Nostalgia

Bob's pal, Nick Looser, baked two special cakes for the party at Alta.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

It’s Birthday Party Time at Alta.

Hip, Hip, Hooray! Skier Bob Turns 94! You might say that 94-year-old Bob Murdoch is a “senior’s senior” skier. He represents many skiers across the country who are skiing into their 90s and enjoying their mountain friendships as much as the slopes. Ski friends matter. Skiers gave Bob a birthday card that said: Count your age in how many friends[Read More…]

by March 26, 2018 1 comment Ski Heroes, West
60s Ski Songs Now AVAILABLE!

60s Ski Songs Now AVAILABLE!

You Can Now Download Ray Conrad’s Classic Collection Of Ski Songs. After many delays, procrastinations, and technical ups and downs, SeniorsSkiing.com is happy to announce that Ray Conrad’s The Cotton-Pickin’ Lift Tower And Other Ski Songs, is now available for download from CDBaby. CLICK HERE. Ray has kindly agreed to exclusively offer his songs recorded back in the 60s to[Read More…]

by March 21, 2018 0 comments Ski History
Mystery Glimpse: What’s The Story?

Mystery Glimpse: What’s The Story?

Dire Straits Require Heroic Acts. This week, a historic event for Mystery Glimpse.  Can you identify the characters involved in the above picture? What’s going on? Where are they headed? Why? And yes, they are skiing. Thanks to the New England Ski Museum, Franconia, NH, for hosting this jewel. Congratulations to NESM for opening its new branch in North Conway![Read More…]

by March 15, 2018 4 comments Ski History
Barbara Stewart Anderson: A Woman Ahead Of Her Time

Barbara Stewart Anderson: A Woman Ahead Of Her Time

At Age 82, She’s Athletic And Adventuresome. And She’s The Legacy Of Her Ski Pioneer Father Founder Of Utah’s Sundance Resort. Barbara Stewart Anderson is like the pink Duracell bunny. She keeps going and going. She lives by her philosophy: “If I can do it today, then why not? I may not be able to do it tomorrow.” Her accomplishments[Read More…]

by March 5, 2018 4 comments Ski Heroes
Who, where, 1950.

Mystery Glimpse: Who And Where?

Hint: 1950 Can you spot who this is dashing through the poles? Might be easy. But where and what event and what’s the significance? That’s the challenge. Note your replies in Comments, just scroll down. Thanks to the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum for contributing this photo. Last Week Yes, a rope tow gripper. We’ve never used one, we just[Read More…]

by February 28, 2018 7 comments Features, Ski Heroes
That Old Ski Poster on the Wall

That Old Ski Poster on the Wall

Vintage ski posters are a fixture in many ski chalets and lodges. Since the late 1990s, their values at auction have increased. To learn more about their history and their values, we interviewed Nicholas D. Lowry, President and Principal Auctioneer of Swann Auction Galleries, and Director of its Vintage Posters Department . Swann is the world’s largest auctioneer of Works[Read More…]

by February 20, 2018 0 comments Nostalgia, Ski History
Billy Kidd, first American to medal in Alpine skiing, has lived in SBS since 1970. Here he is at 20.
Credit: TOP

Tread Of Pioneers: A Blast From the Past

Quaint Museum Reveals Steamboat Spring’s Rich History. In 1947 an AP dispatch to 1,000 daily papers dubbed Steamboat Springs, Colo., “Ski Town, USA” with the declaration that of its 1,700 residents, 1,685 were skiers. The others were children under the age of one. Enthusiasm for skiing run deeps in this town. And you can learn all about it at The[Read More…]

by January 30, 2018 2 comments Ski History
A Tribute To Warren Miller (1924-2018)

A Tribute To Warren Miller (1924-2018)

At Sometime In The Past, You Watched A Warren Miller Film That Made A Difference In Your Life. Remembering Warren Miller: In His Own Words

by January 30, 2018 9 comments Ski Heroes
Alf circa 1933
Credit: Alan Engen

How Wheaties Affected The 1936 Olympics

The Breakfast of Champions Kept Champion Ski Jumper Alf Engen From Competing. Legendary extreme athlete Alf Engen, known as the greatest all-around skier ever, was a champion soccer player, skier and ski jumper. During the 1930s, he set ski jumping world records. He helped design and establish more than 30 ski areas in the western United States. And he’s fondly[Read More…]

by January 11, 2018 1 comment Ski Heroes
Mystery Glimpse: Who’s This Unhappy Fella?

Mystery Glimpse: Who’s This Unhappy Fella?

Our Next Mystery Photo Is Someone Who Became A Ski Celebrity. If you think you know who you think this guy is, write your guess in COMMENTS below, just scoll down. We’ll reveal the answer next week. Credit: SKIING Magazine Last Week’s Mystery Glimpse  This is Olympian Picabo Street as a young racer.  Thanks to the Alf Engen Ski Museum[Read More…]

by January 4, 2018 16 comments Remember When?
1970 YELLOW MG MIDGET (NOT MINE).

The Midget. The Mountain. The Girl.

The Midget Was Brand-New And The Color Of Ballpark Mustard. No more than 200 miles on the odometer, when the idiot trying to pass me spun out of control and totaled my new MG Midget. That was 1970, and looking back, maybe I was the idiot for driving a brand new, tiny sports car onto a snow-slicked Vermont road. The[Read More…]

by January 3, 2018 9 comments Nostalgia
Bill skiing Park City on his 80th

The Story Of The Yellow Ski Suit

Ski Suits Don’t Age, Just Their Owners. In 1974 while living in Vienna, Virginia, I had a midlife crisis. On December 27, I turned 40 with the thought that I had reached middle-age and would have to limit my skiing. In the past, while living in California, the family had gone skiing on my birthday. Now in Virginia, my nine-year-old[Read More…]

by December 7, 2017 4 comments Features, Remember When?
Don Burch, circa, 1970, with the infamous Ford

A Wad of Tobacco, A Chairlift, And A Ford Maverick

A Long Forgotten Incident Comes Rushing Back. In the late 70s, I was working at a ski resort and poor as could be. When the Head Maintenance Engineer asked around for someone to pick up a part for one of the chairlifts, I quickly volunteered. He probably figured I knew what I was volunteering for and wouldn’t have done so[Read More…]

by December 5, 2017 3 comments Remember When?
Fast Fred Siget on the left with Pat McCloskey, center, and friend at a long ago National Blind Skiing Championships.

Fast Freddie

Blind Skier Inspired All Who Knew Him.   The first time I skied with Fred Siget was in Snowshoe, WV, with Larry Walsh of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. This was my maiden voyage guiding a visually impaired skier. I had Fred, the first blind skier in our area, in front of me. Right turn, left turn, right turn, stay, stay.[Read More…]

by November 28, 2017 0 comments Ski Heroes
Credit: Ski Museum Of Maine

X-C Olympian Celebrates 98th Birthday

From The Ski Museum Of Maine. Chummy Broomhall, two-time Olympic cross country skier and the oldest living member of the Chisholm Ski Club, will be celebrating his 98th birthday on December 3rd. Last year the Chisholm Ski Club sponsored a card campaign for Chummy’s birthday and he received almost 150 cards! Let’s blow that number out of the water this[Read More…]

by November 20, 2017 1 comment Ski Heroes

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