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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 SeniorsSkiing.com Classifieds Should Work. At SeniorsSkiing.com 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 SeniorsSkiing.com 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 SeniorsSkiing.com (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, SeniorsSkiing.com 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 SeniorsSkiing.com (May 22)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (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
Sunday River, ME

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (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 SeniorsSkiing.com.  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 SeniorsSkiing.com (April 3)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (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
Whoops.

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 38 comments Features
Correspondent Jan Brunvand captured an incident in action.

Question For You: 5

We Need Your Ideas. Our editorial this week calls for the ski industry to re-consider the Responsibility Code with the goal of reducing on-slope collisions, near misses, and even hit-and-runs. This is a serious problem that we’ve explored all season in our Incidents And Accidents series. While a comprehensive solution requires leadership, commitment, and investment by resort management, SeniorsSkiing.com believes[Read More…]

by April 2, 2020 25 comments Features
Postmasters Andrea and Brenda at the little country PO were so helpful in mailing tote bags. Thanks so much.

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Mar. 27)

Onwards, Reporting On Your Comments, New Question For You, Skiing Weatherman, Cool Sun Glasses, Poetry For These Times, XC Skiing Still Viable, Sugarloaf Resort Review, Stow Your Gear. Winding down, changing pace, and adapting to new circumstances has become the order of the day. At SeniorsSkiing.com, we are still publishing relevant articles for our readership that will in some small[Read More…]

by March 27, 2020 2 comments Features
Snow In Literature: The Peace Of Wild Things

Snow In Literature: The Peace Of Wild Things

[Editor Note: While this poem doesn’t mention snow, it does reflect our readers’ affinity to the outdoors and the balm of the natural world. We offer it for your reflection in these unusual times.] By Wendell Barry When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my[Read More…]

by March 26, 2020 0 comments Features
Question For You: 4

Question For You: 4

Seeking Your Insights Again. Last week, we experimented with asking questions about how you are coping with the pandemic. Your response was overwhelming.  This week, we’re going to ask again.  This time, we seek your advice about a more practical matter. Let’s try connecting again. If you’re buying a pass for next season, which one are you buying? Why? If[Read More…]

by March 26, 2020 41 comments Features
Spring Arrives Tonight.

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Mar. 20)

Hold Fast, James Niehues Paints Mountains, Emily’s Poem To Spring, Ski Diva Perspective, Senior Group At Powder Mountain, Weatherman Says More Snow, Mystery Racer. The irony is sardonic. The snow-starved Sierra is finally getting yards of snow, Easter will most likely have another coating in New England at higher elevations. And no lifts are turning.  Normal is upside down. Ski[Read More…]

by March 20, 2020 3 comments Features
Question For You: 1

Question For You: 1

It’s important for seniors to connect during these difficult times. Because we have a large list of senior readers, we are contemplating turning a portion of SeniorsSkiing.com into a forum for our readers.  We’re going to ask some questions that you can respond to in the Reply Box below each question. Hopefully, others will respond and we can create a[Read More…]

by March 19, 2020 77 comments Forum
Question For You: 2

Question For You: 2

It’s important for seniors to connect during these difficult times. Because we have a large list of senior readers, we are contemplating turning a portion of SeniorsSkiing.com into a forum for our readers.  We’re going to ask some questions that you can respond to in the Reply Box below each question. Hopefully, others will respond and we can create a[Read More…]

by March 19, 2020 46 comments Forum
Question For You: 3

Question For You: 3

It’s important for seniors to connect during these difficult times. Because we have a large list of senior readers, we are contemplating turning a portion of SeniorsSkiing.com into a forum for our readers.  We’re going to ask some questions that you can respond to in the Reply Box below each question. Hopefully, others will respond and we can create a[Read More…]

by March 19, 2020 33 comments Forum
Snow In Literature: “To lose if one can find again”

Snow In Literature: “To lose if one can find again”

By Emily Dickinson [Editor Note: An homage to Spring is due. Let’s all relax, watch the crocuses emerge, and remember the poetry of Emily Dickinson.] “To lose – if One can find again -⁣ To miss – if One shall meet -⁣ The Burglar cannot rob – then -⁣ The Broker cannot cheat.⁣ So build the hillocks gaily -⁣ Thou[Read More…]

by March 19, 2020 4 comments Features
Wear your green next week.  Happy Paddy's Day.  Is he still a saint?

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Mar. 13)

Pivoting To Spring, New Mexico Resorts, Luxury Vermont Inn, Mystery Gondola, Weather Man Predicts. We have several reports that spring-like skiing is happening at the higher elevation resorts in the Northeast. A few bluebird days, corduroy trails.  Ahh.  We are jealous because…we are in Florida. Such are the vicissitudes of family life.  We plan to get back for a final[Read More…]

by March 13, 2020 0 comments Features
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Mar.6)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Mar.6)

We Get Letters, Alpine Backcountry Primer, Frost’s Funny Poem, History Dartmouth Skiway, Big Green Machine, Collision Video, Guess Aerial Photo Of Resort, Weather Ahead. Dear Readers: Our 2020 SeniorsSkiing.com February Fundraiser is officially over, however, the donation page will remain open. We are overwhelmed by the response from so many of you.  Your contributions will go a long way in[Read More…]

by March 6, 2020 1 comment Features
Snow In Literature: “A Boundless Moment”

Snow In Literature: “A Boundless Moment”

By Robert Frost (1923) He halted in the wind, and — what was thatFar in the maples, pale, but not a ghost?He stood there bringing March against his thought,And yet too ready to believe the most. “Oh, that’s the Paradise-in-bloom,” I said;And truly it was fair enough for flowershad we but in us to assume in MarchSuch white luxuriance of[Read More…]

by March 4, 2020 1 comment Features