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As a holiday gift from SeniorsSkiing.com to you, here’s a poem celebrating the Winter Solstice and this special celebratory time of year welcoming Yuletide. The Shortest Day was written by Susan Cooper for the Christmas Revels, a wonderful show with music, dance, and poetry reflecting different cultures and styles of art.

The narration and video is by our friend and colleague Barry O’Brien, a videographer who has captured some special images to accompany the verse.

The Shortest Day By Susan Cooper

So the shortest day came, and the year died,

And everywhere down the centuries of the snow-white world

Came people singing, dancing,

To drive the dark away.

They lighted candles in the winter trees;

They hung their homes with evergreen,

They burned beseeching fires all night long

To keep the year alive.

And when the new year’s sunshine blazed awake

They shouted, revelling.

Through all the frosty ages you can hear them

Echoing, behind us — listen!

All the long echoes sing the same delight

This shortest day

As promise wakens in the sleeping land.

They carol, feast, give thanks,

And dearly love their friends, and hope for peace.

And so do we, here, now,

This year, and every year.

Welcome Yule!


This Week

Correspondent Marc Liebman recounts a chronic, stubborn condition that threatens his ski season. He has a lesson for all of us about not being able to make it this year.

Cartoonist and ski journalist Mike Roth offers a fun view of the Millennial snow sport enthusiast to accompany our Incidents and Accidents series.

We have a new Mystery Glimpse photo to guess.  This should be easy.  Also we reveal the identities of the seven Hall of Fame ski jumpers who appeared last week.

If you’re stuck for a gift, check our Very Last Minute gift suggestions. Do not delay!

Finally, Herb Stevens, the Skiing Weatherman, offers his view of what will be happening next week.  By the way, his forecast for last week was spot on.  This week coming up? All is calm, except for the West.

Next week, SeniorsSkiing.com will be taking a break. Have a wonderful holiday season, be safe, and we’ll see you next year.

And remember, there are more of us every day, and we aren’t going away.



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