Big News For, Resort Openings, Senior Ski Deals, Alternative Medicine, and Getting In Shape 3.


Tremendous news for  Two of our illustrious Advisory Council members have been given a huge, huge honor.  Find out who and what here.  We are so proud of them.

We are also very pleased to welcome our newest advertiser Ski-Mojo, a supportive brace device that is said to reduce pain in knees and hips.  Check out their ad in the right column and visit their site.  Expect to hear more about Ski-Mojo in the future.

Also there’s lots of area opening news in this week’s Short Swings.  Also, we were stimulated by a reader’s question to help you find when areas are opening.  You’ll find resources in our article, “Who’s Open, Opening, And When?”

We have been watching a site whose mission is very important to us. publishes where to find discounts for seniors. The publisher, Mike “Bear Trap” Warner, started by focusing on Tahoe areas, then moved to North America.  You can check out his latest here. Remember to check with specific areas, and plan to buy online a few days before you go. You can get even bigger discounts that way.

Correspondent Harriet Wallis brings us a story about a young ski racer whose career as an active skier was almost dashed by a serious racing accident.  Her path to health was partly through alternative medicine.  Interesting and inspiring.

Finally, Rick Silverman wraps up a three part article on getting in shape.  In this series, he’s focused on legs and hips.  Unless you consider yourself in top shape from summer cycling and hiking, please take a few weeks to get ready. It would be a mistake to head out to your first day on snow without limbering up your muscles.

By the time you read this, Thanksgiving will be over, the FIS World Cup will be taking place at Killington, VT, and the holiday shopping season will have begun.  And some of you will have made your first runs of the 2016-17 season.  Tell us about it! Send a picture (.jpg to [email protected]. Please identify people and places.  This should be fun!)

Next time, we’ll be looking at some gift ideas as well as other tidbits.

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Arapahoe Basin this morning (11/23) via webcam.
Arapahoe Basin this morning (11/23) via webcam.




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