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Sourdough Mountain Lookout, Rockport, WA.

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (July 21)

Summer Is I-Cumin. We are approaching the mid-summer mark and note that the monumental snow fall at Squaw Valley this winter has allowed die-hards to make a final run or two this week.  Season over. July 15.  Almost mid-summer.  My, my. It makes you wonder what machinations of weather we will see next winter.  Conditions are shaping up for a[Read More…]

by July 19, 2017 0 comments Features
The dealer installs tubeless Tannus tires onto my rims before the big charity ride.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

Cycling Series: “Arthritis-Proof” Bicycle Tires—Flat No More

Get 5,000 Miles On These Airless Tires And Never Have To Wrestle With A Flat. If your hands are arthritic, you know how hard it is get a tire back on its rim after fixing a flat. Arthritic hands just don’t have the strength they used to have. But it’s impossible to get a flat with solid tires, so that’s[Read More…]

by July 17, 2017 0 comments Features
Mammoth revels on the Fourth of July.
Credit: Mammoth Mountain

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (July 7)

As we have been hearing from media sources, the skiing goes on. Apparently, July 4th at Mammoth was a combo beach party and ski festival as witnessed by the photo above.  Alas, although we closely scrutinized the details in the picture, we couldn’t see any senior skiers reveling in their bathing suits and bikinis.  What’s the matter with you guys?[Read More…]

by July 7, 2017 0 comments Features
WhyKnotFishing guide Matt Zimmerman teaches how-to kayak and fish in Marblehead Harbor.
Credit: Tamsin Venn

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (June 23)

Trail Masters Are Announced, Kayak Angling, Nostalgia For Blandford, Mid-June Ski Run At Alta. Yes, it is hot out there.  The head dome is hovering over the Southwest, and yet, there are places where people are still skiing.  We’ve received a report that people are skiing off the top of Mt. Washington, NH, walking up the mountain at Alta, and,[Read More…]

by June 22, 2017 0 comments Features
2016-17 Trail Masters

2016-17 Trail Masters

Congratulations to the 2016-17 Trail Masters! Trail Masters are those senior skiers whose number of days skied last season matched or exceeded their ages. Seventy-seven qualified, compared to 42 in 2015-16, the first year Trail Masters were recorded. At the top of the list is our oldest Trail Master, Fredi Jakob, who skied 83 days at age 83. Fredi’s home resort[Read More…]

by June 22, 2017 3 comments Features
Why Do I Have To Re-Enter My Name And Password?

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

We Explain Why This Annoyance Happens And What You Can Do About It. Editor Note: We get emails from time to time about how frustrated some of our readers are in having to re-enter their name and password when they visit our online magazine.  Sometimes those emails are in ALL CAPS, sometimes they use naughty words. Trust us, there is[Read More…]

by June 20, 2017 5 comments Features
WhyKnotFishing guide Matt Zimmerman teaches how-to kayak and fish in Marblehead Harbor.
Credit: Tamsin Venn

Kayak Angling: A New Sport To Consider

Summer Is The Time To Try On A New Sport. As a publisher of a sea kayaking magazine in the off season, I have witnessed the huge growth in the popularity of kayak fishing. It has been an opportunity for avid fisher people to get into the sport without the expense of a motorboat and launching and mooring fees, plus[Read More…]

by June 19, 2017 0 comments Features
Paul in his tutu. He skis every day, but not always in a tutu. Sometimes he tows a kite from his helmet.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

This Week in SeniorsSkiing.com (June 9)

New Survey. Two Skiing Octogenarians. Simple Planks Strengthen Core. Cycling Into Seattle’s Past. Gatehouse Web Design asked us to ask you to complete a survey. The company built the SeniorsSkiing.com website. It has also created a number of private online calendars to help property sharers view availability, and schedule and track use. User interest in features such as expense sharing[Read More…]

by June 8, 2017 0 comments Features
Duwamish River, looking to downtown Seattle, used to meander through the salt marsh.  
Credit: John Nelson

Cycling Series: Around Old Seattle

Biking With A Mission: Hit The Historic Parts Of Town. Editor Note: You can download a cue sheet for this “Forgotten Seattle Bike Tour” by clicking here which will take you to correspondent John Nelson’s blog.  It turns out the bicycle is a great time machine. I recently devised a tour to take in some of Seattle’s most famous historic[Read More…]

by June 4, 2017 0 comments Features
Les Deux Alpes has skiing all summer.

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (June 2)

We’re Starting Our Summer Schedule! From Memorial Day to Labor Day, SeniorsSkiing.com will be publishing on a bi-weekly basis.  We’ll still be continuing our Cycling Series, our new Fitness Focus, articles about hiking, profiles of senior skiers, and interesting places our readers and correspondents are visiting.  And, we’ll be publishing our list of 78 Trailmasters, super senior skiers who skied[Read More…]

by June 1, 2017 0 comments Features
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 2 comments Features
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 8 comments Features
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 6 comments Features
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
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 3 comments Features

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