Articles by: Jon Weisberg

Veteran Instructor and SeniorsSkiing.com Advisory Board Member Seth Masia re-teaches seniors to ski at Vail.

Ski Younger Now: Retraining Program At Vail

Ski Younger Now is a retraining program for older skiers, and skiers returning to the sport after recovering from an injury. Developed by veteran instructor, Seth Masia (Seth is on the SeniorsSkiing.com Advisory Board), Ski Younger Now teaches low-impact, low-torque techniques to enable efficient skiing in all kinds of terrain. The approach works for anyone recovering from an injury and[Read More…]

by October 13, 2015 0 comments West
Station de ski du Semnoz offers hourly ski tickets. Huh?

Lift Tickets: An Area That Charges By The Hour?

And Other Ticket Pricing Ideas. Pre-season cocktail hour among veteran skiers often leads to talk of the new season’s pass prices. In 2001 or 2002, when Park City Mountain Resort changed its senior pass from free to $300, a flurry of letters to the editor registered collective outrage. Not to mention that even at $300, it was a great deal for a season’s pass.[Read More…]

by September 25, 2015 1 comment Features, Home Top Box 2
A Better Wine Bottle: Growlers

A Better Wine Bottle: Growlers

A Good Idea For Apres-Ski Tailgating.   When we picnic or party, we usually carry glass wine bottles like most people do. Well, the people at fiftyfifty have come up with a better way to transport wine. It’s a double-wall, vacuum-insulated stainless steel bottle that keeps wine at the perfect temperature—all day long. What’s unusual about the container is its[Read More…]

by September 21, 2015 0 comments Accessories
Pluto:  Just a rocket ship ride away.
Credit: NASA

Skiing On Pluto?: Never Say Never

Perhaps One Of These Days. NASA spaceship New Horizon’s zoomed past Pluto in June. It’s the closest we’ve gotten to the dwarf planet. At 3,670,050,000 miles, Pluto is almost 40 times the distance from the Sun as Earth. This spectacular image shows a range of 11,000′ icy mountains. We don’t know if they might require very sharp edges to maneuver,[Read More…]

by September 21, 2015 0 comments International
Three different bagels can help you strengthen your grip.
Credit: GripProTrainer

Adding Life To Your Years With A Better Grip

Who Knew Grip Strength Was A Diagnostic Measure of Aging? Over the past few ski seasons, I’ve noticed times when my wrists are weak, especially when rocking my poles. Arthritis? Age? Don’t know. A few days off slope or wearing an elastic wristband, and it goes away. Now I’m trying another approach. I have a little exercise device that looks like a[Read More…]

by August 17, 2015 0 comments Accessories
More Hot Products From SLC’s Outdoor Retailers Show

More Hot Products From SLC’s Outdoor Retailers Show

Gee Whiz, Seniors, Here’s What’s Coming to a Store Near You!! Shoes whose laces tighten without your needing to bend down to tie them. Wireless heating insoles controlled with a smart phone app. A small device that communicates your whereabouts and whether or not you need help when there’s no cell service— nywhere on the globe. These are just a[Read More…]

by August 6, 2015 2 comments Accessories, Features, Home Top Box 2
Verbier, Switzerland: ParaSailing on skis
Credit: Mark Subi

Droning On: Striking Views Of Ski Country, Other Places

Drones Bring A Magnificent, Unexpected Perspective. They’re in the skies, but you may not see them. Professional and amateur operated photo drones are capturing striking bird’s eye views of snow-covered mountains, crashing waterfalls, ancient architecture, daredevil feats, even the inside of an erupting volcano. So this senior skier learned one late July afternoon following a long hike in the high[Read More…]

by July 28, 2015 0 comments Features, Other News
Getting Fresh On The Mountain

Getting Fresh On The Mountain

Deer Valley’s Seafood Buffet A Wasatch Institution. Deer Valley in Park City consistently ranks at the top of SKI Magazine’s polls for guest service, on-mountain food and snow grooming. As a part time instructor there for several years, I came to understand that the resort has a unique hotel culture. Customers are treated as “guests.” As one executive advised us,[Read More…]

by March 24, 2015 1 comment West
No more wrestling with boots. Ski Boot Horn makes a BIG difference.
Credit: Ski Boot Horn

A Much Better Way To Boot-Up

Taking The Pull Out Of Pulling On Boots. Every now and then I come across a product that makes a big difference in the comfort of older skiers. I’ll explain in a minute. I always boot-up in the parking lot. The difficulty of that process advances with age. Over the years, I’ve found that using boot warmers on the way[Read More…]

by January 14, 2015 2 comments Accessories, Home Top Box 4
Huff Post: What Senior Skiers Must Remember

Huff Post: What Senior Skiers Must Remember

Huffington Post Highlight’s SeniorSkiing’s Co-Founder: Is there something outdated about your equipment? SeniorsSkiing.com’s Co-Founder Jon Weisberg has a new article on Huffington Post’s Post 50 blog, this time about the potential risks of skiing with old equipment and a lack of reasonable fitness in senior skiers.  Click here for the Huffington Post blog about what seniors should think about before heading[Read More…]

by December 2, 2014 2 comments Features, Gear, Home Top Box 3
Flipping out: Lofoten, Norway
Credit: Oystein Aasheim

Warren Miller’s Newest: “No Turning Back”

This one is not to be missed. My first Warren Miller film was in the early 50’s. That was when the Master, himself, was present to narrate each showing. You knew the season was starting when Warren rolled into town. I’ve seen many ski films over the years. After a while, despite camera tricks, ski gymnastics, and the latest soundtrack,[Read More…]

by October 21, 2014 0 comments Features, Home Top Box 4, Other News
70+Ski Club Gathers At Snowbasin, UT.  Clubs are a natural magnet for senior skiers.
Credit: DailyHerald.com

Why Senior Ski Clubs Matter

Benefits of Membership Go Beyond A Ride To The Mountain My early years of skiing were with the Troy (NY) Ski Club. At 11, I was the youngest member, attending Thursday night meetings at the YWCA to sign up for the Sunday bus trip to southern Vermont or the Adirondacks. Instruction by an older member was part of the package.[Read More…]

by September 10, 2014 0 comments Destinations
Credit: Rob Bossi/Canyons

This Bubble Is Heating Up

What is hot, orange and headed uphill? Okemo recently announced installation of its Orange Bubble, a heated-seat, six-pack chair, the first of its kind in New England.  And, Canyons Resort in Park City installed its Orange Bubble Quad a few years ago. I’ve taken that lift, and the warmth and orange-filtered view are nice‑especially on a bitter day. The technology[Read More…]

by July 21, 2014 1 comment East, West
Tony Carleton guides his old pal Dick Perkins. 
Credit: Sharon Brody/WBUR

Need to See to Ski?

 Check Your Assumptions: Physical Obstacles Don’t Have To End Your Runs. The first time I witnessed blind skiers I was blown away.  I assumed vision was a prerequisite for being on the slopes, but was I wrong! That was years ago. Today, adaptive sports programs around the country train both specialized instructors and the visually impaired. The National Ability Center[Read More…]

by July 16, 2014 0 comments Features, Health
Skiing Super Heroes!!

Skiing Super Heroes!!

Spidey and Cap’n America, Skiing’s Super Heroes, about to save the day at the top of Snowbird tram. Senior Skiers, do you ski in costume? If you could choose one, what would it be?

by March 14, 2014 0 comments Ski Heroes, West

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