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John Denver Ski Music Video

John Denver Ski Music Video

“Dancing With The Mountains” Ode To The Lure of Skiing. “Dancing With The Mountains” Everybody’s got the dancing fever, everybody loves to rock and roll.Play it louder baby, play is faster, funky music’s gotta stretch your soul.Just relax and let the rhythm take you, don’t you be afraid to lose control.If your heart has found some empty spaces,Dancing’s just the[Read More…]

by October 17, 2019 4 comments Ski Heroes
Mystery Glimpse: Dancing, Where?

Mystery Glimpse: Dancing, Where?

It Was A Famous Apres Ski Hangout Back In The Day. Hint: Think Colorado. What place? What year? Thanks to the Colorado Snowsports Museum for this blast from the past. Last Week: Bang, Bang As we said last week, it’s not what you think. It sure looks like the 10th Mountain in training at Camp Hale, as several readers have[Read More…]

by October 17, 2019 3 comments Features
Coming Back To Skiing

Coming Back To Skiing

If You Have Been Away From The Sport For A Few Decades, Welcome Back and SURPRISE! Remember the old days?  Long stiff skis?  Weighed a ton.  Wearing yourself out to jump them into the air to change direction?  It didn’t matter back then because we were young and fit.  Now look at us.    Well, the good news is EVERYTHING has[Read More…]

by October 17, 2019 5 comments Features
Apex Boots

APEX Boots: Simplicity. Comfort. Performance.

    If there’s a skiers’ Hell, its boot room will be full. Many of you have written to complain that your boots don’t provide good support; they’re too cold; you have to tighten them until your feet go numb. They have you thinking about ending your skiing careers.  There’s no other piece of equipment that stimulates as much discomfort[Read More…]

by October 16, 2019 10 comments Other News
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Oct. 11)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Oct. 11)

Free Skiing For Seniors: Early Observations. One of the most popular features on SeniorsSkiing.com is our annual listing of resorts that offer free or almost free skiing for seniors. “Almost” free means a lift ticket or a season pass that can be had for a token amount, usually a processing fee or relatively small cost. For the past several weeks,[Read More…]

by October 11, 2019 9 comments Features
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Short Swings!

Based on the overwhelming number of reader responses about on slope hits and near misses, it’s probably safe to say that skiing has become a contact sport.  Body armor products aren’t far behind. Most of us got our first taste of protective gear when we donned helmets. I resisted a few years. Then word of head injuries started circulating, and I[Read More…]

by October 11, 2019 8 comments Short Swings!
Tracking The Wild Cooba: An Appreciation

Tracking The Wild Cooba: An Appreciation

Doug Coombs was one of the most celebrated steep and deep skiers of the ‘80s, 90s, and 00s. Many of you will remember his film exploits and his steep skiing camps at Jackson Hole and in Tinges and elsewhere in Europe. He died in La Grave France in 2006, when he slipped off a cliff on skis trying to find[Read More…]

by October 10, 2019 0 comments Ski Heroes
Mystery Glimpse: Bang, Bang

Mystery Glimpse: Bang, Bang

The First Glimpse Challenge This Season Is Not What You Think. This Mystery Glimpse photo comes from the archives of the Alf Engen Ski Museum in Park City, UT. Take a virtual tour of the museum’s collection by clicking here. The Mystery Glimpse feature posts a photo from one of the ski industry’s wonderful museums. Often these museums are located[Read More…]

by October 10, 2019 4 comments Features
1974’s We Learned to Ski: Still Fun to Read

1974’s We Learned to Ski: Still Fun to Read

There’s a lot of skiing literature from the past, some of which still has relevance. If you have a favorite that you’d like to share with other SeniorsSkiing.com readers, please write an appreciation and send it in. Our goal is a maximum of 500 words. Thank you, Susan Zangrilli, for this nice account of We Learned to Ski. Although equipment[Read More…]

by October 10, 2019 0 comments Remember When?
102-Year Old Skier George Jedenoff’s Autobiography Published On Apple Books

102-Year Old Skier George Jedenoff’s Autobiography Published On Apple Books

It’s A Thriller, A History, A Love Story And More. Read It Free On Your Computer. George skis with enthusiasm. He cruises steep trails and shouts with glee when he jumps into powder. That’s George! Skiers at Alta flock to him for inspiration. “Age is just a number,” he says. “Don’t let it be a barrier.” His motto is: “Never[Read More…]

by October 9, 2019 1 comment Ski Heroes
Ski Resort Word Search

Ski Resort Word Search

by October 8, 2019 0 comments Features
Skiing Off Piste: Lessons Learned The Hard Way

Skiing Off Piste: Lessons Learned The Hard Way

He’s Skied New Hampshire’s 48; He’s Pick Up Insightful Tips About The Backcountry. Editor Note: Ben White skied the 48 4000 feet plus mountains in New Hampshire in a single year as a teenager. We thought the readers of SeniorsSkiing.com would benefit from some of his hard core lessons. As a young whipper-snapper, I had the incredible privilege and opportunity[Read More…]

by October 8, 2019 1 comment East
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Oct. 4)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Oct. 4)

What Pisses You Off. Last spring, we asked a provocative question in our annual SeniorsSkiing.com Subscriber Survey. We asked, “Thinking back on the 2018-19 season, tell us what pissed you off the most about the following…” Then we listed “On the slopes”, “In the lodge”, “Tickets and passes,” “Restaurant”, “Other skiers”. We also asked what delighted skiers the most, but[Read More…]

by October 4, 2019 16 comments Features
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

What about that Big Dump last week in the West!!!!!! If you’re like me — waiting for the first signs of Winter — the season is now on its way. These areas plan to open in October: Wolf Creek, CO – 13th October Killington, VT – 19th October Sunday River, ME – 19th October Arapahoe Basin, CO – 20th October Loveland,[Read More…]

by October 4, 2019 2 comments Short Swings!
Subscribers Only: The Best 2020 Skis for Senior Skiers

Subscribers Only: The Best 2020 Skis for Senior Skiers

  Each year, SeniorsSkiing.com collaborates with Realskiers.com to inform its readers about skis that allow older skiers to turn more easily and to ski longer without tiring. Women’s skis – sometimes engineered for female size and physique – are included.  To find the list on the site, a) click “Community” on the menu bar, b) click “Subscriber Only Content” in the dropdown box, and[Read More…]

by October 3, 2019 3 comments Skis

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