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Hannes Schneider is called the Father of Modern Skiing at Cranmore.  He established ski instruction that opened the sport beyond college athletes.
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SeniorsSkiing Guide: Cranmore A Classic Senior Ski Hill

This Venerable Mountain Is Super Senior Friendly. Returning to Cranmore Mountain in North Conway, NH, is like coming back to the basics. You will not find flash, large verticals, or multiple-piste skiing.  No heart-stopping double diamonds.  You will find like-minded senior regulars gathering in the little lodge, classic New England narrow trail skiing as well as broad, open blue cruisers. Low key[Read More…]

by February 2, 2016 7 comments East, Home Top Box 1, Resort Reviews
Over The Hill Gang poses on Copper Mountain.  Not exactly a club, OHG is open to anyone 50+ and has spread around the globe.
Credit: Copper Mt.

Legendary Over-The-Hill-Gang A Model For Seniors

Started at Copper in ’76, OHG Now Around the Globe. [Editor Note:  This report on the Over The Hill Gang was written by Steve Lipsher and originally posted on the Copper Mountain Blog. Here is a link to the original article.] It’s easy to spot members of Copper Mountain’s Over the Hill Gang: sexagenarians, septuagenarians and octogenarians blasting down the[Read More…]

by January 26, 2016 2 comments Home Top Box 1, West
On The Threshhold of Winter 2015-16

On The Threshhold of Winter 2015-16

So It Begins We’ve been watching reports of snow in high altitude places in the West and East which makes the coming of winter seem a bit rushed this year.  There are still leaf-peepers on the roads of Vermont and New Hampshire, and snow on Halloween decorations doesn’t seem to ring true.  For those of us in New England, the snow fall brings[Read More…]

by October 20, 2015 0 comments Features, Home Top Box 1
Carol and Nick Bowling of Washougal, Washington, tune up now for ski season.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

Lunge Toward Ski Season: Start Now

You don’t need a gym. You can lunge around the neighborhood. Nick and Carol Bowling are enthusiastic senior-age Alta skiers who enjoy staying fit year round. They just added lunges to their pre-season fitness routine, and they’ve become lunge junkies. But there’s a learning curve to doing lunges correctly, and they’re still working on it. “Lunges use your own body weight[Read More…]

by September 2, 2015 5 comments Conditioning, Home Top Box 1
Harriet Wallis conquers the trail to the top of Emigration Canyon.  Check.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

Harriet Wallis’ Great Idea: Perhaps You Need A “Pail List”

SeniorsSkiing.com Correspondent Harriet Wallis Has A New “Pail List” It’s summer and half my friends are traveling the planet. They’re checking off places on their bucket list. I get emails from exotic locations. They send photos of elephants and penguins, mountain peaks and crystal clear lakes. So I ask: “What’s wrong with me? Why don’t I have a big bucket[Read More…]

by July 23, 2015 2 comments Home Top Box 1, West
Real hiking boots are lightweight and support your ankle.  Sneakers don't cut it on the trail.
Credit: REI

Grow A Hiking Habit: Part Two–More Stuff

Outdoor Guru Steve Hines Offers More Ideas For Taking A Hike. Summer hiking season is in full swing. The temperatures are warming and trails are dry. After covering the ten essentials in Grow A Hiking Habit: Part 1, some other items will help you more enjoy your hiking. Boots: Stout boots with good support are a must. Look for boots with[Read More…]

by July 7, 2015 2 comments Conditioning, Home Top Box 1
Here are the "Ten Essentials": Gear you will need for a hike.
Credit: Steve Hines

Grow A Hiking Habit: Part One

An Expert Offers Advice On Getting Started Hiking is a great fitness activity for seniors. Whether you are an Alpine or Nordic skier, hiking can keep you in shape to enjoy the slopes or trails this coming winter. Hiking is enjoyed on many levels from simple day hikes in your local woods or conservation lands to classic mountain hikes in[Read More…]

by June 11, 2015 0 comments Conditioning, Home Top Box 1
Senior Skiers take lessons at Waterville Valley Resort. Good technique means more enjoyable skiing.
Credit: Steve Bryan

Ski Lessons Improve Senior Skiers’ Technique

It’s Never Too Late to Take A Lesson. William Smith, age 91, started skiing at Mt. Cranmore, N.H., after WW II. His wife even took lessons from ski legend Hannes Schneider. She quit skiing when she was 73, but Smith continued. He was skiing with his son that morning when I rode the lift with them at Waterville Valley Resort, N.H.[Read More…]

by May 12, 2015 1 comment Conditioning, East, Home Top Box 1
How Many Subscribers Ski Over 30 Days A Season?

How Many Subscribers Ski Over 30 Days A Season?

Check More Results From SubscriberSurvey 2015. Much to our happiness and gratification, the SeniorsSkiing.com SubscriberSurvey 2015 was a tremendous source of insight and guidance. We reported the highlights in March with a promise to provide some more detail. What follows are more interesting responses to some of our questions. We asked you to rate the importance to SeniorsSkiing subscribers of[Read More…]

by April 28, 2015 0 comments Features, Home Top Box 1
Despite snow drought, author's daughter Katie Cleese and friend Rose Cendak practice Quidditch at Heavenly Valley.
Credit: Rose Marie Cleese

Sierra Ski Season 2014–15: A Mixed Bag

In a winter with the lowest snowfall in the Sierra Nevada since record-keeping began, some resorts fared well while others barely managed to open. On April 1st, it was no joke when California’s Department of Water Resources snow surveyors went to Phillips Station off Highway 50 near Echo Summit to do their official April 1st measurement of the snowpack. Whereas[Read More…]

by April 3, 2015 1 comment Home Top Box 1, West
Skiing into the river? Looks that way at Le Massif de Charlevoix
Credit: SkiZone

Le Massif de Charlevoix: Views, Trails, and Chic

Where else can you ski into a major river (almost) and take a ski train to a charming village? About an hour north of Quebec City, we find Le Massif de Charlevoix, a magnificent and major North American ski area that offers several exceptional features: Most people arrive and park at the top of the mountain, making their first run[Read More…]

by February 24, 2015 0 comments Home Top Box 1, International
Silver Streakers Mike and Anne Pelletier totally enjoy the benefits of the Waterville Valley program.
Credit: Tamsin Vinn

Silver Streaks: A Model For How Ski Areas Can Serve Seniors

You Always Have Someone to Ski With at the Waterville Valley Program. [Editor Note:  Waterville Valley’s Silver Streak Program was a Gold Senior Friendly Award Winner, based on SeniorsSkiing.com’s First Ski Area and Resort Survey.  Silver Streaks is the oldest senior ski program in the US.  We hope that other ski areas can start “Thinking Seniors” like Waterville.] “I’m so[Read More…]

by January 19, 2015 1 comment East, Home Top Box 1
Munching along at Eastman's outdoor ski party.
Credit: Roger Lohr

Eat Your Way To Fitness: Gourmet Ski Tours

Lots of Chocolate: Nordic Ski and Snowshoe Events Collected By XCSkiResorts.com From Roger Lohr, XCSkiResorts.com: Want a guilt-free way to indulge yourself with food while exercising? XC Skiing is one of the best forms of aerobic exercise but if you go on a “Gourmet Ski Tour” on your xc skis or snowshoes, you may very well eat your way to[Read More…]

by December 29, 2014 0 comments Destinations, Home Top Box 1, Nutrition
Pakems CEO Julie Adams shows off high and low models at the Boston Ski and Snowboard Show.
Credit: SeniorsSkiing.com

Lightweight Pakems: Flip Flops for Cold Weather

Clever new “portable” boot makes feet happy. We’ve been padding around SeniorsSkiing.com’s New England office for the past few days wear-testing our new Pakems boots that we picked up at the Boston Ski and Snowboard Show last month. The real trial will come in a couple of weeks on some ski hill in New Hampshire, Vermont, or Maine after the final[Read More…]

by December 5, 2014 0 comments Boots, Home Top Box 1
HIghly trained ski patrollers will be looking for your id.
Credit: Deer Valley

Who Are You? The Ski Patrol Wants To Know

Carrying Identification Can Help The Ski Patrol Help You. Accidents happen. And when they do, the ski patrol will likely be your savior. But the patrol needs your help. Here’s what you should have with you every time you ski or ride–just in case. Carry identification. If you’re injured and can’t speak for yourself, the patrol will have to figure[Read More…]

by November 13, 2014 0 comments Accessories, Home Top Box 1, MedTech

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