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Mystery Glimpse: Ding Dong Bell

Mystery Glimpse: Ding Dong Bell

Yes, It’s A Big Bell.   What’s the significance of this old bell? Do you know where it came from? What it was used for? Who used it? Your guesses below most welcome. This week’s Mystery Glimpse was contributed by the Alf Engen Ski Museum, Park City, UT.  The museum was established in 1989 with the mission to preserve the[Read More…]

by November 12, 2018 1 comment Features
November Road, Credit: M.Maginn

Snow In Literature: My November Guest

November Is A Forerunner. My November Guest By Robert Frost (1913) My sorrow, when she’s here with me, Thinks these dark days of autumn rain Are beautiful as days can be; She loves the bare, the withered tree; She walks the sodden pasture lane. Her pleasure will not let me stay. She talks and I am fain to list: She’s[Read More…]

by November 12, 2018 0 comments Features
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Nov. 9)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Nov. 9)

Off To The Ski Show! New Mystery Glimpse, Updated Free Ski List,  Snowshoeing With Grandkids, Another Non-Skiing Snow Activity. The annual go-to-the-ski-show ritual is about to take place. We’re headed down to Boston to see what new and different this year and to connect with some friends and fellow ski journalists.  We know this is a great annual family/friend outing[Read More…]

by November 9, 2018 0 comments Features
Mystery Glimpse: Two Stars On The Snow

Mystery Glimpse: Two Stars On The Snow

Who Are These Folks? Hint: It’s New England. Another Hint: You’ve undoubtedly seen one of these folks in action. This week’s Mystery Glimpse photo comes from the archives of the New England Ski Museum with headquarters in Franconia, NH, and a new branch location in North Conway, NH. The New England Ski Museum collects, conserves, and exhibits elements of ski[Read More…]

by November 8, 2018 7 comments Features
A little planning goes a long way when snowshoeing with kids. Credit: Crystal Mountain

Taking The Grandkids Snowshoeing

Here’s How To Do It Right And Have A Fun, Memorable Experience. On a winter trail outing near my home, I ran into a neighbor and her grandchild on snowshoes—and it was not going well. The kid was uncomfortable and headed back home by herself. Grandma kept going, and since she is a neighbor, I went along with her for[Read More…]

by November 7, 2018 0 comments Features
Snow Limo takes a non-skier not only up the mountain but also down a ski trail. Credit: Sun Peaks Snow Limo Tours.

Something New: A Limo To The Snow

Other Things To Do In Winter (Part 3): Ride The Snow In Style. There IS a way to experience skiing, even if you don’t ski. Or close to it, since you will be coming down an actual ski slope, keeping up with skiers. Only thing is you will be sitting down. The device that enables this experience is called a[Read More…]

by November 7, 2018 0 comments Features
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Nov. 2)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Nov. 2)

ReaderReport, Free Senior Ski Listing, Mystery Glimpse Returns, Sample Song From Ray Conrad, Fifth Anniversary Bash Coming Up. Last week, we put out a call to our readers to submit stories, photos, and videos about their own snow sport experiences.  Memories, history, adventures, recommendations, you name it. In response, reader Alyce Perez sent in pictures of her skiing at Mt.[Read More…]

by November 2, 2018 2 comments Features
AVAILABLE NOW! First-Ever List of 145 US/Canadian Resorts Where Seniors Ski Free

AVAILABLE NOW! First-Ever List of 145 US/Canadian Resorts Where Seniors Ski Free

Free skiing is available for older skiers at 145 resorts in 26 states and five Canadian provinces this season.   Each resort requires a specific age for free skiing. The youngest is 55; the oldest, 90. Those 70 years and older have a choice of 69 ski areas. This is the first time Canadian resorts are included in the directory.[Read More…]

by October 31, 2018 12 comments Features
Boo. Credit: SkiTheWorld.com

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Oct. 26)

Halloween Skiing, Nor’Easter Brings New England Snow, Contribute To SeniorsSkiing.com, Stein’s Studebaker, Ultimate Ski Quiz. For the first time in a while, there will be skiing on Halloween. Resorts are opening in BC, Colorado, Vermont, Maine, and more snow is on the way this week in New England. Here’s the forecast for this Wednesday 10/25. Get your costume ready. We[Read More…]

by October 26, 2018 0 comments Features
Vail Pass. Credit: Mary Ellen Roth

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Oct. 19)

Snow, Snow, Snow! So it begins. And it’s only mid-October. Who’s made a first run? Tell us about it! From East To West                                                                          [Read More…]

by October 19, 2018 2 comments Features
Dog Sled rides with Mountain Man Adventures. Credit: Sun Peaks Resort.

Dog-Sledding Is Another Snow Activity: Don’t Say Mush!

Other Things To Do In Winter For Seniors (Part 2): On You Huskies. Ok, nobody says mush. Nobody, outside of maybe movies, has EVER said mush, though the folks who drive sleds are often called mushers. Mostly, people who run dogsleds just say, “Go!” And the dogs aren’t those black and white Siberian Huskies people expect. Your average sled dog[Read More…]

by October 15, 2018 0 comments Features
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Oct. 12)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Oct. 12)

Warren Miller Film Tour, Other Things To Do Series Starts, Flat Light Polka. It is October and our natural, built-in annual calendar says it’s time for a Warren Miller flick to remind us how graceful, funny, and exhilarating snow sports can be. As long as we can remember, the official pre-start of the snow season has been the viewing of[Read More…]

by October 12, 2018 0 comments Features
The Flat Light Polka

The Flat Light Polka

It isn’t just senior skiers who suffer in flat light, but whiteouts may take a greater toll on our sometimes diminished vision and balance. Case in point: the few falls I’ve had in recent ski seasons were all in flat light conditions. One crash last February caused a minor injury and led to the realization that I shoulda known better.[Read More…]

by October 9, 2018 14 comments Features
Oct. 2 25 cm (10 in.) snow wallops Calgary, breaking record with more expected.

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Oct. 5)

Big BC Snow Beats Record, Colorado Senior Discounts, Conditioning Cautions, Ski Shows Coming. No doubt about it, snow is making a statement in the Northwest and Canadian Rockies in particular. Just this week, Calgary experienced a record-breaking snowfall, catching municipal snow removers a bit flat footed. Equipment had to be imported from local towns and cities to help clear the[Read More…]

by October 5, 2018 6 comments Features
Harriet looks for and usually finds a way. Credit: Laurie O'Connor

A Woman’s Guide To Sports As We Grow Older

Even Though You’re Not A Spring Chicken, You Can Still Do The Sports You Love. Don’t Let Your Past Hold You Back. To set the stage, I recently broke my wrist, so I’m sealed in a cast. Can’t drive. Can’t swim. Can’t this. Can’t that. Fortunately it’s temporary. Soon I’ll be back to doing the things I love. Meanwhile, I[Read More…]

by October 1, 2018 8 comments Features

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