Mountains Of Snow, Ski Fashion Legend Obermeyer, Resort Reviews From BC, PA, NH, DIY Instruction Part 1, Old Style Freestyle Video.

Mt. Rose lodge buried.
Credit: Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe

The meteorological world and just about everyone else is in awe of what is happening in the West.  Snowfalls are breaking records, and Bay Area-based correspondent Rose Marie Cleese reports on what’s going on out there.  We have some simply amazing pics of big resorts just buried in mountains of snow. Terrific snow packs will go a long way in relieving California’s multi-year drought, too.

Klaus Obermeyer

Co-publisher Jon Weisberg was lucky to catch up with Klaus Obermeyer, an outdoor fashionista and innovative entrepreneur who has left an indelible mark on ski clothing and gear starting in the way back days of the early 60s. His advice to senior skiers, “Never give up skiing as it keeps the legs in good shape and improves your walking.”  Klaus is 97.

We have resort reviews of widely different areas from the Canadian West, Western PA and New Hampshire.  John Nelson tells us about senior-easy Sun Peaks, BC, Pat McCloskey reports on an elegant, historic, cozy and number-one-rated resort in PA, a great hide-away for cross-country or snowshoeing, and Tamsin Venn shows us historic Bretton Woods with its magnificent views and the fantastic Omni Mt. Washington Hotel.

DIY very carefully. But it can be done.

And thanks to our readers who contributed last month to Snowsports Industries America’s online survey on ski boots.  We heard from SIA head of research Kelly Davis that she collected enough data from you guys to make senior-specific conclusions, based on your responses.  We’ll report her findings as soon as they are published.

On to mid-season.  Good luck out there.  Eastern snowsports enthusiasts, the snow is up there; go and find out. Western folks, have fun.

Thank you so much for reading Tell your friends, please. And remember, there are more of us every day and we aren’t going away.

And here’s another reader submitted video.  Steve Simons sent us this 1973 video showing a Freestyle event at Whistler.  Old Style Freestyle.  Thanks, Steve.


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