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Mystery Glimpse: Cool Sun Glasses

A Founder Another easy one.  Let’s hear from you. Do you have any stories about this person? Last Week Nancy Greene-Raine, skiing’s girl next door. Not only was she a successful ski racer for Canada, she became a senator for British Columbia in 2009 until her mandatory retirement in 2018. She has a long list of ski industry related accomplishments,[Read More…]

by March 26, 2020 3 comments Mystery Glimpse
Sugarloaf is a big mountain with lots of choices for all levels.

SeniorsSkiingGuide: Seniors Love Sugarloaf

For Many Many Reasons. Located in Maine’s western mountains, Sugarloaf is farther away than other New England resorts, with underpopulated weekdays, giving you more room to roam. It is rugged and unpretentious which draws one of the most loyal following of skiers in New England. The setting is a lone behemoth, third highest peak in Maine at 4,249 feet. It[Read More…]

by March 26, 2020 4 comments East
Skiing Weatherman: More Snow Coming. No Kidding.

Skiing Weatherman: More Snow Coming. No Kidding.

Late Season Snow Opens Nordic Opportunities. As the coronavirus situation has continued to unfold and expand, the curtain has all but come down on the alpine season across North America. Nevertheless, lovers of the great outdoors continue to find ways to ingest their fair share of fresh air by a variety of different means, including cross country skiing aficionados. At[Read More…]

by March 24, 2020 0 comments Skiing Weatherman
Are your skis still in the bag by the furnace where you left them after your last ski day? Hmmmm.
Credit: Mike Maginn

Putting Away Your Skis And Stuff

It Pays To Spend A Little Extra Effort On Your Gear. Here’s How. [Editor Note: Don Burch’s article on storing your gear was published last year around this time.  We are reprising it to help remind you that a little care for your stuff goes a long way.] Hopefully your ski equipment has taken good care of you all winter,[Read More…]

by March 23, 2020 23 comments Gear
Spring Arrives Tonight.

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Mar. 20)

Hold Fast, James Niehues Paints Mountains, Emily’s Poem To Spring, Ski Diva Perspective, Senior Group At Powder Mountain, Weatherman Says More Snow, Mystery Racer. The irony is sardonic. The snow-starved Sierra is finally getting yards of snow, Easter will most likely have another coating in New England at higher elevations. And no lifts are turning.  Normal is upside down. Ski[Read More…]

by March 20, 2020 3 comments Features
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

What a strange time. There are some exceptions, but most ski areas throughout Europe and North America have closed. There is nothing happy about this scenario except the prospect that removing ski areas as a place where people gather may help slow the virus’ progress. SeniorsSkiing.com readers range in age from 50 into the 90s. The average age is 67.[Read More…]

by March 20, 2020 0 comments Short Swings!
Question For You: 1

Question For You: 1

It’s important for seniors to connect during these difficult times. Because we have a large list of senior readers, we are contemplating turning a portion of SeniorsSkiing.com into a forum for our readers.  We’re going to ask some questions that you can respond to in the Reply Box below each question. Hopefully, others will respond and we can create a[Read More…]

by March 19, 2020 76 comments Forum
Question For You: 2

Question For You: 2

It’s important for seniors to connect during these difficult times. Because we have a large list of senior readers, we are contemplating turning a portion of SeniorsSkiing.com into a forum for our readers.  We’re going to ask some questions that you can respond to in the Reply Box below each question. Hopefully, others will respond and we can create a[Read More…]

by March 19, 2020 45 comments Forum
Question For You: 3

Question For You: 3

It’s important for seniors to connect during these difficult times. Because we have a large list of senior readers, we are contemplating turning a portion of SeniorsSkiing.com into a forum for our readers.  We’re going to ask some questions that you can respond to in the Reply Box below each question. Hopefully, others will respond and we can create a[Read More…]

by March 19, 2020 32 comments Forum
Snow In Literature: “To lose if one can find again”

Snow In Literature: “To lose if one can find again”

By Emily Dickinson [Editor Note: An homage to Spring is due. Let’s all relax, watch the crocuses emerge, and remember the poetry of Emily Dickinson.] “To lose – if One can find again -⁣ To miss – if One shall meet -⁣ The Burglar cannot rob – then -⁣ The Broker cannot cheat.⁣ So build the hillocks gaily -⁣ Thou[Read More…]

by March 19, 2020 2 comments Features
Ski Diva: Skiing In The Time Of COVID-19

Ski Diva: Skiing In The Time Of COVID-19

[Editor Note: There has a lot already written about the sudden shuttering of the ski industry with resorts closing all around the globe. Our good friend and colleague The Ski Diva has put all the news and its impact on resort, guests, employees and the like in clear perspective.  We are posting the headline and initial paragraph of her article,[Read More…]

by March 19, 2020 2 comments Features
James Niehues in his studio, creating maps by hand. Credit: LA Times

The Man Who Paints Mountains

James Niehues Creates Hand Painted Maps Of Ski Resorts And Now There’s A Book. If you’ve ever taken a second look at the resort trail maps you casually pick up and put in your parka pocket, you are most likely looking at a painting by James Niehues. James has created trail map art of over 200 resorts around the globe[Read More…]

by March 19, 2020 2 comments Snow Sports Leaders
Skiing Weatherman: There’s Snow In The West, Only Maybe East

Skiing Weatherman: There’s Snow In The West, Only Maybe East

For Those Still Venturing Out On Snow Shoes, Skinny Skis, Or Skins. On a typical office day in the winter, I often scan web cams from resorts, living vicariously on those days when I can’t be on the snow myself. Now that the coronavirus pandemic has ground the winter sports season to a virtual halt, I still check out the[Read More…]

by March 19, 2020 0 comments Skiing Weatherman
Seniors participating in Life Elevated Utah having fun and acting silly for the camera. Credit: Harriet Wallis

Senior Small Group Ski Week With Lodging Right On Uncrowded Powder Mountain

Plan Now For Next Winter Gary and Sandy Nielsen have run Road Scholar programs in Utah for about 20 years. They’re experts at planning and organizing week-long programs including Hopi pottery, dinosaurs and rock hounding in summer—and the very popular senior ski program in winter. But several years ago as the demand for more senior ski weeks kept growing, Gary[Read More…]

by March 19, 2020 4 comments West
Credit: Dorothy Crossley, New England Ski Museum

Mystery Glimpse: Young Racer

Who Is This Racer? Major hint: O, Canada! This one should be easy. This week, we all need an easy one. Can you tell us about her history? Her extraordinary career? Thanks to the New England Ski Museum for this picture. Last Week This photo was taken at Crested Butte Mountain Resort in 1963, showing off the installation of their[Read More…]

by March 19, 2020 6 comments Mystery Glimpse

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