Snow, Snow, Snow!

So it begins. And it’s only mid-October. Who’s made a first run? Tell us about it!

From East To West

Sugarbush: A dusting. Credit: Timeline Photos
Killington opens for season pass holders on Oct. 19. Credit: Aspen East










Mt. Washington: 1-inch. Credit: NBC10 Boston











Vail Pass. Credit: Mary Ellen Roth


Wolf Creek, CO, 30-inch base, open on weekends. Credit: Wolf Creek
Arapahoe Basin: Open for skiing seven days a week. Credit:


































This Week

Co-Publisher Jon Weisberg describes two simple tools that make putting on and taking off ski boots less of a wrestling match. Terrific gift ideas, by the way.

We are also announcing our list of 2017-18 Trail Masters, senior skiers who have skied, xc’ed, snow-shoed a greater number (or equal number) of days than their age. This year, we find almost 20 percent of those on the list were also on the 2016-17 list of Trail Masters.  We sent each Trail Master a “Live2Ski” patch and a couple of our coveted stickers.

We hear from correspondent Pat McCloskey on picking the right underfoot ski width for the conditions you find yourself in most frequently. He also advises you consider a multi-ski width inventory of you plan to diversify where you ski. Interesting.

Finally, Yvette Cardozo continues her series on other snow activities with a visit to a dog-sledding outfitter near Sun Peak Resort in British Columbia. If you like dogs and snow, this is a natural combination. We know that “mushers,” trainers and owners of dog teams, are an especially hardy group, devoted to their animals and lovers of winter outdoors.

Look for our listing of resorts in North America where seniors can ski for free (or almost free) coming up soon.

Interested In Writing For

While some of our regular contributors are ski journalists, most are interested and experienced readers who have an interesting story to tell. For examples of stories our readers like, just look at our inventory.  We have over 900 stories of different kinds, so there are a lot of examples. Nostalgia, Resort Reviews, equipment recommendations, history, meeting famous people, you name it, we’d be interested.

If you’d like to write a story for, drop a note to [email protected]. You get to see your name in “print”, share with family and friends, and we’ll send you a “Live2Ski” patch and some stickers.



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


  1. Tom Kazikiewicz says:

    Arapahoe Basin,Co opened today 10/19; Senior(70+) season pass in $110 ; One lift & one run open so far;packed powder. Crowded today but should be empty monday.

  2. Kevin Toolan says:

    Just returned from a few days at my condo at Okemo Mountain, which I’ve owned since 1985. The Mueller family, which owned Okemo since the early 80’s, recently sold the mountain. When I went to pick up my season pass, I was told this is the last year they will offer reduced prices for senior and super senior season passes. In the future all season passes will be priced the same. I am very disappointed. I’m 72 years old and plan to ski for another 5-10 years. It seems like the new owners are not senior friendly. Okemo has been a senior friendly/ family friendly resort since 1985 when I started to ski there. It’s a shame that the new owners seem to be moving away from the old tradition.

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