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This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Dec. 4)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Dec. 4)

Music In The Mountains, Question For You Redux, Snow Coming, Aosta Trattoria Interlude, XC Starter Kit, Mystery Tow, Dispatch From Wolf Creek, Rental Apartment Advice, Inspiration For Recovery, Utah Resort COVID Summary. Imagine our surprise when we were searching YouTube for tunes from one of our favorite bands when we found, wait for it, the “Gondola Sessions.” We love the[Read More…]

by December 4, 2020 0 comments Features
Restrictions: Help, hinder, hopeless? What is your experience? Credit: USNews&WorldReport

Question For You: Dispatches From The Snow Frontier

Let’s Try Again: What Is Your First Visit To A Ski Resort In COVID Times Like? A few weeks ago, we asked our readers to tell us how their first visits to a ski resort went in this unusual year.  We wanted to hear reactions to constraints, regulations, and policies designed to keep visitors and staff safe. Unfortunately, we didn’t[Read More…]

by December 3, 2020 1 comment Features
Credit: Trapp Family Lodge

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Nov. 20)

SPECIAL EDITION: MAKE MORE TRACKS! Focus On Nordic, Snowshoeing, Fat Biking: Rationale, The Market Forecast, Videos: How To XC, Snowshoe, Fat Bike, Hidden Gem XC Resorts, Lesson Advice, Mystery Nordic Star, Trail Preferences. There’s more to winter besides downhill skiing. This issue will explore additional ways you can Make More Tracks. Let’s be clear at the top: We love Alpine[Read More…]

by November 20, 2020 0 comments Features
Mystery Glimpse: XC Dominator

Mystery Glimpse: XC Dominator

Perhaps The Greatest XC Competitor Of All Time? This week’s challenge might be very difficult for some, easy for others.  Why? Because not as many people follow the fortunes of cross-country competitors compared to their Alpine counterparts. Everyone knows Karli Schranz, Jean-Claude Killy, Bode Miller, and the rest.  But how about Sverre Stenersen, who consistently won medals in the Olympics[Read More…]

by November 17, 2020 0 comments Mystery Glimpse
Make More Tracks: Fat Bike Experience

Make More Tracks: Fat Bike Experience

Another Way To Go In The Snow: Fat Bikes. If you’re a cyclist, you will love the fat bike experience. You will most likely want to head out on a cold day so the snow is firm but not icy. Many xc ski resorts have groomed tracks for Fat Bikes as well as skiing. Deep snow: Fat Bikes don’t work,[Read More…]

by November 16, 2020 0 comments Make More Tracks
XC/Snowshoe participation numbers are up. Credit: Snow Sport Insights

Make More Tracks: Predicting Participation In XC/Snowshoeing

[Editor Note: The following article was written by Kelly Davis, Snow Sports Insights. Kelly is a veteran snow sports industry researcher and a consult to the Cross Country Ski Area Association.] Alternatives To Alpine Skiing Are Expected To Blossom This Season. Participation in cross country skiing and snowshoeing is expected to increase significantly this winter for the second season in[Read More…]

by November 16, 2020 0 comments Make More Tracks
Make More Tracks: How To Snowshoe

Make More Tracks: How To Snowshoe

Snowshoeing Is A Highly Accessible and Easy Way To Enjoy The Winter. Now here’s a winter outdoor sport that brings you in to the vibrant , snow-filled landscape and fresh air with a minimum of hassle and expense. From our surveys, we’ve noticed that those who snowshoe often bring spouses and grandchildren along into an easy way to walk in[Read More…]

by November 16, 2020 2 comments Make More Tracks
Make More Tracks: How To XC

Make More Tracks: How To XC

The Basics Of Cross-Country Skiing Demonstrated. The benefits of cross-country skiing are many. Clearly, it’s a full-body exercise that you can dial up or down depending on your mood, conditioning, and terrain. And, it’s easy. You can learn the basics in an hour and feel confident on your first outing. Advanced techniques are rather simple, too, so the learning curve[Read More…]

by November 16, 2020 0 comments Make More Tracks
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Nov. 13)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Nov. 13)

Classified Bonus, Skiing Weatherman, Volcano Snowshoeing, Renting Your Ski House Apt., Dust Of Snow Poem, Prep Advice, Strange Parka, Holiday Valley Review, COVID Rules Example. So we had  six inches of snow on Halloween and two weeks later we have 70 degree weather all week around the Boston outpost of SeniorsSkiing.com. And it’s Friday the 13th. And it’s a La[Read More…]

by November 13, 2020 1 comment Features
Summit At Snoqualmie COVID Rules: Expect This At Your Local Area

Summit At Snoqualmie COVID Rules: Expect This At Your Local Area

Here’s An Example Of What You Can Expect When You Make Your First Visit To Your Favorite Local Resort. This comes from The Summit at Snosqualmie. The video below introduces the program. Thanks to SeniorsSkiing.com correspondent Yvette Cardozo for passing it along. Face Coverings Required. Keep your mask on – both inside and outside – while at your home mountain. [Read More…]

by November 12, 2020 2 comments West
Mystery Glimpse: Flashy Coat

Mystery Glimpse: Flashy Coat

What The Heck Is He Wearing? Who is this person? There must be a story behind that coat. Something to do with the Olympics?  This might be a tough one. Please reply in Leave A Comment below. Thanks to the Colorado SnowSports Museum for contributing this picture.  Did you realize there snow sports museums all across North America? Many are[Read More…]

by November 11, 2020 5 comments Mystery Glimpse
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Nov.6)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Nov.6)

Warren Miller’s Latest, Skis For Senior Recommendations, Rent Your Ski House, COVID Rules, Sun Valley XC, Mystery Instructor, Early Visitor Question. November 7 marks the Eastern premiere of the new Warren Miller ski-a-rama movie, Future Retro. This year, the crew of extreme skier-athletes and videographers tackle remote mountain settings in Antarctica, Iceland, Alaska, Montana, Switzerland, and more, all blue sky,[Read More…]

by November 6, 2020 2 comments Features
Mystery Glimpse: Instructor Comma

Mystery Glimpse: Instructor Comma

Famous Instructor And Ski Celebrity. Here’s a picture of one of skiing’s most famous instructors, demonstrating the equally famous comma position.  This might be an easy one for many readers who have been around skiing for a while, like since the early 60s. Heavy hint: He just had a birthday. Last Week Yes, it’s the famous Air Car, a sui[Read More…]

by November 2, 2020 6 comments Mystery Glimpse
Lots of Black Swans this year. Enough already!

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Oct. 30)

Snow On Halloween! Skiing Weatherman Predicts, Resort Options Question, Mystery Air Ride, Nordic Exercisers. This year is unprecedented in many ways. Perhaps another oddity to add to how unusual things have become is that we have snow forecast for the Boston area on Halloween. Well, the evening before Halloween, but still. If you know anything about statistics, you have probably[Read More…]

by October 30, 2020 0 comments Features
Mystery Glimpse: Air Ride

Mystery Glimpse: Air Ride

Not A Flying Saucer. Close, though. It certainly looks like it might be from…um…elsewhere. And that’s a giveaway to what was going on in that particular era. Is it an amusement park ride? Prop from a space movie? No, but at what stylish resort did this car-ish “gondola” appear? How about when? Does anyone know the history? We thank Jamie[Read More…]

by October 27, 2020 6 comments Mystery Glimpse
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This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Oct. 23)

Classified Launch, Response, and Advice,  Chile Season Review, Serious Question For You, Mystery, Maine Guide Advice, How To Ski With COVID. Last week, we launched our new Classified Ad feature with a special introductory $1 for 30 days offer.  We are happy that there are readers who are posting their ads and hopefully getting some responses.  Here’s what Bill Cohen,[Read More…]

by October 23, 2020 1 comment Features
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Oct. 16)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Oct. 16)

Gala Classified Launch!, Mystery Glimpse Returns, Question About Buying Decisions, Rendezvous Ski Trails, MT, Early Season Quiz, Book Review: Staying With It, Prepping Your Mind. SeniorsSkiing new Classified feature is active and ready to accept ads! Readers Said It Would Be A Good Idea. And Here It Is.
  Since we started SeniorsSkiing seven years ago, we’ve received many emails from[Read More…]

by October 16, 2020 0 comments Features
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by October 15, 2020 0 comments Home Top Box 2
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Mystery Glimpse: Those Eyes

The Face Of Intensity. Here’s the first of our Mystery Glimpse feature for this new season. We post a picture from snowsport’s past and you guess who the person, place, or thing is. Write your response in the Leave A Reply box below.  If you know any details about the photo or the situation, let us know. Here’s a racer[Read More…]

by October 13, 2020 5 comments Mystery Glimpse
Bob Skinner's Ski And Sports, Newbury, NH.

Question For You 14: How Do You Decide What To Buy?

Shopping For New Stuff? Now is the time of the year when thoughts of pulling out the plastic and splurging on gear and clothing permeate our waking hours. After all, those old bindings are past their sell-buy date, and those cracked boots don’t quite fit the way they did seven years ago. And that dirty parka is simply falling apart.[Read More…]

by October 13, 2020 13 comments Features
This Week In SeniorSkiing.com (Oct. 9)

This Week In SeniorSkiing.com (Oct. 9)

A Community Of Senior Snowsports Enthusiasts, Boot Buying Guide, Questions For You, Nordic Being Noticed, October Frost Poem. We are starting our seventh publishing year this October.  Frankly, we never thought we’d go this long. After all, how many seniors who like to play in the snow would be interested in an online magazine? Well, it turns out lots.  We[Read More…]

by October 9, 2020 1 comment Features
Question For You 12: How Will You Change?

Question For You 12: How Will You Change?

The 2020 Season Will Be Like No Other. Things Will Be Different. Will You Be, Too? You know the scene: COVID rules in play at resorts, mostly involving reduced capacities, reservations, limitations on indoor activities, restricted food service, and the whatever else ski area managers have created to protect customers.  It ain’t business as usual. We’d like to know how[Read More…]

by October 6, 2020 30 comments Other News
Getting high is not the point of CBD.

Question For You 13: CBD?

Fad Or Fabulous? Does The Cannibis Derivative Work For You? We are curious about the emergence of CBD as a medicinal potion for a variety of ailments. Surely, we bet most of you remember the furtive days with Mary Jane back in college. Actually, let’s not go there. CBD is different.  Cannabidiol or CBD has rapidly become the celebrity ointment[Read More…]

by October 6, 2020 12 comments Features
Snow In Literature: “October”

Snow In Literature: “October”

“October” By Robert Frost [Editor Note: No, no snow, but a wonderful way to welcome October.] O hushed October morning mild, Thy leaves have ripened to the fall; Tomorrow’s wind, if it be wild, Should waste them all. The crows above the forest call; Tomorrow they may form and go. O hushed October morning mild, Begin the hours of this[Read More…]

by October 5, 2020 1 comment Features
Masks were everywhere in the Perisher lodge. Credit: John Harris

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (10/2)

And So Begins The 2020-21 SeniorsSkiing.com Publishing Season. Fasten your face masks firmly in place; this winter is going to be like no other.   The entire snow sports industry has spent the summer planning how to open up when the snow flies.  Uncertainty about the future makes people anxious, however, the semblance of a cohesive, cogent plan with precautions goes[Read More…]

by October 2, 2020 3 comments Features

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