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Sugarbush offers a $99 mid-week pass for seniors.  Act now.  Price goes up on May 4.
Credit: Sugarbush

Seniors Save Big in New England

Fabulous Deals For Senior’s Next Season Passes Are Happening Now. It’s never too early to think about next winter. Most ski areas have opened up season pass sales for next winter with some big savings for seniors if they plan ahead and purchase their passes now. Here are a few of the highlights. If you’re 65 or older and planning[Read More…]

by March 24, 2016 6 comments East
Senior Day at Jack Frost included instruction and demonstrations.
Credit: Bill Runner

Jack Frost Senior Day: A Model For Other Resorts

A Get Together Of Senior Skiers Combines Fun, Learning and Friends. Our mission at SeniorsSkiing.com is to promote the value of senior snow sport enthusiasts to the ski and snow sports industry. This year, we’ve discovered that some ski resorts are, in fact, focusing on their older demographic through “Senior Days”, a variety of no-cost, low-cost events that are seniors-only[Read More…]

by March 15, 2016 2 comments East
Magnificent views provide a backdrop for senior friendly skiing at Waterville Valley Resort.
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SeniorsSkiing Guide: Waterville Valley Resort Is Super Senior-Friendly

The Silver Streaks Make Senior Skiing Unique: What A Great Idea. When it comes to picking a spot to ski, seniors are after two things: Other seniors to ski with and a price that’s less than a bundle. That is why my husband and I have come to enjoy skiing at Waterville Valley Resort in New Hampshire. Skiing began here in[Read More…]

by March 8, 2016 2 comments East, Resort Reviews
Terrain for everyone at Sunday River and lots of room for blue cruising.
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SeniorsSkiing Guide: Fixed Income Skiing on a Liberated Schedule at Sunday River, ME

Big, Big Four-Season Resort In Maine Has Activity-Filled Social Scene For Seniors. For seniors on a fixed income and liberated schedule, a top place to ski in the East is Sunday River, ME. That is for three main reasons. First, it is huge. When you look up from the South Ridge base lodge, you see wide slopes slung over rolling[Read More…]

by February 24, 2016 3 comments East, Resort Reviews
The Trapp Family Lodge is a one of a few of our favorite things.
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SeniorsSkiing Guide: Trapp Family Lodge Nordic Skiing Has Trails for Seniors

The Hills Are Alive With The Sound Of Senior Skiers. In 1968 Johannes von Trapp opened the first commercial Nordic Center in the U.S. on his family’s farm overlooking the Worcester Range in Stowe, Vt. The Trapp Family Lodge continues as a diamond of Nordic skiing with 100 kilometers of trails on more than 2,500 acres in one of the most[Read More…]

by February 22, 2016 0 comments East, Resort Reviews
Stowe in the morning.  Skiing starts at 7:30 am.
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SeniorsSkiing Guide: Stowe Mountain Resort—Easy Ways Down

Legendary Ski Trails As Well As Amazing Blue Runs. Visibility was poor as I slid onto the Forerunner Quad to reach the summit of Stowe Mountain Resort, braced by Mt. Mansfield, highest peak in Vermont at 4,395 feet. Somewhere below in the gray swirl were the legendary front four—the Goat, Starr, National, Liftline—the gnarliest and most iconic ski trails in the[Read More…]

by February 18, 2016 2 comments East, Resort Reviews
Skiing in open fields under a bluebird sky at Appleton Farms, Ipswich, MA is about as good as it gets.
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SeniorsSkiing Guide: History All Around At Appleton Farms

Boston’s North Shore Has A Peaceful Place For Senior Nordic Skiing Or Snowshoeing. We cross the road and climb over the stone wall into a grove of trees, walking a few yards to a trail. Stepping into our skis, we take a look around; we are in the woods, frosty air, untracked trail ahead. No one around but us. Off we go[Read More…]

by February 10, 2016 1 comment East, Resort Reviews
Mad River and Bromley Snow Report: Ain’t Pretty

Mad River and Bromley Snow Report: Ain’t Pretty

Too Soon, The Groundhog Is Seeing Spring In New England. While our friends in the west are dealing with blizzard conditions, those of us in the east are practicing patience. Why? The winter is an on-again, off-again affair around here.  This week, it’s off.  Mad River Glen and Bromley are temporarily shutting their lifts until this weekend.  An inch of[Read More…]

by February 3, 2016 0 comments East
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
Next week's jet stream pattern from the Weather Channel. Don't like the word "Mild" where it is.
Credit: Weather Channel.

East: Too Warm To Believe

Start Wishing Harder, New Englanders. It Worked For The Red Sox. There’s an old adage here in New England that half your cord wood should still be left over by Ground Hog’s Day.  But, so far this winter, we’ve hardly touched the wood pile; we’ll have most of it left over come April if this trend continues. We guess that’s one[Read More…]

by December 16, 2015 0 comments East
SkiNH: Deals Galore For Seniors

SkiNH: Deals Galore For Seniors

Many Alpine, Nordic Discounts From The Granite State. Hey, you guys!  Look what we found.  Our friends at SkiNewHampshire just sent us their Senior Deal page from the SkiNewHampshire website.  Lots of deals for both Alpine and Cross-Country skiers.  Check out mid-week at Cannon Mountain for 65+ skiers! Let us know which deals you like best.  

by December 10, 2015 1 comment East
Rain comes with early season skiing. Lilly Venn braves the drops at Bretton Woods and gets to see the moody views towards the Presidential Range.
Credit: Tamsin Venn

Skiing In The Rain: Yes You Can

Don’t Stay Home: Precip Can Be Hip. For seniors who like to zig without the worry of another skier’s zag, one of the best times to hit uncrowded slopes is in the rain. Sometimes that is what these early season ski days bring us. It’s not exactly the bluebird day most of us hope for, but before you turn on[Read More…]

by November 24, 2015 2 comments East, Features
Gorman Chairback Lodge is a rustic winter retreat that appeals to your inner Thoreau.
Credit: Steve Hines

An X-C AMC Lodge Deep In The Maine Woods

X-C Ski Six Miles To Gorman Chairback Camp Lodge and Guest Cabins. If you’re an active cross country skier, you probably enjoy staying where you ski. Plus, if you’re an active senior xc skier you most likely enjoy comfortable surroundings, pleasant company and staff as much as you enjoy snow covered trails. A number of locations across the USA come[Read More…]

by November 17, 2015 0 comments East
Early Season Pass Special: Sugarbush

Early Season Pass Special: Sugarbush

Some Ski Resorts Are Really Trying To Be Senior-Friendly. One of the mantras of SeniorsSkiing.com is that it is a good thing for ski areas and resorts to be kind to seniors.  Not only do discounts, special activities and amenities bring more frequent senior visits, it also encourages them (us) to bring our families who are the next generation. So,[Read More…]

by September 2, 2015 1 comment East
Family hiking in Smuggler's Notch is a perfect summer vacation.
Credit: X-CSkiResorts.com

Hike Vermont: Trails For Seniors And Families

Great Advice From Roger Lohr, Publisher of XCSkiResorts.com. There’s no better way to enjoy the outdoors than hiking on a trail alone or with your friends or family. Whether you are a first time hiker or a walking aficionado, hiking with the family provides quality time together, allows the family to grow closer, develops life-long memories, and introduces the next[Read More…]

by July 16, 2015 0 comments East, Home Top Box 4

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