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Incidents And Accidents: 2

Incidents And Accidents: 2

Accidents Can Be Self-Inflicted, Too. [Editor note: SeniorsSkiing.com is collecting stories from readers about incidents and accidents that they have experienced. We intend to review these for patterns and themes and use that data to influence the safety policies of resorts and other stakeholders. The following is the second article submitted by a reader in our new feature “Incidents and[Read More…]

by November 20, 2019 0 comments Incidents and Accidents
Changing XC Skiing Stereotypes

Changing XC Skiing Stereotypes

“Aren’t Groomed Trails Free?” There are at least three unfortunate stereotypes that are really important to the cross country ski world: “If you can walk, you can cross country ski” “Oh, it looks like so much work!” “It’s free, right?” Meaning: Well, I heard it was free, so I expect it to be free. Okay, a lot of cross country[Read More…]

by November 20, 2019 0 comments Features
Skier’s Code: Let’s Review

Skier’s Code: Let’s Review

Remember The Right Of Way Rules Please. [Editor Note: This article by ski journalist Mike Roth originally appeared in the Albany Times Union. It has been edited slightly from the original.] On Monday the 19th of March, I skied Mount Snow which was fantastic. Since the week before they had received over five feet of snow. The trail conditions were[Read More…]

by November 19, 2019 0 comments Incidents and Accidents
Incidents And Accidents: 1

Incidents And Accidents: 1

Katie Van Hess, Sun Valley, ID. Editor Note: Here’s our first contribution from a reader about an incident she was involved with. To submit your story, try to follow the same format. Send to [email protected] Where: Sun Valley What Happened: Uphill skier heading fast towards a ridge to jump it.  I was heading along the ridge towards a congested area[Read More…]

by November 12, 2019 18 comments Incidents and Accidents
Mystery Glimpse: On Patrol

Mystery Glimpse: On Patrol

Early Red Parka Person Who is this guy? Sure looks like he knows the snows. Photo courtesy of the New England Ski Museum and executive director Jeff Leich. Worth visiting their online gift shop by the way if you’re looking for skier/snow sport presents. The New England Ski Museum now has two locations: Franconia and North Conway, NH. Last Week[Read More…]

by November 12, 2019 1 comment Mystery Glimpse
Fact Or Fiction

Fact Or Fiction

Test Your Ski Knowledge The most ancient ski in existence was found well preserved in a peat bog in China, dating from about 450 AD. The furthest anyone has Nordic skied in a 24 hour period is nearly 300 miles. In 1918 Denmark had the first “ski army”. With about 472, the US has the most ski reports of any[Read More…]

by November 11, 2019 2 comments Features
Archives Honors Ski Club And Life-Long Influencer

Archives Honors Ski Club And Life-Long Influencer

Alta Icon Alan Engen and Wasatch Mountain Club Earn Top Honors At Ski History gala Every year, the country’s largest ski history research organization, the Utah Ski Archives, awards honors to movers and shakers in the ski industry. This year the Wasatch Mountain Club earns the History Maker award for offering outdoor recreation for 100 years. It was founded with[Read More…]

by November 11, 2019 0 comments Features
Skiing Weatherman: Good News Goes West

Skiing Weatherman: Good News Goes West

Jet Stream Changes Bring In the Chills. Last week I wrote about the “haves and have nots” in terms of favorable early season winter weather.  The East was very cold with occasional snow while the West was warm and dry.  For the most part, that is still the case, as the eastern Great Lakes and Northeast are in line for[Read More…]

by November 11, 2019 2 comments Features
Mystery Glimpse: Pointy Peak

Mystery Glimpse: Pointy Peak

Where? Significance To Skiing? Thanks to the Alf Engen Ski Museum for sharing this dramatic photograph. Last Week Early days at Steamboat Springs. Each of two sleds held ten skiers. This unusual lift served Howelsen Hill in the mid 1940s. If anyone knows the back story of this “lift”, please let us know. Thanks to the Tread of Pioneers Museum[Read More…]

by November 6, 2019 3 comments Features
Recreational Therapy For Injured Vets

Recreational Therapy For Injured Vets

More doctors may be prescribing outdoor recreational therapy instead of Xanax if the proposed Federal legislation entitled the Outdoor Recreation Therapy for Veterans Act (HR 2435) passes. Studies are showing evidence that outdoor recreational activities can be therapeutic. I met Veterans Ray Gilmore and David Binford recently at a ski industry meeting, and they were engaging anyone who would talk[Read More…]

by October 30, 2019 2 comments Features, Health
Mystery Glimpse: Tow Boat

Mystery Glimpse: Tow Boat

What’s This? This Strange Device Held 10 Skiers. Hint: Western resort. Many thanks to the Tread Of Pioneers Museum for this contribution. Last Week Of course, Killington. We took advantage of a picture of the resort a day or two after a major pair of Nor’Easters in New England taken by a pilot friend of ours. The snow dusting bodes[Read More…]

by October 30, 2019 0 comments Features
Lessons Learned From 25 Years Of Coaching Seniors

Lessons Learned From 25 Years Of Coaching Seniors

How Can Seniors Advance Their Skiing Skills? The hardest challenge for me is convincing older skiers that you can change your skiing dramatically for the better no matter your age or gender.  Not everyone wants to, but if you do, you can. That’s the key to advancing your skiing as a senior skier. Lesson One: The Key Is Belief In[Read More…]

by October 30, 2019 7 comments Features
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Oct. 25)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Oct. 25)

Get Thee To The Ski/Snowboard Shows! The consumer ski shows are on! The Denver Ski and Snowboard Expo is on today! The ski shows are a special time for all stakeholders. The resort industry gets a chance to strut its stuff, announcing new trails, lifts, amenities, and bargain price passes. Resort staff are there to answer questions, convivalize with familiar[Read More…]

by October 25, 2019 2 comments Features
NSP On Role Of Patrol Re: Speedsters

NSP On Role Of Patrol Re: Speedsters

A Reply From Meegan Moszynski, Executive Director, National Ski Patrol [Editor Note: On Oct 1, SeniorsSkiing.com published an article by correspondent Roger Lohr recounting his hit-and-run collision that left him with a nagging back problem. Many readers responded to that article by citing their own on-hill incidents with speeding or out-of-control skiers/boards. The question emerged: Who is actually responsible for[Read More…]

by October 24, 2019 17 comments Features
The Skiing Weatherman: How Do Pacific Cyclones Dictate US Weather?

The Skiing Weatherman: How Do Pacific Cyclones Dictate US Weather?

The Typhoon Rule Can Predict Chilly Wet Air In North America. In an age where computer models are believed to be the only viable long range weather forecasting tool, there remains a very effective technique for looking ahead a couple of weeks that had its roots in World War Two.  It is called the “Typhoon Rule”. When the far western[Read More…]

by October 24, 2019 1 comment Features

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