Post Tagged with: "senior skiers"

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
Volunteers kept Blandford going and gave the small area a community feel.
Credit: New England Ski Industry

Historic Blandford Ski Area Poised To Bite The Dust

This Wonderful Family Area Is Simply Out Of Money. [Editor Note: According to the Westfield News, Springfield Ski Club’s members will be meeting on July 18 to approve the sale of assets to the owners of Ski Butternut. If two thirds of the total membership do not specifically vote yes, the ski area will close.] The website says: “May 28, 2017[Read More…]

by July 3, 2017 0 comments East, Ski History
It's the first run of the first day of skiing in Coronet Peak, Queenstown, NZ.
Credit: Coronet Peak

Short Swings!

I’ve spent the past several days in downtown Chicago. Maybe it’s the nice weather or the pleasure of being in a big city after an extended post-season stay at our desert place, but Chicago is wonderful. The architecture is impressive, as was the tour boat through downtown explaining the broad variety of design. While I was working, my wife took[Read More…]

by June 22, 2017 0 comments Short Swings!
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
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

To Our Readers It’s cold where I’m writing this. I drove several hours yesterday to get here. One hour of it was through flurries; at least one-half hour through blizzard. I got the stoves working, changed into warm clothes and had a few sips of single malt. Then I started reading the hundreds and hundreds of answers to our survey[Read More…]

by May 18, 2017 0 comments Short Swings!
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

Sometimes Coming Up With Content For This Weekly Column Is Challenging…Especially Now That The Season Has Ended.                   In season, resorts and others seeking publicity provide us with a steady stream of options to consider. That’s dried up. So this week, I went through the ski-related photos I’ve snapped and forgotten about…until[Read More…]

by May 5, 2017 0 comments Features, Short Swings!
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

A WOW Ski deal for Senior Skiers! The day before Alta closed for the season, a few ski companies were set up to demo products. One was Liberty Skis, a Colorado ski maker specializing in bamboo. I tried the Variant 87 and now own a pair. The “87” indicates the width of the ski under the boot, considerably narrower than[Read More…]

by April 27, 2017 6 comments Short Swings!
Snow Pack In California: This Says It All

Snow Pack In California: This Says It All

Lots And Lots And Lots Of Snow. PBS posted a Plant Labs video comparing the snow cover from 2015 to 2017. And we understand there is more snow coming this weekend to the High Sierra.  It’s April, folks.      

by April 6, 2017 1 comment West
Nine Ski Tips Every Senior Skier Needs To Know

Nine Ski Tips Every Senior Skier Needs To Know

Subscribers Can Download A New eBook For Free. For Baby Boomer skiers, low impact and low torque are the keys to more runs per day and more pleasurable skiing in general. With the exception of the occasional kamikaze, older skiers want to remain in control on all types of terrain. And they want have a good time and look good[Read More…]

by January 19, 2017 7 comments Features
Tour de France winner Greg LeMond snapping pics on charity ride with Pat McCloskey.

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (June 17)

Cycling With Celeb, Boarders Say ‘Try It’, A Champ Moves On. We know that senior snow sports enthusiasts like to cycle in the summer.  That’s why we started our Cycling Series that captures great or notable rides in different places and circumstances.  This week, we see how Seniorsskiing.com correspondent Pat McCloskey managed to ride with Tour de France Champion Greg[Read More…]

by June 16, 2016 0 comments Features
Poll Results: Seniors Are Serious Skiers

Poll Results: Seniors Are Serious Skiers

Our first major poll reveals a compelling factoid about our readers. Last spring, we did our first Subscriber Survey to learn, among other things, just who our readers were.  We learned that you guys like discounts first and foremost.  We also learned you that 55 percent of our respondents skied more than 30 days a year!  Now that is impressive[Read More…]

by December 23, 2015 1 comment Features
A Skier’s Journey: Pushing The Envelope

A Skier’s Journey: Pushing The Envelope

A Senior Skier Reflects On The Thinking Part of The Sport. Since I was five I’ve been on a voyage of self discovery through skiing that started at the ski areas of the Laurentian Mountains of Quebec, Canada and grew to be an integral part of my life the older I became. Initially learning to ski on riverbank in Winnipeg[Read More…]

by August 31, 2015 0 comments Features, Home Top Box 4
How Many Subscribers Ski Over 30 Days A Season?

How Many Subscribers Ski Over 30 Days A Season?

Check More Results From SubscriberSurvey 2015. Much to our happiness and gratification, the SeniorsSkiing.com SubscriberSurvey 2015 was a tremendous source of insight and guidance. We reported the highlights in March with a promise to provide some more detail. What follows are more interesting responses to some of our questions. We asked you to rate the importance to SeniorsSkiing subscribers of[Read More…]

by April 28, 2015 0 comments Features, Home Top Box 1
One glance at the February weather composite shows why we've had a weird mid-Winter: Cold East, Warm West. 
Credit: Weatherbell.com

Portrait Of A Weird February: East, Coldest; West, Warmest

Here’s a picture of our weather record-breaking mid-winter month. Black and White, Ying and Yang, Macy’s and Gimbel’s, Felix and Oscar: These opposites come to mind when we look at this picture of what happened to the weather in February, 2015.  The Washington Post reports there were coldest months on record throughout the East, while the West cooked.  There are[Read More…]

by March 4, 2015 0 comments East, Features, West
Come On Over, Western Skiers: Eastern Snow Is Epic

Come On Over, Western Skiers: Eastern Snow Is Epic

Boston Reports Over 100 Inches, 2 1/2 More Than Normal, With Three More Weeks Of Winter To Go. If you are a senior skier from the West, you are probably wondering what’s going on with the snow.  Our correspondent in Utah report skiers taking two or three runs on ice-covered, snow-deprived slopes and calling it a day.  We’ve heard of areas[Read More…]

by February 25, 2015 0 comments East, Features

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