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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!
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 2 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
Blandford has 3 chairlifts. When I learned to ski, it had 7 rope tows but only 1 chairlift. 
Credit: Harriet Wallis

Fond Memories Of Blandford Ski Area

Memories Live On Even If The Area Closes. Nothing can replace this family-based ski area in southern Massachusetts. But Blandford is now on the brink of being closed or sold. It has offered what mega resorts cannot offer. If kids got tired of skiing, they’d go off trail with their friends and build snow caves and ski jumps. When my[Read More…]

by June 19, 2017 2 comments Remember When?
June Skiing At Alta: The Never-Ending Season Goes On

June Skiing At Alta: The Never-Ending Season Goes On

Where Is Everyone? There’s Pow At Alta. Thanks to Snowbrains for passing this along.  June 13, 2017 run at Alta.

by June 16, 2017 0 comments West
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
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

Is The US Ski Industry Becoming A Duopoly? If So, Will It Mean Higher Or Lower Priced Passes For Seniors? Denver-based KSL Capital Partners recently joined privately owned Aspen Skiing Co to acquire Intrawest’s six resorts and four in southern California owned by Mammoth Resorts. It’s the newest 800-pound ski resort gorilla. The other is Vail Resorts. Two gorillas. Twenty-two[Read More…]

by June 8, 2017 4 comments Short Swings!
Bud showing a some form.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

Senior Skier Profiles: Two Kings Of The Hill

These Octogenarians Are High Spirited Role Models. Some skiers slow down as they get older. But Bud Temple (84) and Paul Jacobsen (89) pick up steam. Each has skied for more than 70 years. They each learned on primitive equipment in a city park. Meet Bud Temple Bud launched into skiing in an unusual way. While a student at the[Read More…]

by June 5, 2017 1 comment Ski Heroes
Pretty basic, but effective. It's easy to do it incorrectly so study up.
Credit: Yoga Lily

Fitness Focus: Plank, Plank, Plank

This Pose Is Considered The Simplest, Most Effective Core Strengthener. “Plank, plank, plank,” says Jan, the exercise instructor at the head of our class.  After an hour of kick boxing, we start the floor exercises to end the session.  We get into plank position as she intones, “Plank, plank, plank”. The seconds roll by. High plank or Phalakasana pose. The most glorious[Read More…]

by June 4, 2017 0 comments Conditioning
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
SHORT SWINGS!

SHORT SWINGS!

  We spent last weekend with the kids. Not our own children who live far away or are busy with their own spawn. These are a group of younger friends, ranging from early 30s to late 50s. They’re all single. They enjoy hiking, making food, talking about ideas. It was tiring and terrific. We walked them to the rock art[Read More…]

by May 25, 2017 0 comments Short Swings!
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

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