Adventure Expeditions, WWII Spies On Skis, Retro Look At Ski Fashion, And Free Senior Skiing Under Threat.

NOLS Horsepacking Course teaches you horsemanship, packing and camping skiis. Credit: Kelsey Week/NOLS
NOLS Horsepacking Course
Credit: Kelsey Week/NOLS

If you’re looking for your next challenge, a course from the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) might be what you’ve been waiting for. There are several 14-day backcountry adventures that would work for fit and able seniors. These courses combine rigorous outdoor experiences with learning and living in remote backcountry.

This week, Roger Lohr, publisher of, reviews The Winter Fortress, a new historic account of Norwegian commandos enduring hardship and Nazis to save the world from what could have been a nuclear weapon in the hands of the bad guys. This one will prove to be a page-turner for sure.

We also report on goings-on in New Hampshire where the State Legislature is taking aim at ending free skiing for seniors at venerable Cannon Mountain, a state-owned ski area. Plenty of controversy here. Weigh in with your thoughts.

Finally, here’s some fun from the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum and Hall of Fame. They’ve produced a video fashion show, tracing how ski clothing has changed over the past 100 years. Clever production and, for some, it will evoke some memories and might even inspire a trip to the attic to retrieve some of these togs. Wouldn’t it be fun to have an Old Ski Fashion movement?

Looking Ahead

Next week, we’re going to look at the first of a series of cycling adventures for seniors. Since cycling is a popular non-snow season sport, we thought you’d be interest. We’re also going to be looking at an alternative to golf that will definitely cause country club members to re-think their game.

Thanks for reading Remember, “there are more of us every day, and we are not going away.”

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  1. Mt. Bachelor is adding its first new ski lift in about 10 years. Check out their website.

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