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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
Snow is hanging on this year, melting slowly but inevitably, starting with the trees.
Credit: Mike Maginn

The Last Loop: Snow Leaves The Field, Enter Spring

A final ski tour at Appleton Farms reveals winter letting go. It is that special interim period here in New England between the end of winter and the start of spring.  Last week, we headed out across the corn snow at Appleton Farms in Ipswich, MA., in the bright, and, yes, warm sunlight.  We recalled the first time we skied[Read More…]

by April 6, 2015 2 comments East, Remember When?
One glance at the February weather composite shows why we've had a weird mid-Winter: Cold East, Warm West. 
Credit: Weatherbell.com

Portrait Of A Weird February: East, Coldest; West, Warmest

Here’s a picture of our weather record-breaking mid-winter month. Black and White, Ying and Yang, Macy’s and Gimbel’s, Felix and Oscar: These opposites come to mind when we look at this picture of what happened to the weather in February, 2015.  The Washington Post reports there were coldest months on record throughout the East, while the West cooked.  There are[Read More…]

by March 4, 2015 0 comments East, Features, West
Come On Over, Western Skiers: Eastern Snow Is Epic

Come On Over, Western Skiers: Eastern Snow Is Epic

Boston Reports Over 100 Inches, 2 1/2 More Than Normal, With Three More Weeks Of Winter To Go. If you are a senior skier from the West, you are probably wondering what’s going on with the snow.  Our correspondent in Utah report skiers taking two or three runs on ice-covered, snow-deprived slopes and calling it a day.  We’ve heard of areas[Read More…]

by February 25, 2015 0 comments East, Features
Quebec Winter Carnival: Canoe Racing On The Frozen St. Lawrence

Quebec Winter Carnival: Canoe Racing On The Frozen St. Lawrence

A New Extreme Sport Emerges For Those Who Really Love The Cold Hearty, are we?  Well, these lads surely are.  These garcons are one of a dozen or so teams, some of them professionals, who are canoe racing on the St. Lawrence during Quebec’s Winter Carnival.  The amateurs included a women’s team, mixed men and women teams and a few folks[Read More…]

by February 12, 2015 0 comments East, 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
Adaptive Ski Instructor Alisa Anderson guides a student on the "Snow Slider" at Smuggler's Notch.
Credit: Alisa Anderson

Coming Back From Injury: Avoid One-Sidedness

Adaptive Ski Instructor Provides Advice on Predictable Issues for Returnees Alisa Anderson, Smuggler’s Notch’s (VT) adaptive skiing program manager, is a highly-specialized PSIA instructor who, over the past 20 years, has applied techniques and tools for skiers of all kinds who need a little extra help getting down the mountain. She trained at the National Sports Center for the Disabled,[Read More…]

by December 24, 2014 1 comment Conditioning, East, Home Top Box 3
Get Into The Spirit: Cannon Mountain Aerial Footage

Get Into The Spirit: Cannon Mountain Aerial Footage

If You Need Some Inspiration To Get Out There, Here It Is. Cannon Mountain in New Hampshire looks deep in snow as of today.  Wonderful and dramatic shots of a beautiful and venerable ski area.  Credit White Mountains TV 16.

by December 23, 2014 0 comments East
2015 Snowfall Predictions for New England
Credit: WBZ-TV Graphic

Flash: Colder, Snowier Winter 2015 Forecast For New England

Latest Prediction from WBZ-TV Meteorologist Forecasts Cold and Snow With the season just getting started, we’ve been diligently watching snow forecasts as we know know you have as well.  As we reported in an earlier post, Joel Gratz, our favorite snow meteorologist who prognosticates at OpenSnow, has been compared a number of weather models and found a consensus for dry[Read More…]

by December 2, 2014 0 comments East, Features, Home Top Box 2
Sugarbush Offers$199 Mid-Week Boomer Season Pass.  Thank you, Sugarbush.

Sugarbush Offers$199 Mid-Week Boomer Season Pass. Thank you, Sugarbush.

Thanks, Sugarbush, For The Deal!     Sugarbush Resort is offering a wonderful deal: Mid-week season pass for $199 for 65+ skiers.   For mid-week Boomer skiers, this is a good thing.  Thanks, Sugarbush, for acknowledging senior skiers. Click here to BUY NOW.

by September 8, 2014 0 comments East
Credit: Rob Bossi/Canyons

This Bubble Is Heating Up

What is hot, orange and headed uphill? Okemo recently announced installation of its Orange Bubble, a heated-seat, six-pack chair, the first of its kind in New England.  And, Canyons Resort in Park City installed its Orange Bubble Quad a few years ago. I’ve taken that lift, and the warmth and orange-filtered view are nice‑especially on a bitter day. The technology[Read More…]

by July 21, 2014 1 comment East, West