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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
What's in a name? A few resorts create a theme for trail names. Memorable. Cutesy. Provocative (?)
Credit: Don Burch

How Do Ski Trails Get Their Names?

Themes That Pick Up The Resort Name Can Be Catchy And Easy To Remember. Sometimes trail names are descriptive (Easy Mile at Suicide Six), sometimes they are a tribute (Thanks Walt at Mt Snow for its founder Walter Schoenknecht), sometimes they’re humorous (True Grit and No Grit at Waterville Valley), sometimes sensational (Widowmaker at Sugarloaf and Snowshoe) and at several mountains[Read More…]

by April 24, 2017 8 comments East
Small is better? Accessible, economical, family-friendly, local ski areas have a community feeling.
Credit: Ski Sundown

The Case For The Local Ski Area

So It’s Not The Rockies.  But What Makes Mom-And-Pop Special? [Editor Note: As we are seeing in a month of startling industry news, the ski business is rapidly consolidating.  Big corporations are buying portfolios of resorts.  Vail has added Stowe to its collection. Aspen and its private equity investors, KLS Capital Partners are plucking up Stratton and Mt. Tremblant, among[Read More…]

by April 18, 2017 8 comments East, Features
Private Ski Area: A Warm Visit to the Hermitage Club on a Frigid Day

Private Ski Area: A Warm Visit to the Hermitage Club on a Frigid Day

What’s It Like To Visit A Members-Only Resort? Find Out How You Can Do It. On March 12 — zero degrees, wind whipping — my ski companion who had never ridden a bubble covered, heated-seats six-pack commented, “This lift is a spoiler.” Anita doesn’t do well in the cold, but thanks to the Barnstormer these two seniors skied for two hours before[Read More…]

by March 22, 2017 1 comment East
Spring Skiing 2016, somewhere in New England.
Credit: Mike Maginn

New England Ski Industry And Climate Change

The Facts Are Tough To Face, But The Ski Season In New England Is Getting Shorter. This story comes via the New England News Collaborative, and was first published by Maine Public. It aired on WBUR Boston, March 15, 2017. Two years ago during the infamous 2014-15 season, there was enough snow, it seemed, in New England to cover Mt. Washington many[Read More…]

by March 21, 2017 1 comment East, Features
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 hotel offers ski-out access to uncrowded trails.
Credit: Burke Mountain

SeniorsSkiing Guide: Burke Mtn, VT—Basic And Friendly

A Swanky New Hotel On The Mountain Is A Magnet For Those Who Love The Basics. “Burke is what skiing used to be. It’s back to the basics. We’re just happy here,” says Barb Mader who with husband, Don, ski 80 days a year at this laid-back mountain high in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. They stretch the season at[Read More…]

by February 24, 2017 1 comment East
Tucked in the woods, this is a cozy cabin. No bears, too!
Credit: Homeaway

Rustic Elegance with Fairy Tale Flair In Stowe

It’s More Than “Just Right” Just One Mile From Stowe Resort. In Stowe, Vermont, a stone’s throw from world class downhill and cross country skiing sits quintessentially rustic Goldilock’s Cottage, welcoming overnight guests. When Jill Evarts purchased the cabin and four acres of land about twelve years ago, she didn’t need to do a lot of work on it. She[Read More…]

by February 13, 2017 0 comments East, Other News
Mirror Lake Inn, Lake Placid, has been recognized 
Credit: Joan Wallen

Mirror Lake Inn: A Peaceful Haven In Lake Placid

Activities, Elegance, Extraordinary Service In The Heart Of The Adirondacks. I entered the Mirror Lake Inn in Lake Placid through a back door, walked right past the front desk without noticing it, and down the wide staircase. When I ended up at the entrance to the spa, looking somewhat confused, an employee asked if he could help. When I told[Read More…]

by February 7, 2017 1 comment East
Now this is what a comfy lodge looks like.  Winter sports, good food, excellent accommodations at Glendorn.
Credit: Glendorn Resort

Cross-Country At Historic, Cozy PA Lodge

The Lodge At Glendorn Named Number One Resort Hotel In US. When I first said to our friends that we were having my wife’s 50th birthday party several years ago in Bradford, Pa. they cringed and all remarked, “In the middle of the winter in the icebox of Pennsylvania?”  They were sure surprised when they all drove through the wrought iron gates[Read More…]

by January 24, 2017 0 comments East
SeniorsSkiing Guide: Easy Going At Bretton Woods

SeniorsSkiing Guide: Easy Going At Bretton Woods

Seniors (65-79) Ski For $25 Mid-Week At This Classic NH Gem. Down Cascade, up to Rosebrook Summit, down Upper Swoop, down Cascade, across to Diamond Ridge, down Deception Bowl, up the Bethlehem Express, down Big Ben, up Zephyr High Speed Quad, down Granny’s Grit. The skiing at Bretton Woods, NH, was so smooth and our trips so fast, that you[Read More…]

by January 23, 2017 0 comments East, Resort Reviews
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
Fun Fact: Legendary Hannes Schneider designed the trails at Laurel at around the same time he created Cranmore. 
Credit: Laurel Mountain

SeniorsSkiing Guide: Saving Laurel Mountain From Obscurity

Western PA Pioneer Area Comes Back To Full Operation. There has been a lot written about the lost ski areas.  For one reason or another, ski areas sometimes are unable to meet the financial or operational requirements and end up closing the lifts.  They fall into disrepair and end up on a list of lost ski areas forever.  But, there is[Read More…]

by December 28, 2016 4 comments East, Ski History
New England Ski Museum Tells 3,000 Years Of Ski History

New England Ski Museum Tells 3,000 Years Of Ski History

From The Stone Age To Today. The tiny museum in Franconia, New Hampshire is located next to Cannon Mountain’s gondola base, and it’s a wonderland. Even before you enter, you’re intrigued by what you see just outside the door and you ask yourself: “What’s that thing?” The big red boxy thing is one of Cannon’s original tram cars from 1938.[Read More…]

by November 28, 2016 2 comments East, Ski History

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