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This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Mar.22)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Mar.22)

Odds & Ends, W.S. Merwin, Ski For Light Part 2, Schneider Cup, Resort Reviews, BC Resorts Love Seniors, Mystery Smithy, Crazy Ski Ads. Spring Arrives Tonight. This week, there’s yet more snow in The Sierra, and a Nor’Easter in the East, leaving piles of it everywhere. There are clearly opportunities for extending the season well into the summer. The question[Read More…]

by March 22, 2019 2 comments Features
Blind skier Chris Leghorn and her guide. Credit: Pam Owen

Ski For Light: Why A Guide Keeps Coming Back

[Editor Note: This article was written by Robert Civiak, a 25-year Ski For Light volunteer guide. It previously appeared in the Ski For Light Bulletin, Summer, 2018. For Part 1: A Skier’s Experience. click here.] Part 2: A Guide’s Story. In 1992, after several years of bad snow in the mid- Atlantic region, I signed up to go to Colorado[Read More…]

by March 19, 2019 1 comment Features
Snow In Literature: A Contemporary

Snow In Literature: A Contemporary

By W.S. Merwin (1927-2019) What if I came down now out of these solid dark clouds that build up against the mountain day after day with no rain in them and lived as one blade of grass in a garden in the south when the clouds part in winter from the beginning I would be older than all the animals[Read More…]

by March 18, 2019 2 comments Features
Brodie Mt, home of "Kelly's Irish Alps" was where St. Patrick skied in Western Massachusetts. Credit: New Ski History.

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Mar. 15)

Italian Alps, Ski For Light Skier, Mystery Irishman, Great Glen, Personal Knee Story, Winter’s Spring. Happy St. Patrick’s Day, formerly the unofficial beginning of spring skiing.  But this year we aren’t so sure. Winter isn’t going anywhere. This week’s Mystery Glimpse reveals the story behind the Hard Pak Puliverizer, the ingenious ice grinder machine invented by Jim Kelly, owner-operator of[Read More…]

by March 15, 2019 0 comments Features
Appleton Farms, Ipswich/Hamilton, MA. Credit: Mike Maginn

Snow In Literature: The Winter’s Spring

By John Clare (1793-1864) The winter comes; I walk alone, I want no bird to sing; Tho those who keep their hearts their own The winter is the spring. No flowers to please—no bees to hum— The coming spring’s already come.   I never want the Christmas rose To come before its time; The season, each as God bestows, Are[Read More…]

by March 11, 2019 2 comments Features
Start of the Vasaloppett March 3, 2019.

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Mar.8)

[Editor Note: We sent packages and envelopes to readers who donated in our recent fund-raising campaign this week. Jon and I are truly gratified by your support. Thank you. If you haven’t received your premium, please be patient. More patches and stickers are being shipped to us.] Vasaloppett And Memories Of The Great Washington Birthday Race, Fat Bike Amateur, Mystery[Read More…]

by March 8, 2019 1 comment Features
Ask An Expert: Knee Replacement

Ask An Expert: Knee Replacement

Advice From An Orthopedic Physician. A reader asks: I need a knee replacement. Is there one implant (Zimmer, Depuy, Stryker, etc.) that is better for returning to skiing? Here’s the reply from Dr. Peter Schmaus, Orthopedic Spine and Sports, Paramus, NJ: Thank you for that interesting and timely question. There are nearly 700,000 knee replacements done in the United States[Read More…]

by March 6, 2019 11 comments Ask An Expert
Mystery Glimpse: Ski Legend Of The Rockies

Mystery Glimpse: Ski Legend Of The Rockies

That’s A Big Hint. He sure looks like a rugged dude.  Considering what he did for a living, you shouldn’t be surprised to learn he was a thorough outdoorsman.  Do you know who this is? Where he hung out? What he did for a living? Our bet is a lot of our readers know who this is. Last Week This[Read More…]

by February 27, 2019 1 comment Features
Not us.

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Feb. 22)

Thank You So Much for your supporting SeniorsSkiing.com. Your response has been gratifying. If you haven’t sent a donation, please help us defray expenses. There are different premiums for different contribution levels. Please click here to make a donation.  Senioritis, RV and Ski, Flat Light Blues, Mystery Jump II, More Gratitude When we started SeniorsSkiing.com, we struggled with what to[Read More…]

by February 22, 2019 2 comments Features
A rolling hotel. An adventure to some, a frugal alternative to others. Credit: Frank Valentine, Upsplash

Take A Ski Trip In An RV

[Editor Note: As the new year begins, SeniorsSkiing.com is again asking our readers to contribute to support our online magazine. Yes, we have grown in the number of subscribers and advertisers. But our expenses have also grown. You can help us defray some of these expenses by helping us out with a donation.  This year, we have a mix of[Read More…]

by February 20, 2019 2 comments Gear
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Feb. 15)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Feb. 15)

Gratitude!, Snow Floods And Deserts, Big Jump, George at 101, Folk Tale, Steamboat Guide, You Never Know. The response to our appeal for financial support to help defray expenses at SeniorsSkiing.com has been extremely gratifying. We are humbled by the donations we’ve received, and thank each contributor most heartily. If you haven’t yet considered making a donation (and getting a[Read More…]

by February 15, 2019 1 comment Features
Ask An Expert: Getting Up From A Fall

Ask An Expert: Getting Up From A Fall

How To Get Up From A Fall A question from reader Jeffrey Dunning: What are good exercises to help skiers get up after a fall? Getting up with both ski boots attached to skis is a lot harder than when I was young. For an expert opinion, we turned to Seth Masia, founder of the skiyoungernow.com instructional approach, offered at the[Read More…]

by February 14, 2019 6 comments Ask An Expert
The NFL has embraced yoga to make muscles supple and flexible. Credit: Equinox

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Feb.8)

Mellow Sundance, Tow Line, Backstage World Championships, Bike In Winter, Ask The Expert. [Editor Note: As the new year begins, SeniorsSkiing.com is again asking our readers to contribute to support our online magazine. Yes, we have grown in the number of subscribers and advertisers. But our expenses have also grown. You can help us defray some of these expenses by[Read More…]

by February 8, 2019 0 comments Features
Ask The Expert: Ski Boot Advice

Ask The Expert: Ski Boot Advice

How To Buy A First Pair Of Boots At 65 Years Old. A Question From Reader Greg Merritt: I just found and joined your group. I was wondering if you can give me some guidance on how to buy my first pair of boots (so many choices). I am 65 years old and weigh 215 on a 5’10 frame. Have[Read More…]

by February 7, 2019 19 comments Ask The Expert
White Mountains,  Franconia Notch, Cannon Mountain? 
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This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Feb. 1)

Ask An Expert, Mystery Incantation, Robert Frost, 70s Ski Test Reality, Glen Plake Tour. Last week, we pointed out that of three competitive New Hampshire ski resorts along I-93, two offered low day lift ticket prices for seniors and one didn’t. To review, both Waterville Valley and Bretton Woods offered $29 and/or $32, depending on when you buy and if[Read More…]

by February 1, 2019 2 comments Features

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