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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
Superstar Trail is open for business at Killington on May 22.
Credit:  Paul Remillard

The Late, Late Show: Killington Still Killin’ It

Skiing In New England In May? Yes, it has been a curious winter and curiouser spring.  We had a snow drought in the West, a middling winter in the Rockies, and bitter cold in the East.  Now, it’s mid-spring, and we’ve heard of quite unexpected, new powder skiing in the Rockies and the Dakotas.  Did people actually go skiing out[Read More…]

by May 26, 2015 0 comments East
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

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