Articles by: Joan Wallen

Ragged Mtn, Danbury, NH, has two peaks. Credit: Ragged Mtn.

SeniorsSkiing Guide: Ragged Mountain

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by February 5, 2020 4 comments East, Resort Reviews
Windham is 2 1/2 hours from NYC and has something for everyone.

SeniorsSkiing Guide: Windham—A Gem In The Catskills

A Mid-Week Senior Program Includes Clinics, Group Lunch, Yoga, Plus. Driving from New Hampshire through Vermont to Windham Mountain in the Catskills of New York on a recent weekend I felt some trepidation as to what I would find. There had been rain, lots of it, and temperatures reaching 60 degrees over the course of the weekend. Arriving at the[Read More…]

by January 23, 2020 2 comments East, Resort Reviews
House in the country?

Buying A Mountain Home? Ponder This.

A Veteran Real Estate Agent Shares Tips You Might Not Have Thought Of. [Editor Note: See Joan Wallen’s earlier article: Commute, Rent, Or Buy? for advice on renting.] Want to buy a home in snow country? Perhaps you’ve rented and now decide that a second home is right for you. Or maybe you’re ready to take a leap of faith[Read More…]

by February 20, 2018 2 comments Home Top Box 2
Choose a small chalet...

Commute, Rent, Or Buy?

The Best Way To Enjoy Your Ski Time. While some snowsports enthusiasts are fortunate enough to live and work in ski country, most skiers and riders have to commute from their homes, often two, three or more hours from their favorite mountain. For the frequent skier—those who want to spend every weekend, plus vacation weeks on the slopes—their commute can[Read More…]

by December 5, 2017 1 comment Features, Home Top Box 2
Mirror Lake Inn, Lake Placid, has been recognized 
Credit: Joan Wallen

Mirror Lake Inn: A Peaceful Haven In Lake Placid

Activities, Elegance, Extraordinary Service In The Heart Of The Adirondacks. I entered the Mirror Lake Inn in Lake Placid through a back door, walked right past the front desk without noticing it, and down the wide staircase. When I ended up at the entrance to the spa, looking somewhat confused, an employee asked if he could help. When I told[Read More…]

by February 7, 2017 1 comment East
Sugarbush offers a $99 mid-week pass for seniors.  Act now.  Price goes up on May 4.
Credit: Sugarbush

Seniors Save Big in New England

Fabulous Deals For Senior’s Next Season Passes Are Happening Now. It’s never too early to think about next winter. Most ski areas have opened up season pass sales for next winter with some big savings for seniors if they plan ahead and purchase their passes now. Here are a few of the highlights. If you’re 65 or older and planning[Read More…]

by March 24, 2016 6 comments East
Bebe Wood: Approaching 90 And Going Strong

Bebe Wood: Approaching 90 And Going Strong

Skiing Since The 30s, She Has Seen Lots Of Changes. In 1949, 23 year old Bebe Wood left her job at Dartmouth College and traveled to Idaho seeking adventure as a ski bum in Sun Valley. By then, she had already been skiing for about 10 years!  Thus began her long association with the ski industry. Today, approaching her 90th birthday,[Read More…]

by February 9, 2016 15 comments Ski Heroes, Home Top Box 4