Post Tagged with: "Deer Valley"

Laying pipe with heavy equipment. A hot engine can quickly spark a blaze. Credit: Deer Valley

How Deer Valley Prepares For Worst Case Scenario: Wildfire

Fires continue to rage throughout the western states. It’s an annual phenomenon: drought, dry grass, tinder-dry forests killed by bark beetles. Lightning strikes. Human carelessness. Just one spark can set an entire mountain ablaze. For Deer Valley, it’s a normal summer. Hikers and mountain bikers enjoy the trails, and they dine outdoors on the patios. Aspen leaves ripple in the[Read More…]

by September 25, 2018 1 comment West
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

My wife and I have a long-running gag. She’ll say, “Life is short,” to which I’ll respond, “So are you.” Life IS short.  A brief opinion piece last week in The New York Times makes the point that we should squeeze as much out of our time as possible. The author writes: “…the appreciation of our own lives has much to[Read More…]

by August 24, 2018 0 comments Short Swings!
Jeep, Jon, Pam, and April high above Our, Colorado. Mark is behind the lens.

Short Swings!

Jeeping the High Country A few weeks ago we took the five hour drive to Ouray, Colorado, to escape our desert heat. Ouray sits at 7792′ surrounded by peaks in the San Juan Mountains in the southwest  section of the state. The scenic Victorian mining town rightfully calls itself “The Switzerland of America.” It’s 47 miles from Telluride on normal roads;[Read More…]

by June 22, 2018 2 comments Short Swings!
Reader Opinion: MAX Pass Replaced by Less Diverse IKON Pass

Reader Opinion: MAX Pass Replaced by Less Diverse IKON Pass

The MAX Pass offered skiers 5 days of unrestricted access to 44 ski areas ranging from local, family-oriented areas to large, destination resorts spread out evenly across the East and West. The MAX Pass was available through Intrawest and included 5 of its resorts. My understanding is that the Boston area had the highest concentration of MAX Pass holders, and[Read More…]

by March 15, 2018 7 comments Features
NO FRIENDS ON A POWDER DAY???

Short Swings!

The first rule for skiing powder is to get to it before anyone else does. It skis best when untracked, and it doesn’t stay untracked for long. The other day at Grand Targhee in Wyoming, I bought a ticket that gave access to the lifts an hour before opening to the public. The other option would have been pricier cat[Read More…]

by March 8, 2018 2 comments Other News, Short Swings!
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

Unless you’re riding with people you know, ski lifts are public places, and conversational topics should reflect that. At least, that’s how I view the 8 – 12 minute ride with people who, if nothing else, have the sport in common. But experience shows that others may not share that sensitivity. How else to explain the ride on a triple[Read More…]

by February 1, 2018 3 comments Short Swings!
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

I hope you’ve been following the new weekly Mystery Glimpse feature. It’s our way of drawing attention to ski museums. The idea is to ask readers to identify old photos or pictures of objects from museum collections. Mike writes copy explaining where the item comes from and links it to the institution’s website. We figure the more you know about[Read More…]

by January 18, 2018 0 comments Short Swings!
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!
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

The Excuse I Hear Most Often From Seniors Who Stopped Skiing Is That Their Knees Are Bad. I can emphasize. At 74, I feel the occasional twinge forecasting a time when something medical is in my future. I know I’m not alone. Which brings me to the Ski-mojo ad on the SeniorsSkiing.com homepage. It’s a British product for skiers with[Read More…]

by January 4, 2018 10 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!
Utah first snow

Short Swings!

Snow Has Arrived Around The West. Half-Price Subscription to realskiers.com: Jackson Hogen, publisher of realskiers.com, publishes short essays related to the the sport. The current one, about older skiers, is titled “Not Dead Yet.” You can sign up for the essays and receive them free. I recommend getting a paid subscription where, among other things, you’ll find intelligent and comprehensive ski[Read More…]

by September 28, 2017 0 comments Other News, Short Swings!
Marc,71, left, and brother Scott, 61 at top of Snowbird Tram

Three Lessons Learned From 157,906 Vertical Feet In Six Days

No, This Is Not Bragging. My brother and I have proof through an app we used to track our movements. More important than the great early March skiing at Snowbird, Solitude, Park City and Deer Valley, were three takeaways that should interest senior skiers… Lesson #1. We found lift ticket bargains in two flavors – military discounts and over 70.[Read More…]

by March 21, 2017 4 comments Other News
Solitude Mountain Resort

Solitude Mountain Resort: Perfection at the Top of a Canyon

The Nearby Area for Local and Destination Skiers Who Know. Like most great places, Utah’s Solitude Mountain Resort, combines the obvious with the subtle. Its 1200 acres are laced with a variety of groomers ranging from gentle to intense. In between are the woods and hidden openings where those who seek the untracked may find just what they’re looking for.[Read More…]

by January 4, 2017 0 comments Home Top Box 1, Resort Reviews
Stein thrilled visitors to Park City with his aerial flips. He was a gymnast in school and his graceful moves influenced several generations of free stylers.
Credit: Park City

Stein Eriksen Honored

Pioneer of Modern Skiing and Beloved Park City Community Member Remembered. Stein Eriksen’s kind demeanor and passion for alpine skiing defined him in equal measure. An accomplished gymnast, Stein transformed skiing by integrating aerials and other acrobatics into the sport. Stein proudly represented his home country of Norway in the 1952 Oslo Olympic Winter Games, winning gold in giant slalom[Read More…]

by January 4, 2017 2 comments Ski Heroes
SHORT SWINGS!

SHORT SWINGS!

CALIFORNIA Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows won USA Today’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Poll for ‘Best Ski Resort.’ The resort secured top spot in the 2016 poll, as well. IDAHO McCall, ID is near from Brundage Mountain, the 2000′ vertical resort advertising the “best snow in Idaho. About 10 minutes from the mountain is Shore Lodge, with luxury accommodations and a spa built[Read More…]

by December 22, 2016 0 comments Short Swings!

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