REI's checklist of  equipment to bring for day hikes is definitely worth bookmarking.

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Oct. 23)

Classified Launch, Response, and Advice,  Chile Season Review, Serious Question For You, Mystery, Maine Guide Advice, How To Ski With COVID. Last week, we launched our new Classified Ad feature with a special introductory $1 for 30 days offer.  We are happy that there are readers who are posting their ads and hopefully getting some responses.  Here’s what Bill Cohen,[Read More…]

by October 23, 2020 1 comment Features
Question For You 15: Returning With New Joints

Question For You 15: Returning With New Joints

What Does It Take To Come Back With Artificial Parts? Here’s a question for a subset of our readership. This question is being posed by your faithful editor because he is facing the prospect of a hip replacement.  Assured by our capable and competent orthopedic surgeon that skiing and other athletic activities (not running or impact sports) are in the[Read More…]

by October 20, 2020 28 comments Features
NSAA recommended signage for this season. Credit: NSAA

2020-21 Survival Guide

Buckle Up, Bundle Up And Buck It Up. Never before has there been as much trepidation about a ski season as for this one.  Given all the tumult that occurred during this year, it’s no surprise we’re anxious.  What follows are some insights that will help us get the most out of what will be a most unique season. Above[Read More…]

by October 20, 2020 6 comments Features
Alone In The Woods Maine Guide Survival Manual

Alone In The Woods Maine Guide Survival Manual

Whether You Day Hike Or Trek, There Is Some Woodsy Wisdom You Need To Know. [Editor Note: We are reprising this article from July 2014 to remind our readers that there are definite skills and knowledge needed when heading into the woods. As noted elsewhere this week, people are going into state and national parks without proper preparation, some getting[Read More…]

by October 19, 2020 1 comment Features
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Oct. 16)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Oct. 16)

Gala Classified Launch!, Mystery Glimpse Returns, Question About Buying Decisions, Rendezvous Ski Trails, MT, Early Season Quiz, Book Review: Staying With It, Prepping Your Mind. SeniorsSkiing new Classified feature is active and ready to accept ads! Readers Said It Would Be A Good Idea. And Here It Is.
  Since we started SeniorsSkiing seven years ago, we’ve received many emails from[Read More…]

by October 16, 2020 0 comments Features
Bob Skinner's Ski And Sports, Newbury, NH.

Question For You 14: How Do You Decide What To Buy?

Shopping For New Stuff? Now is the time of the year when thoughts of pulling out the plastic and splurging on gear and clothing permeate our waking hours. After all, those old bindings are past their sell-buy date, and those cracked boots don’t quite fit the way they did seven years ago. And that dirty parka is simply falling apart.[Read More…]

by October 13, 2020 13 comments Features
West Yellowstone Rendezvous Trails might be the center of XC in North America.

Make More Tracks: Rendezvous Ski Trails

Catch Early Snow in West Yellowstone. If you head to West Yellowstone, MT, in late November, you can visit the early winter cross-country ski epicenter of North America: the Rendezvous Ski Trails. There are a bunch of fall camps in the Rockies – including Silver Star, BC, Crested Butte and Steamboat Springs, CO, plus Mt. Bachelor in Oregon – but[Read More…]

by October 13, 2020 1 comment Make More Tracks
Credit: Don Burch

Early Season Quiz

by October 13, 2020 0 comments Features
Prepping Your Mind

Prepping Your Mind

Adjusting Your Attitude Is Important, Too, As I think about preparations for the upcoming Nordic ski season, lots of details come to mind. Fitness of course tops the list. Stepping up my walking and cycling regimen is a must.  Making small incremental increases in intensity and duration and taking appropriate rest days are essential to the senior cross-country skier. I[Read More…]

by October 12, 2020 0 comments Features
This Week In SeniorSkiing.com (Oct. 9)

This Week In SeniorSkiing.com (Oct. 9)

A Community Of Senior Snowsports Enthusiasts, Boot Buying Guide, Questions For You, Nordic Being Noticed, October Frost Poem. We are starting our seventh publishing year this October.  Frankly, we never thought we’d go this long. After all, how many seniors who like to play in the snow would be interested in an online magazine? Well, it turns out lots.  We[Read More…]

by October 9, 2020 1 comment Features
Using a Scheduling App for Co-ordinating Ski House or Club Stays

Using a Scheduling App for Co-ordinating Ski House or Club Stays

The Challenges of Shared Vacation Property. I’m connected to a group that has access to a special piece of real estate. It’s not grand or luxurious, but it’s in an epic location and holds years of memories of celebrations, vacations and good times with family and friends. It’s a privilege to be able to go there, and the co-owners work[Read More…]

by October 8, 2020 0 comments Sponsored Content
Getting high is not the point of CBD.

Question For You 13: CBD?

Fad Or Fabulous? Does The Cannibis Derivative Work For You? We are curious about the emergence of CBD as a medicinal potion for a variety of ailments. Surely, we bet most of you remember the furtive days with Mary Jane back in college. Actually, let’s not go there. CBD is different.  Cannabidiol or CBD has rapidly become the celebrity ointment[Read More…]

by October 6, 2020 12 comments Features
XC resorts like  Great Glen Trails in NH offer groomed trails, lodge, instruction.

Make More Tracks: XC Boost Coming?

Is This A Surge Season For Nordic? Will the upcoming cross country (XC) season fulfill the hoped-for surge projected by many in the industry? The COVID pandemic has some projecting a coming boom similar to the bicycle industry, which saw such a surge of sales and activity last spring. The kids were not in school, people were looking to get[Read More…]

by October 5, 2020 1 comment Make More Tracks
Snow In Literature: “October”

Snow In Literature: “October”

“October” By Robert Frost [Editor Note: No, no snow, but a wonderful way to welcome October.] O hushed October morning mild, Thy leaves have ripened to the fall; Tomorrow’s wind, if it be wild, Should waste them all. The crows above the forest call; Tomorrow they may form and go. O hushed October morning mild, Begin the hours of this[Read More…]

by October 5, 2020 1 comment Features
Masks were everywhere in the Perisher lodge. Credit: John Harris

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (10/2)

And So Begins The 2020-21 SeniorsSkiing.com Publishing Season. Fasten your face masks firmly in place; this winter is going to be like no other.   The entire snow sports industry has spent the summer planning how to open up when the snow flies.  Uncertainty about the future makes people anxious, however, the semblance of a cohesive, cogent plan with precautions goes[Read More…]

by October 2, 2020 3 comments Features

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