Articles by: Michael Maginn

Come On Over, Western Skiers: Eastern Snow Is Epic

Come On Over, Western Skiers: Eastern Snow Is Epic

Boston Reports Over 100 Inches, 2 1/2 More Than Normal, With Three More Weeks Of Winter To Go. If you are a senior skier from the West, you are probably wondering what’s going on with the snow.  Our correspondent in Utah report skiers taking two or three runs on ice-covered, snow-deprived slopes and calling it a day.  We’ve heard of areas[Read More…]

by February 25, 2015 0 comments East, Features
Skiing into the river? Looks that way at Le Massif de Charlevoix
Credit: SkiZone

Le Massif de Charlevoix: Views, Trails, and Chic

Where else can you ski into a major river (almost) and take a ski train to a charming village? About an hour north of Quebec City, we find Le Massif de Charlevoix, a magnificent and major North American ski area that offers several exceptional features: Most people arrive and park at the top of the mountain, making their first run[Read More…]

by February 24, 2015 0 comments Home Top Box 1, International
The Ski Diva Focuses On Senior Skiers

The Ski Diva Focuses On Senior Skiers

Women’s ski site explores the benefits of being senior skiers

by February 23, 2015 0 comments Features, Home Top Box 4
Mascot Bonhomme makes us feel welcome at his Palais.
Credit: Tourisme Quebec

Au Quebec Pays des Merveilles d’Hiver

Au Quebec Pays des Merveilles d’Hiver Messieurs et Mesdammes, nous aimons le Quebec en hiver! With apologies to Madame Haydu, my high school French teacher, our recent journée au Quebec was trés intéressant, and nous were heureuse to tell you toût de l’historie. Eçoutez, Senior Skiers, if you are looking for a winter vacation in snow country that is different,[Read More…]

by February 19, 2015 3 comments International
Quebec Winter Carnival: Canoe Racing On The Frozen St. Lawrence

Quebec Winter Carnival: Canoe Racing On The Frozen St. Lawrence

A New Extreme Sport Emerges For Those Who Really Love The Cold Hearty, are we?  Well, these lads surely are.  These garcons are one of a dozen or so teams, some of them professionals, who are canoe racing on the St. Lawrence during Quebec’s Winter Carnival.  The amateurs included a women’s team, mixed men and women teams and a few folks[Read More…]

by February 12, 2015 0 comments East, International
Is This Guy For Real? Amazing Candide Thovex In The Alps

Is This Guy For Real? Amazing Candide Thovex In The Alps

Daredevil is becoming an -ism.  Here’s yet another impossible run. We wonder if videos like this help recruit people to skiing or turn them off.  It sure looks, um, well, risky.  What do you think? Professional skiers Candide Thovex totally shreds Val Blanc.

by January 21, 2015 1 comment Features, International
A bevy of Santas collaborate at Brighton Ski Resort, UT.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

A Gaggle of Santas: Merry Christmas From SeniorsSkiing.com

by December 26, 2014 0 comments West
Adaptive Ski Instructor Alisa Anderson guides a student on the "Snow Slider" at Smuggler's Notch.
Credit: Alisa Anderson

Coming Back From Injury: Avoid One-Sidedness

Adaptive Ski Instructor Provides Advice on Predictable Issues for Returnees Alisa Anderson, Smuggler’s Notch’s (VT) adaptive skiing program manager, is a highly-specialized PSIA instructor who, over the past 20 years, has applied techniques and tools for skiers of all kinds who need a little extra help getting down the mountain. She trained at the National Sports Center for the Disabled,[Read More…]

by December 24, 2014 1 comment Conditioning, East, Home Top Box 3
Straight Down: Cody Townsend and Gravity

Straight Down: Cody Townsend and Gravity

Now This Should Tighten You Up. Cody Townsend, professional free skier and athlete, takes on the most improbable ski run we’ve ever seen.  The scene is a near vertical chute in Alaska’s Tordrillo Mountains, more like a elevator shaft than a ski run.  This scene is a clip from Red Bull’s documentary, “Days of My Youth.”  We are certain that[Read More…]

by December 17, 2014 0 comments Features, Ski Heroes
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Free Skiing For Seniors: A Directory From Skiing History Magazine

There are dozens of ski areas that offer free skiing to seniors. SeniorsSkiing.com’s partner, the International Ski History Association, has just published an incredibly valuable resource for senior skiers.   In the November-December 2014 issue of Skiing History Magazine, there’s a directory of where seniors can ski for free or for discounts in North America.  Thanks to ISHA President (and Seniorsskiing.com[Read More…]

by December 11, 2014 0 comments Destinations
The Canyons will be linked to PCMR via high-speed gondola. 
Credit: The Canyones

Breaking News: Vail Connects Park City and Canyons

High-Speed Gondola To Link Both Areas The recent acquisition by Vail of Park City Mountain Resort is yielding a major new development.  Vail will link Park City and Canyons Resorts together, creating the largest ski area in the US with over 7,300 acres of skiable terrain.  Click here to read the whole story from the Salt Lake Tribune.  Your move,[Read More…]

by December 9, 2014 0 comments West
Pakems CEO Julie Adams shows off high and low models at the Boston Ski and Snowboard Show.
Credit: SeniorsSkiing.com

Lightweight Pakems: Flip Flops for Cold Weather

Clever new “portable” boot makes feet happy. We’ve been padding around SeniorsSkiing.com’s New England office for the past few days wear-testing our new Pakems boots that we picked up at the Boston Ski and Snowboard Show last month. The real trial will come in a couple of weeks on some ski hill in New Hampshire, Vermont, or Maine after the final[Read More…]

by December 5, 2014 0 comments Boots, Home Top Box 1
2015 Snowfall Predictions for New England
Credit: WBZ-TV Graphic

Flash: Colder, Snowier Winter 2015 Forecast For New England

Latest Prediction from WBZ-TV Meteorologist Forecasts Cold and Snow With the season just getting started, we’ve been diligently watching snow forecasts as we know know you have as well.  As we reported in an earlier post, Joel Gratz, our favorite snow meteorologist who prognosticates at OpenSnow, has been compared a number of weather models and found a consensus for dry[Read More…]

by December 2, 2014 0 comments East, Features, Home Top Box 2
Credit: Sweetgrass Productions

Afterglow: Visual Night Skiing Poetry

When Was The Last Time You Skied In The Dark?  We bet it wasn’t like this. So far, this year’s pre-snow-season has seen at least two new dazzling ski movies hit the screens. First, we couldn’t help but notice Warren Miller’s 65th ski movie, No Turning Back, which we reviewed here and concluded it was the best yet. That movie[Read More…]

by November 7, 2014 0 comments Features, West
First run at A-Basin. 
Credit: Al's Blog

The 2014-15 Season Officially Starts: Guess Where

Lifts are open in the high Rockies! What we’ve been waiting for has finally happening.  Subtly, to be sure.  The lifts opened on Oct 17 at Arapahoe Basin, the first ski area to open this season.  Robin’s egg blue day.  Let’s hope we see more of those this year.   To read the scoop on A-Basin’s opening day, click here[Read More…]

by October 17, 2014 0 comments West

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