Welcome New Subscribers, A Busy Week For SeniorsSkiing.

From the top of Snow King, looking at the Grand Teton and Jackson Hole. Credit: Patrick Kearney
From the top of Snow King, looking at the Grand Teton and Jackson Hole.
Credit: Patrick Kearney

An article in the New York Times travel section last weekend has brought many new readers to our growing online magazine. We are really glad you’ve joined us.  Please connect with other readers through the FORUM (see menu pick in blue border, upper right), comment on our stories and let us know what you think.  Again, our mission is to help influence the snow sports industry to see the value of its most loyal, long-time and engaged participants. Hope you like.

This week, we feature Ski Ballet, a video clip of unknown provenance from the 50s (we think) with carefully orchestrated, synchronized skiing. It’s high camp and hilarious.  Try those moves with your ski club.  If you know where this comes from, please let us know.  There might be more.

The bad news this week is that the on-again, off-again snow situation in the east is off again.  Here’s a downbeat ski report from Mad River Glen and Bromley about closing down until this week.  The good news is that it is snowing again—in fact right now—in New England,  so we are on-again.

Salt Lake City Correspondent Harriet Wallis gives us a profile of Deer Valley, the “gold standard” of ski resorts, committed to top notch service.  Her goal in this story was to provide seniors with an “insider’s training” guide that will help newcomers enjoy the resort.

Co-publisher Mike Maginn revisits Cranmore Mt. in North Conway, NH, to show you a snapshot of that venerable mountain. Cranmore is a two-and-a-half hour drive from the Boston area, a perfect, low-key resort for seniors with just enough terrain to keep things interesting and really wonderful prices.  For seniors in the local area, it is a daily hang out.

Correspondent Roger Lohr from XCResorts.com highlights his top 10 Cross Country resorts for romantic Valentine get-aways.  And Co-Publisher Jon Weisberg shows us Valentine gift for snow lovers that might impress your honey.  Really, Jon, long underwear as a Valentine gift?

Correspondent Pat McCloskey reviews some really high tech sunglasses and goggles from Red Bull Racing.  We’ve seen a lot of high tech eye wear lately, and we’re wondering what’s the big fascination with carbon fiber and exotic materials for sunglasses. Anyway, they look cool.

Finally, we have a very neat picture from the top of Jackson Hole at dawn from contributor Patrick Kearney.  We are thinking of starting a photo gallery of interesting shots like this one in the near future. What do you think?  Good idea?

Preview Of Next Week

We will be featuring a story from San Francisco-based Correspondent Rose Marie Cleese about the Master Clinic she attended at Dodge Ridge.  We also should be hearing from a Senior Day event at Jack Frost ski area in PA.  We believe that these senior-focused activities are really important events for snow sport venues to hold.

We will also report on the results of our recent Subscriber Survey 2016.  Thanks to all who participated.  The response rate was way over the average for an online survey.  It’s great have that support. The winners of the prizes for participating have been notified and the swag is in the mail.

More pictures, more fun, and hopefully, more comments and input from you.  Please use the FORUM to communicate with your fellow readers, get together, enjoy winter.

Remember:  There are more of us every day, and we’re not going away.


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