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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
View from the top at Bogus Basin, the ski resort outside Boise, ID
Credit: Yvette Cardozo

SeniorsSkiing Guide: Bogus Basin Not Your Usual Local Ski Hill

This Non-Profit Ski Area Is Community Owned And Prices Reflect It. Bogus Basin outside Boise, ID, is the local ski hill. But it’s not your usual tiny, rustic, over run local hill. “What you get here is destination skiing at local prices,” said General Manager Brad Wilson. “Our lift tickets are $59, our ski rental package $30, our burgers are[Read More…]

by March 21, 2017 1 comment Resort Reviews, West
Marc,71, left, and brother Scott, 61 at top of Snowbird Tram

Three Lessons Learned From 157,906 Vertical Feet In Six Days

No, This Is Not Bragging. My brother and I have proof through an app we used to track our movements. More important than the great early March skiing at Snowbird, Solitude, Park City and Deer Valley, were three takeaways that should interest senior skiers… Lesson #1. We found lift ticket bargains in two flavors – military discounts and over 70.[Read More…]

by March 21, 2017 4 comments Other News
Brodie Mountain in Western MA was ground zero for St. Paddy's Day Skiing.
Credit: Brodie Mtn

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Mar. 17)

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Senior Skin Sun Protection, Tamarack Bargain Resort, Steamboat’s Masters’ Program, Learning To Ski As An Adult. There was a wicked big, late winter snowstorm in the Northeast this week.  While not living up to dire predictions, this one (Stella, according to the Weather Channel) brought yet more snow to the high country in NH, VT and[Read More…]

by March 17, 2017 0 comments Features
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

Tuesday I was sledding with grandkids in Manhattan’s Central Park. I arrived a few days earlier in New York unprepared for winter; felt it from head to toe. Wednesday, I stepped out of Salt Lake International Airport into 75F. The resorts are reporting temps in the 40s and 50s. It’s expected to cool off later next week. My experience in[Read More…]

by March 16, 2017 0 comments Short Swings!
Walk-In Orthopedic Clinic Opens Near Salt Lake City’s Resorts

Walk-In Orthopedic Clinic Opens Near Salt Lake City’s Resorts

Nobody wants to get hurt while on vacation, but sometimes it happens. Did you crash at one of the Wasatch Front resorts, think you were okay, but later decide to get checked? This new after-hours clinic treats what was hurt while skiing during the day. The University of Utah Health Care Orthopedic Center is one of only a handful of academic[Read More…]

by March 16, 2017 0 comments MedTech
Senior Skiers: Take Care in the Sun!

Senior Skiers: Take Care in the Sun!

Advice From a Dermatologist Nordic Skier. The sun is by far and away the most common cause of both (1) skin cancer and (2) skin aging. More than two million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed annually in the USA. Caught early, most skin cancers can be removed, leaving a cosmetically acceptable scar. In more advanced cases, valued anatomic parts[Read More…]

by March 15, 2017 0 comments Health, MedTech
Learning To Ski As An Adult

Learning To Ski As An Adult

The Number Of Senior Skiers Is Growing By Leaps And Bounds Every Year. Join The Gang.  [Editor Note: This article first appeared in Liftopia Blog. SeniorsSkiing.com thanks Liftopia for sharing Rose Marie Cleese with us.] Statistics show that many people who give skiing a try—regardless of age—never return after their first day. Why? Because it wasn’t the most pleasurable of[Read More…]

by March 15, 2017 8 comments Features
The base at Tamarack Resort with sports and cafe domes and a snow rainbow.
Credit: Tamarack Resort

SeniorsSkiing Guide:Tamarack’s Cruising Ground Is Wide Open

Almost Down And Out, This Resurrected Resort Returns As A Bargain For Senior Skiers. Tamarack is the original comeback kid. It opened in 2004 to great fanfare and serious celebrity cred, the first new ski resort in the US since Beaver Creek in 1980. With tennis star Andre Agassi and wife Steffi Graf at their publicity helm, the idea was to[Read More…]

by March 14, 2017 0 comments Resort Reviews, West
Indie Ski Club members get ready to ski Mountain Masters: left to right:
Anne Kelvin, Laryn Peterson, Marilyn Rader, Janet Zusman, Sue Johnson
Credit: Tamsin Venn

SeniorsSkiing Guide: At Steamboat Let Mountain Masters Be Your Guide

Popular Program For Seniors Offers Guided Skiing All Day. For Free. On one of those perfect bluebird Colorado days, I rode up the Gondola at Steamboat (www.Steamboat.com) with a group of women from the Indianapolis Ski Club (www.indyskiclub.org), who thought I was one of them. All us skiers look alike in our goggles and helmets. They were spending a week[Read More…]

by March 14, 2017 4 comments Resort Reviews, West
Photo: Harriet Wallis

This Week in SeniorsSkiing.com (March 10)

Stay conditioned to keep skiing. It’s a message I, not as well-conditioned as I’d like to be, think of every time I feel the need to take a break. The other day, I took a few runs with a couple from Arkon, OH. It was their third day at elevation and he, 75, was feeling it. Fortunately they’ll be out[Read More…]

by March 8, 2017 0 comments Other News
Mountain goats in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah. Photo: Harriet Wallis

Short Swings!

Contributor Harriet Wallis snapped this pic on her way down one of the Cottonwood Canyons connecting Salt Lake City with several resorts. Mountain goats are visible from the road this time of year. They maneuver the narrowest ledges like they’re strolling Main Street. Thanks for the picture, Harriet! CALIFORNIA Dennis Quaid’s band, The Sharks, will kick off Squaw Valley’s Toyota[Read More…]

by March 8, 2017 0 comments Other News
Fred Frost, 74, skis 35,000 - 40,000 vertical daily.

Super Seniors Rack Up Vertical at Whitefish Mountain Resort

Up the mountain he goes, down the mountain he goes. Repeat, endlessly. Fred Frost, 74, is a marvel of skiing stamina, regularly racking up more than 4 million vertical feet per season at Whitefish Mountain Resort. Frost is among the many hard-charging senior skiers at the Montana resort who take advantage of a free-ticket policy for anyone older than 70.[Read More…]

by March 8, 2017 2 comments Other News
Marc Liebman recommends elliptical training for senior skiers.

Adapting your workout to your age.

Stamina, skiing and senior skiers. Have you noticed that the older you get, you have to work out harder to maintain an ever-decreasing level of conditioning?  Yeah, yeah, yeah…  I know all the reasons but the reality is vigorous work-outs just delay the inevitable.  As we get older our: Bodies aren’t as flexible; Bones are more brittle; Muscles don’t recover[Read More…]

by March 8, 2017 5 comments Conditioning

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