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This is uncrowded. Nice.
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SeniorsSkiing Guide: Beaver Mountain—Utah’s Least Known Is A Delightful Surprise

The “Beav” Has All The Goods But No Crowds And No Fanfare. For most vacation-seekers, Beaver Mountain falls off the radar because it’s farther than the 10 resorts that are within an hour’s drive from the Salt Lake City International Airport. Beaver is about 100 miles—less than 2 hours from the airport. Nobody knows about Beaver Mountain. Actually, lots of[Read More…]

by February 5, 2018 1 comment Resort Reviews, West
Ski resort version of Ground Hog Day? Is the moose trying to tell us something?

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Feb. 2)

Mid-Winter Is Here, Re-Discover Snowshoes, New Mystery Glimpse, Steamboat Museum, SeniorsSkiing.com’s Own Poem, Tribute To Warren Miller. By Ground Hog’s Day, winter is half over. As we have noted before, you’d better have at least half your woodpile left.  At least that’s if the Ground Hog sees another six weeks of winter ahead.  It could be another six weeks of[Read More…]

by February 2, 2018 2 comments Features
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!
Modern: Light, durable, inexpensive

Lovin’ Snowshoes

‘Shoes Have Come A Long Way.  Have You Looked Lately? Back in 1971, when I transferred winter affections from downhill to Nordic skiing (due to a spectacular fall in Austria that racked up one knee and stripped off my ski suit—but that’s another story), I also tried snowshoeing. After all, cross-country skis and snowshoes were both made of wood and[Read More…]

by February 1, 2018 0 comments Gear
Billy Kidd, first American to medal in Alpine skiing, has lived in SBS since 1970. Here he is at 20.
Credit: TOP

Tread Of Pioneers: A Blast From the Past

Quaint Museum Reveals Steamboat Spring’s Rich History. In 1947 an AP dispatch to 1,000 daily papers dubbed Steamboat Springs, Colo., “Ski Town, USA” with the declaration that of its 1,700 residents, 1,685 were skiers. The others were children under the age of one. Enthusiasm for skiing run deeps in this town. And you can learn all about it at The[Read More…]

by January 30, 2018 2 comments Ski History
Poet D.Michael Kingsford receiving the muse.

Skiing In Literature: Knees

A Street Poet In Denver Writes An Impromptu Poem For SeniorsSkiing.com. [Editor Note: SeniorsSkiing.com’s publishers visited the Outdoor Retailers/Snowsports Industries America Show in Denver last week.  Walking down 14th Street, we noticed a small hut lit by a lantern. Inside was a young man—D. M. Kingsford— sitting with a typewriter and a sign that said, “Pick A Topic, Get A[Read More…]

by January 30, 2018 3 comments Features
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Jan. 26)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Jan. 26)

Off To The OR/SIA Show, Mystery Tennis Player, Questions To Find The Right Instructor, Pat’s Peak For Hobbits, A Very Successful Senior Ski Club. SeniorsSkiing.com co-publishers are heading out from various starting points to the great, big Outdoor Retailer and Snow Show in Denver’s gigantic Colorado Convention Center. We will be there to look for stories, product ideas for our[Read More…]

by January 26, 2018 0 comments Features
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

What are Your Favorite Apres Ski Cocktails? “It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues,” Abraham Lincoln In case you’ve been in Siberia or solitary, you may have noticed the return of the cocktail. Search “Skier’s Cocktails,” and you’ll find a variety of hot toddies, Irish Coffees and Mulled Wines. Some spike hot[Read More…]

by January 25, 2018 2 comments Short Swings!
Credit: US Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame

Mystery Glimpse: Tennis, Anyone?

She Also Skis Pretty Well.  Any Guesses? This should be a challenge. No hints this time. Please write your response in COMMENTS below. Wild guesses welcome on this one. Many thanks to the United States Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame, Ishpeming, MI for providing this picture. Last Week Some funny responses to this one from last week. These three[Read More…]

by January 25, 2018 5 comments Features
Five Questions To Ask Before Taking A Lesson

Five Questions To Ask Before Taking A Lesson

If You Haven’t Taken A Lesson In A While, These Questions Can Reassure You Are Getting What You Need. Last week, we listed five scenarios when you should consider taking a lesson. The next logical question is how do I figure out whether or not the ski school and/or the instructor can help me? The bad news is that there[Read More…]

by January 23, 2018 3 comments Features
Red Solo Cup Day at the Gray Wolf Ski Club.  Why not wear one or two on your helmut?
Credit: Gray Wolf SC.

This Club Oriented to Senior Skiers is Thriving

Seniors Want To Get In Touch With Other Senior Skiers. A Club Is The Answer. Here’s One That Skis And Socializes. [Editor Note: This article was written by John Farley, a Gray Wolf Ski Club member.  If you have any news about your ski club or advice to others about how to make ski clubs successful, please let us know.][Read More…]

by January 22, 2018 0 comments Features
The base lodge harkens back to the early 60s, nostalgia for many seniors.
Credit: Tamsin Venn

SeniorsSkiing Guide: Pat’s Peak With Little Hobbits

And Grandparent Hobbitts, Too. Skiing with grandchildren is one of grandparents’ great joys and comes with perks: easier slopes, hot chocolate breaks, and slower (maybe) pace. Some ski areas are more finely tuned to multi-generational skiing than others, based not just on the amenities but the spirit of the area. Pat’s Peak in Henniker, southern N.H., is one such place.[Read More…]

by January 22, 2018 3 comments East, Resort Reviews
Zermatt has beaucoup de neige.

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Jan. 19)

Book Review, Why Take A Lesson, Mystery Glimpse, 12 Tips and Tricks. First, let’s look at what’s going on in Zermatt. Yessir, folks.  If you want to find snow so far this winter, we suggest you head to 1) The Alps, 2) New England, 3) Canadian Rockies. Perhaps a handful of other places.  We know that Vail and Aspen are[Read More…]

by January 19, 2018 0 comments Features
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!
Mystery Glimpse: Stuffed Animals Are…What?

Mystery Glimpse: Stuffed Animals Are…What?

Okay, Here’s A Tougher One. Clearly there are some knowledgable snow sports enthusiasts out there.  Based on your responses from the last few Mystery Glimpse photos, you not only knew the right answers, you added details about the people and the pictures. So this week, we’re posing a little more difficult puzzle. Who are these stuffed creatures and what do[Read More…]

by January 18, 2018 5 comments Features

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