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This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (May 22)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (May 22)

Green Shoots On The Horizon (?), Yellowstone Opens, Season Ticket Puzzle, Bike Fit, Questions For You. According to New England Ski Industry, early-open, late-close Killington resort has decided to pivot to golf on May 19th despite skiable conditions on one popular trail.  Indeed, as the photo shows, Superstar looks ready to go, top to bottom.  The resort closed on March[Read More…]

by May 22, 2020 2 comments Features
Question For You 6: Next Season

Question For You 6: Next Season

How Is This Going To Work? Everyone in the ski business has been puzzling about next season and how it will unfold. Uncertainty brings with it lots of speculation about if, when, and how the ski industry will re-open. Even if it does re-open, whatever that means, will people show up? So our first Question For You this month is[Read More…]

by May 20, 2020 63 comments Features
Question For You 7: Keeping Fit

Question For You 7: Keeping Fit

What’s Your Routine? From our reader surveys, we know that our audience is interested in fitness and a variety of outdoor activities as a regular element of their lifestyles. Tennis, hiking, cycling, golf, kayaking, running are some of the top choices, however, we do have some equestrians, sailors, fishers, and weightlifters out there, among a bunch of other miscellaneous sports[Read More…]

by May 20, 2020 15 comments Features
Sunday River, ME

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (April 10)

Season Wrap: It Was A Very Good Season Until It Wasn’t. [Editor note: We’re including a few notable pics from the year to accompany this article.] And so ends the sixth publishing year of SeniorsSkiing.com.  A little earlier than planned.  We had some spring skiing in mind around mid-March; we bet you did, too. Nothing is constant but change. As[Read More…]

by April 10, 2020 10 comments Features
Snow In Literature: Two Tramps In Mud Time (Excerpt)

Snow In Literature: Two Tramps In Mud Time (Excerpt)

[Editor Note: This time of the year, we like to re-publish this verse from Frost’s Two Tramps In Mud Time. We also note that we’ve published a number of Frost’s poems in our Snow In Literature this publishing year. Unintended.  But his words reflect the world of people who know winter and all it brings. You can listen to Frost[Read More…]

by April 8, 2020 0 comments Features
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (April 3)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (April 3)

Biding Time With Classic Books, Incidents And Accidents Editorial, Question For You, Mystery Racer, Nordic Walking, Transition To Cycling. Like you, we are grounded. Yard work, walking, Zoom with old friends, carefully going to the Post Office, watching Netflix, reading, practicing new music, all the activities you are probably doing. One rainy afternoon found us sorting through the books at[Read More…]

by April 3, 2020 8 comments Features
Whoops.

Editorial: Too Many Incidents And Accidents

It’s Time To Update The Responsibility Code. Many senior snow sports enthusiasts have been participating in the sport for decades, in some cases, starting as children or high school or college students. Each year, they return to the ski hills, older, less strong, less stamina, but still dedicated to the sport they love. They come back despite the concern that[Read More…]

by April 2, 2020 27 comments Features
Correspondent Jan Brunvand captured an incident in action.

Question For You: 5

We Need Your Ideas. Our editorial this week calls for the ski industry to re-consider the Responsibility Code with the goal of reducing on-slope collisions, near misses, and even hit-and-runs. This is a serious problem that we’ve explored all season in our Incidents And Accidents series. While a comprehensive solution requires leadership, commitment, and investment by resort management, SeniorsSkiing.com believes[Read More…]

by April 2, 2020 24 comments Features
Postmasters Andrea and Brenda at the little country PO were so helpful in mailing tote bags. Thanks so much.

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Mar. 27)

Onwards, Reporting On Your Comments, New Question For You, Skiing Weatherman, Cool Sun Glasses, Poetry For These Times, XC Skiing Still Viable, Sugarloaf Resort Review, Stow Your Gear. Winding down, changing pace, and adapting to new circumstances has become the order of the day. At SeniorsSkiing.com, we are still publishing relevant articles for our readership that will in some small[Read More…]

by March 27, 2020 2 comments Features
Snow In Literature: The Peace Of Wild Things

Snow In Literature: The Peace Of Wild Things

[Editor Note: While this poem doesn’t mention snow, it does reflect our readers’ affinity to the outdoors and the balm of the natural world. We offer it for your reflection in these unusual times.] By Wendell Barry When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my[Read More…]

by March 26, 2020 0 comments Features
Resort Management Made the Right Call

Resort Management Made the Right Call

Resort management made the right call when they decided to close. That’s the opinion of more than 25% of the SeniorsSkiing.com readers responding last week to the question asking how you felt about the season’s early end, whether you were done, and if you had more turns to make? It was one of three questions we posed to get a general[Read More…]

by March 26, 2020 8 comments Features
Appleton Farms, Hamilton, MA

What You’re Saying: Wisdom And Kindness

Activities and Advice Our editorial intuition proved to be correct when we decided to ask you, our dear readers, about your reactions to the current situation we are all facing and the premature shuttering of ski resorts and snow-sports related activities. In fact, we had more responses to the three questions we posed last week than any other article we’ve[Read More…]

by March 26, 2020 0 comments Features
Question For You: 4

Question For You: 4

Seeking Your Insights Again. Last week, we experimented with asking questions about how you are coping with the pandemic. Your response was overwhelming.  This week, we’re going to ask again.  This time, we seek your advice about a more practical matter. Let’s try connecting again. If you’re buying a pass for next season, which one are you buying? Why? If[Read More…]

by March 26, 2020 41 comments Features
Spring storms have brought snow to many areas. Get your outdoor fix by enjoying the outdoors with XC.

If Snow, Then XC

XC Offers Outdoors, Social Distancing, Exercise, Relaxation.  Go If You Have Snow. Editor Note: This article was first published in XCSkiResorts.com.  Thanks to publisher Roger Lohr for allowing us to reprint it. There have been plenty of COVID-19 perspectives and statements from alpine skiing-oriented associates such as ski area operators, marketers and media, product suppliers, and retailers. Rather than recommending[Read More…]

by March 26, 2020 2 comments Features
Skiing Weatherman: More Snow Coming. No Kidding.

Skiing Weatherman: More Snow Coming. No Kidding.

Late Season Snow Opens Nordic Opportunities. As the coronavirus situation has continued to unfold and expand, the curtain has all but come down on the alpine season across North America. Nevertheless, lovers of the great outdoors continue to find ways to ingest their fair share of fresh air by a variety of different means, including cross country skiing aficionados. At[Read More…]

by March 24, 2020 0 comments Skiing Weatherman

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