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Afterglow: Visual Night Skiing Poetry

When Was The Last Time You Skied In The Dark?  We bet it wasn’t like this. So far, this year’s pre-snow-season has seen at least two new dazzling ski movies hit the screens. First, we couldn’t help but notice Warren Miller’s 65th ski movie, No Turning Back, which we reviewed here and concluded it was the best yet. That movie[Read More…]

by November 7, 2014 0 comments Features, West
Flipping out: Lofoten, Norway
Credit: Oystein Aasheim

Warren Miller’s Newest: “No Turning Back”

This one is not to be missed. My first Warren Miller film was in the early 50’s. That was when the Master, himself, was present to narrate each showing. You knew the season was starting when Warren rolled into town. I’ve seen many ski films over the years. After a while, despite camera tricks, ski gymnastics, and the latest soundtrack,[Read More…]

by October 21, 2014 0 comments Features, Home Top Box 4, Other News
Special Edition: First SeniorsSkiing Ski Area Survey Results

Special Edition: First SeniorsSkiing Ski Area Survey Results

Free Skiing, Deep Discounts For Senior Skiers Plus “Senior Friendly” Awards Which areas are truly trying to accommodate 50-plus skiers? To find out, we surveyed 85 North American resorts. Several resorts stand out for giving senior skiers special attention and deals. They received the new SeniorsSkiing Skier Friendly Award. Those with the deepest discounts and best amenities received Gold awards. Those[Read More…]

by October 20, 2014 4 comments Features, Home Top Box 3
How about those smiles? 
Credit: Harriet Wallis

Should You Teach Your Munchkins To Ski?

Five Non-Obvious Tips For Making Learning Fun For All. Because you love to ski or ride, you probably hope that your grandkids will also share your passion for the snow.  Here are some ideas to get things off to a good start if you plan to teach them yourself. Look for deals. Some resorts offer free or low cost tickets for youngsters.[Read More…]

Strut from butt to boot
Credit: Dan Leeth

CADS: How to Add Years to Your Skiing

An ingenious invention extends your ability to ski well on not-so-great knees On the high side of usefulness for seniors, we find CADS, a remarkable body weight suspension system for skiers and riders that reportedly helps relieve knee pressure by acting as a spring between your butt and your knees.  Instead of gravity relentlessly pressing down—using your knees as a fulcrum—CADS[Read More…]

by July 23, 2014 1 comment Accessories, Features
Tony Carleton guides his old pal Dick Perkins. 
Credit: Sharon Brody/WBUR

Need to See to Ski?

 Check Your Assumptions: Physical Obstacles Don’t Have To End Your Runs. The first time I witnessed blind skiers I was blown away.  I assumed vision was a prerequisite for being on the slopes, but was I wrong! That was years ago. Today, adaptive sports programs around the country train both specialized instructors and the visually impaired. The National Ability Center[Read More…]

by July 16, 2014 0 comments Features, Health
Suicide Six Poma Lift
Credit: New England Ski Museum

When Going Up Was Half The Fun

Early New England Tows We Still Miss. I’ve been skiing for 65 years, grown and raised in Concord MA.  I made my first turns on Punkatasset Hill, a no-lift neighborhood ski hill. That’s where I side-stepped to the top to pack the snow before picking my way down through the labyrinth of slalom poles my dad had set for me and[Read More…]

by July 15, 2014 3 comments Features, Ski History
Why Seniors Still Ski

Why Seniors Still Ski

A celebration of senior skiers, including American deep powder legend, Junior Bounous describing his descent of Snowbird’s Pipeline when he was 80 years young (he’s about to turn 89).

by March 14, 2014 1 comment Features, Other News
Snowbird’s Pipeline Conquered By Junior Bounous at 80  (Taken March 8, 2014)

Snowbird’s Pipeline Conquered By Junior Bounous at 80 (Taken March 8, 2014)

Snowbird’s Pipeline (the top to bottom ravine in center of picture) : One of North America’s toughest ski routes, descends from Twin peaks above Snowbird. First skied by Junior Bounous in the early 70s. He skied it again during his 80th year. Junior is an inspiration to senior skiers everywhere. &nbsp

by March 14, 2014 1 comment Destinations, Features, Ski Heroes, West

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