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A Worry In The Woods: Tick-Borne Powassan Virus

Shifting From Snow To Summer Activities?  Beware Of This New Menace. We’re starting to hike or bike in the woods between the receding snowbanks here in New England.  We’ve just learned that you better make sure you review your tick-avoidance-and-protection practices.  Powassan virus is yet another tick-borne disease that, according to this new report from CBS, can be lethal.  So, this is[Read More…]

by April 13, 2015 1 comment Conditioning, Features
Snow is hanging on this year, melting slowly but inevitably, starting with the trees.
Credit: Mike Maginn

The Last Loop: Snow Leaves The Field, Enter Spring

A final ski tour at Appleton Farms reveals winter letting go. It is that special interim period here in New England between the end of winter and the start of spring.  Last week, we headed out across the corn snow at Appleton Farms in Ipswich, MA., in the bright, and, yes, warm sunlight.  We recalled the first time we skied[Read More…]

by April 6, 2015 2 comments East, Remember When?
More Ice Canoe Racing On The St. Lawrence

More Ice Canoe Racing On The St. Lawrence

Looking Back At A Cool, Cold Sport In Quebec. In February, we traveled to Quebec to visit the Winter Carnavale and the legendary ski resorts on the St. Lawrence, Mount Saint Anne and Le Massif de Charlevoix.  The city was alive with thousands of people celebrating the brilliant cold and the many events of the Carnavale.  One of these was[Read More…]

by April 3, 2015 0 comments International
Despite snow drought, author's daughter Katie Cleese and friend Rose Cendak practice Quidditch at Heavenly Valley.
Credit: Rose Marie Cleese

Sierra Ski Season 2014–15: A Mixed Bag

In a winter with the lowest snowfall in the Sierra Nevada since record-keeping began, some resorts fared well while others barely managed to open. On April 1st, it was no joke when California’s Department of Water Resources snow surveyors went to Phillips Station off Highway 50 near Echo Summit to do their official April 1st measurement of the snowpack. Whereas[Read More…]

by April 3, 2015 1 comment Home Top Box 1, West
Roller-skiing is not a new idea.  At least you don't need long underwear.
Credit: British Nordic Ski Team

Off-Season Strategy: Ski Without Snow

For Die-Hards, Here’s How To Keep Going. Signs that the season is ending are starting to sprout along with the crocuses.  In the East, many areas will be closing this weekend; there’s still lots of snow on the ground, but many lift lines are nearly empty even on the weekend.  Many skiers have had enough.  Out West, conditions have been[Read More…]

by April 1, 2015 0 comments Remember When?
SeniorsSkiing.com will be analyzing Subscriber Survey 2015 data over the next few weeks.
Credit: digitalart

Early Results From Our Subscriber Survey 2015

Much Useful Information To Steer SeniorsSkiing.com. Thank you, thank you, thank you.  Our recent Subscriber Survey 2015 had a 22% response.  If you’re familiar with surveys, you know that is exceptional.  To us, it signifies that readers are engaged and involved with this online magazine.  Even more, almost all our respondents answered every question! The early results show us that discounts on[Read More…]

by March 26, 2015 0 comments Features
Jen Gureki saw a clear need for women's skis and founded Coalition Snow.
Credit: The Ski Diva

Skis Just For Women

Should We Have Ski Equipment Just For Seniors, Too? At the ski shows last fall, we heard rumblings in the ski industry about products for specific segments.  Now, our friend and colleague The Ski Diva has tracked down and interviewed Jen Gureki, CEO and Founder of Coalition Snow, which manufactures skis for women.  Her rationale for developing a ski for women[Read More…]

by March 25, 2015 3 comments Skis
If You Like Mountains…

If You Like Mountains…

Take An Aerial Tour Of The Himalayas. Teton Gravity Research, one of our favorite action sports movie makers, has captured the spirit of the mighty giants of the Himalayas.  Using an advanced camera stablizer, this short, ultra HD video takes you up close and personal to Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, and Lhotse.  Fasten your seat belt and pass the pop-corn.

by March 24, 2015 0 comments Features, International
Getting Fresh On The Mountain

Getting Fresh On The Mountain

Deer Valley’s Seafood Buffet A Wasatch Institution. Deer Valley in Park City consistently ranks at the top of SKI Magazine’s polls for guest service, on-mountain food and snow grooming. As a part time instructor there for several years, I came to understand that the resort has a unique hotel culture. Customers are treated as “guests.” As one executive advised us,[Read More…]

by March 24, 2015 1 comment West
Ski Divas gathered in Montana this year.  Clear skies and clearly fun.
Credit: The Ski DIva

The Ski Diva Heads West

All-Women Ski Trip Brings Kindred Spirits Together Our friend and colleague, The Ski Diva, gathers a group of Diva Members for an annual ski trip to exciting places.  This year, her group went to Montana where they had a rocking good time.  Click here for her report.  Pass this along to the Ski Diva in your life. The Ski Diva[Read More…]

by March 19, 2015 0 comments Features, West
SeniorsSkiing.com SubscriberSurvey 2015

SeniorsSkiing.com SubscriberSurvey 2015

 Please Add Your Feedback To Other Subscribers to SeniorsSkiing.com This month marks our first full year of publishing SeniorsSkiing.com, the only online resource for 50+ snow enthusiasts.  It’s a good time for us to get your advice, comments and input on how we can make our magazine more useful to you.  Please take a minute to complete our short survey.[Read More…]

by March 18, 2015 0 comments Other News
Breaking News: Boyne, Intrawest, Powdr Launch M.A.X. Pass

Breaking News: Boyne, Intrawest, Powdr Launch M.A.X. Pass

Ski & ride 22 resorts five times each for total of 110 days. The Multi Alpine Experience (M.A.X.) Pass is a brand new, groundbreaking ski pass giving access to 22 mountains all over North America. M.A.X. passholders will get five days of skiing or riding at each of the 22 participating resorts for the 2015/2016 ski season. Resorts include: Blue[Read More…]

by March 17, 2015 0 comments Destinations
Lift Mechanic Jamill Sami puts finishing touches on his department's gigantic ninja turtle.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

St. Patrick’s Day Snow Art At Brighton, Utah

Everyone enjoys trailside sculptures in annual tradition. The snow sculpture competition is an annual St. Patrick’s Day event at Brighton Resort, Utah. The competition pits departments against each other in a good natured contest. During the night as grooming equipment manicures the slopes for the next day, they scoop up a pile of snow for each department. Lifties who run the[Read More…]

by March 17, 2015 4 comments Destinations, West
Brighton Resort ski instructors Lenny Bernstein and Amanda Cimini check the phone. Lenny is wearing ThinOptics.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

Product Update: ThinOptics Now has Bold Colors, New Magnification

You’ll Always Have These Readers With You. Finally, you can read your cell phone, trail maps and restaurant menus with ease because you can always have these very cool reading glasses with you. And the case snaps onto your Smartphone for ready access. Now isn’t that novel! ThinOptics readers solve the problem that has plagued seniors since Smartphones were invented. The[Read More…]

by March 10, 2015 1 comment Accessories, Gear
Northstar-at-Tahoe has been operating full blast since Thanksgiving.
Credit: Northstar

There’s Snow In Them Thar (California) Hills

Although Snow Conditions Have Been Less Than Golden This Season, There IS Some Great Skiing To Be Had In California’s Northern Sierra Nevada. While much of the U.S. has gotten battered all winter long by massive dumps of snow and other inclement weather, California’s Sierra Nevada has been having a tough time living up to its name (“snowy mountain range”[Read More…]

by March 9, 2015 0 comments Destinations, West

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