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This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Sept. 15)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Sept. 15)

Down Under Snow Reports, Experticity Update, Early Winter Forecast. While we start thinking about buying season passes, contemplating new boots, and enjoying the last of summer activities (btw: great sailing in New England these days), the snows of Australia have been falling mightily. We have two reports from the land of Down Under.  One focuses on the massive amounts of[Read More…]

by September 14, 2017 0 comments Features
When was the last time you saw someone do this?

Short Swings!

Something Old. Something New. I just read two books about trails. The old one is American Skiing, published in 1939. It’s author, Otto Schniebs, was one of the Arlberg Technique pioneers in New England and contributed to the development of several areas.  He founded the American Ski School of Boston and coached at Dartmouth College and later at St. Lawrence University.[Read More…]

by September 13, 2017 0 comments Short Swings!
Bernie (r) at Thredbo's highest lift.
Credit: Bernie Weichsel

Oz And EnZed: Skiing The Antipodes

Ski And Snowboard Show Impresario Bernie Weichsel Reports On The Down Under Scene. For most of us in the international ski community, whether here in the US and Canada, or within the Alpine countries of Europe, there is good news to be found in Australia and, to a lesser degree, New Zealand. Over the past three weeks, I had the[Read More…]

by September 12, 2017 5 comments International
Update: Change In Gear/Clothing Discounts From Experticity

Update: Change In Gear/Clothing Discounts From Experticity

There’s Been A Big Change In How SeniorsSkiing.Com Subscribers Can Access Discounts From Experticity. When SeniorsSkiing.com was launched, we made an arrangement with Promotive.com to offer discounts to our readers.  There was no cost involved, readers who subscribed signed up with Promotive using a code provided and enjoyed the same kind of discounts offered to professional racers, teams, coaches, instructors,[Read More…]

by September 11, 2017 0 comments Features
Early September 2017, Perisher Ski Resort.
Credit: Perisher

Meanwhile In Australia…

We Have Hurricanes And Wildfires.  Oz Has Big Snow.  Sound Like A Theme? The news from Down Under is that the snows are prodigious, the depths of which haven’t been seen in 17 years. The snowpack in Australian snow fields is up to 97 inches, eight feet, which sounds awfully similar to the monster snow this year in the North[Read More…]

by September 11, 2017 0 comments International, Other News
Mount Washington from Intervale, NH
Credit: Peabody & Smith

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.Com (Sept. 1)

Long-Awaited Experticity Update, Hiking Caveats, More Ski Songs. Our thoughts are with the people in Southeast Texas who have been displaced by Harvey.  As we remember from the monster snow winter in New England 2015-16 when we had nine feet in a matter of weeks, this kind of disruption can cause much anxiety and distraction that lasts for months.  But[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 0 comments Features
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

Thank You. Thank You. Thank You. It is the end of summer, and we’ll soon be back to our weekly schedule. Mike and I want to take this moment to thank our readers, contributors, and advertisers for keeping SeniorsSkiing.com active and relevant. Our combined efforts seem to be working. All summer long, the number of new SeniorsSkiing.com subscribers kept increasing.[Read More…]

by August 31, 2017 3 comments Features
More Skiing Songs Of The Sixties And Beyond

More Skiing Songs Of The Sixties And Beyond

Our Readers Search Their Attics For Old Ski Songs. Hear Them Now. Wow, what a response!  Thanks everyone for comments and emails on our reprised article, Skiing Songs of The Sixties.  We not only heard about ski song memories, we had some folks sending us (digital) recordings. We have to tip a pole to Boyd Allen, Exeter, NH, for taking[Read More…]

by August 28, 2017 5 comments Remember When?
Hiking Caveats: How A Walk Can Go Wrong

Hiking Caveats: How A Walk Can Go Wrong

It’s Not Just Bad Weather That Can Make A Hike A Disaster. [Editor Note: This article first appeared in the Boston Globe, August 16, 2017, and was reported and written by Martin Finucane. Click here to see the original version in the Globe.] For years, hikers have shouldered their packs, inhaled the crisp air, and set out for adventures in[Read More…]

by August 28, 2017 1 comment Features
Why Do I Have To Re-Enter My Name And Email?

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

For New Subscribers, You Should Know What To Do When You Get Annoyed By Pop-Ups.  There IS an answer. 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[Read More…]

by August 28, 2017 4 comments Features
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Aug. 18)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Aug. 18)

Summer Rounds The Far Turn. We’ve heard there were snow falls in this mid-August in the Rockies.  Big snowfalls.  And the venerable Farmers’ Almanac, predicting the weather using its own mix of folk lore and natural observations for 200 years, has forecast a “snowier-than-normal” 2017-18 winter for the Northeast from the mid-Atlantic to the Canadian border.  The FA has even “red-flagged”[Read More…]

by August 17, 2017 1 comment Features
ShortSwings!

ShortSwings!

According to NSAA (National Ski Areas Association) last season there were 8.4 million active U.S. skiers and boarders: 6.5 million skiers; 2 million boarders. The number is significantly lower than reported by SIA (Snowsports Industries America), which, for 2015-16 reported 11.6 million skiers and 7.6 million boarders. NSAA collects its information from a sample of resort skiers. SIA uses other[Read More…]

by August 17, 2017 0 comments Other News
Where O where art thou? Getting skis mixed up is too easy in this forest of fiberglass.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

Confessions Of A Ski Thief

[Editor Note: This personal account by contributor Harriet Wallis makes me smile. It appeared in SeniorsSkiing.com January 2, 2015.] Start the Season Off Right: Know Where You Put Your Skis It had been a glorious day on the slopes. Toward the end of that day, skiers and riders were coming off the hill and settling onto the patio to enjoy[Read More…]

by August 17, 2017 3 comments Features, Home Top Box 2
Oscar Brand's 1961 collection of ribald ski songs are still funny today.

Super Skier: Skiing Songs of the Sixties

[Editor Note: Here’s an archive article that will bring back some memories.  Back in the Sixties, there was a host of songs devoted to the relatively new and growing sport of skiing.  This article from SeniorsSkiing.com August, 2014 highlights some of the songs and the singers.] Well, they called him Super Skier As he sat around the sun deck, For[Read More…]

by August 14, 2017 14 comments Remember When?
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (August 4)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (August 4)

SPECIAL EDITION: The SnowSports Industry And Climate Change. As we write this in early August, the National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for most of the West Coast.  Seattle is poised to entertain temperatures near 100 degrees, Reno 110, Portland 106. Meanwhile, we hear of a massive snowfall in New Zealand’s Mt. Hutt, bringing 26 foot snow[Read More…]

by August 4, 2017 0 comments Features

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