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Short Swings!

Short Swings!

Wednesday, I skied Alta. It was my second day out. Snow was blowing. Light was flat. I felt the chill. After a few runs, it was time for something warm. I headed for Alf’s and looked around for a familiar face. No one even remotely familiar. So I took my bowl of mushroom bisque (consistently good at Alf’s), walked up[Read More…]

by January 11, 2018 6 comments Short Swings!
Dancing Bears—pre-conflagration—in tiny Bluff, UT.

Short Swings!

And Then, I’ll Take Off My Skis. That’s the punch line of a joke I heard in college. Many of you will know it. Two Russian soldiers are called home from their post in Siberia. They pack their belongings and start their long ski trek across the snowy steppe. They talk about what they’ll do when they arrive home. Boris[Read More…]

by December 21, 2017 5 comments Short Swings!
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

Many Readers Have Requested A Fabric Patch. It’s a good idea, and we’d like to make it available. The question is what to put on the patch. We’ve explored the vintage image of the skier that appears on the SeniorsSkiing.com sticker. Unfortunately, patch production technology makes him indecipherable. Whatever we do, we plan to include the SeniorsSkiing.com logo. You may[Read More…]

by December 7, 2017 6 comments Short Swings!
Novice Skier Loses It On The Slopes

Novice Skier Loses It On The Slopes

An Urban Legend From The World Of Skiing. Editor’s Note: Jan Harold Brunvand is a frequent contributor to SeniorsSkiing.com. An avid skier, he is a retired American folklorist, researcher, writer, public speaker, and professor emeritus of English at the University of Utah. Jan is best known for popularizing the concept of the urban legend, a form of modern folklore or story telling. Urban Legends[Read More…]

by November 20, 2017 7 comments Features
Pepito leads the way.
Credit: Jon Weisberg

Short Swings!

I Hate Sue. That’s the name we gave the voice on the rental car’s navigation system. We programmed her to direct us about 500 kilometers across France. Instead of doing as instructed, Sue gave us a Tour de France, all the way to the Mediterranean at the end of a major holiday. We were stuck, bumper-to-bumper, for hours. At one[Read More…]

by July 19, 2017 0 comments Short Swings!
June Skiing At Alta: The Never-Ending Season Goes On

June Skiing At Alta: The Never-Ending Season Goes On

Where Is Everyone? There’s Pow At Alta. Thanks to Snowbrains for passing this along.  June 13, 2017 run at Alta.

by June 16, 2017 0 comments West
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

People I’ve met love the Mountain Collective Pass For those prepared to travel, it’s a no-brainer. Two day passes at any number of well-known ski resorts for $399. I purchased one a few weeks ago for next season and quickly encountered the dark side of this attractive product: weak Customer Support. I made the non-refundable purchase and was then prompted[Read More…]

by April 20, 2017 0 comments Other News, Short Swings!
Me To My Face: No Need To Freeze!!

Me To My Face: No Need To Freeze!!

Anti-Freeze Face Tape is Quite the Experience. Okay, it’s Spring and for most of us the cold is fast becoming a distant memory. However, on January 8 at Alta, temps ranged from 12F to 18F. Sunny but chilly. So I took a package of Anti-Freeze Face Tape —a gift from a friend—followed the instructions and skied that day with a well[Read More…]

Short Swings!

Short Swings!

POW POW Not every reader has experienced the joy of powder skiing. Showing skiers scribing graceful lines on blank fields of bluish white is part of our skiing media culture. As those of us who pursue the experience well know, finding untracked, especially in a resort setting, is elusive. Powder is ephemeral and eagerly sought out. When there’s a dump[Read More…]

by February 24, 2017 0 comments Features, Short Swings!
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

CALIFORNIA Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows received 10.5 feet since January 1! COLORADO Colorado resorts offering a variety of freebies, including: Free Snowcat to reach expert terrain Wolf Creek Ski Area https://wolfcreekski.com/. Loveland Ski Area – http://skiloveland.com/the-mountain/the-ridge-cat/ Free Lift Tickets for Airline Passengers Crested Butte — Fly Alaska Airlines from Los Angeles to receive free lift ticket anytime before March 25,[Read More…]

Short Swings!

Short Swings!

CALIFORNIA Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows announced that five of its skiers were named to the 2017 U.S. Alpine Ski Team. All are part of the area’s development system and have been successful in International Ski Federation (FIS) competition. COLORADO Numerous Colorado resorts offer free skiing for young children—a definite benefit for grandparents taking the kids for a ski holiday. Ages, dates,[Read More…]

by December 8, 2016 0 comments Home Top Box 1, Short Swings!
Wildflower Festival hike at Alta
Credit: Maura Olivos

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (July 29)

Trump and Hillary on Skis, How to Hike, Hiking With Wild Flowers, New Stein Eriksen Exhibit, Ski Club Just For Seniors. Note of explanation to SeniorsSkiing.com’s non-US readers: The U.S. is in the middle of a Presidential Campaign. Please be understanding and stifle any laughter.  A quick search shows that both major party candidates have some snow skiing experience. Donald Trump’s[Read More…]

by July 28, 2016 2 comments Features
Campground Trail's wild flowers.
Credit: Maura Olivos

Wildflowers Galore! A Hike in Alta’s Albion Basin

Perfect Day’s Outing For Fit Seniors. [Editor Note:  This article was contributed to SeniorsSkiing.com by Sue Z.  Sue Z., born in Brooklyn, is now a senior skier who likes to spend her time at Alta. When she is not skiing or hiking with her husband, David, she paints in acrylics, plays the piano, and plays the drums. She and David have[Read More…]

by July 27, 2016 0 comments West
SeniorsSkiing.com salutes George Jedenoff on his 98th birthday.
Credit: Ski Utah

Inspiring “Powder Philosophy”: George Jedenoff, 98

George Says Make The Most Of What You’ve Got. “It’s a pleasure by itself to be in the great, fresh cold air that seems to uncloud your brain…It’s a chance to reflect on your own life…[Skiing] is an opportunity to reflect on the wonderful things you can do…The plusses far outweigh the minuses…Take time to appreciate the positives.” Thanks to Ski Utah[Read More…]

by March 2, 2016 2 comments Ski Heroes
Alta is all about open slopes and big vistas. Here is Big Dipper, a beautiful "blue" level run.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

SeniorsSkiing Guide: Alta, Skiers’ Paradise

It’s Vast Open Space And Powder. Alta is the granddaddy of powder skiing. It averages 500 inches of snow a year which earns it the nickname: Skiers’ Paradise. It has wide, wide open bowls with groomed trails, but everywhere you look slopes are left au natural and full of powder. That’s ample for most senior skiers. But it also has[Read More…]

by January 26, 2016 8 comments Home Top Box 3, Resort Reviews, West

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