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New Parking Policies and Prices at Utah Resorts

New Parking Policies and Prices at Utah Resorts

The good news is that several ski/snowboard resorts in Utah have increased parking spaces, paved lots, preferred close-in parking for vehicles with three or more passengers, and added shuttles from outlying lots to the base area. The bad news is that parking is likely to cost you more this season. Here are the new parking policies and prices in Utah.  But[Read More…]

by November 18, 2022 5 comments Other News
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 Skis, Other News, Gear
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
Photo Credit: Stratton Mountain Resort

What’s New For the 2022/23 Season – Eastern Edition

It’s time to check your goggles and helmet for wear and tear, shake your packed-up down jackets back to life and try on your ski or snowboard pants to make sure they still fit well enough to let you bend down and fasten your boots. Here’s a short swing through what’s new at resorts in the Northeast. New York State[Read More…]

by October 15, 2022 19 comments East, Home Top Box 2, Destinations
Photo Credit: Praxis Skis

What’s New for the 2022/23 Season – Western Edition

As always, resorts were busy over the summer replacing lifts and improving or adding terrain. Here’s a quick rundown to whet your appetite of what’s new and noteworthy in several states West of the Mississippi. In alphabetical order, by state –  California Palisades Tahoe – For a second season under its new name, there’s a brand new Base-to-Base gondola. It connects[Read More…]

by October 13, 2022 19 comments Destinations, West, Home Top Box 3
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 Other News, Destinations, West
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
Where did you stow those boots?  Keep looking, they must be hanging around somewhere.
Credit: Don Burch

Getting Ready For The New Season

Tongue-In-Cheek Tips For Dusting Off All Your Stuff…And You. You know it’s time to get ready for skiing when leaves are falling and there have been snow flurries in the mountains. You’ve started having ski dreams, and everyday you check SeniorSkiing .com (and your other favorite ski sites) for new postings. Here’s what you need to do: Get in shape.[Read More…]

by October 1, 2022 6 comments Gear
Keep Your Gear In Shape

Keep Your Gear In Shape

Originally published in the 2020-21 Masterfit Buyer’s Guide and realskiers.com How long your gear remains in tiptop condition depends entirely on how well it’s maintained. At least once a season, it’s good to get skis tuned by a specialty shop, where tuning machines can reproduce a factory finish on the skis so they perform like new. Here are some tips[Read More…]

by April 14, 2022 2 comments Boots, Skis
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 Other News, Gear, Boots, Skis, Home Top Box 3
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
Skiing History Magazine

Skiing History Magazine

The May-June issue of Skiing History will hit the mail around May 13 (a Friday, of course)., but will be posted online about a week ahead of that. Look for these articles: -Skiing Schruns and the Montafon Valley: The old smuggling route between Austria and Switzerland where refugees escaped during World War II. -Marco Tonazzi, the Vail-based entrepreneur recalls his[Read More…]

by April 14, 2022 0 comments Nostalgia, Ski History
Test Your Skiing Knowledge

Test Your Skiing Knowledge

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. Last issue’s challenge was to identify the woman in this picture. She is the only female skier to win three Olympic golds in alpine in a single Olympics[Read More…]

by April 14, 2022 0 comments Test Your Skiing Knowledge
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