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Meanwhile, The Remarkables in Queenstown, NZ, are open to domestic visitors only. NZ locked down in late March and beat the virus. At least so far.

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (July 31)

Hints Of The Coming Winter, Questions For You, Covid Fitness, Ski Canada And Covid. Wow, turn around, and it’s the end of July, and August is upon us. Has Covid-19 accelerated the clock? It seems like we are rushing into fall.  And all the uncertainty that will bring. One thing for certain, we know most people don’t like uncertainty, ambiguity,[Read More…]

by July 31, 2020 4 comments Features
Downtown Banff. Bike rental on Banff Ave. which was closed to traffic this summer for social distancing. Credit: SkiBig3

Ski Canada And Covid

Ski resorts are still trying to figure out what the next season will look like. We heard from a few Canadian ski area representatives and whatever finally happens, next year your favorite resort won’t look like what you remember from the past.  Many resorts opened for a revised summer season that several called “a great dress rehearsal” for next winter.[Read More…]

by July 30, 2020 3 comments International
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

A Fort Lauderdale resident asked , “Do you know where we Floridians go when we want to ski?” It was a joke. Her punch line: “The airport.” From the way things appear to be shaping up, fewer and fewer older skiers will be using planes to get to their favorite resorts. There’s a reluctance to get on planes until the[Read More…]

by July 30, 2020 2 comments Short Swings!
Question For You 9: Corona Making You More Fit?

Question For You 9: Corona Making You More Fit?

It’s Been Four Months. Where Are You On Your Fitness Plan? The season ended abruptly for everyone in mid-March. One day, you were on the lift line at Killington, and, boom, next day you were heading home. Just like that. We know that many of your resorted to picking up new activities.  With the gyms. pools, tennis, and golf clubs[Read More…]

by July 29, 2020 15 comments Features
Question For You 10: Classifieds?

Question For You 10: Classifieds?

Help Us Decide If/How SeniorsSkiing.com Classifieds Should Work. At SeniorsSkiing.com World Headquarters, we get frequent requests from readers looking for ski partners, places to go, house or condo rental information, and many other topics.  So, we decided to create a classified ad section within SeniorsSkiing.com to accommodate these kinds of wants, needs, and desires. What we are planning is a[Read More…]

by July 28, 2020 27 comments Features
Covid Fitness

Covid Fitness

A Lot Of Us Are In The Best Shape We’ve Been In For Many A Year. Gasping for breath up a steep climb recently on the mountain bike with my riding friends, I thought to myself, “Where is the race? Nobody’s going to the Olympics, why are we racing on this ride?”  Then it occurred to me that my group[Read More…]

by July 27, 2020 7 comments Conditioning
Now, that's a blue cruiser at JH looking delicious. Credit: Jackson Hole

SeniorsSkiing Guide: Jackson Hole—Not For Experts Only

There also are dozens of trails and cirques for the rest of us mere mortals. I’ve been skiing here since I was locked into that famous and frustrating  “intermediate plateau” and took a chance on defying Jackson’s reputation for experts only.  Besides, the town sounded like fun, with wooden sidewalks and real cowboys coming into town from the ranches that[Read More…]

by July 25, 2020 4 comments West
Ski Tuck in June? Sure, say three Vermonters. Credit: Connor Nashj from Powder Magazine

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (June 26)

Is Fitness On Your Mind These Days?, Harriet’s Hip Advice, Exercise Hacks Book Review, Questions For You. The summer solstice has come and gone.  On solstice day, a northeastern Siberian town located above the Arctic Circle, recorded 100.4 degrees, the highest temperature ever recorded in the Arctic since records have been kept. In the East, an early summer heat wave[Read More…]

by June 26, 2020 0 comments Features
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

Over the past few weeks, we’ve received numerous emails from ski industry and other leaders supporting Black Lives Matter. Mike and I want to add our voices to this and to other expressions of social justice. Many of you will remember Bob Dylan’s 1964 song, “The Times They Are A Changin.” His anthem to social change and the consequences of[Read More…]

by June 26, 2020 5 comments Short Swings!
Planning on Skiing Next Season? 92% of You Say YES!

Planning on Skiing Next Season? 92% of You Say YES!

Based on the just completed SeniorsSkiing.com Reader Survey, 92% of you plan to go skiing next season. This, despite growing coronavirus concerns, especially within our age cohort. You also weighed in on the importance of preventive measures ski areas can take to control the virus: 86% of you consider continuous sanitizing in all public areas (e.g. dining, lodge, restrooms) to[Read More…]

by June 24, 2020 6 comments Features
Here's Harriet. Two new knees, two new hips. When it comes to joint replacement, she knows what she is talking about.
Credit: Courtesy of Alta

Is A Hip Replacement In Your Future?

Here Are Some Tips From A Two-Hip Skier. Your decision to replace any body part is a serious decision. Unlike a purchase from a retail store, you cannot return an implant! But when your “original equipment” wears out, it’s time to have it replaced. Overall, we’re living longer, we’re living healthier, and we want to enjoy life—and ski. As background,[Read More…]

by June 24, 2020 6 comments MedTech
Book Review: Fitness Can Be Everywhere, Every Day

Book Review: Fitness Can Be Everywhere, Every Day

How To Integrate Exercise Into Just About Everything You Do. SeniorsSkiing’s readers all know and appreciate the value of fitness and exercise. Our surveys have shown that when the snow season is over, out come the golf clubs, bikes, tennis racquets, kayaks, hiking boots, and the like. Active lifestyles are us and part of who we are. Enter the Corona[Read More…]

by June 24, 2020 0 comments Conditioning
Question For You 8: The XC Option

Question For You 8: The XC Option

What About Cross-Country? Let’s imagine that the recovery from the Corona virus doesn’t go as we all hope it will.  And that by the time snow flies again in the mountains, the second wave has landed.  Ski resorts are either closed or postponing opening dates until later in the winter. Or ski resorts are limiting access through a lottery or[Read More…]

by June 24, 2020 39 comments Features
Question For You 9: SeniorsSkiing’s Publishing Schedule

Question For You 9: SeniorsSkiing’s Publishing Schedule

Is Once A Week Too Much? The co-publishers are curious about how our readership feels about our publishing schedule.  Currently, SeniorsSkiing.com publishes a weekly edition from around the beginning of October to the end of April. We’ve heard from some readers that might be overkill. Others say, keep on keeping on. We have been struggling with the decisions.  Perhaps you[Read More…]

by June 24, 2020 61 comments Features
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