Articles by: Roger Lohr

Jackson's famous covered bridge, a symbol of this charming New England town.
Credit: Jackson Ski Touring Foundation.

Art And Nordic Happenings In Jackson, NH, XC Capitol Of The East

Up To The Minute Trip Report From Roger Lohr, Publisher Of XCSkiResorts.com. [Editor Note: SeniorsSkiing.com thanks Roger Lohr for this update.  XCSkiResorts.com is the premium resource for nordic ski vacation and resort information in North America.] We excitedly planned a weekend trip to Jackson, N.H., because it is a true Mecca for Nordic skiers. This is the quintessential New England[Read More…]

by February 27, 2017 0 comments East
New for 2013-14 season:  3-5km Nordic Terrain on Mt. Stickney

Lifts And Shuttles For Cross-Country Skiers

Getting Uphill Is Easier With A Lift Or A Ride. Then Gravity Takes Over. [Editor Note: XCSkiResorts.com Publisher Roger Lohr provided this article from his publication on where you can get a lift or shuttle ride to cross-country ski.]   When it comes to cross country (XC) skiing, the theory of what goes up must come down may be going[Read More…]

by February 13, 2017 0 comments Destinations
Norway-born Snowshoe Thompson delivered mail in the Sierras in the 19th century.

Milestones of Modern XC Skiing In the US

Remember Skiing On Wooden Skis With A Pine Tar Base And Lathered In Klistervox? Wasn’t That Long Ago. Editor Note: XCSkiResort Publisher Roger Lohr has catalogued the main events that propelled XC skiing from a peculiar sport with a small following in the US to a major recreational and racing enterprise with a huge following.  Thanks, Roger, for tracing the trail.[Read More…]

by January 3, 2017 0 comments Gear, Ski History
Groomed trails are only one advantage of skiing at a commercial XC resort or commercial center.

The Case For Skiing At Commercial XC Resorts

XCSkiResorts.Com Publisher Highlights The Benefits. Is there a difference between cross country skiing at a commercial center and “in the woods?” One of the greatest obstacles for xc skiing growth is the common image of a lone xc skier going into a narrow dark trail as if the very isolation in the woods was the goal. But designed trails at commercial xc[Read More…]

by November 28, 2016 0 comments Features
XCSkiResorts.com publisher Roger Lohr likes to go alone, sometimes on the spur of the moment. Anti-social? Expedient?
Credit: Roger Lohr

Flying Solo

Making The Case For Going Alone. Ski areas don’t really want to hear about people snowboarding by themselves because they like the multiplier effect of groups and families. At the risk of being called a loner, anti-social, or a follower of the British punk band the Anti-NoWhere League, I can surely admit that I like going SNOWBOARDING BY MYSELF. Self centered?[Read More…]

by October 12, 2016 4 comments Features
New CCSAA Exec Director Reese Brown brings energy.
Credit: Roger Kohl

Snow Sports Leaders: Reese Brown, X-C Ski Area Association Exec

New Ideas For X-C Skiing With New Director. Reese Brown is taking over the reins at the Cross Country Ski Areas Association (CCSAA) as Executive Director after a long run by former leader, Chris Frado. CCSAA is a nonprofit organization founded in 1977 with about 350 ski area members in North America and is dedicated to promoting growth and improving[Read More…]

by October 4, 2016 0 comments Snow Sports Leaders
Book Review: X-C Skiing Saves The World

Book Review: X-C Skiing Saves The World

The Winter Fortress By Neal Bascomb. Had Nazi Germany won the competition to build the first atomic bomb in the early 1940’s, the world today could be a very different place.  The Winter Fortress: The Epic Mission to Sabotage Hitler’s Atomic Bomb by Neal Bascomb is the gripping true accounting of the race to build the atom bomb during World War[Read More…]

by April 20, 2016 0 comments Features, Home Top Box 3, Other News
Snowshoeing a Mt. Snow where you can tour followed by a massage.
Credit: Mt. Snow

Seniors Snowshoe At Alpine Resorts

Snowshoeing—Fun, Easy, Safe—Steps Into Ski Country. Find Out Where. Not everyone who visits a ski resort wants to or is able to ski or snowboard, so resorts offer other activities. Among those options, guests can explore and enjoy the outdoors on snowshoes. These snowshoe outings at ski resorts range from guided naturalist tours to nearby destinations to athletic fitness treks[Read More…]

by March 29, 2016 2 comments Features
Valentines and Cross-Country skiing.  What could be more romantic?
Credit: X-CSkiResorts

Top 10 XC Resorts For A Valentine Rendezvous

Senior Romance Can Be Found At XC Resorts. Cross country (XC) skiing and snowshoeing are some of the most romantic forms of recreation,  and Valentine’s Day is coming. So get away with your loved one to a winter wonderland of memories for some outdoor recreation and pampering that you deserve. The XCSkiResorts.com Top 10 features favorite romantic XC ski resorts[Read More…]

by February 4, 2016 0 comments Destinations
Nordic trails offer views of Mt. Washington at Bretton Woods.
Credit: Bretton Woods

SeniorsSkiing Guide: Bretton Woods—A Triple Play Resort

Roger Lohr, Publisher of XCSkiResorts.Com, Reports On Bretton Woods’ Snow Assets: Alpine, Nordic, Historic Hotels. Bretton Woods is part of the Omni Mount Washington Resort at the southern base of the mighty Mt. Washington in New Hampshire on Route 302. The resort includes three significant snow resort assets: hotels/inns (the historic Omni Mount Washington Hotel, the Bretton Arms Inn), the[Read More…]

by January 6, 2016 0 comments Features, Resort Reviews
Jackson Ski Touring has easy-ski programs for seniors.
Credit: JSTF

Senior-Friendly Cross Country Ski Resorts

X-C Resorts Offer Discounts, Amenities For Senior Skiers. Special Thanks to Roger Lohr, Editor and Publisher of XCSkiResorts.com for pointing out these snow-country x-c resorts that are specially accommodating to seniors. About a quarter of the cross country (XC) skiing population is older than 50 years old, and, as Baby Boomers continue to age, we are remaining active—many of us are looking for[Read More…]

by November 17, 2015 0 comments Destinations, Health
Woodstock Inn attracts women snowshoers who can step along in women-only gear.
Credit: Woodstock Inn

Women-Only Snowshoes: Vive La Difference!

Special Thanks to Roger Lohr, Editor and Publisher of XCSkiResorts.com for allowing us to post this article which first appeared on that site. About half of all snowshoers are women, who snowshoe to experience nature, to exercise with friends and family, for backcountry access, and to have outdoor fun throughout the winter. The various snowshoe companies have been catering to[Read More…]

by October 6, 2015 0 comments Accessories
Family hiking in Smuggler's Notch is a perfect summer vacation.
Credit: X-CSkiResorts.com

Hike Vermont: Trails For Seniors And Families

Great Advice From Roger Lohr, Publisher of XCSkiResorts.com. There’s no better way to enjoy the outdoors than hiking on a trail alone or with your friends or family. Whether you are a first time hiker or a walking aficionado, hiking with the family provides quality time together, allows the family to grow closer, develops life-long memories, and introduces the next[Read More…]

by July 16, 2015 0 comments East, Home Top Box 4
Walking a la Nordic raises efficiency of exercise by 40 percent.
Credit: Leki

Try Nordic Walking: Many Benefits By Adding Poles To Hike

Poling While Hiking Is An Exercise Multiplier Roger Lohr is co-founder and editor of XCSkiResorts.com and a noted writer on all the varieties of Nordic skiing. More than 10 million Europeans of all ages and fitness levels are Nordic Walking (also known as Ski Walking) with special Nordic Walking Poles. This new fitness activity turbo-charges the normal walking regimen burning as[Read More…]

by April 15, 2015 1 comment Accessories, Conditioning, Home Top Box 2
Boundary Country Trekking x-c skiers in northern MN enjoy some hot chocolate.
Credit: Roger Lohr

The Art of Cross-Country Skiing: The Basics

Cross country (XC) skiing is a terrific way to enjoy the great outdoors in winter. Is it great for older people that want to stay active? You betcha! From Roger Lohr, founder and editor at XCSkiResorts.com and prolific writer on cross country skiing The pleasures of XC skiing can be a wonderful change of pace for winter activities.  Whether you seek[Read More…]

by February 17, 2015 0 comments Conditioning, Gear

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