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NESIS storm distribution by month, 1956-2019. Credit: Weather Channel

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Jan. 17)

East Coast: Start Us Up.  Roll Away Stiff Muscles, Harriet Wears A Cup Cake, New Bindings Old Skis, Mystery Top Hatted Skier, Nordic Gourmet Ski Tours, Good Weather News. Last weekend, the temperature was 70+ degrees in Boston, a record high for January 4-5.  That was not a good thing for resorts, especially lower altitude areas, that are gearing up[Read More…]

by January 17, 2020 1 comment Features
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Incidents & Accidents: 7

Safety Is Up To All Of Us. [Editor Note: Dave Irons contributed this article on skiing safety which first appeared in the Lewiston Sun Journal. Dave is a veteran ski journalist and ski patroller.  SeniorsSkiing.com is collecting stories from readers about incidents and accidents that they have experienced. We intend to review these for patterns and themes and use that[Read More…]

by January 15, 2020 6 comments Incidents and Accidents
A massage ball can really concentrate gentle pressure on knots.
Credit: Pro-tecathletics

Foam Roll Out Those Nasty Knots

An amazingly simple and immediately effective DIY massage relaxes stiffness and removes pain The foam rolling technique of self- massage is exceptionally beneficial in increasing athletic performance, reducing pain, and helping with injury recovery/prevention —especially for older snow enthusiasts. The medical term for rolling out is self-myofascial release.  “Myo” means muscle, and “fascial” refers to the fascia, a framework of[Read More…]

by January 13, 2020 1 comment Conditioning
Ask The Expert: New Bindings, Old Skis

Ask The Expert: New Bindings, Old Skis

The Opposite Question From A Couple Of Weeks Ago. A Question From Reader James Davis: Ok I fully understand the mechanical aspect of old bindings, but what about the skis underneath? I have several pair of older skis in excellent visual condition that I like to use occasionally. How many times is it safe to put on new bindings? Response[Read More…]

by January 13, 2020 4 comments Ask An Expert
Lots of snow in view from Peak Lodge, Killington (4,236 feet). Credit: Roger Lohr

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Jan.10)

Where The Snow Is In The East, A Ski Learning Tool, Grandparents Teach Munchkins, Weather Coming, Apres Fire-ish Cocktail. Sounds as if the West is off to an incredible season. Snow packs in Colorado and Utah are already over normal amounts, the Northwest and Western Canada is getting more new snow.  So there’s lots of visitor activity.  A quick scan[Read More…]

by January 10, 2020 2 comments Features
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Jan. 3)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Jan. 3)

The Top 10 SeniorsSkiing.com Articles Of 2019. Here are our readers favorite articles from the past year, deducted by looking at the number of comments, clicks, and the help of Google Analytics. It is certainly a diverse collection of pieces, ranging from our very popular Mystery Glimpse feature fueled by historic photographs from ski museums around the country, to a[Read More…]

by January 3, 2020 0 comments Features
Ask The Expert: Old Bindings, New Skis?

Ask The Expert: Old Bindings, New Skis?

Repurposing Bindings Not A Good Idea. A Question From Reader Mike Goldman: I have the Marker IPT Wideride bindings mounted on a pair of Vokyl RTM 80. Can these bindings be re-mounted and used on something like a Nordica Soul Rider 97?  Thanks. Response From Jackson Hogan, ski industry veteran and publisher of realskiers.com. My answer to Mike is no.[Read More…]

by January 2, 2020 9 comments Ask An Expert
Incidents & Accidents: 6

Incidents & Accidents: 6

Tracking Down The Reckless Party: YOU Must Capture Data At The Scene. Mark Stangl, Steamboat, CO What Happened: Snowboarder collided with me from behind, causing a spiral leg fracture.  Both fibula and tibia were broken and required internal hardware treatments.  Major life changes and financial impacts resulted. (The snowboarder was from Panama and although at fault resisted all contact from[Read More…]

by December 31, 2019 11 comments Incidents and Accidents
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Dec. 20)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Dec. 20)

Happy Holidays, Injury Brings Insight, Gifts, Ski The Cone, Ski Forecasts. As a holiday gift from SeniorsSkiing.com to you, here’s a poem celebrating the Winter Solstice and this special celebratory time of year welcoming Yuletide. The Shortest Day was written by Susan Cooper for the Christmas Revels, a wonderful show with music, dance, and poetry reflecting different cultures and styles[Read More…]

by December 20, 2019 0 comments Features
Very Last Minute Gifts

Very Last Minute Gifts

60s Ski Songs, Powder Addicts, New England Ski Museum Shop. Stuck for a present for a senior snow sports partner, friend, spouse, colleague? Here are three sources that can fill in the blank. Download 60s Ski Songs. Ray Conrad wrote and performed skiing songs in the early 60s in a folk music style that was gaining popularity in cafes, clubs[Read More…]

by December 16, 2019 0 comments Features
NSNA Crew grooms all night for a wonderful trail in the morning. Credit: NSNA

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Dec. 13)

Nordic Volunteers, Poutine For Calories, Exoskeleton Helps Legs, More Incidents & Accidents, Southern Skiing, Mystery Team, Weather Report. This co-publisher of SeniorsSkiing.com loves to cross-country ski. Since we live directly across the street from a 900-acre tract of conservation land, owned and managed by the Trustees of Reservations, we head over the stone wall whenever there is decent coverage. In[Read More…]

by December 13, 2019 2 comments Features
Can You Do This?

Can You Do This?

Another Caption Contest. This is Tobi Heinle, ski guide, Voekyl-Marker-Dalbello pro athlete, doing his thing on Zugspitze Mountain, Garmisch-Partenkirchen. More on Tobi, click here. Click on arrow to see video. And try to caption it. Write your entry below. [Editor Note: Thanks to Snowbrains.com for originally posting this.]

by December 11, 2019 6 comments International
Correspondent Jan Brunvand captured an incident in action.

Incidents And Accidents: 4

Things Get Rocky On Bullwinkle [Editor note: SeniorsSkiing.com is collecting stories from readers about incidents and accidents that they have experienced. We intend to review these for patterns and themes and use that data to influence the safety policies of resorts and other stakeholders. The following is the fourth article submitted by a reader in our new feature “Incidents and[Read More…]

by December 10, 2019 11 comments Incidents and Accidents
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Dec. 6)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Dec. 6)

There Is A LOT Of Snow Out There. Have You Made Your First Run? It has started. It’s official. It’s on. Go. 2019-2020 is happening. Now. We are watching the post-Thanksgiving double-whammy snow storm fall here in New England and contemplating getting out on our xc skis this morning. We know our local ski shop has been jammed this whole[Read More…]

by December 6, 2019 3 comments Features
Incidents And Accidents:3

Incidents And Accidents:3

Confronting The Offender. [Editor note: SeniorsSkiing.com is collecting stories from readers about incidents and accidents that they have experienced. We intend to review these for patterns and themes and use that data to influence the safety policies of resorts and other stakeholders. The following is the second article submitted by a reader in our new feature “Incidents and Accidents”. If[Read More…]

by December 4, 2019 13 comments Incidents and Accidents

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