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Early September 2017, Perisher Ski Resort.
Credit: Perisher

Meanwhile In Australia…

We Have Hurricanes And Wildfires.  Oz Has Big Snow.  Sound Like A Theme? The news from Down Under is that the snows are prodigious, the depths of which haven’t been seen in 17 years. The snowpack in Australian snow fields is up to 97 inches, eight feet, which sounds awfully similar to the monster snow this year in the North[Read More…]

by September 11, 2017 0 comments International, Other News
ShortSwings!

ShortSwings!

According to NSAA (National Ski Areas Association) last season there were 8.4 million active U.S. skiers and boarders: 6.5 million skiers; 2 million boarders. The number is significantly lower than reported by SIA (Snowsports Industries America), which, for 2015-16 reported 11.6 million skiers and 7.6 million boarders. NSAA collects its information from a sample of resort skiers. SIA uses other[Read More…]

by August 17, 2017 0 comments Other News
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

A forced march may be my most effective pre-season training. While it wasn’t really forced, our hilly, eight day walk in the Dordogne region of France was a delightful, though at times strenuous, way to get in better shape. After a few days in the 90s, temps dropped to the 60s; perfect for our daily 6-8 hours on narrow roads and[Read More…]

by August 3, 2017 0 comments Other News, Short Swings!
Experticity Update: Good News, Bad News

Experticity Update: Good News, Bad News

Experticity Discount Benefit For SeniorsSkiing.com Is Changing. For the past couple of months, we’ve been getting emails from new subscribers asking for clarity and/or instructions for accessing the Experticity site where readers can get amazing discounts on gear and clothing from top brands. These new readers were unable to get on the site.  So, we inquired, and after a decent[Read More…]

by July 19, 2017 2 comments Other News
WANTED!!

WANTED!!

88-94 Year Old Female Skier for TV Commercial. A talent agency in Vancouver is looking for an older female skier. She must be 88-94, live in North America, and be available to travel to Whistler to participate in filming, May 27 – June 5. According to Sonya Bertolozzi, president of Canada-located Reel Athletes Agency, the assignment is for a car[Read More…]

by May 23, 2017 0 comments Other News
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

People I’ve met love the Mountain Collective Pass For those prepared to travel, it’s a no-brainer. Two day passes at any number of well-known ski resorts for $399. I purchased one a few weeks ago for next season and quickly encountered the dark side of this attractive product: weak Customer Support. I made the non-refundable purchase and was then prompted[Read More…]

by April 20, 2017 0 comments Other News, Short Swings!
Baby-Faced Leader Builds Baby Resort in Hills of North Korea

Baby-Faced Leader Builds Baby Resort in Hills of North Korea

Masikryong Ski Resort , North Korea Baby-faced supreme leader, Kim Jong-un, built a luxury ski resort on Taehwa Peak, a 4,460′ mountain in Kangwon Province. It was constructed in 10 months by the Korean People’s Army. The cost is estimated at US $ 35+ million. It has nine blue and green runs, a ski school and a children’s snow park. The[Read More…]

by April 11, 2017 0 comments Other News
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

For me, this has always been a melancholy time of year. Most North American lifts stop running, and the joy of winter shifts to summer diversions. Some people use the time to push their limits. Years ago, I’d drive to New Hampshire to ski Tuckerman’s Ravine on Memorial Day. It was an Eastern skier’s rite of passage. When older and[Read More…]

by April 6, 2017 5 comments Other News, Short Swings!
For Senior Skiers, Online is Just Fine

For Senior Skiers, Online is Just Fine

Like generations of more recent vintage, SeniorsSkiing.com readers are comfortable making online purchases. Nintey-five percent of the respondents to the most recent SeniorsSkiing.com reader survey reported they were “satisfied” with purchasing lift tickets online from ski areas and from ticket aggregators like Liftopia. And more than half of the respondents reported that they’re likely to purchase ski apparel, such as[Read More…]

by April 4, 2017 1 comment Home Top Box 1, Other News
Pond Skimming

Short Swings!

Skiing’s Silly Season starts this weekend with the annual ritual of the pond skimming competition. They’re generally associated with live music, costumes, BBQ, beer and LOTS OF FUN. Seven Springs (PA), Stratton (VT), Mt Snow (VT), Nashoba Valley (MA) and others have theirs scheduled for Saturday. Many others will be in April. Mt Bachelor‘s (OR) is the latest I found —[Read More…]

by March 23, 2017 0 comments Other News, Short Swings!
Dermatologist on Sunscreens and Skiing

Dermatologist on Sunscreens and Skiing

Memo to Skiers: Always use a “broad- spectrum” sunscreen with a SPF of at least 30. Commercial sunscreens are divided into two classes: physical and chemical. Physical sunscreens contain Zinc oxide and titanium oxide. They deflect ultraviolet energy from the skin by scattering ultraviolet light. All other sunscreen compounds are “chemical,” which act by absorbing ultraviolet light and re-emitting the[Read More…]

by March 22, 2017 0 comments MedTech, Other News
Marc,71, left, and brother Scott, 61 at top of Snowbird Tram

Three Lessons Learned From 157,906 Vertical Feet In Six Days

No, This Is Not Bragging. My brother and I have proof through an app we used to track our movements. More important than the great early March skiing at Snowbird, Solitude, Park City and Deer Valley, were three takeaways that should interest senior skiers… Lesson #1. We found lift ticket bargains in two flavors – military discounts and over 70.[Read More…]

by March 21, 2017 4 comments Other News
Photo: Harriet Wallis

This Week in SeniorsSkiing.com (March 10)

Stay conditioned to keep skiing. It’s a message I, not as well-conditioned as I’d like to be, think of every time I feel the need to take a break. The other day, I took a few runs with a couple from Arkon, OH. It was their third day at elevation and he, 75, was feeling it. Fortunately they’ll be out[Read More…]

by March 8, 2017 0 comments Other News
Mountain goats in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah. Photo: Harriet Wallis

Short Swings!

Contributor Harriet Wallis snapped this pic on her way down one of the Cottonwood Canyons connecting Salt Lake City with several resorts. Mountain goats are visible from the road this time of year. They maneuver the narrowest ledges like they’re strolling Main Street. Thanks for the picture, Harriet! CALIFORNIA Dennis Quaid’s band, The Sharks, will kick off Squaw Valley’s Toyota[Read More…]

by March 8, 2017 0 comments Other News
Fred Frost, 74, skis 35,000 - 40,000 vertical daily.

Super Seniors Rack Up Vertical at Whitefish Mountain Resort

Up the mountain he goes, down the mountain he goes. Repeat, endlessly. Fred Frost, 74, is a marvel of skiing stamina, regularly racking up more than 4 million vertical feet per season at Whitefish Mountain Resort. Frost is among the many hard-charging senior skiers at the Montana resort who take advantage of a free-ticket policy for anyone older than 70.[Read More…]

by March 8, 2017 2 comments Other News

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