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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 Gear, Features
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 Features, Accessories, 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 Features, Accessories
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
Verbier, Switzerland: ParaSailing on skis
Credit: Mark Subi

Droning On: Striking Views Of Ski Country, Other Places

Drones Bring A Magnificent, Unexpected Perspective. They’re in the skies, but you may not see them. Professional and amateur operated photo drones are capturing striking bird’s eye views of snow-covered mountains, crashing waterfalls, ancient architecture, daredevil feats, even the inside of an erupting volcano. So this senior skier learned one late July afternoon following a long hike in the high[Read More…]

by July 28, 2015 0 comments Other News, Features
Early 2015-16 Winter Forecast: El Nino Cometh

Early 2015-16 Winter Forecast: El Nino Cometh

A Strong El Nino Is Not Too Cool News For Skiers.         The latest (July 15th) word from NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and other weather watchers is that the El Nino currently growing off the west coast of South America is gaining intensity.  El Nino is the weather phenomenon that occurs when Eastern Pacific waters are[Read More…]

by July 23, 2015 0 comments Features
There's plenty of room in SeniorsSkiing.com's FORUM
Credit: James Cridland Flickr Creative Commons

There’s Still Room: Join The Crowd At The FORUM

SeniorsSkiing.com’s FORUM Is Up, Running and Waiting For You. The FORUM is SeniorsSkiing’s online community exchange.  Add your thoughts, comments, insights, advice, critiques, recommendations, favorites, disses, and whatever. Just be nice. If you are a subscriber to SeniorsSkiing.com, you will have to register separately for the FORUM.  Just click on FORUM, click Register, pick a username (that will appear on[Read More…]

by July 14, 2015 0 comments Features
Which Ski Areas Are In Survival/SunsetMode?

Which Ski Areas Are In Survival/SunsetMode?

Industry Expert Stacks Up Ski Areas From Healthy To Sunset. Doom and gloom seemed to poke through the otherwise good news presented at the end of January, 2015 Snow Sports Industries America trade show in Denver. Gathered for an “Assembly” by marketing analyst Destimetrics, marketing gurus opined that there was good news in the data: economy upbeat, lodging and gear purchases all[Read More…]

by June 23, 2015 0 comments Features
Your Turn: Announcing SeniorsSkiing’s New Forum

Your Turn: Announcing SeniorsSkiing’s New Forum

Connect With SeniorsSkiing.com Subscribers: Share, Debate, Create We are very pleased to announce that SeniorsSkiing.com is launching its new FORUM for our subscribers.  We learned from SubscriberSurvey2015 that our readers would be very interested in both reading comments on a forum as well as entering their own thoughts.  So, our technical team has created the FORUM, accessed by a menu[Read More…]

by May 5, 2015 0 comments Features

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