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What’s New for the 2022/2023 Season – Idaho Edition

What’s New for the 2022/2023 Season – Idaho Edition

With the La Niña weather pattern developing thousands of miles away in the Pacific Ocean for the third consecutive winter, the Northwest should expect a cold, wet winter with heavy mountain snow. That means another great ski and snowboard season in Idaho. It’s not just the snow – for the first time in history, SKI Magazine named three Ski Idaho[Read More…]

by November 9, 2022 7 comments Other News, West
Massanutten Resort

What’s New for the 2022-23 Season—Southeastern Edition 

Terrain expansions and technology upgrades are routine at the seventeen ski resorts south of the Mason-Dixon Line. This year, that trend continues. Here’s what’s new for the 2022/2023 season in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee. Virginia – Massanutten – 2022-23 marks the 50th year of skiing inside the “Kettle” bowl of Shenandoah Valley landmark Massanutten Mountain. In 1990, the[Read More…]

by November 9, 2022 5 comments Other News, East
Alaska Airlines Offers a Monthly Subscription for Flights to SLC

Alaska Airlines Offers a Monthly Subscription for Flights to SLC

Alaska Airlines, the only U.S. airline to offer a pay-by-month flight subscription service, is expanding its popular program to Salt Lake City less than a year after its launch. Just in time for ski/snowboard season, subscribers to Flight Pass can fly between Salt Lake City and San Francisco or San Diego, in addition to 18 other routes throughout California and select cities in Nevada,  Arizona and now Utah. The[Read More…]

by November 9, 2022 2 comments Other News
Harriet and Alison at Alta by Peak Photo

When an Avid Skier Faces a Life Threatening Challenge: a Perspective

Aging comes with health issues — sometimes life-threatening health issues. Body parts wear out and disease happens. I often jest that it would take five or six seniors to have enough good parts to assemble one complete person.  But in spite of fused spines, mechanical joints, heart stints and disease, we ski.  We ski for the fresh air, the whole[Read More…]

by November 9, 2022 27 comments Other News
Photo by Kipras Štreimikis on Unsplash

How to Select Your Next Pair of Skis

by November 9, 2022 22 comments Other News, Gear, Skis
What’s New for the 2022/2023 Season – Quebec Edition

What’s New for the 2022/2023 Season – Quebec Edition

Fall and cooler weather are giving antsy legs to all skiers, snowboarders, as well as all other winter lovers. Here’s what’s new this season, north of the border in the province of Quebec, by region, including several important resort anniversaries. Bas-Saint-Laurent Parc du Mont-Saint-Mathieu has expanded its snow park, and snowmaking improvements will allow both earlier and later season access to an[Read More…]

by November 2, 2022 4 comments Other News, International
XC in Mont Tremblant Canada

XC in Mont Tremblant Canada

Mont Tremblant is a major alpine ski resort just north of Montreal, part of the vast Alterra Mountain Company menu of ski areas, which includes Steamboat, Winter Park, Mammoth Mountain, Deer Valley, Stratton, Sugarbush. Therefore it’s part of the Ikon Pass system.   Though it’s well-known to Eastern Canadians, cross country skiing around Mont Tremblant isn’t quite the clichéd “hidden gem” for Nordic[Read More…]

by November 2, 2022 3 comments International, Other News
We’re Back!

We’re Back!

As you may know by now, seniorsskiing.com founder Jon Weisberg passed away suddenly a few months ago and will be sorely missed for his love of winter sports and his importance to the industry. Let me introduce myself as the new publisher.  Some of you already know me from my work with the 70+ Ski Club, which was founded by my grandfather[Read More…]

by October 19, 2022 38 comments Other News, Features, Home Top Box 1
What’s New This Ski/Snowboard Season – Utah Edition

What’s New This Ski/Snowboard Season – Utah Edition

So many resorts, most of them within 45 minutes of the Salt Lake City airport.  And so many new lifts, trams, on-mountain dining, and more, this season. Here’s a short swing around what’s new and notable on the snow in Utah, in alphabetical order, since that’s the only fair way: Alta Ski Area – The Sunnyside fixed-grip triple has been[Read More…]

by October 13, 2022 2 comments Destinations, West, Other News
To Do List Before First Tracks of the Season

To Do List Before First Tracks of the Season

Buy a Back-Up Pass Even you already have your perfect Ikon, Epic or Mountain Collective pass, it’s worth checking out resort-specific and regional passes to give you extra days.  I’m an Ikon guy because I ski a lot at Stratton in VT and Snowbird UT.  But this season, I also got an Epic Northeast pass.  Why?  Because Epic offers a[Read More…]

by October 12, 2022 8 comments Other News, Home Top Box 4
Better Quality Skiing

Better Quality Skiing

Jean Claude Killy, one of the greatest ski racers of all time, reminded us that “skiing is always a trip to the edge of what is possible. But it is not an obligation – we don’t have to improve if we don’t want to; skiing should always be a pleasure. It’s in our nature that only a small percentage really[Read More…]

by October 10, 2022 9 comments Other News, Technique
Comfortable going along the river behind the Woodstock Inn. Credit: XCSkiResorts.com

INDY XC PASS – The National Ski Pass For XC Skiers

Most dedicated winter sports enthusiasts are familiar with the major season passes such as Epic, Ikon, Mountain Collective and Indy Pass, among others. So far, these multi-ski area passes have been geared toward Alpine skiing and snowboarding. Not anymore! Make way for a new season pass specifically for cross country (XC) skiing and a deal that highlights XC skiing for[Read More…]

by October 10, 2022 1 comment Other News
How to Get Fit for Ski Season

How to Get Fit for Ski Season

Originally published in the 2020-21 Masterfit Buyer’s Guide Getting fit for ski season doesn’t take a fancy gym membership. What it does take is general cardio training– biking, hiking, running, or even vigorous walking–with some specific strength training that will improve your performance on snow. Just ask Tyler White, who runs iSport, a training facility at Killington that’s a branch[Read More…]

by October 1, 2022 5 comments Other News, Conditioning
Here’s How to Store Ski Gear and Clothes for the Off-Season

Here’s How to Store Ski Gear and Clothes for the Off-Season

[Editor’s Note: We’ve published Don Burch’s article on storing gear in the past.  It’s an excellent reminder that a little care goes a long way.] Hopefully your ski equipment has taken good care of you all winter. It’s time for you to return the favor. Some simple steps now can save you the frustration of rusty edges, musty clothing and[Read More…]

by April 14, 2022 6 comments Gear, Boots, Skis, Home Top Box 3, Other News
Season Ending: The Last Perfect Turn

Season Ending: The Last Perfect Turn

The last turn of the last run on any ski day is a bittersweet moment.  If it’s the last day of the trip, it is sad, if not melancholic. As I come down the mountain on what will be my last run of the day, I go through the same routine.  Partly because I am tired, partly because the beginner[Read More…]

by April 14, 2022 5 comments Other News, Home Top Box 4
Mike Roth’s Take on Spring Rituals

Mike Roth’s Take on Spring Rituals

As demonstrated throughout the season, Mike Roth is a master at capturing those funny and fearful moments on skis. Here he combines several end-of-season rituals in one cartoon: the pond skim; the shorts; the funny costume, can of beer in one hand; BBQ fork in the other…all centered on one gnarly senior skier. Thanks, Mike!!!!

by April 14, 2022 0 comments Other News
LUV2SKI

LUV2SKI

The ski license plate gallery continues to grow. Art Sexauer, whose ARTSKI plate is part of the gallery, sent in this SKI plate on his son’s car.  And longtime contributor, Jan Brunvand, caught ALTADAB on his camera. Then he asked around for the meaning of “DAB”. His son explained that “DAB” can be either a form of greeting or a[Read More…]

by April 14, 2022 0 comments Other News, SKI LICENSE PLATES
Remembering Jon Weisberg

Remembering Jon Weisberg

1943 – 2022 Seniors Skiing’s creator, co-founder, and main contributor passed away on Friday, June 3, 2022. Jon Weisberg, 78, died June 3 peacefully at home, following a 15-month fight against bladder cancer. An avid skier, he created and co-founded SeniorsSkiing.com, the global online magazine for older skiers. As an executive with Bristol-Myers Squibb, responsible for international public affairs, he promoted[Read More…]

by April 8, 2022 60 comments Other News, Features
Wind turbine at Jimmy Peak, MA

Sustainability: Snow Sports Depend on It

The outdoor industry is big business: 57 million Americans engage in outdoor activities, generating an estimated $887 billion in revenue and creating about 7.6 million jobs. Snowsports, which account for about $20 billion in annual revenue in 38 states, rely on Mother Nature for cold and snow. A study conducted ten years ago by Protect Our Winters (POW), the Natural[Read More…]

by April 1, 2022 0 comments Other News
Don Burch’s Funkadelic Skiing

Don Burch’s Funkadelic Skiing

  Short productions by ski videographer, Don Burch, have been gracing these pages for a few seasons. Each one is a personal perspective on the joys of skiing; quite different from what the ski and clothing companies have been sponsoring. Funkadelic Skiing – a compilation from the 2021-22 season — is yet another take on Don’s unique view of the[Read More…]

by April 1, 2022 0 comments Other News

This Issue: April 1, 2022

The season’s beginning to wind down. Area closing dates have been arriving by email, and wherever I look here in Salt Lake City, flowers are springing from the ground and golfers are swinging away on the fairways. For skiers it’s a bittersweet time of year. Patches of brown on the slopes signal it’s coming to an end. But there’re always[Read More…]

by March 31, 2022 0 comments Other News
The Sking Weatherman April 1, 2022

The Sking Weatherman April 1, 2022

The Skiing Weatherman 4/1   West favored for snow…East hangs on In my last installment, I discussed the extreme back and forth nature of the winter in much of the country, as well as the transition of the upper air pattern to a typical springtime short wavelength configuration that helps to sustain a rapid back and forth sequence of weather systems. [Read More…]

by March 31, 2022 1 comment Other News
An Old Pro Shares Thoughts on Staying Safe on the Hill

An Old Pro Shares Thoughts on Staying Safe on the Hill

The way skiers and boarders enter the sport determines their behavior on the hill. Years ago, many were introduced to skiing by their parents; skiers who knew the commonsense safety rules and made sure their children knew them, as well. For decades, those entering the sport through ski school have been exposed to the Skier’s Responsibility Code during lessons, their[Read More…]

by March 31, 2022 20 comments Home Top Box 3, Technique, Other News
Setting Our Sights on e-Biking in Umbria

Setting Our Sights on e-Biking in Umbria

Last Sunday, I took a few heavy corn runs at Park City. It was in the mid-60s, and two runs were enough. The Salt Lake Valley reached 78F, and driving up and back, passed scores of cyclists. I know I should be pedaling more, both for the sheer enjoyment of being on a bike and for its great health benefits.[Read More…]

Now in the Park City Museum, this "subway" car used to transport skiers into the mountain, where they would enter an elevator and travel to the base of the Thayne's chair.

The Skier’s Subway: Most Unusual Lift in Skidom

Park City, Utah started as a mining camp in the 19th century, transferred business from silver mining to skiing in the early 1960s and never looked back. These days Park City Mountain Resort, owned by Vail Resorts, has about 1,200 miles of underground tunnels and shafts and mining structures all over the mountain that you ski by and over along 348[Read More…]

by March 31, 2022 0 comments Ski History, Home Top Box 2, Other News