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“Come Ski With Me”: A New Don Burch Video

“Come Ski With Me”: A New Don Burch Video

Don Burch recently returned from his first ski trip to Colorado in almost 50 years. He titled this video summary of his time at Beaver Creek, Copper, Keystone, Breckenridge and Vail,  “Come Ski With Me.” It’s another fine example of Don’s refreshing new genre of ski video: brief, graphically interesting, and easy to watch.

by March 31, 2022 2 comments Other News, West
OMG!!!! A 1982 Near Disaster at Tuckerman

OMG!!!! A 1982 Near Disaster at Tuckerman

In the last issue of SeniorsSkiing.com, author/cartoonist, Mike Roth, gave his account of a loooong slide he took in Val d’Isere in 1988. That inspired reader Bob Strum to write in about his 1982 yard sale at Tuckerman Ravine. Mike’s illustration captures the moment! In 1982, skis strapped to shoulders, I was climbing the main bowl at Tuckerman Ravine on[Read More…]

by March 31, 2022 2 comments Other News
Test Your Skiing Knowledge

Test Your Skiing Knowledge

This is the final Test Your Skiing Knowledge feature of the 2021-22 season. Each issue of SeniorsSkiing.com has a picture to help test your skiing knowledge. Generally, the pictures are from collections in a variety of participating ski museums, which we encourage readers to visit.   This test has one simple answer: Name the only female skier to win three[Read More…]

by March 31, 2022 7 comments Other News
The Skiing Weatherman March 18, 2022

The Skiing Weatherman March 18, 2022

The Skiing Weatherman 3/18   One step forward, one step back… While Upper Midwestern and western U.S. resorts have seen some meaningful snowfall at times the past 2-3 weeks, areas in the East have battled the back and forth pattern that has been dominant much of this winter.  La Ninas typically produce enhanced variability in the winter, and this winter has[Read More…]

by March 17, 2022 1 comment Other News
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IS RESORT SKIING GETTING MORE DANGEROUS?

Editor’s Note: TheSkiDiva.com is an online community of women skiers without the male orientation. The forum’s founder, Wendy Clinch, recently posted this report, comprised, in part, of comments by forum participants. In the past few weeks, there have been at least 10 deaths at North American ski resorts. While one death is way too many, The National Ski Areas Association says ski fatalities are[Read More…]

Moree golf courses need to become XC centers

Encourage Your Local Golf Course to Become a XC Skiing Center

If you’re a cross country skier in the U.S. snowbelt states or any Canadian province, you may well have enjoyed a golf course offering XC skiing – not surprising, since there are more than 250 in North America, from Halifax to Whistler, Boston to Lake Tahoe. In my admittedly biased opinion, this isn’t nearly enough. So I suggest that if[Read More…]

by March 17, 2022 1 comment Other News, Make More Tracks
The Slide of My Life

The Slide of My Life

1988 Val d’Isere / Tignes After a terrific lunch, my friends and I returned to an off-piste area we had skied that morning. On a traverse across the steep slope, I slipped, lost my skis and couldn’t stop sliding. Digging my heels into the snow launched me into a forward somersault. FINALLY, I came to a stop, only to start[Read More…]

by March 17, 2022 7 comments Other News, Home Top Box 3
The Skiing Weatherman March 4, 2022

The Skiing Weatherman March 4, 2022

East stays stormy…snow returns to the West This past week brought several rounds of fresh snow from Alberta Clipper systems to the northern Lakes and the higher peaks of the Northeast and as this weekend unfolds, new snow will fall over much of the West.  I spent a couple of days at Stowe, where several inches of powder piled up[Read More…]

by March 3, 2022 11 comments Other News, Home Top Box 3
History Awaits Your Next Ski Trip (Part 2)

History Awaits Your Next Ski Trip (Part 2)

No matter where you ski or ride, historic ski country lodging may not be far away. One of the most offbeat indicators of that is how many Southern Appalachian ski accommodations compare to the coolest historic places skiers check into up North and out West. A stay at the fanciest won’t be cheap, but it won’t be ordinary either. Just[Read More…]

by March 3, 2022 1 comment Other News
Ice Fishing With Skis?

Ice Fishing With Skis?

I was skiing with three friends at Lake Louise in 1995. We were heading over to “Rock Garden” on the far side of the mountain. On the way, we took a tree run. Only three of the four of us made it out. Where was Dick? We waited a while before trudging up into the woods to find him. It[Read More…]

by March 3, 2022 2 comments Other News, Home Top Box 4

This Issue: February 18, 2022

This Issue Short Swings! starts with some contrarian thoughts about the Beijing Olympics. It’ll be interesting to see if you agree with Jon’s observations. They’re followed by news and other curiosities related to the world of skiing. Herb Stevens, the Skiing Weatherman, explains why snow is happening in some sections of mountain country and what to expect, weather-wise, over the coming[Read More…]

by February 17, 2022 1 comment Other News, This Issue
The Skiing Weatherman February 18, 2022

The Skiing Weatherman February 18, 2022

The Skiing Weatherman 2/18   Pattern in flux means some snow for much of the U.S. Since my last posting, I have only managed a couple of days on snow.  One at Sugarloaf after an 8 inch overnight and then a brisk day at Killington earlier this week on some of that cold, styrofoam that the NBC announcers have been referring[Read More…]

by February 17, 2022 0 comments Other News
Anticipate turns when skiing the trees!   Illustration: Mike Roth

Branching Out: Skiing the Trees

For many of us, skiing through the aging process means no longer going places we once skied without thinking twice. Now, approaching my 80’s, my mantra is never to overstep my capabilities and always watch out for the other guy!   I’ve always loved skiing in the trees and still do on occasions when conditions are right, and I’m feeling up[Read More…]

Don Burch: Things I See While Skiing

Don Burch: Things I See While Skiing

This fast-paced, short video from Don Burch combines several artistic techniques, including some fleeting Mondrian-like moments. I think it’s fair to say that Don is developing a new genre of ski video. Watching it evolve is a treat.  

by February 17, 2022 7 comments Other News, Home Top Box 4
Losing Control on the Green!!!!!!!

Losing Control on the Green!!!!!!!

Editor’s note: Virtually all of us have amusing or near-miss skiing stories. Send in your stories and we’ll publish the most interesting…along with an original Mike Roth cartoon depicting the event. This story is from Carole Gray of the United Kingdom: Just under twenty years ago we invited our friend Kath on a ski holiday to La Plagne, France. In[Read More…]

by February 17, 2022 3 comments Other News, Home Top Box 3
LUV2SKI

LUV2SKI

Captured these four plates last week in the parking lot of Park City Mountain Resort.  Note that SKI LEX is on a Lexus. At first I thought the 1 in SKI UT1 was an I. Maybe the plate of a skiing urologist? We’ve selected some of the cleverest plates for the new “Licensed to Ski” poster. It is available as[Read More…]

by February 17, 2022 1 comment SKI LICENSE PLATES, Other News

This Issue: February 4, 2022

Today, we start passing the fund-raising hat. Your contributions allow this shoestring operation to send you 8-10 original articles and other content, every-other-week, free-of-charge. We’re requesting a minimum contribution of $14, or $1 per issue; more if you can. All donors will receive the new Senior Skiers Rock! stickers. Donors of $50 or more will receive the Licensed to Ski[Read More…]

by February 3, 2022 4 comments Other News, This Issue
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

Each season, at this time, we pass the fund-raising hat. Your contributions, modest and generous, help keep SeniorsSkiing.com arriving to your inbox free of charge. Please click here to access our fundraising page. We’re requesting a minimum contribution of $14, or $1 per issue. Readers contributing $50 or more will receive Licensed To Ski, the original 28” x 22” poster[Read More…]

The Skiing Weatherman February 4, 2022

The Skiing Weatherman February 4, 2022

Stormy Midwest and East…West getting hungry for powder… I had a couple of days on the snow early this week…a terrific day at Sunday River and a very disappointing day split between Wildcat and Attitash.  You can add me to the list of those taking Vail to task for the manner in which they are operating their eastern resorts and[Read More…]

by February 3, 2022 2 comments Other News
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Can’t We Stop the Fast & Dangerous Skiers/Riders?

In the past couple days many of you have read about two skiing tragedies: one affected multiple lives (a 5-yr old girl who was killed by an out-of-control skier), and the family she leaves behind, plus the alleged “killer,” a 40-yr old skier who has been charged by French authorities with manslaughter.   As always would love to hear your thoughts[Read More…]

Group Lesson      Source: Jackson Hole Nordic

BEHIND THE SCENES WITH CCSAA

I recently was part of a conference call of U.S. and Canadian cross country ski area operators. The conversation touched on who our guests are, their wants and their needs; whether we’re in a growing business (short and joyful answer: yes!); and what we need to do to create new skiers and to retain past visitors. The questions are all[Read More…]

by February 3, 2022 1 comment Other News, Make More Tracks
Breezy Days Skiing the Ice Coast: Don Burch’s Newest Video

Breezy Days Skiing the Ice Coast: Don Burch’s Newest Video

FINALLY, the East Coast got hammered. Although this newest addition to the Don Burch ski video canon was produced before the big storm, everything about it – color, sound, scenes – expresses its title: Breezy Days Skiing the Ice Coast.

by February 3, 2022 1 comment Other News, Home Top Box 4
Finding a Senior Ski Buddy / Part 2

Finding a Senior Ski Buddy / Part 2

Finding out about senior ski groups is like sharing tales around a campfire. A few words whet our interest and we sit on the edge of our seats waiting for more. As we build a list of senior ski groups, we have some exciting clues that really whet our interest, and we’re on the edge of our seats. So let’s throw another[Read More…]

An original Mike Roth illustration.

Hair Cutting Skills Save Skier’s Day

Editor’s note: Virtually all of us have amusing or near-miss skiing stories. Send in your stories and we’ll publish the most interesting…along with an original Mike Roth cartoon depicting the event. Reader Michael Hudson writes: I was a ski patrolman at Mt Hood, Oregon, back in the 60’s. I helped rescue a young lady whose long hair got twisted into[Read More…]

by February 3, 2022 3 comments Other News, Home Top Box 2