Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Senior Skin Sun Protection, Tamarack Bargain Resort, Steamboat’s Masters’ Program, Learning To Ski As An Adult.

Brodie Mountain in Western MA was ground zero for St. Paddy’s Day Skiing. Ah, memories.
Credit: Brodie Mtn

There was a wicked big, late winter snowstorm in the Northeast this week.  While not living up to dire predictions, this one (Stella, according to the Weather Channel) brought yet more snow to the high country in NH, VT and Maine.  There is a LOT of skiing left out there, extending this on-again, off-again season yet more weeks.  We are reminded that last year at this time there were resorts closing or closed already.

This week we’d like to remind you to respond to our currently available Subscriber Survey 2017.  The response rate continues to be very strong so far.  If you haven’t had a chance to complete it, check your email for the message send last Tuesday.  We’ll send a reminder again later this weekend.

SLC-based Harriet Wallis tells us about an after-hours, walk-in injury clinic handy to Alta, Brighton, Snowbird, and Solitude, and run by the University of Utah Health Care Orthopedic Center. Nice to have competent, convenient help if things go awry on vacation.

Bay Area Correspondent Rose Marie Cleese reminds us what to do and think about if you’ve been on hiatus from skiing for a while or, if you or a person you know is considering taking up the sport at an advanced age.  We know many senior skiers who are coming to the sport through retirement from busy careers, recovery from long-time injury, seeking social connections or just plain curiosity.  The new equipment and techniques also make it a lot easier for seniors to re-start their skiing experience. If you are or know someone who is returning, her advice is quite important.  Are you a returnee? What’s your story?  I took a 20 year pause in my skiing when I was running my own business. It’s a different world, but that’s another story for another time.

The base at Tamarack Resort with sports and cafe domes and a snow rainbow.
Credit: Tamarack Resort

We hear from Oregon-based Yvette Cardozo about Tamarack, a resurrected resort in the middle of Idaho that offers amazing bargains for seniors.

Correspondent Tamsin Venn reports on the Mountain Masters’ program at Steamboat Springs, where seniors can gather in the morning and ski with a guide who matches ability with terrain.  And, that’s free, folks.  We love these kind of program that extend a special hand to seniors. This program is a sign that ski resorts are waking up to the potential of treating seniors nicely.

Finally, we hear from Justin, Thulin, MD, an SLC-based dermatologist, who advises us about skin protection.  If you’ve ever had a skin cancer removed, you know how disturbing the whole experience can be.  The best protection is prevention, so pay attention to his wise words.

Why Do I Have To Re-Enter My Name And Password?

If you are being asked to re-enter your email to confirm your subscription to SeniorsSkiing.com, you might be a bit annoyed.  We don’t blame you, but there is an explanation.

  • You are accessing SeniorsSkiing.com through a device that is different from the one you originally signed up on. Subscribing to SeniorsSkiing.com puts a “cookie” on your device.  If you use a different device, no cookie, so you are viewed as a non-subscriber. If you re-enter name and password, you’ll be okay with the new device.
  • You have disabled cookies or cleared browser history on your device. Turn cookies back on, and you’ll not have to re-enter again, or leave it disabled and realize you have to re-enter each time.  Your call.
  • You are trying to access our Subscriber-Only Content.  Instead of building a firewall that requires usernames and passwords, we elected a much simpler way of getting to our exclusive content: Just confirm your name and email.  You will have to do that each time you want to get to that information, which, by the way, is under the Community tab at the top.

Thanks And Green Beer Tonight!

We very much appreciate your support as evidenced by the wonderful response we are getting to our Subscriber Survey 2017.  Thanks so much.

Toast the old country this evening!  Remember there are more of us every day and we aren’t going away.

Steamboat Mountain Master Guide Steve Cozette (red jacket) herds his charges down Two O’Clock.
Credit: Tamsin Venn

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