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Pluto:  Just a rocket ship ride away.
Credit: NASA

Skiing On Pluto?: Never Say Never

Perhaps One Of These Days. NASA spaceship New Horizon’s zoomed past Pluto in June. It’s the closest we’ve gotten to the dwarf planet. At 3,670,050,000 miles, Pluto is almost 40 times the distance from the Sun as Earth. This spectacular image shows a range of 11,000′ icy mountains. We don’t know if they might require very sharp edges to maneuver,[Read More…]

by September 21, 2015 0 comments International
Ted Ligety Flying Down Ohau In En-Zed

Ted Ligety Flying Down Ohau In En-Zed

Here’s A Dose of Inspiration For The Coming Season. This summer, the US Ski Team worked out in New Zealand where the skiing was great and the views were magnificent.  Here’s a short video of Ted making his famous elbow turns down Ohau, one of the mountains the visited.  If you’ve never been to New Zealand, consider it as a[Read More…]

by September 9, 2015 0 comments International
Mont Blanc and surrounds in crystal clear air. Click to access panorama.
Credit: Filippo Blengini/In2White

Mont Blanc Panorama Leaves You Breathless

Highest Mountain in Europe in 360 High-Res Photography We discovered a post from In2White, a team of extraordinary high-tech Alpine photographers that is definitely worth a diversionary look.  Featured is the fabled Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Europe, captured in the highest resolution panorama ever made. Photographed by Filippo Blengini, this high-altitude, giga-pixel shot lets you macro-zoom into a[Read More…]

by May 27, 2015 3 comments International
An avalanche triggers a family crisis.
Credit: Ruben Ostland

Force Majeure: Skiing Is Back In The Cinema

SeniorsSkiing’s First Movie Review A “Runaway” Hit From The Alps We remember the New Wave of French cinema in the late-50s to mid-70s when going to a “Foreign Film” was an intellectual exercise. That’s when you and your date went to those black and white, sub-titled classics, The Four Hundred Blows, Shoot the Piano Player, Breathless or Jules and Jim,[Read More…]

by May 11, 2015 2 comments International
More Ice Canoe Racing On The St. Lawrence

More Ice Canoe Racing On The St. Lawrence

Looking Back At A Cool, Cold Sport In Quebec. In February, we traveled to Quebec to visit the Winter Carnavale and the legendary ski resorts on the St. Lawrence, Mount Saint Anne and Le Massif de Charlevoix.  The city was alive with thousands of people celebrating the brilliant cold and the many events of the Carnavale.  One of these was[Read More…]

by April 3, 2015 0 comments International
If You Like Mountains…

If You Like Mountains…

Take An Aerial Tour Of The Himalayas. Teton Gravity Research, one of our favorite action sports movie makers, has captured the spirit of the mighty giants of the Himalayas.  Using an advanced camera stablizer, this short, ultra HD video takes you up close and personal to Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, and Lhotse.  Fasten your seat belt and pass the pop-corn.

by March 24, 2015 0 comments Features, International
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 Home Top Box 2, International
Skiing into the river? Looks that way at Le Massif de Charlevoix
Credit: SkiZone

Le Massif de Charlevoix: Views, Trails, and Chic

Where else can you ski into a major river (almost) and take a ski train to a charming village? About an hour north of Quebec City, we find Le Massif de Charlevoix, a magnificent and major North American ski area that offers several exceptional features: Most people arrive and park at the top of the mountain, making their first run[Read More…]

by February 24, 2015 0 comments Home Top Box 1, International
Mascot Bonhomme makes us feel welcome at his Palais.
Credit: Tourisme Quebec

Au Quebec Pays des Merveilles d’Hiver

Au Quebec Pays des Merveilles d’Hiver Messieurs et Mesdammes, nous aimons le Quebec en hiver! With apologies to Madame Haydu, my high school French teacher, our recent journée au Quebec was trés intéressant, and nous were heureuse to tell you toût de l’historie. Eçoutez, Senior Skiers, if you are looking for a winter vacation in snow country that is different,[Read More…]

by February 19, 2015 3 comments International
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
Is This Guy For Real? Amazing Candide Thovex In The Alps

Is This Guy For Real? Amazing Candide Thovex In The Alps

Daredevil is becoming an -ism.  Here’s yet another impossible run. We wonder if videos like this help recruit people to skiing or turn them off.  It sure looks, um, well, risky.  What do you think? Professional skiers Candide Thovex totally shreds Val Blanc.

by January 21, 2015 1 comment Features, International
GoPro Flipping Out On Mt. Cook

GoPro Flipping Out On Mt. Cook

Free-skier Tom Wallisch corks it on New Zealand’s Tallest Mountain Some say skiing is flying with different expectations.  Take a look at this short video from GoPro with professional free-skier Tom Wallisch down in En-Zed.  Aside from the corkscrew flip, the view of these snow fields is breathtaking.   By the way, winter in New Zealand is summer in the Northern[Read More…]

by December 10, 2014 0 comments Features, International
Incredible.
Credit: Nate Wallace/GoPro

Powder Skiing Fantasy in Swiss Alps

 GoPro Channel hosts unbelievable footage from little camera. Can you see how Nate Wallace is doing this?  He’s holding a little GoPro camera on the end of an aluminum pole.  The effect shows that this kind of powder skiing is nothing short of exhilarating.  If you’ve never tried deep powder, this is what it’s like.  Click here to be transported. Truly like a dream.

by August 11, 2014 0 comments International

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