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October blizzard in Rocky Boy, MT, left 30 inches behind, breaking a record for the month.
Credit: Shawn/Steph White

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Oct. 13)

Weird Weather, Senior Profile, Von Trapp Cross-Country Innovator, Getting Ready. We can’t stop thinking about the major weather events that have descended across the globe this year. Hurricanes with epic levels of destruction, surprisingly early and deep snows in the Rockies, (and from what we hear, prodigious snowfalls in parts of Australia), wild fires creating horrendous destruction and loss of[Read More…]

by October 13, 2017 2 comments Features
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

Responses To SeniorsSkiing.com Reader Surveys Indicate That Finding Boots That Fit And Perform Correctly Is A Challenge. And 25% Of Readers Plan To Purchase New Boots. Two of our advertisers can help. America’s Best Bootfitters.com has a host of useful boot-related information, including the names of ski shops where highly trained fitters are available to get you the best fitting boots.[Read More…]

by October 13, 2017 0 comments Features
Johannes Von Trapp: Climbing Every Mountain

Johannes Von Trapp: Climbing Every Mountain

Scion Of The Famous Family Is The Inventor Of The Modern X-C Center. [Editor Note: This article first appeared in XCSkiResorts.com.  Our thanks to publisher Roger Lohr for allowing us to reproduce it here.] If there was an American Cross Country Ski Hall of Fame, Johannes von Trapp would be one of the surefire inductees. The famous story of the[Read More…]

by October 11, 2017 1 comment Snow Sports Leaders
Senior Profile: WWII Survival Shaped Ruth DeSousa’s Resolve

Senior Profile: WWII Survival Shaped Ruth DeSousa’s Resolve

She Applies What She Learned To Life And Skiing. When the air raid sirens blared in Bingen, Germany, residents scrambled down into their cellars for protection. The town on the Rhine was bombed again and again by Allied forces. After each attack, Ruth’s mother would rush to the roof of their building to pick up the burning flares that had[Read More…]

by October 9, 2017 2 comments Features
Dancing With Skis

Dancing With Skis

Many Readers May Remember Ski Ballet, The Graceful, Sometimes Amusing, Phenomenon From The 1980s. Costumed performers on skis took skiing to new levels as they executed freestyle moves to a variety of musical themes. It was the snow equivalent of free style figure skating with individual and pair performances. Some observers saw ski ballet as liberation from the restricted forms[Read More…]

by September 26, 2017 6 comments Features
Mike "Bear Trap" Warner is a former ski instructor committed to finding discounts for seniors.

Best Time to Buy Senior Ski Passes is Now

The Deals Are Out There.  Time To Act. [Editor Note: Mike “Bear Foot” Warner produces SeniorsSkiDeals.com which publishes the prices of top ski resorts and offers advice on where to find the best discounts and when to buy.]  If you are a senior skier and are planning to ski over a week this winter, you might want to consider buying a[Read More…]

by September 25, 2017 9 comments Features
Find out what Harriet thought about these tubeless, foam-filled tires. Credit: Harriet Wallis

Cycling Series: Update On “Arthritis Proof” Never Flat Bicycle Tires

I’ve Learned A Lot And Here Are The Lessons. If your hands are arthritic, you know how hard it is get a tire back on the rim after fixing a flat. Lightweight Tannus tubeless foam tires were recently introduced into the U.S., and I was quick to buy a set. They don’t take a tube, and since they are filled[Read More…]

by September 22, 2017 1 comment Features
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Sept. 15)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Sept. 15)

Down Under Snow Reports, Experticity Update, Early Winter Forecast. While we start thinking about buying season passes, contemplating new boots, and enjoying the last of summer activities (btw: great sailing in New England these days), the snows of Australia have been falling mightily. We have two reports from the land of Down Under.  One focuses on the massive amounts of[Read More…]

by September 14, 2017 1 comment Features
Update: Change In Gear/Clothing Discounts From Experticity

Update: Change In Gear/Clothing Discounts From Experticity

There’s Been A Big Change In How SeniorsSkiing.Com Subscribers Can Access Discounts From Experticity. When SeniorsSkiing.com was launched, we made an arrangement with Promotive.com to offer discounts to our readers.  There was no cost involved, readers who subscribed signed up with Promotive using a code provided and enjoyed the same kind of discounts offered to professional racers, teams, coaches, instructors,[Read More…]

by September 11, 2017 2 comments Features
Mount Washington from Intervale, NH
Credit: Peabody & Smith

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.Com (Sept. 1)

Long-Awaited Experticity Update, Hiking Caveats, More Ski Songs. Our thoughts are with the people in Southeast Texas who have been displaced by Harvey.  As we remember from the monster snow winter in New England 2015-16 when we had nine feet in a matter of weeks, this kind of disruption can cause much anxiety and distraction that lasts for months.  But[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 0 comments Features
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

Thank You. Thank You. Thank You. It is the end of summer, and we’ll soon be back to our weekly schedule. Mike and I want to take this moment to thank our readers, contributors, and advertisers for keeping SeniorsSkiing.com active and relevant. Our combined efforts seem to be working. All summer long, the number of new SeniorsSkiing.com subscribers kept increasing.[Read More…]

by August 31, 2017 3 comments Features
Hiking Caveats: How A Walk Can Go Wrong

Hiking Caveats: How A Walk Can Go Wrong

It’s Not Just Bad Weather That Can Make A Hike A Disaster. [Editor Note: This article first appeared in the Boston Globe, August 16, 2017, and was reported and written by Martin Finucane. Click here to see the original version in the Globe.] For years, hikers have shouldered their packs, inhaled the crisp air, and set out for adventures in[Read More…]

by August 28, 2017 1 comment Features
Why Do I Have To Re-Enter My Name And Email?

Why Do I Have To Re-Enter My Name And Email?

For New Subscribers, You Should Know What To Do When You Get Annoyed By Pop-Ups.  There IS an answer. If you are being asked to re-enter your email to confirm your subscription to SeniorsSkiing.com, you might be a bit annoyed.  We don’t blame you, but there is an explanation. You are accessing SeniorsSkiing.com through a device that is different from[Read More…]

by August 28, 2017 4 comments Features
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Aug. 18)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Aug. 18)

Summer Rounds The Far Turn. We’ve heard there were snow falls in this mid-August in the Rockies.  Big snowfalls.  And the venerable Farmers’ Almanac, predicting the weather using its own mix of folk lore and natural observations for 200 years, has forecast a “snowier-than-normal” 2017-18 winter for the Northeast from the mid-Atlantic to the Canadian border.  The FA has even “red-flagged”[Read More…]

by August 17, 2017 1 comment Features
Where O where art thou? Getting skis mixed up is too easy in this forest of fiberglass.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

Confessions Of A Ski Thief

[Editor Note: This personal account by contributor Harriet Wallis makes me smile. It appeared in SeniorsSkiing.com January 2, 2015.] Start the Season Off Right: Know Where You Put Your Skis It had been a glorious day on the slopes. Toward the end of that day, skiers and riders were coming off the hill and settling onto the patio to enjoy[Read More…]

by August 17, 2017 3 comments Features, Home Top Box 2

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