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Senior Skier? Here are the Best Skis for You.

Senior Skier? Here are the Best Skis for You.

This is the time of year when, with input from the Realskiers.com website, we publish SeniorsSkiing.com’s annual listing of the best new skis for older skiers. Arrival of the pandemic virtually wiped out implementation of the comprehensive women’s test. But Realskiers.com was able to collect sufficient data to pick the best models for senior male skiers.  The 2021 Best Skis[Read More…]

by November 5, 2020 1 comment Gear, Skis, Home Top Box 2
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by October 15, 2020 0 comments Home Top Box 2
Blind-Sided And Body-Slammed

Blind-Sided And Body-Slammed

Is It Time To Address Ski Slope Collisions? How? [Editor Note: This summer, we published a little play about the speeding, out of control skier and what the ski patrol can do about it. You can read it here. Bottom line: It’s not their job, at least, that’s the party line. They are there to maintain the lines, help injured[Read More…]

by October 1, 2019 32 comments Features, Home Top Box 2
Come To Our 5th Anniversary Bash!

Come To Our 5th Anniversary Bash!

by September 19, 2018 4 comments Home Top Box 2
Ski Chile: An Introduction For Neophytes

Ski Chile: An Introduction For Neophytes

Chase The Snow To Summer’s Skiing Headquarters In The Southern Hemisphere. Come May, you have probably set your skis into hibernation and begun patiently waiting for the snow to fly next fall. But you really don´t have to wait!  Southern America’s greatest mountain range starts getting snowed on in May, and by June the ski areas are normally in full[Read More…]

by June 18, 2018 6 comments International, Home Top Box 2
House in the country?

Buying A Mountain Home? Ponder This.

A Veteran Real Estate Agent Shares Tips You Might Not Have Thought Of. [Editor Note: See Joan Wallen’s earlier article: Commute, Rent, Or Buy? for advice on renting.] Want to buy a home in snow country? Perhaps you’ve rented and now decide that a second home is right for you. Or maybe you’re ready to take a leap of faith[Read More…]

by February 20, 2018 2 comments Home Top Box 2
Choose a small chalet...

Commute, Rent, Or Buy?

The Best Way To Enjoy Your Ski Time. While some snowsports enthusiasts are fortunate enough to live and work in ski country, most skiers and riders have to commute from their homes, often two, three or more hours from their favorite mountain. For the frequent skier—those who want to spend every weekend, plus vacation weeks on the slopes—their commute can[Read More…]

by December 5, 2017 1 comment Features, Home Top Box 2
Where O where art thou? Getting skis mixed up is too easy in this forest of fiberglass.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

Confessions Of A Ski Thief

[Editor Note: This personal account by contributor Harriet Wallis makes me smile. It appeared in SeniorsSkiing.com January 2, 2015.] Start the Season Off Right: Know Where You Put Your Skis It had been a glorious day on the slopes. Toward the end of that day, skiers and riders were coming off the hill and settling onto the patio to enjoy[Read More…]

by August 17, 2017 3 comments Features, Home Top Box 2
Where To Find Skis For Senior Recommendations

Where To Find Skis For Senior Recommendations

Subscribers Want To Know.  Here’s Where To Find The List. On December 15th, we simultaneously announced our new list of skis for seniors, created in collaboration with realskiers.com, on Huffington Post and SeniorsSkiing.com. Since then, we have received a number of inquiries as to where to find the list. If you are a subscriber, simply go to the top navigation bar, click on[Read More…]

by December 28, 2016 7 comments Home Top Box 2
Moonline: Night Skiing In a Whole New Light!

Moonline: Night Skiing In a Whole New Light!

Holiday Cheer. Enjoy this short, uplifting, award-winning video. Cozy snowbound cabin. Illuminated skis and poles. Powder. Moon. What a joyful pleasure! Moonline

by December 22, 2016 0 comments Home Top Box 2
Where Seniors Can Ski For FREE: Huff Post

Where Seniors Can Ski For FREE: Huff Post

108 Ski Resorts In North America Recognize Seniors With Free Lift Tickets.             SeniorsSkiing.com’s co-publisher Jon Weisberg has another article on Huffington Post, this time describing where seniors can ski for free or for very little money.  [NOTE: You can only download this list from SeniorsSkiing.com. There is no download link in the Huff Post[Read More…]

by December 15, 2016 6 comments Destinations, Features, Home Top Box 2
The beauty of the outdoors and the freedom of skiing are Warren Miller's trademarks.

Warren Miller’s ‘Here, There And Everywhere’ Ushers In 2016-17 Season

He’s 91. This Is His 67th Production. Warren Miller is back. The patriarch of outdoor adventure films is 91 and at the beginning of the trailer for the 2016-17 film Here, There And Everywhere, he asks, “What do people really get out of skiing?” His answer? “It satisfies our innermost urges…for freedom.” He mentions being in square boxes, “This building…is[Read More…]

by September 23, 2016 0 comments Features, Home Top Box 2
Sunrise on Mount Jagungal.
Credit: Jerry Nockles

Skiing In Oz: The Season Is Just Beginning

Here’s A Snapshot Of Skiing Down Under. [Editor Note:  This was written by Melbourne, Australia-based Marg Malkin, a retired ski industry veteran who spends February and March at SilverStar, BC.  She is SeniorsSkiing.com’s first Australian contributor.  We hope to see more news from her.] Australian seniors only have a very small window to enjoy skiing in Australia given the ski season is[Read More…]

by June 8, 2016 1 comment International, Home Top Box 2
Cycling By The Sea, the Lost Coast Trail has spectacular scenery.
Credit: Pat McCloskey

Cycling Series: Finding And Riding The Lost Coast Trail

Senior Skiers Shift To Mountain Bikes To Ride Coast Of California. So, my ski buddy Eric says to me, “Patrick, let’s ride the Lost Coast of California”.  The next thing I know I am winging westward to Sacramento with my mountain bike packed securely in my bike box and looking forward to a week of “van camping” with my good[Read More…]

by May 3, 2016 0 comments West, Home Top Box 2
Deer Valley at the top with a view of Jordanelle Reservoir.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

SeniorsSkiing Guide: Deer Valley Sets The Gold Standard

It’s the Deer Valley Difference. When Deer Valley opened 35 years ago, it was a novel concept to commit to top notch service in skiing, dining and lodging. Today it’s the gold standard. The resort is known for its impeccable grooming, incredible dining and attention to every detail. Senior skiers really like that. How to start your day right. Uniformed[Read More…]

by February 3, 2016 5 comments West, Home Top Box 2, Resort Reviews
From The Ski Diva: Keep Tootsies Warm

From The Ski Diva: Keep Tootsies Warm

Advice On How To Manage Cold Feet. Our friend and fellow online ski magazine, The Ski Diva, has just posted a really helpful article on cold feet management.  This is important folks.  Cold toesies can ruin your day and might even discourage you from enjoying the world of winter outdoors.  Take a moment to check out The Diva’s suggestions, and[Read More…]

by January 26, 2016 0 comments Features, MedTech, Home Top Box 2
Michael Warner has launched a new ski deal site for seniors focusing  on the Tahoe area.
Credit: Tahoe Senior Ski Deal

New Senior Deal Site For Tahoe Area

Up Pops A New Senior Ski Site Out West. Well Done! We are pleased to see that Michael Warner started a website for senior deals in the Tahoe area.  We like to think seniorsskiing.com stimulated his venture to some degree.  We now have an ally in trying to promote the needs and interests of senior snow enthusiasts by targeting a specific[Read More…]

by December 22, 2015 6 comments West, Home Top Box 2
Practical and inexpensive, this De-Icer Windshield Washer can save your day.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

Stocking Stuffer: Low Temperature Windshield Washer Fluid

Okay. It’s too big for a stocking, but it doesn’t need wrapped. A cheap but practical gift is a jug of low temperature windshield washer fluid with de-icer. Look on the label for a temperature rating that is -25 or -30 or lower. A gallon jug costs less than $5. There are some days when a certain mix of temperature[Read More…]

by December 15, 2015 0 comments Accessories, Home Top Box 2
Many senior skiers like wide groomers.  Big Sky has some beauts.
Credit: Greg Burke www.luxuryskitrips.com

Big Sky, Big Win For 3 Gens

Can Mom (74) Adapt To Big Sky Skiing?               SeniorsSkiing.com welcomes Correspondent Heather Burke, Ski Journalist LuxurySkiTrips.com and FamilySkiTrips.com Big Sky is just as massive and scenic as it sounds, with over 5,750-acres and a skiable summit soaring to 11,166’ and dropping 4,350’ vertical feet to the base village. Boom. This Montana ski resort is as intimidating as[Read More…]

by October 21, 2015 1 comment West, Home Top Box 2
Station de ski du Semnoz offers hourly ski tickets. Huh?

Lift Tickets: An Area That Charges By The Hour?

And Other Ticket Pricing Ideas. Pre-season cocktail hour among veteran skiers often leads to talk of the new season’s pass prices. In 2001 or 2002, when Park City Mountain Resort changed its senior pass from free to $300, a flurry of letters to the editor registered collective outrage. Not to mention that even at $300, it was a great deal for a season’s pass.[Read More…]

by September 25, 2015 1 comment Features, Home Top Box 2
More Hot Products From SLC’s Outdoor Retailers Show

More Hot Products From SLC’s Outdoor Retailers Show

Gee Whiz, Seniors, Here’s What’s Coming to a Store Near You!! Shoes whose laces tighten without your needing to bend down to tie them. Wireless heating insoles controlled with a smart phone app. A small device that communicates your whereabouts and whether or not you need help when there’s no cell service— nywhere on the globe. These are just a[Read More…]

by August 6, 2015 2 comments Features, Accessories, Home Top Box 2
Walking a la Nordic raises efficiency of exercise by 40 percent.
Credit: Leki

Try Nordic Walking: Many Benefits By Adding Poles To Hike

Poling While Hiking Is An Exercise Multiplier Roger Lohr is co-founder and editor of XCSkiResorts.com and a noted writer on all the varieties of Nordic skiing. More than 10 million Europeans of all ages and fitness levels are Nordic Walking (also known as Ski Walking) with special Nordic Walking Poles. This new fitness activity turbo-charges the normal walking regimen burning as[Read More…]

by April 15, 2015 3 comments Conditioning, Accessories, Home Top Box 2
Almost like a Japanese woodcut,  skiers in Niseko run through the flakes.
Credit: Susie Winthrop

Ski Japan: Looking For Snow? Head West. All The Way.

Combine lots of snow with an exotic destination for an incredible skiing experience. O.K., you adventurous senior powder-hounds: How far will you fly to find an awesome stash in this odd winter of snow conditions?  If you don’t fly east to New England or Quebec to ski, how about 14 hours on a JAL flight to Tokyo on a 787[Read More…]

by March 5, 2015 5 comments International, Home Top Box 2
Camelbak Bootlegger carries the right joy juice to keep hydrated.
Credit: Camelbak

Hydration Chronicles: An Easy Way To Keep Drinking

Carry Water On Your Back Like A Camel. In my younger days, my friends and I launched our adventures without giving a thought to proper nutrition, hydration and so on. On one fondly remembered camping trip, provisions were down to shredded wheat, peanut butter and warm beer, and we still had fun. Now we have the benefit of decades of[Read More…]

by January 28, 2015 3 comments Health, Nutrition, Home Top Box 2
Correspondent Harriet Wallis loves her Silver Sneakers aerobics class.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

Move It! Get Fit Your Way With Silver Sneakers

Nationwide Health Insurance Program Supports Senior Fitness. Tune yourself up for ski season and beyond. Get started by checking your health insurance plan to see if it includes Silver Sneakers. It’s a nationwide program sponsored by many health insurance plans, and it encourages older adults to get fit in whatever way they want to. Silver Sneakers gives you access to[Read More…]

by December 11, 2014 2 comments Health, Conditioning, Home Top Box 2

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