Season Finales, Cycle Series Continues, Poll Results, and BC Resort Review.

Boston Globe's Stan Grossfeld reports on May skiing at Sunday River, ME. Credit: Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff
Boston Globe’s Stan Grossfeld reports on May skiing at Sunday River, ME.
Credit: Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff

It’s mud time in New England, and we’ve yet to see one of those beautiful, warm, aromatic May spring days around here. It’s been more like November: chilly, raw, drizzly. Yet spring skiing season still carries on in the West. Our poll results re: who is still out there reflect that. To say it has been an odd snow season is an understatement; El Nino did it to us, didn’t he?  Perhaps his sister, La Nina, who could be coming in this summer, will be different. We will keep you informed about what the weather prediction story is as it emerges.

Nevertheless, we are gearing up for non-snow time.  We will be bringing our readers an array of articles on different kinds of warm weather sports, fitness tips,  product reviews, and curiosities from the world of seniors and snow sports.

Before the season ends, though, we wanted to bring you one last resort review.  Our new Melbourne-based correspondent Marg Malkin tells us about SilverStar, a jewel of a resort in BC, and right-sized for senior skiers.  Thanks to Marg, we will be hearing more about the ski season down under which is getting going right about now.

Regular correspondent Pat McCloskey writes about the Lost Coast Trail in Northern California as another installment of our cycling series.  As our regular readers know, Pat and a group of his senior skiing pals make a Tahoe area ski trip every year.  This year, he went back to ride his bike along the coast.  Since most of our readers view cycling as a prime non-snow sport, we thought you’d be interested.  If you have a cycling story, please let us know.

Finally, we refer you to a Boston Globe report on the final runs at Sunday River, ME, one of the two or three ski resorts still spinning.  It’s interesting to see what conditions die-hards will find skiable.

Our Spring Survey Is Coming has learned so much from our reader survey, information that helps us direct our editorial content and show potential advertisers who our readers are.  Soon, you will be seeing our Spring Survey 2016 coming your way.  We ask you to please take a moment to respond to this.  We promise it will be short and to the point.

Thank you for reading  Remember, there are more of us every day, and we’re not going away.


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