsible for[Read More…]

by October 24, 2019 17 comments Features
The Skiing Weatherman: How Do Pacific Cyclones Dictate US Weather?

The Skiing Weatherman: How Do Pacific Cyclones Dictate US Weather?

The Typhoon Rule Can Predict Chilly Wet Air In North America. In an age where computer models are believed to be the only viable long range weather forecasting tool, there remains a very effective technique for looking ahead a couple of weeks that had its roots in World War Two.  It is called the “Typhoon Rule”. When the far western[Read More…]

by October 24, 2019 1 comment Features
Familiarity Breeds Confidence

Familiarity Breeds Confidence

You Can Do It If You’ve Done It Before. You know, as you age, little things creep into your mind like, “Can I still ski that?”  “Am I too old to keep trying this pitch?”  But, one of the things that keeps our minds in check is the familiarity with the terrain after years of experience.  For instance, every year,[Read More…]

by October 23, 2019 2 comments Features
Mystery Glimpse: October Snow

Mystery Glimpse: October Snow

This Week Here’s a photo taken on Oct. 20th this year, right after a wicked Nor’Easter hit the East Coast. Obviously, the top of this resort got a dose of white. But, where is it? What resort? Why is this especially good news for the operators? This one should be easy for lots of SeniorsSkiing.com readers. Thanks to a friendly[Read More…]

by October 23, 2019 8 comments Features
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Oct. 18)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Oct. 18)

Stirring The Pot: Reaction To Ski Collision Article Signals Concern From Senior Skiers. We get letters. Do we! Well, not letters, but comments. A couple of weeks ago, we published an article by SeniorsSkiing.com correspondent and XCSkiResorts.com publisher Roger Lohr recounting a hit-and-run collision that left him with ongoing back pain. Obviously, that article struck a sore point: Our readers[Read More…]

by October 18, 2019 7 comments Features
Mystery Glimpse: Dancing, Where?

Mystery Glimpse: Dancing, Where?

It Was A Famous Apres Ski Hangout Back In The Day. Hint: Think Colorado. What place? What year? Thanks to the Colorado Snowsports Museum for this blast from the past. Last Week: Bang, Bang As we said last week, it’s not what you think. It sure looks like the 10th Mountain in training at Camp Hale, as several readers have[Read More…]

by October 17, 2019 3 comments Features
Coming Back To Skiing

Coming Back To Skiing

If You Have Been Away From The Sport For A Few Decades, Welcome Back and SURPRISE! Remember the old days?  Long stiff skis?  Weighed a ton.  Wearing yourself out to jump them into the air to change direction?  It didn’t matter back then because we were young and fit.  Now look at us.    Well, the good news is EVERYTHING has[Read More…]

by October 17, 2019 5 comments Features
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Oct. 11)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Oct. 11)

Free Skiing For Seniors: Early Observations. One of the most popular features on SeniorsSkiing.com is our annual listing of resorts that offer free or almost free skiing for seniors. “Almost” free means a lift ticket or a season pass that can be had for a token amount, usually a processing fee or relatively small cost. For the past several weeks,[Read More…]

by October 11, 2019 9 comments Features
Mystery Glimpse: Bang, Bang

Mystery Glimpse: Bang, Bang

The First Glimpse Challenge This Season Is Not What You Think. This Mystery Glimpse photo comes from the archives of the Alf Engen Ski Museum in Park City, UT. Take a virtual tour of the museum’s collection by clicking here. The Mystery Glimpse feature posts a photo from one of the ski industry’s wonderful museums. Often these museums are located[Read More…]

by October 10, 2019 4 comments Features
Ski Resort Word Search

Ski Resort Word Search

by October 8, 2019 0 comments Features
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Oct. 4)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Oct. 4)

What Pisses You Off. Last spring, we asked a provocative question in our annual SeniorsSkiing.com Subscriber Survey. We asked, “Thinking back on the 2018-19 season, tell us what pissed you off the most about the following…” Then we listed “On the slopes”, “In the lodge”, “Tickets and passes,” “Restaurant”, “Other skiers”. We also asked what delighted skiers the most, but[Read More…]

by October 4, 2019 16 comments Features
Blind-Sided And Body-Slammed

Blind-Sided And Body-Slammed

Is It Time To Address Ski Slope Collisions? How? [Editor Note: This summer, we published a little play about the speeding, out of control skier and what the ski patrol can do about it. You can read it here. Bottom line: It’s not their job, at least, that’s the party line. They are there to maintain the lines, help injured[Read More…]

by October 1, 2019 29 comments Features, Home Top Box 2
SeniorsSkiing.com Analogy Test

SeniorsSkiing.com Analogy Test

[Editor Note: Thanks to SeniorsSkiing.com Correspondent Don Burch for this challenging test. Good luck, you’ll need it. Answers at the end.]

by October 1, 2019 5 comments Features
The Skiing Weatherman: Monster Storm Smacks Early

The Skiing Weatherman: Monster Storm Smacks Early

Snow At The End Of Summer Dazzles The Northwest. How is it that a storm can produce a four foot snowfall before the first week of the new season is over!?  That is exactly what happened last weekend as portions of Montana got absolutely buried.  Parts of Idaho, Washington, California, Oregon, Wyoming, and Colorado also saw snow, which undoubtedly got[Read More…]

by October 1, 2019 0 comments Features
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Sept. 27)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Sept. 27)

Exercise Is In Our Job Description. We had just finished another strenuous exercise class at the local Y. Along with 20 or so others, John S. and I had been going to that same instructor’s—her name is Sarah—Monday night 6:30 hour-long routine for four or so years; we called it “Sarah’s House Of Pain.” Squats, light weight thrusts and lifts,[Read More…]

by September 27, 2019 10 comments Features

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