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Bar Supervisor Tom Falland creating his signature Smoked Old Fashioned drink at the Den Bar and Bistro in Silver Star Mountain, BC. Credit: Yvette Cardozo

Apres Ski: Artisanal Cocktails At Silver Star

Smoky Cocktail Better Than A Beer And Chips? The food and beverage manager over at the Den calls it classic cocktails “with a twist.” And, indeed, these are not your usual Old Fashioneds or mojitos in the Den & Bar Bistro at Silver Star Mountain in British Columbia, Canada. Downstairs in the basement, below Coffee+ cafe, along Silver Star’s main[Read More…]

by January 6, 2020 1 comment International
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Jan. 3)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Jan. 3)

The Top 10 SeniorsSkiing.com Articles Of 2019. Here are our readers favorite articles from the past year, deducted by looking at the number of comments, clicks, and the help of Google Analytics. It is certainly a diverse collection of pieces, ranging from our very popular Mystery Glimpse feature fueled by historic photographs from ski museums around the country, to a[Read More…]

by January 3, 2020 0 comments Features
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Short Swings!

  This misguided soul gave up on New Year’s resolutions many years ago when I accepted that I could correct my errant ways on an as-needed basis or in response to my wife’s frequent course corrections. But it’s the start of a New Year, and I’d like to share a few ski-related resolutions that I plan to keep. Ski more[Read More…]

by January 3, 2020 1 comment Short Swings!
Skiing Weatherman: Global Pattern Bringing Warmth Then Cold Mid-Month

Skiing Weatherman: Global Pattern Bringing Warmth Then Cold Mid-Month

Happy New Year To All Of My Fellow Senior Sliders! In the two weeks since my last post, the western slopes of the U.S. and Canada have been the unquestioned winners in terms of fresh snow. Just prior to Christmas, the trail counts from British Columbia south to the Sangre de Cristos of New Mexico were on the lean side,[Read More…]

by January 2, 2020 0 comments Skiing Weatherman
Ask The Expert: Old Bindings, New Skis?

Ask The Expert: Old Bindings, New Skis?

Repurposing Bindings Not A Good Idea. A Question From Reader Mike Goldman: I have the Marker IPT Wideride bindings mounted on a pair of Vokyl RTM 80. Can these bindings be re-mounted and used on something like a Nordica Soul Rider 97?  Thanks. Response From Jackson Hogan, ski industry veteran and publisher of realskiers.com. My answer to Mike is no.[Read More…]

by January 2, 2020 9 comments Ask An Expert
Mystery Glimpse: Turning Point

Mystery Glimpse: Turning Point

What’s The Story Behind This Statue? Why is it so important to the Colorado Snowsports Museum?  Who is the artist? Last Week The Fountain Mountain at Mt. Snow, VT was the subject of last week’s mystery. According to Mt. Snow’s Jamie Storrs, the Fountain was switched on for the first time on January 18, 1965 When Mount Snow’s founder, Walt[Read More…]

by January 2, 2020 0 comments Mystery Glimpse
Incidents & Accidents: 6

Incidents & Accidents: 6

Tracking Down The Reckless Party: YOU Must Capture Data At The Scene. Mark Stangl, Steamboat, CO What Happened: Snowboarder collided with me from behind, causing a spiral leg fracture.  Both fibula and tibia were broken and required internal hardware treatments.  Major life changes and financial impacts resulted. (The snowboarder was from Panama and although at fault resisted all contact from[Read More…]

by December 31, 2019 11 comments Incidents and Accidents
"Take some runs with us," say Howard and Naimi. Credit: Harriet Wallis

Skiing Single: Five Best Words To Hear On The Slope

Life Happens. We Get Older And Our Spouses Pass Away. That’s When We Ski Alone, Often Really Alone. This is a true story, and a sad story. It’s just one of many similar stories. It might sound like sour grapes, but the goal is to offer a perspective on what it’s like to ski as a widow. The story has[Read More…]

by December 30, 2019 10 comments Features
Start at the top at Snowshoe Mountain Resort, WV, Credit: Snowshoe Mountain

SeniorsSkiing Guide: Snowshoe Mountain

The Longest White Winters South of the Mason-Dixon Line. Most ski resorts have their hotels and restaurants in a valley. Some resorts have hotels at the bottom of the slope and some restaurants at the top. But Snowshoe Mountain Ski resort has everything at the top of the hill. People call it “an upside-down ski resort”. Imagine a cherry on[Read More…]

by December 30, 2019 3 comments Resort Reviews
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Dec. 20)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Dec. 20)

Happy Holidays, Injury Brings Insight, Gifts, Ski The Cone, Ski Forecasts. As a holiday gift from SeniorsSkiing.com to you, here’s a poem celebrating the Winter Solstice and this special celebratory time of year welcoming Yuletide. The Shortest Day was written by Susan Cooper for the Christmas Revels, a wonderful show with music, dance, and poetry reflecting different cultures and styles[Read More…]

by December 20, 2019 0 comments Features
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

Away this week through the New Year, so no fully-developed column. But thought you’d enjoy this statement explaining what it is about skiing that is so inexplicably wonderful. It’s available as a poster in a variety of sizes. Click here for specific sizes and (very reasonable) prices. _____________________________________________________________________  

by December 20, 2019 5 comments Short Swings!
Incidents & Accidents: 5

Incidents & Accidents: 5

Here’s A Less Serious Report, But Is There Some Truth In This Cartoon? We’re lightening up this week for our ongoing series of Incidents & Accidents. Instead of recounting a collision, here’s a cartoon from veteran journalist Mike Roth, depicting the Gen X-er on the snow.  What think? Truth?

by December 17, 2019 9 comments Incidents and Accidents
Gone In A Flash

Gone In A Flash

What Happened To Me And WhyYou Should Treasure Your Health And Fitness. As I get older, each ski season is more precious than the one before.  I’m pushing 60+ years of skiing, and early in my life, I learned never to take one for granted.  Except for being deployed overseas during Vietnam and Desert Shield and Storm, I haven’t missed[Read More…]

by December 17, 2019 32 comments Conditioning
Skiing Weatherman: All Is Calm

Skiing Weatherman: All Is Calm

Except The West Coast. Last week I discussed the role of upper level troughs as they relate to our insatiable appetite for fresh snow, both natural and machine made. Most of the time, troughs are indeed our friends but that doesn’t necessarily mean that upper level ridges are the enemy. The influence of ridge is just like the old cliche[Read More…]

by December 16, 2019 2 comments Skiing Weatherman
Very Last Minute Gifts

Very Last Minute Gifts

60s Ski Songs, Powder Addicts, New England Ski Museum Shop. Stuck for a present for a senior snow sports partner, friend, spouse, colleague? Here are three sources that can fill in the blank. Download 60s Ski Songs. Ray Conrad wrote and performed skiing songs in the early 60s in a folk music style that was gaining popularity in cafes, clubs[Read More…]

by December 16, 2019 0 comments Features

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