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This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (May 22)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (May 22)

Green Shoots On The Horizon (?), Yellowstone Opens, Season Ticket Puzzle, Bike Fit, Questions For You. According to New England Ski Industry, early-open, late-close Killington resort has decided to pivot to golf on May 19th despite skiable conditions on one popular trail.  Indeed, as the photo shows, Superstar looks ready to go, top to bottom.  The resort closed on March[Read More…]

by May 22, 2020 2 comments Features
Skiers from 1900. Source: The Guardian

Short Swings!

Boris and Ivan have been skiing across the frozen steppe for many days. After too long on the front, they’re finally going home. Boris spent hours telling his colleague what he intends to do when, finally, he arrives home: hug his family, down a hearty meal, paint the dacha, tend the garden.  “Ivan, what is your plan?,” he asks.  “My[Read More…]

by May 22, 2020 1 comment Short Swings!
Wish the rules for buying a season pass were as clear as the skies over Alta. Credit: Harriet Wallis

Buying A Season Pass In The Covid Year

[Editor Note: This article first appeared in the Cottonwood Heights Journal on May 18, 2020. The situation unfolding in Utah is similar to what is happening in other regions of North America.]   A Season Pass Is A Complicated Decision. Gone are the days of one deadline, one price. This year, season passes are a jigsaw puzzle. It’s complicated by[Read More…]

by May 21, 2020 8 comments West
Those sweaters, that hair, those baggy pants. Stein was a one-of-a-kind.

Stein Shows The Way

Remember Classic Skiing? Here’s a really great tribute video from Outside TV on Stein Eriksen’s role in creating the world of modern skiing. From extreme skiing to blue cruising, Stein has had a deep and lasting impact on the sport.  Who hasn’t tried to ski with knees locked together in a comma position just like him? Click below to watch[Read More…]

by May 20, 2020 1 comment Ski Heroes
Harriet gets fit in a bike shop studio with an Oriental rug on the floor. Credit: Harriet Wallis

Spring Is Time To Bike Fit

Ride More, Enjoy More With Properly Fit Bike. If you think your bike hates you, it’s time to schedule a bike fitting. If you hurt when you ride, there’s probably a mismatch between your body’s geometry and the geometry of your bike. Sure, all bikes look pretty much alike. They have wheels, pedals, handlebars and seats. And they come in[Read More…]

by May 20, 2020 1 comment Conditioning
Question For You 6: Next Season

Question For You 6: Next Season

How Is This Going To Work? Everyone in the ski business has been puzzling about next season and how it will unfold. Uncertainty brings with it lots of speculation about if, when, and how the ski industry will re-open. Even if it does re-open, whatever that means, will people show up? So our first Question For You this month is[Read More…]

by May 20, 2020 64 comments Features
Question For You 7: Keeping Fit

Question For You 7: Keeping Fit

What’s Your Routine? From our reader surveys, we know that our audience is interested in fitness and a variety of outdoor activities as a regular element of their lifestyles. Tennis, hiking, cycling, golf, kayaking, running are some of the top choices, however, we do have some equestrians, sailors, fishers, and weightlifters out there, among a bunch of other miscellaneous sports[Read More…]

by May 20, 2020 15 comments Features
Yellowstone's vastness holds many opportunities for an active vacation,

SeniorTravel: Yellowstone For Remote Active Adventures

The Oldest National Park Starts Phased Re-Opening This Week.  Located in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho, Yellowstone National Park is the first national park, named in 1872, and ideal for active seniors who want to explore the great outdoors. The park is about to be gradually opened up this month. Here’s more information on the re-opening plan. There’s something surreal about being[Read More…]

by May 18, 2020 0 comments Active Travel For Seniors
Sunday River, ME

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (April 10)

Season Wrap: It Was A Very Good Season Until It Wasn’t. [Editor note: We’re including a few notable pics from the year to accompany this article.] And so ends the sixth publishing year of SeniorsSkiing.com.  A little earlier than planned.  We had some spring skiing in mind around mid-March; we bet you did, too. Nothing is constant but change. As[Read More…]

by April 10, 2020 10 comments Features
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

In the past few weeks, we’ve learned that skiing has been identified as a significant vector in the spread of COVID-19. If you have not read this article in The New Yorker magazine about Sun Valley’s role, it’s an eye-opener.  Germany, described as a “skiing nation,” has traced many of its cases to a beer pong table in the Austrian resort of Ischgl,[Read More…]

by April 10, 2020 12 comments Short Swings!
Roam Elevate backpack and control device

The Future Is Here

Among the thousands of reasons the abrupt end to the season is a bummer is this: Those of you who were planning to demo the Roam Robotics Elevate will need to wait until we’re back on the hill. Elevate is world’s first computer-assisted knee exoskeleton for skiers. I had the good fortune to try the device toward the end of[Read More…]

by April 8, 2020 2 comments MedTech
Snow In Literature: Two Tramps In Mud Time (Excerpt)

Snow In Literature: Two Tramps In Mud Time (Excerpt)

[Editor Note: This time of the year, we like to re-publish this verse from Frost’s Two Tramps In Mud Time. We also note that we’ve published a number of Frost’s poems in our Snow In Literature this publishing year. Unintended.  But his words reflect the world of people who know winter and all it brings. You can listen to Frost[Read More…]

by April 8, 2020 0 comments Features
Mystery Glimpse: Yes, It Was Buddy

Mystery Glimpse: Yes, It Was Buddy

Buddy Werner, Movie Star Many readers identified this Bogner-clad high-flyer as Buddy Werner, the celebrated ski racer. And yes, there is a strong resemblance to Jean-Claude Killy in this pic. Many thanks to Steamboat’s Tread Of Pioneers Museum for contributing this photo. Just three weeks after the 1964 Innsbruck Olympics, Buddy Werner was in Switzerland to film a movie produced[Read More…]

by April 7, 2020 3 comments Mystery Glimpse
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (April 3)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (April 3)

Biding Time With Classic Books, Incidents And Accidents Editorial, Question For You, Mystery Racer, Nordic Walking, Transition To Cycling. Like you, we are grounded. Yard work, walking, Zoom with old friends, carefully going to the Post Office, watching Netflix, reading, practicing new music, all the activities you are probably doing. One rainy afternoon found us sorting through the books at[Read More…]

by April 3, 2020 8 comments Features
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

Storytelling is one of the things that distinguishes us from the rest of the animal kingdom. Cave drawings and other prehistoric clues inform us that storytelling predates written history. It preserves memory, forms order out of chaos, and binds people together. It shows itself in every culture in the form of religion, entertainment, and politics, to name a few. SeniorsSkiing.com[Read More…]

by April 3, 2020 2 comments Short Swings!

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