Articles by: Michael Maginn

Credit: John Emery

Mystery Glimpse: Hold On

You Have To Be A Certain Age To Have Used This. Thanks to reader John Emery, 65, from Meridian, ID, who skis as regularly as possible at Bogus Basin.  He sent in this memory from yesteryear.  Do you know what it was used for? By the way, John has been skiing since age 4 when he started back in Connecticut.[Read More…]

by February 22, 2018 12 comments Features
Medals. Whose?

Mystery Glimpse: Whose Olympic Medals?

[Many expenses for technicians, designers, and others are associated with delivering SeniorsSkiing.com free each week and developing and publishing Subscriber-Only content. Please help by making a modest donation by clicking here.] Silver And Gold Belongs To… We stopped at the wonderful New England Ski Museum in Franconia, NH, the other day to check out their current exhibit on the 10th Mountain[Read More…]

by February 15, 2018 2 comments Features
Thanks Vermont Ski And Snowboard Museum

Mystery Glimpse: Shiny Gizmo

Whatizzit? This beautifully designed object comes from the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum. What’s it for? Have you used one? When was that, by the way? Let us know.  Scroll down to add your COMMENTS below. Last Week Once again, it is clear there are some sharp-eyed ski historians out there in reader-land.  There were lots of very astute comments.[Read More…]

by February 8, 2018 20 comments Features
Poet D.Michael Kingsford receiving the muse.

Skiing In Literature: Knees

A Street Poet In Denver Writes An Impromptu Poem For SeniorsSkiing.com. [Editor Note: SeniorsSkiing.com’s publishers visited the Outdoor Retailers/Snowsports Industries America Show in Denver last week.  Walking down 14th Street, we noticed a small hut lit by a lantern. Inside was a young man—D. M. Kingsford— sitting with a typewriter and a sign that said, “Pick A Topic, Get A[Read More…]

by January 30, 2018 3 comments Features
Zermatt has beaucoup de neige.

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Jan. 19)

Book Review, Why Take A Lesson, Mystery Glimpse, 12 Tips and Tricks. First, let’s look at what’s going on in Zermatt. Yessir, folks.  If you want to find snow so far this winter, we suggest you head to 1) The Alps, 2) New England, 3) Canadian Rockies. Perhaps a handful of other places.  We know that Vail and Aspen are[Read More…]

by January 19, 2018 0 comments Features
Even retro ski poles...Skiing at Appleton Farms, Ipswich, MA.
Credit: A. Maginn

Going Retro

If You’ve Been Into Snow Sports For A While, You’re Gonna Have Retro Clothes. Find Them, Take A Pic, And Send To Us. We have hats from the 60s, sweaters from the 70s, boots from the first time we went cross-country skiing, knickers, lots of old stuff we could never toss.  Well, we’re having a bit of fun wearing them[Read More…]

by December 12, 2017 0 comments Features
American Bison never shivers.
Credit: Brittanica

Another Unique Gift: Buffalo Down Socks

We Took The Challenge And Wore Them For Five Days.  Here’s What Happened. We love buffalo, the distinctly American creature who has been denizen of the Great Plains since pre-history, who was deified by native Americans, who has captured our imagination in countless legends, songs, stories, novels, and movies, who has shown up in hamburgers, (bison burgers) and who now[Read More…]

by November 29, 2017 0 comments Accessories
Attach Tile to keys, skis, bikes, cats, grand kids, wives, husbands, etc. Now they can be found, even when hiding.

Perfect Senior Gift: Tile Will Find Your Keys And Any Thing Else

The Amazing Device We’ve All Been Waiting For. You’ve probably had this experience.  You are rushing out the door, late for something or other, and you’ve grabbed everything except…wait a minute…”Where are my keys? (wallet, glasses, etc?)” And the frantic search begins, characterized by looking in several of the same places more than once (a sure sign of insanity) and[Read More…]

by November 21, 2017 0 comments Accessories
A platoon of the 10th Mountain Division training at Camp Hale, CO. They were one tough bunch; many went on to become ski industry pioneers.

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Nov. 10)

Veterans Salute, Free Skiing For Seniors Announced, Rush To Prep For Season, Funny Mammoth Memories, Ditch The SmartPhone. We’re heading off to Boston’s Ski and Snowboard Expo at the World Trade Center this morning, armed with lots of SeniorsSkiing.com stickers and many copies of a hot-off-the-press news release announcing a list of resorts where seniors can ski for free. When[Read More…]

by November 10, 2017 2 comments Features
Shape Up: How To Get Fit For The Season

Shape Up: How To Get Fit For The Season

Progressive Exercises From Easy To Difficult Can Help You Tone Up. Okay, it’s late October, and you’ve put this off long enough.  You need to limber up for the upcoming snow season. Without topping up your muscles and stretching those ligaments, you can hurt yourself and have a very short season indeed. With some daily or weekly fitness routines, you[Read More…]

by October 25, 2017 1 comment Conditioning
Early September 2017, Perisher Ski Resort.
Credit: Perisher

Meanwhile In Australia…

We Have Hurricanes And Wildfires.  Oz Has Big Snow.  Sound Like A Theme? The news from Down Under is that the snows are prodigious, the depths of which haven’t been seen in 17 years. The snowpack in Australian snow fields is up to 97 inches, eight feet, which sounds awfully similar to the monster snow this year in the North[Read More…]

by September 11, 2017 0 comments International, Other News
More Skiing Songs Of The Sixties And Beyond

More Skiing Songs Of The Sixties And Beyond

Our Readers Search Their Attics For Old Ski Songs. Hear Them Now. Wow, what a response!  Thanks everyone for comments and emails on our reprised article, Skiing Songs of The Sixties.  We not only heard about ski song memories, we had some folks sending us (digital) recordings. We have to tip a pole to Boyd Allen, Exeter, NH, for taking[Read More…]

by August 28, 2017 7 comments Remember When?
Oscar Brand's 1961 collection of ribald ski songs are still funny today.

Super Skier: Skiing Songs of the Sixties

[Editor Note: Here’s an archive article that will bring back some memories.  Back in the Sixties, there was a host of songs devoted to the relatively new and growing sport of skiing.  This article from SeniorsSkiing.com August, 2014 highlights some of the songs and the singers.] Well, they called him Super Skier As he sat around the sun deck, For[Read More…]

by August 14, 2017 14 comments Remember When?
Experticity Update: Good News, Bad News

Experticity Update: Good News, Bad News

Experticity Discount Benefit For SeniorsSkiing.com Is Changing. For the past couple of months, we’ve been getting emails from new subscribers asking for clarity and/or instructions for accessing the Experticity site where readers can get amazing discounts on gear and clothing from top brands. These new readers were unable to get on the site.  So, we inquired, and after a decent[Read More…]

by July 19, 2017 2 comments Other News
Downward Facing Dog
Credit: Yoga Basics

Fitness Focus: The Essential Down Dog

Here’s One Of The Most Important Stretches An Active Senior Can Do. [Editor Note: Our summer series Fitness Focus is taking a distinctive turn toward several important yoga positions. We’ve highlighted the Squat, the Plank, and now the Down Dog.  We are a bit biased toward these poses because we have experienced personal progress and various muscle pain relief by[Read More…]

by July 5, 2017 0 comments Conditioning

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