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This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Feb. 1)

Ask An Expert, Mystery Incantation, Robert Frost, 70s Ski Test Reality, Glen Plake Tour. Last week, we pointed out that of three competitive New Hampshire ski resorts along I-93, two offered low day lift ticket prices for seniors and one didn’t. To review, both Waterville Valley and Bretton Woods offered $29 and/or $32, depending on when you buy and if[Read More…]

by February 1, 2019 2 comments Features
New Feature:  Ask An Expert

New Feature: Ask An Expert

Ask An Expert is the new SeniorsSkiing.com feature that answers your snow sport questions with responses from experts. Send in your questions, and we’ll find the experts to answer them. The feature will appear as frequently as we have your questions. We start the series this week with this question from reader, Terry Kureth: While skiing with a friend not[Read More…]

by January 31, 2019 3 comments Ask An Expert
Snow In Literature: An Old Man’s Winter Night

Snow In Literature: An Old Man’s Winter Night

By Robert Frost All out of doors looked darkly in at himThrough the thin frost, almost in separate stars,That gathers on the pane in empty rooms.What kept his eyes from giving back the gazeWas the lamp tilted near them in his hand.What kept him from remembering what it wasThat brought him to that creaking room was age.He stood with barrels[Read More…]

by January 30, 2019 3 comments Features
Mystery Glimpse: Divine Intervention

Mystery Glimpse: Divine Intervention

Special Times On The Mountain Top Here’s another challenging picture from the Colorado Snowsports Museum. Something is going on, obviously, on this mountain. What’s happening? Who arranged it and for what purpose? When? Take your best guess down in the Comments box below. Last Week This magnificent photo was taken in 1952 at the Alta ski area. It is part[Read More…]

by January 30, 2019 5 comments Features
70s Ski Testing: Political Fall Out

70s Ski Testing: Political Fall Out

Advertisers Or Readers? Ski testing in the early 70s challenged SKI magazine’s leaders in ways they didn’t anticipate.  While our readers loved the reviews and wanted more, we were careful about what we wrote. A huge proportion of SKI Magazine’s income came from advertisers.  Our publisher regularly reminded me that ad revenue dwarfed what came in from subscriptions and special[Read More…]

by January 29, 2019 2 comments Features
From The Ski Diva: Why Glen Plake’s Down Home Tour Matters

From The Ski Diva: Why Glen Plake’s Down Home Tour Matters

[Editor Note: Friend and Colleague, The Ski Diva publishes a terrific, award-winning site for women skiers, snowboarders, and snow sports enthusiasts. With her permission, we are reprinting this week’s edition about extreme skier, freestylist, and US Ski Hall of Fame member Glen Plake’s country-wide tour to small- and medium-size ski resorts, the little family and senior friendly areas that we[Read More…]

by January 29, 2019 4 comments Features
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Jan.25)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Jan.25)

Buried Alive, Magic Mt., Brian Head, 70s Ski Testing, Mystery Snowfields, Rope Tow Memories. There is prolific snow in New England these days, and despite the brisk cold, we went skiing last week in New Hampshire in the famous Ski 93 corridor. First stop was Bretton Woods on a frosty bluebird day with far-ranging views of Mt. Washington and the[Read More…]

by January 25, 2019 6 comments Features
Buried Alive In Deep Snow

Buried Alive In Deep Snow

Where’s Laurie? She’s Gone.   Here’s a lesson for vacationers and anyone else who skis in the West. Let me set the stage. A snowstorm dumped several feet of light, fluffy snow, and we were skiing at Brighton, UT, our home resort. We know every inch of the mountain—its steeps, its trees, its gentle slopes. Dreams are made of fresh[Read More…]

by January 24, 2019 3 comments 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

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