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This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Nov. 16)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Nov. 16)

Fifth Anniversary Party Bash Report, Revised Free Ski List, New Trail Name Series, Big Bell Mystery, November Poetry From Robert Frost. The Upper West side of Manhattan reverberated with the laughs and chatter of the SeniorsSkiing.com’s Fifth Anniversary Bash at E’s Bar and Grill last Wednesday.                     This Week We have[Read More…]

by November 16, 2018 0 comments Features
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

Last evening we celebrated our fifth year of publishing with a party in New York City. The crowd that showed up had a good time. Many walked away with raffle prizes.       The idea for a magazine dedicated to older skiers, boarders, and snowshoers developed over several years. Living in Park City, I saw that, midweek, almost everyone[Read More…]

by November 16, 2018 4 comments Short Swings!
Now Available: List of Best 2019 Skis For Seniors

Now Available: List of Best 2019 Skis For Seniors

We just published the list of 2019 skis identified as the best for older skiers. The 61 selected skis generally have a softer flex, which helps them engage snow with minimal exertion, allowing older skiers to turn more easily and to ski longer without tiring. Twenty-one women’s models are included. The skis were selected during the annual national ski evaluation[Read More…]

by November 14, 2018 0 comments Gear, Skis
Ski Recommendations For Seniors 2018-19

Ski Recommendations For Seniors 2018-19

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by November 14, 2018 1 comment Home Top Box 2
Skiing With Confidence: Advice From The Ski Diva

Skiing With Confidence: Advice From The Ski Diva

Practical Advice On How To Regain And  Maintain Your Confidence On Snow. [Editor Note: The Ski Diva (Wendy Clinch, our friend and colleague) has given us permission to re-print a transcript of advice on confidence in skiing. The Ski Diva site is a community of women who love winter sports and the outdoors. The site has been honored by the[Read More…]

by November 13, 2018 2 comments Features
Mystery Glimpse: Ding Dong Bell

Mystery Glimpse: Ding Dong Bell

Yes, It’s A Big Bell.   What’s the significance of this old bell? Do you know where it came from? What it was used for? Who used it? Your guesses below most welcome. This week’s Mystery Glimpse was contributed by the Alf Engen Ski Museum, Park City, UT.  The museum was established in 1989 with the mission to preserve the[Read More…]

by November 12, 2018 1 comment Features
High Voltage, Squaw Valley. Credit: Patrick Saffarian

Trail Name Series: California

Consider The Name Of A Trail. You Will Often Find Uniqueness And Whimsy. Peruse a few resort maps, and you’re sure to come upon some great trail names. Doing so with California resorts was no exception. Training Wheels at Mammoth is a wonderfully apropos name for a beginner trail. Amusement Park at Big Bear is fitting for a trail designed[Read More…]

by November 12, 2018 2 comments Destinations
November Road, Credit: M.Maginn

Snow In Literature: My November Guest

November Is A Forerunner. My November Guest By Robert Frost (1913) My sorrow, when she’s here with me, Thinks these dark days of autumn rain Are beautiful as days can be; She loves the bare, the withered tree; She walks the sodden pasture lane. Her pleasure will not let me stay. She talks and I am fain to list: She’s[Read More…]

by November 12, 2018 0 comments Features
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Nov. 9)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Nov. 9)

Off To The Ski Show! New Mystery Glimpse, Updated Free Ski List,  Snowshoeing With Grandkids, Another Non-Skiing Snow Activity. The annual go-to-the-ski-show ritual is about to take place. We’re headed down to Boston to see what new and different this year and to connect with some friends and fellow ski journalists.  We know this is a great annual family/friend outing[Read More…]

by November 9, 2018 0 comments Features
Photo: Rylo

Short Swings!

I keep a list of the places I’ve skied since I was 10. In a few weeks, I’ll be 75. The list totals 85 areas, mostly the US and Canada. The others are in the French and Swiss Alps. One, an indoor area that no longer exists, was in Japan. That, and the recent addition of Canada to our annual[Read More…]

by November 9, 2018 5 comments Short Swings!
Additions to List of US and Canadian Areas Where Seniors Ski Free

Additions to List of US and Canadian Areas Where Seniors Ski Free

Last week we published our annual list of resorts where seniors can ski free. For the first time, we added the results of our survey of all Canadian ski areas. Several readers notified us of areas with free skiing privileges that we had overlooked. They include Arizona Snow Bowl (AZ), Boreal (CA), Loveland (CO), Bellayre (NY), and Cataloochee (NC). Catalooche requires you to be 65.[Read More…]

by November 8, 2018 6 comments Other News
PARTYTIME!!!!  Wednesday, November 14 in NYC

PARTYTIME!!!! Wednesday, November 14 in NYC

Come celebrate 5 years of SeniorsSkiing.com! You’ll meet other older skiers and have a chance to win some terrific raffle prizes, including, a trip to Okemo, a pair of APEX boots, Orsden parkas, a season of Safe Descents ski and snowboard insurance, DeBooter ski boot jacks, Bootster ski boothorns, discounts on Masterfit boot products, subscriptions to Skiing History magazine, etc.[Read More…]

by November 8, 2018 0 comments Other News
Mystery Glimpse: Two Stars On The Snow

Mystery Glimpse: Two Stars On The Snow

Who Are These Folks? Hint: It’s New England. Another Hint: You’ve undoubtedly seen one of these folks in action. This week’s Mystery Glimpse photo comes from the archives of the New England Ski Museum with headquarters in Franconia, NH, and a new branch location in North Conway, NH. The New England Ski Museum collects, conserves, and exhibits elements of ski[Read More…]

by November 8, 2018 7 comments Features
A little planning goes a long way when snowshoeing with kids. Credit: Crystal Mountain

Taking The Grandkids Snowshoeing

Here’s How To Do It Right And Have A Fun, Memorable Experience. On a winter trail outing near my home, I ran into a neighbor and her grandchild on snowshoes—and it was not going well. The kid was uncomfortable and headed back home by herself. Grandma kept going, and since she is a neighbor, I went along with her for[Read More…]

by November 7, 2018 0 comments Features
Snow Limo takes a non-skier not only up the mountain but also down a ski trail. Credit: Sun Peaks Snow Limo Tours.

Something New: A Limo To The Snow

Other Things To Do In Winter (Part 3): Ride The Snow In Style. There IS a way to experience skiing, even if you don’t ski. Or close to it, since you will be coming down an actual ski slope, keeping up with skiers. Only thing is you will be sitting down. The device that enables this experience is called a[Read More…]

by November 7, 2018 0 comments Features

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