Articles by: Harriet Wallis

Carol and Nick Bowling of Washougal, Washington, tune up now for ski season.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

Lunge Toward Ski Season: Start Now

You don’t need a gym. You can lunge around the neighborhood. Nick and Carol Bowling are enthusiastic senior-age Alta skiers who enjoy staying fit year round. They just added lunges to their pre-season fitness routine, and they’ve become lunge junkies. But there’s a learning curve to doing lunges correctly, and they’re still working on it. “Lunges use your own body weight[Read More…]

by September 2, 2015 5 comments Conditioning, Home Top Box 1
Outdoor Retailers Show in Salt Lake is the largest outdoor sports show of its kind.
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Outdoor Retailers Show: Harriet’s Three Hot Product Picks

It’s Like Christmas In August. The annual Outdoor Retailers Show is going on in Salt Lake City right now (August 5-8), and it showcases gear for all outdoor enthusiasts. It’s a sneak peek at brand new innovative products as well a upgrades in existing products. The massive trade show has more than 1,500 exhibitors from around the world. Some exhibitors[Read More…]

by August 6, 2015 0 comments Accessories, Features
Snowbird founder Dick Bass had a fabulous collection of oriental rugs.
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Remembering Dick Bass: “The Big Mouth Bass”

SeniorsSkiing.com Correspondent Harriet Wallis Recalls Dick’s Uniqueness Dick Bass was always enthusiastic about everything. He was witty and lively, and he always seemed to be in a jovial mood. He often spent time at his loved Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, and you could always tell when he was there because he’d be in the center of a group and[Read More…]

by July 29, 2015 0 comments Ski Heroes
Harriet Wallis conquers the trail to the top of Emigration Canyon.  Check.
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Harriet Wallis’ Great Idea: Perhaps You Need A “Pail List”

SeniorsSkiing.com Correspondent Harriet Wallis Has A New “Pail List” It’s summer and half my friends are traveling the planet. They’re checking off places on their bucket list. I get emails from exotic locations. They send photos of elephants and penguins, mountain peaks and crystal clear lakes. So I ask: “What’s wrong with me? Why don’t I have a big bucket[Read More…]

by July 23, 2015 2 comments Home Top Box 1, West
Breaking News: Boyne, Intrawest, Powdr Launch M.A.X. Pass

Breaking News: Boyne, Intrawest, Powdr Launch M.A.X. Pass

Ski & ride 22 resorts five times each for total of 110 days. The Multi Alpine Experience (M.A.X.) Pass is a brand new, groundbreaking ski pass giving access to 22 mountains all over North America. M.A.X. passholders will get five days of skiing or riding at each of the 22 participating resorts for the 2015/2016 ski season. Resorts include: Blue[Read More…]

by March 17, 2015 0 comments Destinations
Lift Mechanic Jamill Sami puts finishing touches on his department's gigantic ninja turtle.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

St. Patrick’s Day Snow Art At Brighton, Utah

Everyone enjoys trailside sculptures in annual tradition. The snow sculpture competition is an annual St. Patrick’s Day event at Brighton Resort, Utah. The competition pits departments against each other in a good natured contest. During the night as grooming equipment manicures the slopes for the next day, they scoop up a pile of snow for each department. Lifties who run the[Read More…]

by March 17, 2015 4 comments Destinations, West
Brighton Resort ski instructors Lenny Bernstein and Amanda Cimini check the phone. Lenny is wearing ThinOptics.
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Product Update: ThinOptics Now has Bold Colors, New Magnification

You’ll Always Have These Readers With You. Finally, you can read your cell phone, trail maps and restaurant menus with ease because you can always have these very cool reading glasses with you. And the case snaps onto your Smartphone for ready access. Now isn’t that novel! ThinOptics readers solve the problem that has plagued seniors since Smartphones were invented. The[Read More…]

by March 10, 2015 1 comment Accessories, Gear
Back country warnings are there for a reason.
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Serious Stuff: There Is No Such Thing As “Side Country”

And There Is No Such Thing As Being A Little Bit Dead. Yesterday we rode the chairlift with a bozo. Okay. Maybe he wasn’t a bozo. Maybe he was just clueless. All the way up he yapped about his skiing prowess. And near the top he phoned home to give his wife his location. “She worries about me,” he said.[Read More…]

by March 9, 2015 5 comments Features, Home Top Box 3, West
SeniorsSkiing.com is proud to spotlight George Jedenhoff, 97,  who skis Alta every year.
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SuperSeniorSpotlight: George Jedenoff Shreds Alta At 97

SeniorsSkiing Honors A Legend Who’s Skied Alta For 55 Years. How’s the spring in your legs?  Here’s George Jedenoff, a 97-year old from Oakland, CA, who has been skiing Alta, UT, since 1960.  With a lifetime season pass and a healthy lifestyle, George shows us that skiing can be a part of any stage of life. Here’s a short video of George[Read More…]

by February 23, 2015 0 comments West
Not exotic fruit, fellas.  It's a blossoming stem cell that can be used in healing senior skier joint ailments.;

Adult Stem Cell Therapy For Skiers

Is This Trendy Therapy Right For What Hurts? Just a week ago, a skier friend underwent stem cell therapy for his painful knee. Ever since, he’s been sending me emails extolling the wonders of this cutting edge technology. We’re all skiers and our knees take a beating over time, so when he began singing praises about adult stem cell therapy,[Read More…]

by February 18, 2015 4 comments MedTech
BLIZZard, no longer BlizzARD.  Talk like a native.
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Sound Like A Local

Here’s How To Talk The Talk. Every region has its own pronunciations, so if you take a western ski trip you might want to brush up on a few words and say them the way the local say them. Word 1: Alta. This popular ski-only resort in Utah is the granddaddy of powder skiing. It averages 500 inches of snow[Read More…]

by January 28, 2015 3 comments West
Knee Replacement—What Do I Do Now? Part 5

Knee Replacement—What Do I Do Now? Part 5

If you want to get back to skiing, learn to love your physical therapy. It took my expert knee replacement surgeon one hour to cut, saw, hammer and install each new knee. It took me a year to rehab them. I was astounded by how long it took. I was in good physical condition before surgery, and I had the[Read More…]

by January 6, 2015 6 comments Health, Home Top Box 4, MedTech
Correspondent Harriet Wallis chose Dr. Beck for many reasons.
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Knee Replacement—How I Chose My Surgeon: Part 4

How To Identify An Athletically-Empathic Surgeon. I’m lucky to live in Salt Lake City. There are 10 ski resorts nearby, and there are opportunities for an active lifestyle year-round. Because of that, there are many top surgeons here who put athletes back together when they get injured or need replacement parts. But when I needed to have my knees replaced, I[Read More…]

by December 15, 2014 1 comment Health, Home Top Box 3, MedTech
Correspondent Harriet Wallis loves her Silver Sneakers aerobics class.
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Move It! Get Fit Your Way With Silver Sneakers

Nationwide Health Insurance Program Supports Senior Fitness. Tune yourself up for ski season and beyond. Get started by checking your health insurance plan to see if it includes Silver Sneakers. It’s a nationwide program sponsored by many health insurance plans, and it encourages older adults to get fit in whatever way they want to. Silver Sneakers gives you access to[Read More…]

by December 11, 2014 2 comments Conditioning, Health, Home Top Box 2
The Ski Archives at the J.W.Marriott Library at the University of Utah is the largest in the country.
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Glittering Evening At Ski Archives Fund Raiser in SLC

Movers and Shakers honored. Twenty years ago, ski enthusiasts and visionaries realized that historic ski photos and manuscripts should be collected to assure they wouldn’t be lost in dusty attics and that old albums wouldn’t be tossed out. The resulting collection is housed on the University of Utah campus in the J. Willard Marriott Library, and it’s called the Ski[Read More…]

by December 5, 2014 0 comments Other News, West

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