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Still turning at Killington with one week to go. Credit: Aspen East Ski Shop

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (May 18)

Survey Results: Summer Activities, Summer Trail Prep, Sacropenia Defense. We are in high spring, as it were, as of this writing, and yet they are still squeezing out runs in Killington, VT, and will be until the end of May. Here’s a pic from last weekend from Aspen East Ski Shop’s Facebook page. And also at Killington, Scott Howard, (65)[Read More…]

by May 18, 2018 0 comments Features
Killington is still open. Also Sugarloaf, Sunday River, Wildcat, Jay Peak, Okemo, Mt. Snow, Sugarbush. May is possible! Credit: Jamie Frankel

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (April 20)

Discount Reminders, Season Thanks, Washing Down, Stowing Gear, Abandoned Ski Area Movie, -30- This amazing season hangs on. Even as we write this on April 19 snow is falling in New England, in fact, right outside our window on Boston’s North Shore. We know that the Sierras and Rockies are also seeing spring snowfalls. It will be the last weekend[Read More…]

by April 20, 2018 0 comments Features
Mystery Glimpse: First US Winter Olympic Medalist Was A Ski Jumper

Mystery Glimpse: First US Winter Olympic Medalist Was A Ski Jumper

Only Two Guesses, One Was Correct. Apparently, our last Mystery Glimpse of the season was fairly esoteric. We salute reader Patricia Gottshalk for identifying Anders Olsen Haugen, the US Ski Team member who was the first American to win a Winter Olympics medal. He won medals in the 1924 Olympics in Chamonix and the 1928 games in St. Moritz. In[Read More…]

by April 18, 2018 2 comments Features
Spring in Appleton Farms, Ipswich, MA. Credit: Mike Maginn

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (April 13)

Looking Back, Mystery Glimpse, Spring XC Skiing, Riding With The Cats. It’s hard not to get a bit philosophical at the end of a season. And yes, we know that there are those who are still finding newly fallen snow out there, but we are done. Highlights for us: We re-discovered our interest in ski history, launching the Mystery Glimpse[Read More…]

by April 13, 2018 0 comments Features
Mammoth Mountain extended the season after 16 FEET of snow in March. Credit: Unofficial Networks

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (April 6)

Season Hangs On, Cross-Country Lessons, Apex Boot Highlights, Bob Beattie, Fun & Games, Mystery Train. Click Here To See Where Snow Fell Day By Day From Oct 5th to March 26th.  A glance at the map shows where the season’s snow accumulated and where it didn’t. Clearly, the Far West, Upper Rockies, (and Canadian Rockies not shown), parts of the[Read More…]

by April 6, 2018 1 comment Features
Credit: Ski Museum Of Maine

Cross-Country: Lessons Are The Best Way To Out-Think Your Feet

To Make The Switch To Cross-Country, Please Start With A Lesson And These Tips. In the early 1970s, in a visionary but totally wrong-headed move, the fledgling Nordic ski industry declared that, “If you can walk, you can cross-country ski.” It would have been a lot more helpful to say, “If you can walk, you can learn to cross-country ski.[Read More…]

by April 3, 2018 4 comments Features
Credit: FamilySkiNews

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (March 30)

Easter/Passover/Spring Arrives, Song Sample, Stumped-The-Crowd Mystery Glimpse, New XC Editor, Ski Boot History, Season Pass Quandary Redux, Big Sky Report, Big Party At Alta For 94-Year-Old Skiin’ Guy. This week is a milestone pivot point for the 2017-18 ski season; it’s Springtime in full glory, and ordinarily parkas come off, t-shirts abound, zaniness ensues, and the snow sport world looks[Read More…]

by March 30, 2018 0 comments Features
Reader Opinion: The IKON vs M.A.X. Pass For Northeast Skiers

Reader Opinion: The IKON vs M.A.X. Pass For Northeast Skiers

Compare Ikon and M.A.X. And Major Differences Are Revealed. To evaluate the Ikon Pass I’ll compare it to what it replaces, the M.A.X. Pass, and look at what it offers in and of itself. Because they are at similar price points I’ll be comparing the M.A.X. Pass with the Ikon Base Pass. While both passes include a variety of resorts[Read More…]

by March 27, 2018 3 comments Features
On the Kingdom Trails in Lyndonville, VT. Credit: Herb Swanson

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (March 23)

60s Ski Songs Available Now, More Pass Wars Comments, Ski New Zealand Soon, Fat Bikes, And More. Back in the early 60s, folk music was just beginning to become popular. Colleges, concert halls, and coffee houses were hosting a wide variety bands like The Kingston Trio and The Weavers with stringed instruments singing old time music as well as newly[Read More…]

by March 23, 2018 0 comments Features
Mystery Glimpse: Straight Down

Mystery Glimpse: Straight Down

Who Is This And What Is He Best Known For? Let’s see if you can identify this skier who blazed some very impressive trails back in the 40s and 50s. Hint: He was also a pilot.                     Last Week We are frequently impressed by the deep knowledge our readers have on[Read More…]

by March 21, 2018 5 comments Features
On the Kingdom Trails in Lyndonville, VT. Credit: Herb Swanson

Kingdom Trails: Vermont’s Fat Bike Mecca

A New Sport Bridges Snow and Non-Snow Seasons: Fad Or Here To Stay? [Editor Note:  SeniorsSkiing.com is interested in bringing new activities to our reader.  In this story originally published on XCSkiResorts.com on biking with fat, balloon tires, publisher Roger Lohr does an explainer and reports the adventures of a group of neophytes on Kingdom Trails in Northeastern Vermont.] Fat[Read More…]

by March 20, 2018 1 comment East, Features
IKON Pricing Hurts Some Older Skiers. May Help Others.

IKON Pricing Hurts Some Older Skiers. May Help Others.

Pricing of the new IKON Pass has raised concerns among older skiers, especially people living close to Mammoth and Squaw Valley. Those and some other IKON resorts are eliminating local season passes, most of which had senior discounts. Like EPIC, Mountain Collective, and other bundled packages, IKON generally offers good value. Ski pass pricing is complicated and making a decision[Read More…]

by March 20, 2018 3 comments Features
Medaling were left to right: Leigh Breidenbach (Turner). Ginny Bousum (Kingfield), Paul Rogers (Camden), Jill Gray (Farmington),  Michael Becker (Winthrop), Tip Kimball (Cumberland Center)
Credit: David Eden

New Legends In The Making

Ski Museum Of Maine Holds First Annual Seniors Race. Just when the afternoon light was at its best, the Ski Museum of Maine hosted its first Legends of Maine GS Race at Sunday River. The goal was to benefit the growing museum based in Kingfield as well as to show racing for seniors is both doable and fun. Twenty skiers,[Read More…]

by March 19, 2018 0 comments East, Features
Groomed trails at Applleton Farms, Ipswich, MA, easier and less tiring.
Credit: NS Nordic Assn

Cross-Country: Tracks vs Touring

Groomed XC Trails Are Becoming More Prevalent; Does That Ruin The Aesthetics Of The Sport? For the past 50 years or so, there’s been a generally amicable debate whether cross-country skiing on machine-groomed trails is preferable to making your own way over the fields and through the woods. The argument has a lot of angles, including “Free vs. Fee” and[Read More…]

by March 19, 2018 6 comments Features

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