Unfortunately, Covid continues to impact our lives…even on the hill. Jon’s Short Swings! column explores the different ways two neighboring Utah ski areas – Park City Mountain Resort and Alta – are handling Covid. He also describes the time he was banned from a ski area in the 1970s. Don’t miss the link to an informative critique of the trails constructed specifically for the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics.

Skiing Weatherman, Herb Stevens, has another clear-headed report on what’s happening, weatherwise, throughout ski country.

In her debut piece for SeniorsSkiing, Cynthia F. Jones explains the joys of skiing after a 30-year absence and her contentment with staying on the greens. It’s a fun read.

Veteran ski writer, Karen Lorentz reports on new lifts and other infrastructure improvements at Okemo. You’ll find her in the photo of the first people to ride one of the new chairs.

A piece by Jon on managing flat light while skiing has been updated from when it first appeared several years ago in Huffington Post .

Don Burch’s newest video production, December Skiing, is a gentle and beautiful visual summary of the month. His soft touch is a welcome contrast at this time of the fast-paced ski video.

Taking a cross-country ski vacation? Roger Lohr, SeniorsSkiing.com’s X-C ski editor, recommends four locations for the classic New England experience.

Seth Masia, editor of Skiing History Magazine, summarizes that publication’s most recent issue. Skiing History, produced by the International Skiing History Association (ISHA), is a consistently good read and well worth the modest cost of ISHA membership. Free digital copies are available by clicking on the adjacent ISHA advertisement.

Finally, try guessing the name of the short-lived New England ski area pictured in Test Your Skiing Knowledge. No one correctly identified the ski instructor pictured in the last issue. Read about his interesting background. And the latest reader-submitted crop of ski-oriented license plates is shown in LUV2SKI.

Please tell others about SeniorsSkiing.com. It’s an important way to grow our community of older snowsports enthusiasts. Do you have ideas for articles? Please send a note to [email protected]. Problems with accessing the site (yes, there are occasional problems)? Please email the same address. Thanks for reading and look for the next full issue on Friday, January 21.


  1. Philip Mosley says:

    I’m having trouble accessing the content of the Jan 7th issue. Help please!

  2. Philip Mosley says:

    Got it now, thanks! Perhaps I hadn’t waited for it to load.

  3. How do I know when it’s time to renew my subscription? Maybe it’s now because I can’t seem to open an article.

    • Scott Aucutt says:

      Good morning Jack, sorry you are having issues. Which article are you having trouble opening? We no longer have subscriber-only content on the website, you should be able to read any article.

      The subscription is to sign up for the email newsletter, which you should have received this morning. Contact me directly at [email protected] and tell me which article/articles you are having trouble with.

      Thank you,

      Scott Aucutt

  4. Stephen Romain says:

    Jack, I don’t think our subscriptions expire but I could be wrong. Like you I cannot open any stories or links. Hopefully someone from Sr. skiing is reading these and correct this

  5. M. Auriemma says:

    Unable to access the articles

  6. Unable to access the articles.

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