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This Week In (Oct. 16)

This Week In (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 (Oct. 9)

This Week In (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 (10/2)

And So Begins The 2020-21 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
Will you hail, hail the gang's all here this year?

Question For You 11: How Will You Share a Ski House In COVID Time?

How Will Your Ski Club/Family/Partner Ski House Shares Be Different This Year? We wondered how many of our readers are involved in sharing private accommodations near ski areas. And, if you do, are you making special arrangements for 2020-21 due to COVID-19 like scheduling use?  This question came up because our website designer recently created, an online scheduling service[Read More…]

by September 28, 2020 1 comment Features
This Week In (Aug. 28)

This Week In (Aug. 28)

We’re On Vacation! Mask-covered, social-distanced, sanitized-hands, take-out vacations are the end of August things to do at  Jon has isolated himself in a travel trailer somewhere in the North West, and I’ve been on a sailboat in Maine, watching ospreys and sunsets. However, we do want to send you a reminder of winter dreams.  Here’s a neat video from[Read More…]

by August 28, 2020 7 comments Features
Meanwhile, The Remarkables in Queenstown, NZ, are open to domestic visitors only. NZ locked down in late March and beat the virus. At least so far.

This Week In (July 31)

Hints Of The Coming Winter, Questions For You, Covid Fitness, Ski Canada And Covid. Wow, turn around, and it’s the end of July, and August is upon us. Has Covid-19 accelerated the clock? It seems like we are rushing into fall.  And all the uncertainty that will bring. One thing for certain, we know most people don’t like uncertainty, ambiguity,[Read More…]

by July 31, 2020 4 comments Features
Question For You 9: Corona Making You More Fit?

Question For You 9: Corona Making You More Fit?

It’s Been Four Months. Where Are You On Your Fitness Plan? The season ended abruptly for everyone in mid-March. One day, you were on the lift line at Killington, and, boom, next day you were heading home. Just like that. We know that many of your resorted to picking up new activities.  With the gyms. pools, tennis, and golf clubs[Read More…]

by July 29, 2020 22 comments Features
Question For You 10: Classifieds?

Question For You 10: Classifieds?

Help Us Decide If/How Classifieds Should Work. At World Headquarters, we get frequent requests from readers looking for ski partners, places to go, house or condo rental information, and many other topics.  So, we decided to create a classified ad section within to accommodate these kinds of wants, needs, and desires. What we are planning is a[Read More…]

by July 28, 2020 41 comments Features
Ski Tuck in June? Sure, say three Vermonters. Credit: Connor Nashj from Powder Magazine

This Week In (June 26)

Is Fitness On Your Mind These Days?, Harriet’s Hip Advice, Exercise Hacks Book Review, Questions For You. The summer solstice has come and gone.  On solstice day, a northeastern Siberian town located above the Arctic Circle, recorded 100.4 degrees, the highest temperature ever recorded in the Arctic since records have been kept. In the East, an early summer heat wave[Read More…]

by June 26, 2020 0 comments Features
Question For You 8: The XC Option

Question For You 8: The XC Option

What About Cross-Country? Let’s imagine that the recovery from the Corona virus doesn’t go as we all hope it will.  And that by the time snow flies again in the mountains, the second wave has landed.  Ski resorts are either closed or postponing opening dates until later in the winter. Or ski resorts are limiting access through a lottery or[Read More…]

by June 24, 2020 39 comments Features
Question For You 9: SeniorsSkiing’s Publishing Schedule

Question For You 9: SeniorsSkiing’s Publishing Schedule

Is Once A Week Too Much? The co-publishers are curious about how our readership feels about our publishing schedule.  Currently, publishes a weekly edition from around the beginning of October to the end of April. We’ve heard from some readers that might be overkill. Others say, keep on keeping on. We have been struggling with the decisions.  Perhaps you[Read More…]

by June 24, 2020 61 comments Features
This Week In (May 22)

This Week In (May 22)

Green Shoots On The Horizon (?), Yellowstone Opens, Season Ticket Puzzle, Bike Fit, Questions For You. According to New England Ski Industry, early-open, late-close Killington resort has decided to pivot to golf on May 19th despite skiable conditions on one popular trail.  Indeed, as the photo shows, Superstar looks ready to go, top to bottom.  The resort closed on March[Read More…]

by May 22, 2020 2 comments Features
Those sweaters, that hair, those baggy pants. Stein was a one-of-a-kind.

Stein Shows The Way

Remember Classic Skiing? Here’s a really great tribute video from Outside TV on Stein Eriksen’s role in creating the world of modern skiing. From extreme skiing to blue cruising, Stein has had a deep and lasting impact on the sport.  Who hasn’t tried to ski with knees locked together in a comma position just like him? Click below to watch[Read More…]

by May 20, 2020 1 comment Ski Heroes
Question For You 6: Next Season

Question For You 6: Next Season

How Is This Going To Work? Everyone in the ski business has been puzzling about next season and how it will unfold. Uncertainty brings with it lots of speculation about if, when, and how the ski industry will re-open. Even if it does re-open, whatever that means, will people show up? So our first Question For You this month is[Read More…]

by May 20, 2020 65 comments Features
Question For You 7: Keeping Fit

Question For You 7: Keeping Fit

What’s Your Routine? From our reader surveys, we know that our audience is interested in fitness and a variety of outdoor activities as a regular element of their lifestyles. Tennis, hiking, cycling, golf, kayaking, running are some of the top choices, however, we do have some equestrians, sailors, fishers, and weightlifters out there, among a bunch of other miscellaneous sports[Read More…]

by May 20, 2020 15 comments Features
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This Week In (April 10)

Season Wrap: It Was A Very Good Season Until It Wasn’t. [Editor note: We’re including a few notable pics from the year to accompany this article.] And so ends the sixth publishing year of  A little earlier than planned.  We had some spring skiing in mind around mid-March; we bet you did, too. Nothing is constant but change. As[Read More…]

by April 10, 2020 10 comments Features
Snow In Literature: Two Tramps In Mud Time (Excerpt)

Snow In Literature: Two Tramps In Mud Time (Excerpt)

[Editor Note: This time of the year, we like to re-publish this verse from Frost’s Two Tramps In Mud Time. We also note that we’ve published a number of Frost’s poems in our Snow In Literature this publishing year. Unintended.  But his words reflect the world of people who know winter and all it brings. You can listen to Frost[Read More…]

by April 8, 2020 0 comments Features
This Week In (April 3)

This Week In (April 3)

Biding Time With Classic Books, Incidents And Accidents Editorial, Question For You, Mystery Racer, Nordic Walking, Transition To Cycling. Like you, we are grounded. Yard work, walking, Zoom with old friends, carefully going to the Post Office, watching Netflix, reading, practicing new music, all the activities you are probably doing. One rainy afternoon found us sorting through the books at[Read More…]

by April 3, 2020 8 comments Features

Editorial: Too Many Incidents And Accidents

It’s Time To Update The Responsibility Code. Many senior snow sports enthusiasts have been participating in the sport for decades, in some cases, starting as children or high school or college students. Each year, they return to the ski hills, older, less strong, less stamina, but still dedicated to the sport they love. They come back despite the concern that[Read More…]

by April 2, 2020 37 comments Features