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A rolling hotel. An adventure to some, a frugal alternative to others. Credit: Frank Valentine, Upsplash

Take A Ski Trip In An RV

For The Peripatetic Skier, Adventure Awaits In A “Mobile AirBNB” With Wheels. [Editor Note: This article was written by Bill Widmer, a former full-time RVer and skiing enthusiast. He’s also a content creator, travel lover, and co-host of the Better Life Better Business podcast.] Have you ever taken a ski trip in an RV? If not, maybe you should try it![Read More…]

by February 20, 2019 0 comments Gear
Mystery Glimpse: More Ski Jumping

Mystery Glimpse: More Ski Jumping

While We’re On Ski Jumping… Last week, a few readers who know their ski history, nailed the Mystery Glimpse Big Jump as the Big Nansen Jump in Berlin, NH (see below).  Let’s see if anyone can identify what is happening here and where. Hint: Not New Hampshire. Last Week The Big Jump is Big Nansen, the venerable jump in Berlin,[Read More…]

by February 20, 2019 0 comments Ski History
Decide for yourself if this is for you. Credit: MechanicsOfSport

Coping With Flat Light

Ski In It If You Must. If You Must, Here’s Some Advice. If you’re like me, skiing in flat light isn’t fun, but it beats not skiing. It is as if one is skiing inside of a milk bottle. Like different types of snow conditions, we’ve all had to deal with it. For the record, flat light occurs when there’s[Read More…]

by February 19, 2019 0 comments Features
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Feb. 15)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Feb. 15)

Gratitude!, Snow Floods And Deserts, Big Jump, George at 101, Folk Tale, Steamboat Guide, You Never Know. The response to our appeal for financial support to help defray expenses at SeniorsSkiing.com has been extremely gratifying. We are humbled by the donations we’ve received, and thank each contributor most heartily. If you haven’t yet considered making a donation (and getting a[Read More…]

by February 15, 2019 1 comment Features
Mystery Glimpse: Jumpin’ Big

Mystery Glimpse: Jumpin’ Big

[Editor Note: As the new year begins, SeniorsSkiing.com is again 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.  This year, we have a mix of[Read More…]

by February 14, 2019 3 comments Features
You Never Know…

You Never Know…

[Editor Note: As the new year begins, SeniorsSkiing.com is again 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.  This year, we have a mix of[Read More…]

by February 14, 2019 2 comments Features
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This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Feb.8)

Mellow Sundance, Tow Line, Backstage World Championships, Bike In Winter, Ask The Expert. [Editor Note: As the new year begins, SeniorsSkiing.com is again 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[Read More…]

by February 8, 2019 0 comments Features
Mystery Glimpse: Tow Line

Mystery Glimpse: Tow Line

[Editor Note: As the new year begins, SeniorsSkiing.com is again 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.  This year, we have a mix of[Read More…]

by February 6, 2019 4 comments Features
World Championships 101

World Championships 101

[Editor Note: As the new year begins, SeniorsSkiing.com is again 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.  This year, we have a mix of[Read More…]

by February 6, 2019 1 comment West
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This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Feb. 1)

Ask An Expert, Mystery Incantation, Robert Frost, 70s Ski Test Reality, Glen Plake Tour. Last week, we pointed out that of three competitive New Hampshire ski resorts along I-93, two offered low day lift ticket prices for seniors and one didn’t. To review, both Waterville Valley and Bretton Woods offered $29 and/or $32, depending on when you buy and if[Read More…]

by February 1, 2019 2 comments Features
Snow In Literature: An Old Man’s Winter Night

Snow In Literature: An Old Man’s Winter Night

By Robert Frost All out of doors looked darkly in at himThrough the thin frost, almost in separate stars,That gathers on the pane in empty rooms.What kept his eyes from giving back the gazeWas the lamp tilted near them in his hand.What kept him from remembering what it wasThat brought him to that creaking room was age.He stood with barrels[Read More…]

by January 30, 2019 3 comments Features
From The Ski Diva: Why Glen Plake’s Down Home Tour Matters

From The Ski Diva: Why Glen Plake’s Down Home Tour Matters

[Editor Note: Friend and Colleague, The Ski Diva publishes a terrific, award-winning site for women skiers, snowboarders, and snow sports enthusiasts. With her permission, we are reprinting this week’s edition about extreme skier, freestylist, and US Ski Hall of Fame member Glen Plake’s country-wide tour to small- and medium-size ski resorts, the little family and senior friendly areas that we[Read More…]

by January 29, 2019 4 comments Features
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Jan.25)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Jan.25)

Buried Alive, Magic Mt., Brian Head, 70s Ski Testing, Mystery Snowfields, Rope Tow Memories. There is prolific snow in New England these days, and despite the brisk cold, we went skiing last week in New Hampshire in the famous Ski 93 corridor. First stop was Bretton Woods on a frosty bluebird day with far-ranging views of Mt. Washington and the[Read More…]

by January 25, 2019 6 comments Features
Buried Alive In Deep Snow

Buried Alive In Deep Snow

Where’s Laurie? She’s Gone.   Here’s a lesson for vacationers and anyone else who skis in the West. Let me set the stage. A snowstorm dumped several feet of light, fluffy snow, and we were skiing at Brighton, UT, our home resort. We know every inch of the mountain—its steeps, its trees, its gentle slopes. Dreams are made of fresh[Read More…]

by January 24, 2019 3 comments Features
70s Ski Testing: On The Snow

70s Ski Testing: On The Snow

Step 2: Go Out, Do It. One of the joys of working at Ski Magazine was that I was paid to test skis!!!  Ski manufacturers shipped skis to our lab for testing and when it was completed, the skis were covered with self-adhesive shelf-paper and numbered so the testers couldn’t identify the ski.  Mother Nature dictated our location and we[Read More…]

by January 23, 2019 2 comments Ski History

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