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This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Dec. 13)

Nordic Volunteers, Poutine For Calories, Exoskeleton Helps Legs, More Incidents & Accidents, Southern Skiing, Mystery Team, Weather Report. This co-publisher of SeniorsSkiing.com loves to cross-country ski. Since we live directly across the street from a 900-acre tract of conservation land, owned and managed by the Trustees of Reservations, we head over the stone wall whenever there is decent coverage. In[Read More…]

by December 13, 2019 1 comment Features
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

For most of my skiing life, I looked forward to next season with enthusiasm. But several years ago, I began to face the season with some anxiety. Was I in good enough shape? Will the knees continue to do what they’re supposed to do? Will I get hit by a boarder? Should I listen to my wife and go south?[Read More…]

by December 13, 2019 1 comment Short Swings!
Book Review: Southern Snow Explores Skiing; Other Outdoor Winter Activities in the South

Book Review: Southern Snow Explores Skiing; Other Outdoor Winter Activities in the South

We all have preconceived notions about skiing. There’s no ski resort in Mexico. Actually, there is one: Bosques de Monterreal and when there’s no snow, people use a dry, bristle surface. There’s no place to ski in South Africa: There is. It’s called Tiffindell and it receives ample natural snow. The American South doesn’t have much to offer when it comes to skiing. WRONG.[Read More…]

by December 11, 2019 1 comment East
Can You Do This?

Can You Do This?

Another Caption Contest. This is Tobi Heinle, ski guide, Voekyl-Marker-Dalbello pro athlete, doing his thing on Zugspitze Mountain, Garmisch-Partenkirchen. More on Tobi, click here. Click on arrow to see video. And try to caption it. Write your entry below. [Editor Note: Thanks to Snowbrains.com for originally posting this.]

by December 11, 2019 4 comments International
Skiing Weatherman: How A Trough Works

Skiing Weatherman: How A Trough Works

And Regional Forecasts From West To East. Had my first day on snow last Thursday at Jiminy Peak in the Berkshires. It was a wonderful day on nearly perfect snow: chalky packed powder with some windblown pillows of powder along the edge of several trails. Today, I thought I would tell you about the jet stream feature to look for[Read More…]

by December 10, 2019 0 comments Skiing Weatherman
Poutine, a Frency Canadian comfort food dish. Credit:Yvette Cardoao

Canadian Cuisine? Sun Peaks, BC, Has Poutine Plus

Poutine Is A Huge Comfort Food. Add That To A Mighty Bloody Mary And You Have Dinner At A Cozy BC Resort. Yes, poutine is one of those things that requires an excuse to eat. We’re talking the massively popular comfort food that is Canada’s answer to Mac and Cheese. There isn’t an easy way to rationalize a dish that[Read More…]

by December 10, 2019 0 comments International
Againer Exoskeleton attaches to thigh and boot, using a gas piston as a shock absorber.

Againer Exoskeleton Supports Legs, Relieves Muscle Fatigue

SeniorsSkiing.com’s Reviewer Tried Againer Exoskeleton On His Second Day On Snow. Find Out How It Worked For Him. I am a 75-year old, advanced intermediate skier with 10 years experience as a PSIA instructor in the East and mild osteoarthritis in my left knee.  I currently ski at Alta; that’s where I recently tested the Againer Exoskeleton. The Againer consists[Read More…]

by December 10, 2019 3 comments Accessories
Correspondent Jan Brunvand captured an incident in action.

Incidents And Accidents: 4

Things Get Rocky On Bullwinkle [Editor note: SeniorsSkiing.com is collecting stories from readers about incidents and accidents that they have experienced. We intend to review these for patterns and themes and use that data to influence the safety policies of resorts and other stakeholders. The following is the fourth article submitted by a reader in our new feature “Incidents and[Read More…]

by December 10, 2019 6 comments Incidents and Accidents
Feb 1941. Ski Jumper. Can you name them.

Mystery Glimpse: Seven Great Champs

All Inducted In US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame. Hints: Photo from Feb. 1941, Sun Valley. One of these men later enlisted in the 10th Mountain Division and was killed in action. Can you name them all? Thanks to Alan Engen for contributing this photo from his four-volume scrapbook series, The Engen Skiing Dynasty, currently at the University of[Read More…]

by December 10, 2019 1 comment Mystery Glimpse
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Dec. 6)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Dec. 6)

There Is A LOT Of Snow Out There. Have You Made Your First Run? It has started. It’s official. It’s on. Go. 2019-2020 is happening. Now. We are watching the post-Thanksgiving double-whammy snow storm fall here in New England and contemplating getting out on our xc skis this morning. We know our local ski shop has been jammed this whole[Read More…]

by December 6, 2019 2 comments Features
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

Growing up in Troy, N.Y., my friends and I often rode our bikes to Oakwood Cemetery, where we’d visit the tombstone of Samuel Wilson, aka Uncle Sam. One cold day, a pond had frozen in a way I never forgot and never saw again. For some reason, the ice had formed thousands of vertical tubes.  Oddities like this happen throughout[Read More…]

by December 6, 2019 2 comments Short Swings!
Incidents And Accidents:3

Incidents And Accidents:3

Confronting The Offender. [Editor note: SeniorsSkiing.com is collecting stories from readers about incidents and accidents that they have experienced. We intend to review these for patterns and themes and use that data to influence the safety policies of resorts and other stakeholders. The following is the second article submitted by a reader in our new feature “Incidents and Accidents”. If[Read More…]

by December 4, 2019 13 comments Incidents and Accidents
First Turn, Icy Snow Advice

First Turn, Icy Snow Advice

Instructor Pat McCloskey Recommends An Approach To Early Days. I had an interesting discussion with my lift mate this weekend at our local ski area.  I asked the fellow beside me how his day was going. He remarked, “Well, the hill is fighting me back a little today.”  I chuckled because the guy was a certified PSIA instructor but was[Read More…]

by December 4, 2019 1 comment Features
My First Run

My First Run

Do You Have A Plan For Your Debut? Marc Does. My favorite condition for my first run on my first day of skiing on any trip is freshly raked frozen granular.  Why?  Because I can feel the edges of the ski carve in the snow. Early enough in the season, even if one skis out west, you’ll see more hard[Read More…]

by December 4, 2019 2 comments Features
Mystery Glimpse: Racer R.

Mystery Glimpse: Racer R.

This Is A Challenge. Hints Below. He was on Bob Beattie’s 1964 US Ski Team. He later worked for Head Ski and Lange Boots. Do you know who he is? Put your guess in the comment box below. Last Week Thanks to ski correspondent Dave Irons for supplying last week’s picture and this description: “John and Joe Luc Roy Jr.[Read More…]

by December 4, 2019 10 comments Mystery Glimpse

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