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This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (May 26)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (May 26)

Survey Results Highlights, Trailmaster Statistics, Fitness Focus Series Starts, Senior Woman Skier Wanted. This week, we have waded through the responses to the Spring Subscriber Survey 2017 and, by analyzing the data, we are discovering exactly who our readers are.  Jon does a nice job summarizing the main points of the research.  Thank you for responding; we had an incredible[Read More…]

by May 26, 2017 0 comments Features
SHORT SWINGS!

SHORT SWINGS!

  We spent last weekend with the kids. Not our own children who live far away or are busy with their own spawn. These are a group of younger friends, ranging from early 30s to late 50s. They’re all single. They enjoy hiking, making food, talking about ideas. It was tiring and terrific. We walked them to the rock art[Read More…]

by May 25, 2017 0 comments Short Swings!
You Are 66.6. You Skied 25.4 Days. You Buy Lunch At The Lodge.

You Are 66.6. You Skied 25.4 Days. You Buy Lunch At The Lodge.

And, You Like SeniorsSkiing.com. The most recent SeniorsSkiing.com reader spring survey explored how readers spend a typical ski day and how much they spend in the process. As with earlier reader surveys, this one had a 27% response, unusually high in the world of print and digital magazines. It shows that the SeniorsSkiing.com community is enthusiastic and engaged! We plan[Read More…]

by May 25, 2017 3 comments Features
Malasana or garland pose is a squat sit that might be a good place to start.
Credit: REI

Fitness Focus: Do You Know Squat?

Squat Lately? Try It Every Day For A Week And See What Happens. Editor Note: This week marks the beginning of our summer exercise series, Fitness Focus, where we will highlight one particular exercise, activity, stretch, or pose that leads to increased strength and flexibility.  Our first is the ubiquitous, simple, and under-appreciated squat. Did you know the squat sit, or the[Read More…]

by May 25, 2017 0 comments Conditioning
Super Senior Skier Trailmaster Results Are In

Super Senior Skier Trailmaster Results Are In

Here Are The Stats From This Extraordinary Group Of Senior Skiers. Our recent Spring Subscriber Survey 2017 had a question asking if the respondent had skied a number of days that equaled or exceeded their age in years.  The results are extremely interesting. We had 77 respondents who qualified as this year’s group of Trail Masters, that remarkable group of super[Read More…]

by May 24, 2017 2 comments Features
WANTED!!

WANTED!!

88-94 Year Old Female Skier for TV Commercial. A talent agency in Vancouver is looking for an older female skier. She must be 88-94, live in North America, and be available to travel to Whistler to participate in filming, May 27 – June 5. According to Sonya Bertolozzi, president of Canada-located Reel Athletes Agency, the assignment is for a car[Read More…]

by May 23, 2017 0 comments Other News
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (May 19)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (May 19)

Cycling Series Begins, Ski Video Compilation, Survey Comments, Publishing Schedule News. This week, you can see that we are shifting focus to summer activities.  We know our readers are also cyclers, hikers, kayakers, and to a lesser extent, golfers and fishermen.  With that in mind, here’s the first of our cycling series for this season. Correspondent Pat McCloskey tells us[Read More…]

by May 19, 2017 0 comments Features
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

To Our Readers It’s cold where I’m writing this. I drove several hours yesterday to get here. One hour of it was through flurries; at least one-half hour through blizzard. I got the stoves working, changed into warm clothes and had a few sips of single malt. Then I started reading the hundreds and hundreds of answers to our survey[Read More…]

by May 18, 2017 0 comments Short Swings!
Best Of Skiing 2016: A Tribute To All Kinds Of Skiing Last Year

Best Of Skiing 2016: A Tribute To All Kinds Of Skiing Last Year

A Superb Skiing Year In Most Places Deserves A Fitting Remembrance. This One Is Over The Top.                   In this video, you will see some examples of skiing in 2016, including cool powder skiing, jumping off cliffs, skiing on roads, night skiing under the Northern Lights, bikini skiing, nude skiing, street skiing,[Read More…]

by May 14, 2017 2 comments Features
Adaptive bikes make it possible to get to the top of the trail. Each one is handmade.

Vets Take Part In VT Adaptive Bike Program

Special Bikes Available At Different VT Locations This Summer. [Editor Note: This article first appeared in XCSkiResorts.com; we thank Roger Lohr, editor-in-chief, for sharing this with SeniorsSkiing.com readers.] The Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports organization’s new Adaptive Mountain Bike Program, which is one of the first in New England offers special dates for outings in various location and limited adaptive mountain bikes[Read More…]

by May 14, 2017 0 comments East
Trails at Rothrock require some technical skills.
Credit: Pat McCloskey

Adventures In Cycling Series: Happy Valley (PA) Cycle

Serious Cycling For This Senior Who Hangs With A Younger Crowd. Nothing like a road trip with 23 of your mountain biking friends to State College, Pa. aka “Happy Valley”.  Our merry band of warriors converged on the Hilton Garden Inn and prepared for three days of riding the challenging terrain of the Rothrock State Forest.  As one of two[Read More…]

by May 14, 2017 1 comment East
Don't go near the...snow. We've heard of snow snakes but this is ridiculous.

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (May 12)

More Ticks, More Storage Ideas, Sharks That Swim Under Snow, Oh Boy. Thanks to all our readers who responded to our SeniorsSkiing.com Spring Subscriber Survey 2017.  We had an incredible 28 percent response rate. If you are familiar with surveys, you will instantly see that is an extraordinary number.  Our readers—you guys—are definitely engaged in our online magazine/community.  And the[Read More…]

by May 12, 2017 0 comments Features
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

End of Season House Cleaning We’re moving out of Salt Lake City. Anyone who has gone through the exercise knows about getting rid of stuff. You categorize three ways: stuff you need; stuff you think you need; stuff you know you don’t. Which brings me to skis, boots, and clothes. I have seven pairs of skis and enjoy all of them.[Read More…]

by May 11, 2017 6 comments Short Swings!
Care for your equipment in the springtime pays off in the fall.

Putting Away Stuff: More Advice On Cleaning And Storage

Things You Can Do To Show How Much You Love Your Equipment. [Editor Note: We received several comments about last week’s article by Don Burch about putting your skis away.  So, we asked retail expert and SeniorsSkiing.com correspondent Val E. offer some more advice.  Here you go.] Ski Cleaning All ski bases are made out of polyethylene which is a[Read More…]

by May 10, 2017 8 comments Gear
What’s Biting You? Part Two: Treatment And Prevention

What’s Biting You? Part Two: Treatment And Prevention

[Editor Note: This is Part Two of a two-part article on Lyme disease by Steve Hines, outdoorsman and Wilderness First Responder. Click here for Part One: What’s Biting You?] Treatment The best treatment for Lyme disease bacteria is antibiotics. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), “Patients treated with appropriate antibiotics in the early stages of Lyme disease usually[Read More…]

by May 10, 2017 0 comments Health

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