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Short Swings!

Short Swings!

This week I participated in a media briefing about the coming season. It was organized by Ski Utah and featured presenters from most of the state’s areas. They confirmed what most of us already know. This will not be a normal season. Resort skiing will require more advance planning than we’re used to. Some of the details, as presented in[Read More…]

by November 20, 2020 0 comments Short Swings!, SHORT SWINGS!
Seniors participating in Life Elevated Utah having fun and acting silly for the camera. Credit: Harriet Wallis

Senior Small Group Ski Week With Lodging Right On Uncrowded Powder Mountain

Plan Now For Next Winter Gary and Sandy Nielsen have run Road Scholar programs in Utah for about 20 years. They’re experts at planning and organizing week-long programs including Hopi pottery, dinosaurs and rock hounding in summer—and the very popular senior ski program in winter. But several years ago as the demand for more senior ski weeks kept growing, Gary[Read More…]

by March 19, 2020 6 comments West
Uncrowded Powder Mountain

Uncrowded Powder Mountain

[Editor Note: is asking our readers to contribute to support our online magazine. Yes, we have grown in the number of subscribers and advertisers. But our expenses have also grown. You can help us defray some of these expenses by helping us out with a donation.] Support by clicking here. ______________________________________________________ 500 Inches Of Snow, 8,000+ Acres, And[Read More…]

by February 5, 2020 6 comments West
Ask an Expert: Lodging at Powder Mountain, Utah

Ask an Expert: Lodging at Powder Mountain, Utah

Advice From The Marketing Head of Powder Mountain. Reader Ellin Jaffe  asks: I’m curious about Powder Mountain near Eden, Utah, and wonder if there are any ski-in ski-out condos there? Here’s the reply from J. P. Goulet, Director of Marketing, Powder Mountain: Powder Mountain has ski-in ski-out luxury homes for rent. There also are many condos available in Eden only[Read More…]

by June 24, 2019 4 comments Ask An Expert
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

I rode a chair last season with a couple who got upset when they saw a dead porcupine on the trail below. They “knew” the animal from skiing there for several months. It looked like it had been attacked. I’ve seen a lot of animals while skiing over the years. Nothing larger than the moose who frequented part of The[Read More…]

by October 12, 2018 4 comments Short Swings!
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

For me, this has always been a melancholy time of year. Most North American lifts stop running, and the joy of winter shifts to summer diversions. Some people use the time to push their limits. Years ago, I’d drive to New Hampshire to ski Tuckerman’s Ravine on Memorial Day. It was an Eastern skier’s rite of passage. When older and[Read More…]

by April 6, 2017 5 comments Other News, Short Swings!
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

Deep Powder Cat Skiing: $25 Per Run We’ve carried several articles about Powder Mountain, the enormous, old-fashioned resort about an hour northeast of Salt Lake International Airport. It was purchased a few years ago by a group of investors, and improvements are underway. It’s the go-to place for untracked powder long after the other resorts have been skied out. The[Read More…]

by March 2, 2017 0 comments Short Swings!
This Week In (March 3)

This Week In (March 3)

March!!!!! Can you believe it’s here already? Warm temps are blanketing much of the East. In D.C. cherry blossoms are predicted to  appear a month early. I’m writing from the West, where snow is plentiful. Subscribers recently received a brief notice that the mid-Winter reader survey will be emailed in the next two weeks. Your responses will help us continue[Read More…]

by March 2, 2017 0 comments Features
This Week in (12/23)

This Week in (12/23)

And To All, A Good Night. This week, as we celebrate our respective holidays and share in our love of Winter, we bring you a short and beautiful video that gives new meaning to the idea of night skiing. There’s a piece on Utah’s Powder Mountain. And Short Swings! is loaded with interesting developments and product information. In case you[Read More…]

by December 22, 2016 2 comments Other News
Skiing trees at Utah's Powder Mountain

Powder Mountain: The Cuba of Utah Ski Areas

Visit Soon, It’s About to Change. Before the end of this season, Powder Mountain, Utah’s slightly out of the way ski area will become the largest in all of North America with 8464 acres, surpassing in size Park City (7300 acres), Whistler Blackcomb (8171 acres) and Big Sky (8000 acres). Even without the 1000 new acres that will be available[Read More…]

by December 21, 2016 7 comments Other News, Destinations, West
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

CALIFORNIA Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows made a $150,000 donation to the High Fives Foundation as part of its Military to the Mountains program, which hosts and trains injured US Armed Forces vets on its slopes. The resort offers active duty US military personnel a Silver Tahoe Super Pass for a $25 donation. Last season, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows provided 13,800[Read More…]

by November 10, 2016 0 comments Features, Short Swings!
Former skier, now boarder, Dave Hayes with son learning how-to.
Credit: Dave Hayes

Confessions Of A Senior Snowboarder

He Went To From Skier To Boarder. Here’s How And What Happened. I have to confess, I was once one of you before I moved to the Dark Side. Yes, I skied in the East Coast and the West Coast, in the Rockies and also in Austria, enjoying the feeling and stability of two boards under my feet and with[Read More…]

by March 15, 2016 3 comments Features
An elegant skier, Stein Eriksen was an Olympian, instructor, skiing ambassador and charming personality.
Credit: Deer Valley

This Week In (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