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This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Nov. 20)

SPECIAL EDITION: MAKE MORE TRACKS! Focus On Nordic, Snowshoeing, Fat Biking: Rationale, The Market Forecast, Videos: How To XC, Snowshoe, Fat Bike, Hidden Gem XC Resorts, Lesson Advice, Mystery Nordic Star, Trail Preferences. There’s more to winter besides downhill skiing. This issue will explore additional ways you can Make More Tracks. Let’s be clear at the top: We love Alpine[Read More…]

by November 20, 2020 0 comments Features
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

This week I participated in a media briefing about the coming season. It was organized by Ski Utah and featured presenters from most of the state’s areas. They confirmed what most of us already know. This will not be a normal season. Resort skiing will require more advance planning than we’re used to. Some of the details, as presented in[Read More…]

by November 20, 2020 0 comments Short Swings!, SHORT SWINGS!
Roger Lohr

Editorial: Why Cross-Country Skiing?

[Editor Note: Roger Lohr is SeniorsSkiing.com’s Nordic Editor and publisher of XCSkiResorts.com] The Older I Get, The More I Love Cross Country Skiing. I love the sensation of gliding on the snow through the forest, being outdoors in nature. I can smell the fragrance of the trees. I can hear the bubbling brook and the sound of a bird in[Read More…]

by November 17, 2020 1 comment Features
Mystery Glimpse: XC Dominator

Mystery Glimpse: XC Dominator

Perhaps The Greatest XC Competitor Of All Time? This week’s challenge might be very difficult for some, easy for others.  Why? Because not as many people follow the fortunes of cross-country competitors compared to their Alpine counterparts. Everyone knows Karli Schranz, Jean-Claude Killy, Bode Miller, and the rest.  But how about Sverre Stenersen, who consistently won medals in the Olympics[Read More…]

by November 17, 2020 0 comments Mystery Glimpse
Appleton Farms, Ipswich, MA. Credit: SeniorsSkiing.com

Question For You: Groomed Or Au Naturel?

What Is Your Preference?  We live across a little country road from a 900-acre conservation property. For years, we’d walk across the road, stumble over the stone wall bordering the street, and plod our way about 20 feet through tree-falls and heavy brush to a trail where we’d put on our xc skis. And then we’d break trail around our[Read More…]

by November 17, 2020 9 comments Make More Tracks
Make More Tracks: Fat Bike Experience

Make More Tracks: Fat Bike Experience

Another Way To Go In The Snow: Fat Bikes. If you’re a cyclist, you will love the fat bike experience. You will most likely want to head out on a cold day so the snow is firm but not icy. Many xc ski resorts have groomed tracks for Fat Bikes as well as skiing. Deep snow: Fat Bikes don’t work,[Read More…]

by November 16, 2020 0 comments Make More Tracks
XC/Snowshoe participation numbers are up. Credit: Snow Sport Insights

Make More Tracks: Predicting Participation In XC/Snowshoeing

[Editor Note: The following article was written by Kelly Davis, Snow Sports Insights. Kelly is a veteran snow sports industry researcher and a consult to the Cross Country Ski Area Association.] Alternatives To Alpine Skiing Are Expected To Blossom This Season. Participation in cross country skiing and snowshoeing is expected to increase significantly this winter for the second season in[Read More…]

by November 16, 2020 0 comments Make More Tracks
Make More Tracks: How To Snowshoe

Make More Tracks: How To Snowshoe

Snowshoeing Is A Highly Accessible and Easy Way To Enjoy The Winter. Now here’s a winter outdoor sport that brings you in to the vibrant , snow-filled landscape and fresh air with a minimum of hassle and expense. From our surveys, we’ve noticed that those who snowshoe often bring spouses and grandchildren along into an easy way to walk in[Read More…]

by November 16, 2020 2 comments Make More Tracks
Comfortable going along the river behind the Woodstock Inn. Credit: XCSkiResorts.com

Make More Tracks: Hidden Gems Of Nordic Skiing

[Editor Note: This article first appeared in XCSkiResorts.com.] Less Known, Excellent XC Destinations To Explore. With torrent of people hitting the trails and the outdoors across the country, XCSkiResorts.com wanted to give a shout out to hidden gem destinations for cross country (XC) skiing this winter. There may very well be an overflow of skiers at the most popular XC[Read More…]

by November 16, 2020 1 comment Make More Tracks
Make More Tracks: Private vs Group Lessons

Make More Tracks: Private vs Group Lessons

Groups For Beginners, Private To Refine Technique. Let’s say you want to learn how to cross-country ski relatively quickly and easily – how to move with grace and minimal effort, develop endurance, and enjoy what you’re doing from the git-go. The surest shortcut to becoming a good skier is to take multiple lessons with a professional instructor. I’ve often wondered[Read More…]

by November 16, 2020 0 comments Make More Tracks
Make More Tracks: How To XC

Make More Tracks: How To XC

The Basics Of Cross-Country Skiing Demonstrated. The benefits of cross-country skiing are many. Clearly, it’s a full-body exercise that you can dial up or down depending on your mood, conditioning, and terrain. And, it’s easy. You can learn the basics in an hour and feel confident on your first outing. Advanced techniques are rather simple, too, so the learning curve[Read More…]

by November 16, 2020 0 comments Make More Tracks
Skiing Weatherman: Fast Movers

Skiing Weatherman: Fast Movers

In last week’s first installment of my weekly discussion, the Pac Northwest and northern Rockies were enjoying a parade of early season snow events while skiers and riders in the Midwest and East had to be content with tuning gear and digesting the state-by-state Covid restrictions rolling out recently. The storms have continued to hit the same general areas that[Read More…]

by November 16, 2020 0 comments Skiing Weatherman
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Nov. 13)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Nov. 13)

Classified Bonus, Skiing Weatherman, Volcano Snowshoeing, Renting Your Ski House Apt., Dust Of Snow Poem, Prep Advice, Strange Parka, Holiday Valley Review, COVID Rules Example. So we had  six inches of snow on Halloween and two weeks later we have 70 degree weather all week around the Boston outpost of SeniorsSkiing.com. And it’s Friday the 13th. And it’s a La[Read More…]

by November 13, 2020 1 comment Features
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

Every now and then, we give readers a status report on the state of the older skier and the status of SeniorsSkiing.com. It’s fair to say that we’re all doing well. The magazine started in the Fall of 2013 with exactly “0” subscribers. Today there are 17,000 of you, and the number is growing. We know from industry trade association[Read More…]

by November 13, 2020 1 comment Short Swings!, SHORT SWINGS!
Marketing A Rental Unit In Your Ski House: Part 2

Marketing A Rental Unit In Your Ski House: Part 2

Attracting Renters Using Online Booking Tools. So, once you purchase the right house, how do you rent out the guest unit?  You could rent on a long-term basis, but we found that to be a problem.   A long-term lease gives the tenant a lot of time to mistreat the apartment.  In the past, we rented to a long-term tenant.  She[Read More…]

by November 12, 2020 3 comments Features
Make More Tracks: Craters Of Moon

Make More Tracks: Craters Of Moon

Ocean Of Volcanic Lava Offers Awesome XC/Snowshoe Experience. “[It is an] area of about 60 miles in diameter, where nothing meets the eye but a desolate and awful waste, where no grass grows nor water runs, and where nothing is to be seen but lava.” (Washington Irving, The Adventures of Captain Bonneville, 1868 ) Some things leave a lasting impression.[Read More…]

by November 12, 2020 4 comments Make More Tracks
Skiing Weatherman: Haves and Have Nots

Skiing Weatherman: Haves and Have Nots

So It Begins, Unevenly. As is often the case at the start of the ski season, the weather pattern is designating “haves” and “have nots” in terms of sufficiently cold air for snowmaking and natural snow.  Consistent with first year La Ninas, as this season will be, November has brought winter weather to the West while the eastern half of[Read More…]

by November 12, 2020 3 comments Skiing Weatherman
Summit At Snoqualmie COVID Rules: Expect This At Your Local Area

Summit At Snoqualmie COVID Rules: Expect This At Your Local Area

Here’s An Example Of What You Can Expect When You Make Your First Visit To Your Favorite Local Resort. This comes from The Summit at Snosqualmie. The video below introduces the program. Thanks to SeniorsSkiing.com correspondent Yvette Cardozo for passing it along. Face Coverings Required. Keep your mask on – both inside and outside – while at your home mountain. [Read More…]

by November 12, 2020 2 comments West
Question For You: Preparing

Question For You: Preparing

What’s On Your Agenda? Last week, we noted that Warren Miller’s new movie Future Retro has hit the internet. For many, the premier of a Warren Miller film has been the starting gun of the season. Which got us to thinking about routines we have developed to start our own personal snow sports season. As we mentioned, perhaps it’s something[Read More…]

by November 11, 2020 6 comments Features
Mystery Glimpse: Flashy Coat

Mystery Glimpse: Flashy Coat

What The Heck Is He Wearing? Who is this person? There must be a story behind that coat. Something to do with the Olympics?  This might be a tough one. Please reply in Leave A Comment below. Thanks to the Colorado SnowSports Museum for contributing this picture.  Did you realize there snow sports museums all across North America? Many are[Read More…]

by November 11, 2020 5 comments Mystery Glimpse
Credit:Creasy Mahan Nature Preserve

Snow In Literature: Dust of Snow

By Robert Frost   The way a crow Shook down on me The dust of snow From a hemlock tree   Has given my heart A change of mood And saved some part Of a day I had rued.  

by November 9, 2020 0 comments Features
SeniorsSkiing Guide: Holiday Valley

SeniorsSkiing Guide: Holiday Valley

Are there powder days in Western New York? Can Pete Widger yodel?   Yes, to both. In fact, septuagenarian Widger, the voice of Holiday Valley’s Snow Phone, will lace his conditions report with his trademark vocals every powder day of the season. Holiday Valley’s powder comes compliments of Lake Erie’s snow machine, the same lake-effect system that gives Buffalo its[Read More…]

by November 8, 2020 4 comments East, Resort Reviews
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Nov.6)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Nov.6)

Warren Miller’s Latest, Skis For Senior Recommendations, Rent Your Ski House, COVID Rules, Sun Valley XC, Mystery Instructor, Early Visitor Question. November 7 marks the Eastern premiere of the new Warren Miller ski-a-rama movie, Future Retro. This year, the crew of extreme skier-athletes and videographers tackle remote mountain settings in Antarctica, Iceland, Alaska, Montana, Switzerland, and more, all blue sky,[Read More…]

by November 6, 2020 2 comments Features
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

  You don’t stop skiing when you get old. You get old when you stop skiing. Recently saw that bumper sticker statement on a few posters and T-shirts.  It’s a wishful truism for senior skiers, cheering us on our snowy descents as we ascend to yet another year and another season. But like almost every other overly simplistic proclamation, it[Read More…]

Senior Skier? Here are the Best Skis for You.

Senior Skier? Here are the Best Skis for You.

This is the time of year when, with input from the Realskiers.com website, we publish SeniorsSkiing.com’s annual listing of the best new skis for older skiers. Arrival of the pandemic virtually wiped out implementation of the comprehensive women’s test. But Realskiers.com was able to collect sufficient data to pick the best models for senior male skiers.  The 2021 Best Skis[Read More…]

by November 5, 2020 1 comment Gear, Skis, Home Top Box 2

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