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NESIS storm distribution by month, 1956-2019. Credit: Weather Channel

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Jan. 17)

East Coast: Start Us Up.  Roll Away Stiff Muscles, Harriet Wears A Cup Cake, New Bindings Old Skis, Mystery Top Hatted Skier, Nordic Gourmet Ski Tours, Good Weather News. Last weekend, the temperature was 70+ degrees in Boston, a record high for January 4-5.  That was not a good thing for resorts, especially lower altitude areas, that are gearing up[Read More…]

by January 17, 2020 1 comment Features
Time to improve?  You can do it with the Int/Att Feedback Loop.  Read on.

Incidents & Accidents: 7

Safety Is Up To All Of Us. [Editor Note: Dave Irons contributed this article on skiing safety which first appeared in the Lewiston Sun Journal. Dave is a veteran ski journalist and ski patroller.  SeniorsSkiing.com is collecting stories from readers about incidents and accidents that they have experienced. We intend to review these for patterns and themes and use that[Read More…]

by January 15, 2020 6 comments Incidents and Accidents
Skiing Weatherman: For The East, Enter Winter

Skiing Weatherman: For The East, Enter Winter

A Comeback For The East And Midwest, More Pow For The West. I spent the first two days of this week with fellow members of the North American Snowsports Journalists Association at Windham Mountain,  NY, where the crew did an outstanding job of providing a fun surface in the wake of a mid-season meltdown last Sunday. One of the presentations[Read More…]

by January 14, 2020 2 comments Home Top Box 4, Skiing Weatherman
Ask The Expert: New Bindings, Old Skis

Ask The Expert: New Bindings, Old Skis

The Opposite Question From A Couple Of Weeks Ago. A Question From Reader James Davis: Ok I fully understand the mechanical aspect of old bindings, but what about the skis underneath? I have several pair of older skis in excellent visual condition that I like to use occasionally. How many times is it safe to put on new bindings? Response[Read More…]

by January 13, 2020 4 comments Ask An Expert
Lots of snow in view from Peak Lodge, Killington (4,236 feet). Credit: Roger Lohr

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Jan.10)

Where The Snow Is In The East, A Ski Learning Tool, Grandparents Teach Munchkins, Weather Coming, Apres Fire-ish Cocktail. Sounds as if the West is off to an incredible season. Snow packs in Colorado and Utah are already over normal amounts, the Northwest and Western Canada is getting more new snow.  So there’s lots of visitor activity.  A quick scan[Read More…]

by January 10, 2020 2 comments Features
The Skiing Weatherman: Changeable East, Snowy West and Mid-West

The Skiing Weatherman: Changeable East, Snowy West and Mid-West

The West Continues To Luck Out, Cold Coming East By Month End. Despite a wildly changeable run of weather in the East recently, I managed to get two days of wonderful winter turns in early this week. It snowed on Monday at Sugarbush as I skied packed powder with my son. Wednesday at Killington surfaces were just about perfect packed[Read More…]

by January 9, 2020 4 comments Skiing Weatherman
Int/Att Loop: A Technique Improvement Tool

Int/Att Loop: A Technique Improvement Tool

After So Many Years, Can You Improve? Here’s A Way. First, do you want to improve your skiing?  If you don’t care that much, read no further.  If instead you still have a hankering for greater skill and more satisfaction, then the good news is “Yes, you can”. The “Int/Att Loop”© gives you the tools to do it. But improvement[Read More…]

by January 9, 2020 0 comments Features
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 4
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Jan. 3)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Jan. 3)

The Top 10 SeniorsSkiing.com Articles Of 2019. Here are our readers favorite articles from the past year, deducted by looking at the number of comments, clicks, and the help of Google Analytics. It is certainly a diverse collection of pieces, ranging from our very popular Mystery Glimpse feature fueled by historic photographs from ski museums around the country, to a[Read More…]

by January 3, 2020 0 comments Features
Skiing Weatherman: Global Pattern Bringing Warmth Then Cold Mid-Month

Skiing Weatherman: Global Pattern Bringing Warmth Then Cold Mid-Month

Happy New Year To All Of My Fellow Senior Sliders! In the two weeks since my last post, the western slopes of the U.S. and Canada have been the unquestioned winners in terms of fresh snow. Just prior to Christmas, the trail counts from British Columbia south to the Sangre de Cristos of New Mexico were on the lean side,[Read More…]

by January 2, 2020 0 comments Skiing Weatherman
Ask The Expert: Old Bindings, New Skis?

Ask The Expert: Old Bindings, New Skis?

Repurposing Bindings Not A Good Idea. A Question From Reader Mike Goldman: I have the Marker IPT Wideride bindings mounted on a pair of Vokyl RTM 80. Can these bindings be re-mounted and used on something like a Nordica Soul Rider 97?  Thanks. Response From Jackson Hogan, ski industry veteran and publisher of realskiers.com. My answer to Mike is no.[Read More…]

by January 2, 2020 9 comments Ask An Expert
Incidents & Accidents: 6

Incidents & Accidents: 6

Tracking Down The Reckless Party: YOU Must Capture Data At The Scene. Mark Stangl, Steamboat, CO What Happened: Snowboarder collided with me from behind, causing a spiral leg fracture.  Both fibula and tibia were broken and required internal hardware treatments.  Major life changes and financial impacts resulted. (The snowboarder was from Panama and although at fault resisted all contact from[Read More…]

by December 31, 2019 11 comments Incidents and Accidents
"Take some runs with us," say Howard and Naimi. Credit: Harriet Wallis

Skiing Single: Five Best Words To Hear On The Slope

Life Happens. We Get Older And Our Spouses Pass Away. That’s When We Ski Alone, Often Really Alone. This is a true story, and a sad story. It’s just one of many similar stories. It might sound like sour grapes, but the goal is to offer a perspective on what it’s like to ski as a widow. The story has[Read More…]

by December 30, 2019 10 comments Features
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Dec. 20)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Dec. 20)

Happy Holidays, Injury Brings Insight, Gifts, Ski The Cone, Ski Forecasts. As a holiday gift from SeniorsSkiing.com to you, here’s a poem celebrating the Winter Solstice and this special celebratory time of year welcoming Yuletide. The Shortest Day was written by Susan Cooper for the Christmas Revels, a wonderful show with music, dance, and poetry reflecting different cultures and styles[Read More…]

by December 20, 2019 0 comments Features
Incidents & Accidents: 5

Incidents & Accidents: 5

Here’s A Less Serious Report, But Is There Some Truth In This Cartoon? We’re lightening up this week for our ongoing series of Incidents & Accidents. Instead of recounting a collision, here’s a cartoon from veteran journalist Mike Roth, depicting the Gen X-er on the snow.  What think? Truth?

by December 17, 2019 9 comments Incidents and Accidents

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