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Bear's Ears. Courtesy: Chicago Tribune

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I’ve always believed in working with a competent car mechanic. The same applies to a well-trained bootfitter. Many older skiers experience boot issues, and a good fitter can help overcome them. Masterfit is in the business of training people to fit ski boots. Their instructors include pedorthists, professionals with specialized training to modify footwear and employ supportive devices to address[Read More…]

by December 14, 2017 3 comments Short Swings!
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

Many Readers Have Requested A Fabric Patch. It’s a good idea, and we’d like to make it available. The question is what to put on the patch. We’ve explored the vintage image of the skier that appears on the SeniorsSkiing.com sticker. Unfortunately, patch production technology makes him indecipherable. Whatever we do, we plan to include the SeniorsSkiing.com logo. You may[Read More…]

by December 7, 2017 6 comments Short Swings!
SKI and SKIING HISTORY Magazines Available Free to SeniorsSkiing.com Subscribers

SKI and SKIING HISTORY Magazines Available Free to SeniorsSkiing.com Subscribers

We’re pleased to announce that subscribers to SeniorsSkiing.com are eligible to receive a free subscription to the print version of SKI Magazine. SKI is the venerable publication that has been catering to snow sports enthusiasts for decades. It covers the full range of the sport from equipment and technique to personalities and destinations. It is published six times a year and[Read More…]

by December 7, 2017 2 comments Home Top Box 1
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

We’re still transitioning into the Information Age and, like a well-skied trail, the bumps are plentiful. Personal data is compromised. Weird account charges are difficult to get removed. Criminals and other rogue players are changing how we would normally communicate with each other. But there are some bright spots. Older skiers are pleased with purchasing lift tickets online. In fact,[Read More…]

by December 1, 2017 0 comments Features, Short Swings!
The Best 2018 Skis For Senior Skiers

The Best 2018 Skis For Senior Skiers

One Might Say You Can Never Have Enough Skis. My wife disagrees. She skis on a relatively old pair that she loves. They’re relatively soft in shovel and heel. For her, one pair is enough. Mine is a completely different story; too long to get into at the moment. Jackson Hogen, publisher of the ski review site realskiers.com, has been[Read More…]

by November 30, 2017 2 comments Home Top Box 1, Skis
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

Bull Wheels At More Areas Have Started To Turn.  Purgatory opened last weekend. People were lined up at 5:00AM, Saturday, Nov. 18. One report had hungry skiers cooking bacon and eggs as they waited in the dark. In what may have been a first, pass holders used Day 1 to ski and bike. Lookout Pass, about 90 minute drive from Spokane[Read More…]

by November 24, 2017 0 comments Short Swings!
SHORT SWINGS!

SHORT SWINGS!

Several years ago I did the unthinkable at Thanksgiving. I abandoned my wife and young daughters and went to Alta for a long weekend. I had my wife’s blessing, but she has a long memory, and I still get reminded of that mid-1980s lapse. But I also have sweet memories. It dumped 3′ and, except for the lack of a[Read More…]

by November 16, 2017 0 comments Other News, Short Swings!
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

This will be my 64th consecutive year on skis, a factoid I should have mentioned at a recent ski industry event where each of the 50+ people gathered for lunch were asked to say something brief about what they do. I was the oldest in the room and spoke about older skiers and how we comprise 20% of the US[Read More…]

by November 9, 2017 4 comments Other News, Short Swings!
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

SeniorsSkiing.com Needs You! …especially if you’re willing to write articles that would be of interest to our readers. Articles can cover prepping for the season (exercising, nutrition, personal accounts, etc.); thoughts on equipment, gear, clothing; technique; profiles of older skiers (well-known or not), destinations, planned trips, nostalgia, ski/board/snowshoe history, skiing with kids and grandkids, etc. We prefer articles no longer[Read More…]

by October 27, 2017 0 comments Other News, Short Swings!
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (September 29)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (September 29)

  It’s Warm In The East, And The Rockies Are Turning White. So it makes sense that one of the articles in this week’s package reviews the Tannus tubeless foam-filled bicycle tire and another explains why this is the best time to purchase a season pass. Harriet Wallis, an active biker, skier, and SeniorsSkiing.com contributor wrote the piece on the[Read More…]

by September 29, 2017 0 comments Home Top Box 1
Utah first snow

Short Swings!

Snow Has Arrived Around The West. Half-Price Subscription to realskiers.com: Jackson Hogen, publisher of realskiers.com, publishes short essays related to the the sport. The current one, about older skiers, is titled “Not Dead Yet.” You can sign up for the essays and receive them free. I recommend getting a paid subscription where, among other things, you’ll find intelligent and comprehensive ski[Read More…]

by September 28, 2017 0 comments Other News, Short Swings!
When was the last time you saw someone do this?

Short Swings!

Something Old. Something New. I just read two books about trails. The old one is American Skiing, published in 1939. It’s author, Otto Schniebs, was one of the Arlberg Technique pioneers in New England and contributed to the development of several areas.  He founded the American Ski School of Boston and coached at Dartmouth College and later at St. Lawrence University.[Read More…]

by September 13, 2017 0 comments Short Swings!
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

A forced march may be my most effective pre-season training. While it wasn’t really forced, our hilly, eight day walk in the Dordogne region of France was a delightful, though at times strenuous, way to get in better shape. After a few days in the 90s, temps dropped to the 60s; perfect for our daily 6-8 hours on narrow roads and[Read More…]

by August 3, 2017 0 comments Other News, Short Swings!
Pepito leads the way.
Credit: Jon Weisberg

Short Swings!

I Hate Sue. That’s the name we gave the voice on the rental car’s navigation system. We programmed her to direct us about 500 kilometers across France. Instead of doing as instructed, Sue gave us a Tour de France, all the way to the Mediterranean at the end of a major holiday. We were stuck, bumper-to-bumper, for hours. At one[Read More…]

by July 19, 2017 0 comments Short Swings!
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

There’s something odd about sitting in the shade in high desert, sun beating in the mid 80s and my laptop pinging with ski-related emails. Ski Utah’s alert is about George Jedenoff, who, as reported in last week’s Short Swings!, plans to spend his 100th birthday next week taking a few runs at the top of Snowbird. A quick search of[Read More…]

by July 6, 2017 0 comments Short Swings!

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