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Here’s How to Store Ski Gear and Clothes for the Off-Season

Here’s How to Store Ski Gear and Clothes for the Off-Season

[Editor’s Note: We’ve published Don Burch’s article on storing gear in the past.  It’s an excellent reminder that a little care goes a long way.] Hopefully your ski equipment has taken good care of you all winter. It’s time for you to return the favor. Some simple steps now can save you the frustration of rusty edges, musty clothing and[Read More…]

by April 14, 2022 6 comments Boots, Skis, Home Top Box 3, Other News, Gear
An Old Pro Shares Thoughts on Staying Safe on the Hill

An Old Pro Shares Thoughts on Staying Safe on the Hill

The way skiers and boarders enter the sport determines their behavior on the hill. Years ago, many were introduced to skiing by their parents; skiers who knew the commonsense safety rules and made sure their children knew them, as well. For decades, those entering the sport through ski school have been exposed to the Skier’s Responsibility Code during lessons, their[Read More…]

by March 31, 2022 18 comments Home Top Box 3, Technique, Other News
Like many of its patrons, Deer Valley is extremely well-groomed. Source: Deer Valley

Deer Valley Resort: Great Skiing; Great Service; Great Food

Like many of its patrons, Deer Valley is extremely well-groomed. Source: Deer Valley Deer Valley Resort is just easier. Easier to ski, easier to get to, easier to gear up for the day (free overnight ski and boot check). As a senior skier, I’m totally on board with that. A few minutes drive or free bus from ski town Park[Read More…]

The Slide of My Life

The Slide of My Life

1988 Val d’Isere / Tignes After a terrific lunch, my friends and I returned to an off-piste area we had skied that morning. On a traverse across the steep slope, I slipped, lost my skis and couldn’t stop sliding. Digging my heels into the snow launched me into a forward somersault. FINALLY, I came to a stop, only to start[Read More…]

by March 17, 2022 7 comments Other News, Home Top Box 3
The Skiing Weatherman March 4, 2022

The Skiing Weatherman March 4, 2022

East stays stormy…snow returns to the West This past week brought several rounds of fresh snow from Alberta Clipper systems to the northern Lakes and the higher peaks of the Northeast and as this weekend unfolds, new snow will fall over much of the West.  I spent a couple of days at Stowe, where several inches of powder piled up[Read More…]

by March 3, 2022 11 comments Other News, Home Top Box 3
Anticipate turns when skiing the trees!   Illustration: Mike Roth

Branching Out: Skiing the Trees

For many of us, skiing through the aging process means no longer going places we once skied without thinking twice. Now, approaching my 80’s, my mantra is never to overstep my capabilities and always watch out for the other guy!   I’ve always loved skiing in the trees and still do on occasions when conditions are right, and I’m feeling up[Read More…]

Losing Control on the Green!!!!!!!

Losing Control on the Green!!!!!!!

Editor’s note: Virtually all of us have amusing or near-miss skiing stories. Send in your stories and we’ll publish the most interesting…along with an original Mike Roth cartoon depicting the event. This story is from Carole Gray of the United Kingdom: Just under twenty years ago we invited our friend Kath on a ski holiday to La Plagne, France. In[Read More…]

by February 17, 2022 3 comments Other News, Home Top Box 3
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Can’t We Stop the Fast & Dangerous Skiers/Riders?

In the past couple days many of you have read about two skiing tragedies: one affected multiple lives (a 5-yr old girl who was killed by an out-of-control skier), and the family she leaves behind, plus the alleged “killer,” a 40-yr old skier who has been charged by French authorities with manslaughter.   As always would love to hear your thoughts[Read More…]

Meet 96-Year-Old Ski Legend: Junior Bounous

Meet 96-Year-Old Ski Legend: Junior Bounous

Ski industry icon Junior Bounous, 96, is a mover and shaker whose passion is to keep people skiing throughout their lives. In a nutshell, he tells seniors: Just “keep moving.” Junior’s career spans nearly eight decades with a list of accomplishments and awards longer than both my arms: Intermountain cross country and national gelande jumping champion, national race course setter,[Read More…]

Flat light sucks.     Credit: Jan Brunvand

BLINDED BY THE (FLAT) LIGHT: SENIOR SKIERS CAN SEE CLEARLY IN SNOW

A version of this article first appeared in 2015 in Huffington Post. I was hardly able to move; disoriented on terrain I’d skied for years. Other skiers seemed to be managing fine. But the light was flat, and my eyes could no longer pick up contours in the white on white. “Flat light,” a version of whiteout, greatly reduces the[Read More…]

by January 6, 2022 9 comments Other News, MedTech, Home Top Box 3
New To Cross Country? These Nordic Centers are Great Places to Start.

New To Cross Country? These Nordic Centers are Great Places to Start.

If you’re among the many newcomers to XC skiing, I suggest that you take a lesson. XCSkiResorts.com recommends starting at one of the following locations: Metropolitan Boston — Weston Ski Track, a county-owned golf course accessible by public transportation. Snowmaking guarantees good cover and lights allow for night skiing. A 75-minute session covers the basics (i.e. motion, turning and negotiating[Read More…]

by December 16, 2021 3 comments Other News, Home Top Box 3, Make More Tracks
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The Best Ski Trip, Ever

A few years ago, Pam and I went on what was arguably the best ski trip of our lives. We spent six-days on Ski Safari in the Dolomites with Inspired Italy, a SeniorsSkiing.com advertiser. The updated account about this bucket-list experience follows: The Dolomites is the vast UNESCO World Heritage Site in Northern Italy. It received the designation because of its natural[Read More…]

by December 2, 2021 4 comments Other News, International, Home Top Box 3
Test Your Skiing Knowledge

Test Your Skiing Knowledge

Each issue of SeniorsSkiing.com has a picture to help test your skiing knowledge. The pictures are from collections in a variety of participating ski museums, which we encourage readers to visit. This big time skier was hardly stilted when it came to skiing or to publicity stunts. He was ski school director of the ski school of a New England[Read More…]

Test Your Skiing Knowledge

Test Your Skiing Knowledge

Each issue of SeniorsSkiing.com has a picture to help test your skiing knowledge. The pictures are from collections in a variety of participating ski museums, which we encourage you to visit and to support. This image was submitted by the Alf Engen Ski Museum, located in Park City, Utah. The museum is dedicated to preserving the rich history of skiing[Read More…]

by October 27, 2021 7 comments Other News, Home Top Box 3
Test Your Skiing Knowledge

Test Your Skiing Knowledge

Each issue of SeniorsSkiing.com will have a picture to help you test your skiing knowledge. The pictures are from collections in a variety of participating ski museums, which we encourage you to visit and to support.  This image was submitted by The New England Ski Museum, a non-profit based in New Hampshire with locations at the base of the Cannon[Read More…]

by September 29, 2021 21 comments Mystery Glimpse, Nostalgia, Home Top Box 3
How about those smiles? 
Credit: Harriet Wallis

Should You Teach Your Munchkins To Ski?

[Editor Note: From time to time, SeniorsSkiing.com re-publishes an article from its archive.  Here’s one from Harriet Wallis about teaching your grandkids to ski from way back in 2014. Comments welcome.] Five Non-Obvious Tips For Making Learning Fun For All. Because you love to ski or ride, you probably hope that your grandkids will also share your passion for the snow.[Read More…]

by January 6, 2020 15 comments Features, Home Top Box 3
2020-21 Best Boots For Seniors

2020-21 Best Boots For Seniors

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Jon Mahanna, creator of the Master’s Clinics, has class members follow his every move down the slopes.
Credit: Dodge Ridge

Master’s Clinic: Fabulous Idea For Senior Skiers

The Secret To Breaking Decades-old Bad Habits: Attending A Master’s Clinic At Dodge Ridge. I hadn’t skied at Dodge Ridge, the closest ski area to the San Francisco Bay Area, in years. But as soon as I arrived at the base area a couple of Thursdays ago for one of its Master’s Clinics, a four-hour-long freeski instructional program designed for intermediate[Read More…]

by February 8, 2016 5 comments Features, West, Home Top Box 3
Alta is all about open slopes and big vistas. Here is Big Dipper, a beautiful "blue" level run.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

SeniorsSkiing Guide: Alta, Skiers’ Paradise

It’s Vast Open Space And Powder. Alta is the granddaddy of powder skiing. It averages 500 inches of snow a year which earns it the nickname: Skiers’ Paradise. It has wide, wide open bowls with groomed trails, but everywhere you look slopes are left au natural and full of powder. That’s ample for most senior skiers. But it also has[Read More…]

by January 26, 2016 9 comments West, Home Top Box 3, Resort Reviews
Bargains are out there if you look.
Credit: SaratogaSkier

Online Ski Tickets Equal Big Discounts

Buy Before You Go And Save. We’ve just discovered GetSkiTickets.com, an online marketplace for advance purchases of discounted lift tickets, lessons, rentals, group lift tickets and season passes. The service is designed for people who know the specific dates they’ll be using the passes. Prices tend to be lower when purchased farthest in advance, somewhat like your airline tickets. Purchasers receive[Read More…]

by October 27, 2015 0 comments Destinations, Home Top Box 3
Coalition Snow has skis and boards for women only.
Credit: Coalition Snow

Women Only Skis and Boards? Yes, Says Coalition Snow

Coalition Snow Fills Women’s Needs For Quality Equipment. Last spring, we’ve were impressed by Coalition Snow’s CEO Jen Gurecki when she talked with our friend The Ski Diva about her line of ski and boards for women only.  She recognized a niche market, defined a set of unique needs, and she put together products that are based on research. Now her challenge was getting[Read More…]

by September 10, 2015 2 comments Skis, Home Top Box 3
Exercise And Weight Control: Think Again

Exercise And Weight Control: Think Again

  The Key To Weight Loss Revealed.  And It’s Not Exercise. We know that senior snow enthusiasts are also cyclists, hikers, kayakers, golfers, sailors, tennis players and more, engaging in lots of non-snow physical activities.  Some of you might be motivated to keep your activity level up by a desire to control your weight.  Gaining weight is an artifact of aging as metabolism[Read More…]

by June 16, 2015 1 comment Nutrition, Home Top Box 3
Early spring ski tour on a quiet day around Walden Pond.  Priceless.
Credit: Mike Maginn

Adieu Winter 2014-15: Shifting To The Non-Snow Season

SeniorsSkiing.com Will Be Publishing This Summer. One of our best ski tours of the season came at the beginning of April at Walden Pond.  We go there occasionally throughout the year to reflect on the messages of Henry Thoreau and to take a picture or two of the “pleasant hillside” where he built his tiny cabin.  When we skied in, the trails[Read More…]

by April 20, 2015 2 comments Features, Home Top Box 3
Back country warnings are there for a reason.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

Serious Stuff: There Is No Such Thing As “Side Country”

And There Is No Such Thing As Being A Little Bit Dead. Yesterday we rode the chairlift with a bozo. Okay. Maybe he wasn’t a bozo. Maybe he was just clueless. All the way up he yapped about his skiing prowess. And near the top he phoned home to give his wife his location. “She worries about me,” he said.[Read More…]

by March 9, 2015 5 comments Features, West, Home Top Box 3