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"There's no comparison to last season" at Dodge Ridge. Everyone is happy!
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It’s Snow Sport Heaven This Season In The Sierra Nevada!

All Systems Go As The Snow Keeps Falling On Sierra Resorts. As the East Coast got a taste the last couple of months of what’s it like when the inclement winter weather fails to show up, the situation has been quite different on the West Coast. After four years of a crippling drought, the rains have returned to the flatlands[Read More…]

by January 14, 2016 0 comments West
The Mt. Rose chutes from a distance.
Credit: Pat McCloskey

SeniorsSkiing Guide: Mt. Rose and The Chutes

Tahoe Area Has A Big Surprise For An Eastern Newbie. For many years, I drove up the Mt. Rose Highway out of Reno and passed the Mt. Rose Ski Area on my way to Incline Village, Nevada. It seems like Mt. Rose has been a favorite of the Reno locals for years and when I finally skied it a couple[Read More…]

by January 13, 2016 4 comments Resort Reviews
Comparing Five XC Ski Bindings for “Ease of Use”

Comparing Five XC Ski Bindings for “Ease of Use”

SeniorsSkiing Correspondent and Cross Country Expert Rates The Big Five Bindings. You’ve paid for your trail pass and are ready to head out on the trails at your favorite xc ski touring center. How easy is it to put your skis? In this review, I discuss five common binding types, the key features of each, and I rate them on[Read More…]

by January 13, 2016 5 comments Accessories
Here's a portion of a Roads Scholar group at Craftsbury Outdoor, VT.
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Have You Tried Learn-And-Ski Trips With Other Seniors?

Before Road Scholar, there was Elderhostel. My wife and I did 11 downhill learn-and-ski trips with Elderhostels from 1999 through 2009 when the programs were listed in a paper catalog, and registration was mailed in. We drove to most of the Western resorts from our home in Salt Lake City. For Tahoe and Winter Park, we took Amtrak, which was convenient,[Read More…]

by January 13, 2016 0 comments Destinations
Five Senior-Favored Products

Five Senior-Favored Products

I found them at the Outdoor Retailers Winter Market. It’s the largest show of its kind in the U.S., and it’s where manufacturers strut their stuff and retailers place orders for next year. The show is the launch pad for innovative products as well as redos of existing products. I was on the hunt for products that would appeal to senior[Read More…]

by January 12, 2016 0 comments Accessories
TomTom Bandit Action Camera has a 4-way navigation button on top. The camera has many attachment devices.
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Product Review: Shake It With TomTom Bandit

Action Camera Comes With Instant Editing. It’s good to have a rival—Macy’s has Gimbel’s, the Red Sox have the Yankees, Holmes has his match in Moriarty. Everyone gets much sharper with a decent competitor. And so it is with action cameras. The ubiquitous GoPro, the current market leader, has almost become a verb, as in “I GoPro-ed my last run, and I can’t[Read More…]

by January 12, 2016 1 comment Accessories
An elegant skier, Stein Eriksen was an Olympian, instructor, skiing ambassador and charming personality.
Credit: Deer Valley

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (January 8)

Resort Reviews, Remembering Stein. As part of our new SeniorsSkiing Guides, we have two new resort reviews to check out. These reviews are designed to focus on aspects of different ski areas—Alpine and Nordic—that are “senior-friendly.” New contributor Jan Brunvand tells us about Powder Mountain, north of Salt Lake City, the second largest ski area in North America. (Bet you[Read More…]

by January 7, 2016 0 comments Features
Reviewer Jan gleefully shows off his $20 season pass for 75+ skiers.
Credit; Jan Brunvand

SeniorsSkiing Guide: Powder Mountain—Second Biggest Resort

Mega But Low Key Resort Close To Salt Lake City Has True Bargains For Seniors. Until this season Powder Mountain ski resort advertised, “More than 7,000 acres. The largest resort in the United States. A hidden gem.” Now that Vail Corp. combined Canyons and Park City Mountain Resort into 7,300 skiable acres, the claim of largest no longer stands. But[Read More…]

by January 6, 2016 4 comments Resort Reviews
Nordic trails offer views of Mt. Washington at Bretton Woods.
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SeniorsSkiing Guide: Bretton Woods—A Triple Play Resort

Roger Lohr, Publisher of XCSkiResorts.Com, Reports On Bretton Woods’ Snow Assets: Alpine, Nordic, Historic Hotels. Bretton Woods is part of the Omni Mount Washington Resort at the southern base of the mighty Mt. Washington in New Hampshire on Route 302. The resort includes three significant snow resort assets: hotels/inns (the historic Omni Mount Washington Hotel, the Bretton Arms Inn), the[Read More…]

by January 6, 2016 0 comments Features, Resort Reviews
Stein Eriksen, one of the first ski celebrities, was a pioneer in acrobatics.
Credit: Park City

Remembering Stein

SeniorsSkiing.com Co-Publisher Jon Weisberg Remembers His Encounter With The Ski Legend. Several years ago, Jon Weisberg shared a chair lift ride with Stein and later on a dinner table.  Here are his recollections as published in Huff 50.  

by January 5, 2016 1 comment Ski Heroes
Happy Snow Year 2016!

Happy Snow Year 2016!

From All Of Us At SeniorsSkiing.Com: Best Wishes For A Happy, Healthy, Active New Year!

by December 31, 2015 2 comments Features
Huff Post: Older Skier’s Guide To America’s Biggest Ski Resort

Huff Post: Older Skier’s Guide To America’s Biggest Ski Resort

SeniorsSkiing.com’s Co-Publisher Reviews The Newly-Combined Park City-Canyons Resort. Salt Lake City-based Jon Weisberg has been waiting all summer to explore the biggest ski resort in America. With this season’s huge—and apparently ongoing—dump of snow on the Wasatch Mountains, he makes his first visit and has some senior-focused suggestions for getting the most out of your visit.  Here’s his report from[Read More…]

by December 30, 2015 2 comments Features, West
Brighton is a held in high regard by senior skiers for its friendliness and its powder.
Credit: Brighton

SeniorsSkiing Guide: Brighton Resort

This Is The Utah Bucket List Resort Few Visiting Skiers Ever See. I kept hearing three sounds at Brighton on December 22, the first day of Winter, 2015. Early morning trail runs were knee deep. As more people arrived, I entered the forest. There were places where depths reached my thighs. Sound One: Teen-fueled screech of Yippee! HooHaw! YowWee! Sound Two:[Read More…]

by December 29, 2015 2 comments Features, Resort Reviews
Stein Eriksen, 1927-2015

Stein Eriksen, 1927-2015

A Legend Moves To The Other Side Of The Mountain.   Read his obituary from the Salt Lake Tribune here.

by December 28, 2015 3 comments Ski Heroes
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Seasons Greetings From SeniorsSkiing.Com

Best Wishes For A Snowy 2016. Many thanks to our enthusiastic readers who continue to inspire us. Jon and Mike, Co-Publishers And our wonderful regular correspondents: Harriet Wallis, Rose Marie Cleese, Susie Winthrop, Steve Hines, Roger Lohr, Tamsin Venn.  

by December 23, 2015 0 comments Features

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