Articles by: Michael Maginn

SKIING Magazine Folds: Goodbye, Old Friend.

SKIING Magazine Folds: Goodbye, Old Friend.

After 7o Years Of Chronicling The Sport, The Venerable Publication Closes. The rumors are true.  SKIING Magazine, like so many other classic magazines, has finally closed down after nearly 70 years of publishing.  This is especially sad for me because I worked for SKIING in the early 1970s as a junior editor.  It was there I found myself catapulted into[Read More…]

by February 20, 2017 2 comments Features, Remember When?
Need Some New Tricks?

Need Some New Tricks?

From Mammut Deutschland.  Take Off Ski And Replace While Skiing?  Hold My Beer. Toni Heinle is the skier.  That’s all we know.  

by February 14, 2017 2 comments Features
Dave has the same smile!

Snow Sport Leaders: Dave Scott

“I Don’t Believe In Slowing Down.” [Editor Note: Dave Scott spent most of his adult life working in multiple facets of the ski and sport industry both in the United States and in Europe. In 2009, David Scott was honored as a Sport Builder by the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame. Beginning his ski-racing career in Pennsylvania, David first came[Read More…]

by February 14, 2017 0 comments Snow Sports Leaders
January 10, 28 degrees, 11:30 AM

What A Difference A Day Makes

Cross-Country Skiing In Appleton Farms, Ipswich, MA., January 10-11.

by January 11, 2017 2 comments East
Flipping out at a 60s ski show.

Ski Show Retro Video Brings Back Memories

If You’ve Been Around The Ski Biz, You Will See Some Familiar Faces. Thanks to Cathie Judge for sending us this video commemorating the famous Harry Leonard Ski Shows, starting in the late 60s with lots of clips of several giants of the ski industry back in the day. Ski and Snow Board Show impresario and SeniorsSkiing.com advisory board member[Read More…]

by December 28, 2016 0 comments Remember When?
The National Ski Council Federation can connect you to a local ski club.

Find Ski Buddies Near You Through NSCF

Now Our Readers Can Pinpoint Local Ski Clubs. Check Out Their Events And Activities. In Flying Solo, a recent article by XCSkiResorts.com publisher Roger Lohr, the joys of solitary skiing, nordic or alpine, are highlighted.  From the comments, many readers agree.  There are definitely benefits to going at your own speed, especially when you ski with people whose skills are at[Read More…]

by December 12, 2016 3 comments Destinations, Features, Home Top Box 4
Shape Up 3: Challenge Yourself

Shape Up 3: Challenge Yourself

Five Basic Exercises Ramped Up To High Intensity Levels. [Editor note: This is the third and final in our series of preparation exercises for senior skiers from Rick Silverman, physical therapist and certified strength and conditioning specialist. We started with basic hip and leg exercises (Oct 25), raised the intensity of those (Nov. 7) and now present a more challenging level of[Read More…]

by November 21, 2016 0 comments Conditioning
Credit: Shot Photos

Skiing In Literature: Pete Seeger’s “Snow, Snow”

Haunting Song Evokes Winter Night Snow Fall. Everybody knows Pete Seeger and his folk songs from archival ballads to anthems of struggle, the peace and labor movement, and the rest.  What is not widely known is that Pete was a lyrical poet, and some of his lesser known works are rich with images and emotion.  One of those is “Snow,[Read More…]

by November 14, 2016 0 comments Remember When?
That's cruising we like.  Thanks to Nite Fly for the video clip.

Follow The Leader At L2A

Synchronized Cruising In The French Alps Captured By Drone. This reminds us of the coordinated swimming events we see in the Olympic Games, minus the gel in the hair.  Well, kind of. A group of skiers cruises down and around the slopes at Les 2 Alpes (aka L2A), an amazing resort which actually has a short summer season we reported on this[Read More…]

by November 8, 2016 2 comments International
Shape Up 2: Up A Notch

Shape Up 2: Up A Notch

Revving Up Intensity For Our Five Basic Exercises. [Editor Note: A couple of weeks ago, we introduced a set of baseline exercises focusing on legs and hips as part of a get-ready strategy for this season’s snow sports activities.  This week, our exercise guide, physical therapist, certified strength and conditioning specialist and teleskier Rick Silverman, shows us how to up these[Read More…]

by November 7, 2016 0 comments Conditioning
Shape Up 1: Easy Starters for Seniors

Shape Up 1: Easy Starters for Seniors

Ease Into Shaping Up For Snow Sports With Five Basic Exercises. [Editor Note: It’s time to focus on strengthening legs and hips for snow sports.  This year, we are going to offer three “flights” of exercise with increasing challenge and intensity for the same group of muscles. We’ll publish these about two weeks apart, so get started now. We asked[Read More…]

by October 25, 2016 0 comments Conditioning
Reasonably priced, Nalgene water bottle.
Credit: LL Bean

Most Active Seniors Probably Have This Problem

But, There’s A Free Miracle Drug You Can Take. At the risk of sounding like a spam email headline, I have re-discovered a miracle drug. It’s completely free, it acts quickly, and it can be found anywhere and everywhere. It’s a drug that can directly change your life for the better. I say re-discovered because I knew about this drug,[Read More…]

by October 17, 2016 4 comments Health
Five Ideas For Finding Ski Buddies

Five Ideas For Finding Ski Buddies

Here Are Five Starter Ideas.  Do You Have Any More? SeniorsSkiing.com’s Spring 2016 Survey revealed a pretty interesting statistic. Half our respondents—49.33% to be precise—were interested in meeting other seniors to ski with.  We know that many people drop out of snow sports because their spouse either isn’t able or isn’t interested in winter sports.  An alternative to quitting is[Read More…]

by October 4, 2016 1 comment Features
New NOAA Winter Long Range Forecast: No La Nina

New NOAA Winter Long Range Forecast: No La Nina

NOAA National Weather Service Says Not So Fast, Winter. The weather outlook for this winter shifted dramatically over the summer when the sea water temperatures of the Western Pacific cooled more slowly than predicted.  To review, El Nino is a “hot” sea water temp, La Nina is “cool”.  Both play significant roles in global weather because sea water temps determine which way[Read More…]

by September 20, 2016 0 comments Features
Sail Skiing: Don’t Do This On Saturday Afternoon

Sail Skiing: Don’t Do This On Saturday Afternoon

Yet Another Attempt To Hybridize Skiing And Another Sport.  Why Is This Happening? We’ve reported on individuals who think it’s a good idea to take a kayak down a ski hill. Click here for our story with a video by Warren Miller, no less. And then there was the guy who thought he’d surf on big rollers in Hawaii on[Read More…]

by September 19, 2016 0 comments Features

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