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Move over, Big Papi, Big Air is coming to Fenway. Spectators can oo-ha on Feb 12-13.

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Jan.22)

Interesting Product and Resort Reviews, Big City Skiing and Poll Results. With Big Snow finally coming to the East Coast, we are getting the dust off our snow sports equipment.  Next week, we’ll have some reporting about classic New England skiing and, with the Mid-Atlantic getting whomped, we expect to hear from our contributors down there about new-found snow. This week’s[Read More…]

by January 22, 2016 0 comments Features
Move over, Big Papi, Big Air is coming to Fenway. Spectators can oo-ha on Feb 12-13.

Cool Time: Skiing In The City

Urban Skiing/Boarding: The Mountain Comes To You (Temporarily) Every once in a while, a curious idea becomes a reality.  Why not bring snow to the city and provide a place for people to have a great winter experience?  In Japan, the reality involved a $400-million investment in an indoor ski-a-rama called Lalaporte Ski Dome SSWAS.  Built in 1993 in Chiba[Read More…]

by January 20, 2016 0 comments Features
Have you ever looked uphill and seen this guy coming?
Credit: US Ski Team

Poll Results: Help Us Interpret This

What’s going on here? Poll results are in. A clear majority of SeniorsSkiing.com respondents have never seen a ski patroller lift a ticket from a speeding skier. One out of five have seen that happen only once. Interestingly, early results from our Subscriber Survey 2016 suggest that speeding skiers are a problem for seniors.  Your thoughts?  

by January 19, 2016 6 comments Features
You can't see it but these folks are smiling as they skip to the lifts at Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (January 15)

Finally Snow In The Sierra, Mt. Rose and The Chutes, Road Scholar Report, Product Ideas, Action Camera Reviews and All About Nordic Ski Binding Choices. Thankfully this week, the snow began to fall and the temperature dip in the Northeast.  New England snow machines are making the “cold gold” and snow sport seniors are in full swing.  Meanwhile, the West[Read More…]

by January 14, 2016 0 comments Features
An elegant skier, Stein Eriksen was an Olympian, instructor, skiing ambassador and charming personality.
Credit: Deer Valley

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (January 8)

Resort Reviews, Remembering Stein. As part of our new SeniorsSkiing Guides, we have two new resort reviews to check out. These reviews are designed to focus on aspects of different ski areas—Alpine and Nordic—that are “senior-friendly.” New contributor Jan Brunvand tells us about Powder Mountain, north of Salt Lake City, the second largest ski area in North America. (Bet you[Read More…]

by January 7, 2016 0 comments Features
Nordic trails offer views of Mt. Washington at Bretton Woods.
Credit: Bretton Woods

SeniorsSkiing Guide: Bretton Woods—A Triple Play Resort

Roger Lohr, Publisher of XCSkiResorts.Com, Reports On Bretton Woods’ Snow Assets: Alpine, Nordic, Historic Hotels. Bretton Woods is part of the Omni Mount Washington Resort at the southern base of the mighty Mt. Washington in New Hampshire on Route 302. The resort includes three significant snow resort assets: hotels/inns (the historic Omni Mount Washington Hotel, the Bretton Arms Inn), the[Read More…]

by January 6, 2016 0 comments Features, Resort Reviews
Happy Snow Year 2016!

Happy Snow Year 2016!

From All Of Us At SeniorsSkiing.Com: Best Wishes For A Happy, Healthy, Active New Year!

by December 31, 2015 2 comments Features
Huff Post: Older Skier’s Guide To America’s Biggest Ski Resort

Huff Post: Older Skier’s Guide To America’s Biggest Ski Resort

SeniorsSkiing.com’s Co-Publisher Reviews The Newly-Combined Park City-Canyons Resort. Salt Lake City-based Jon Weisberg has been waiting all summer to explore the biggest ski resort in America. With this season’s huge—and apparently ongoing—dump of snow on the Wasatch Mountains, he makes his first visit and has some senior-focused suggestions for getting the most out of your visit.  Here’s his report from[Read More…]

by December 30, 2015 2 comments Features, West
Brighton is a held in high regard by senior skiers for its friendliness and its powder.
Credit: Brighton

SeniorsSkiing Guide: Brighton Resort

This Is The Utah Bucket List Resort Few Visiting Skiers Ever See. I kept hearing three sounds at Brighton on December 22, the first day of Winter, 2015. Early morning trail runs were knee deep. As more people arrived, I entered the forest. There were places where depths reached my thighs. Sound One: Teen-fueled screech of Yippee! HooHaw! YowWee! Sound Two:[Read More…]

by December 29, 2015 2 comments Features, Resort Reviews
Credit: Parents Magazine

Seasons Greetings From SeniorsSkiing.Com

Best Wishes For A Snowy 2016. Many thanks to our enthusiastic readers who continue to inspire us. Jon and Mike, Co-Publishers And our wonderful regular correspondents: Harriet Wallis, Rose Marie Cleese, Susie Winthrop, Steve Hines, Roger Lohr, Tamsin Venn.  

by December 23, 2015 0 comments Features
Poll Results: Seniors Are Serious Skiers

Poll Results: Seniors Are Serious Skiers

Our first major poll reveals a compelling factoid about our readers. Last spring, we did our first Subscriber Survey to learn, among other things, just who our readers were.  We learned that you guys like discounts first and foremost.  We also learned you that 55 percent of our respondents skied more than 30 days a year!  Now that is impressive[Read More…]

by December 23, 2015 1 comment Features
Rain comes with early season skiing. Lilly Venn braves the drops at Bretton Woods and gets to see the moody views towards the Presidential Range.
Credit: Tamsin Venn

Skiing In The Rain: Yes You Can

Don’t Stay Home: Precip Can Be Hip. For seniors who like to zig without the worry of another skier’s zag, one of the best times to hit uncrowded slopes is in the rain. Sometimes that is what these early season ski days bring us. It’s not exactly the bluebird day most of us hope for, but before you turn on[Read More…]

by November 24, 2015 2 comments East, Features
Ski Archives glittering gala was held on Nov. 5 at the Grand America Hotel, Salt Lake City.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

Ski History Gala Awards Top Honors

And SeniorsSkiing.com Makes A Contribution. The country’s largest ski history and research organization, Ski Archives, held its annual gala and fundraiser that helps support its mission. And SeniorSkiing.com contributed four gifts to the silent fund raising auction. Each SeniorSkiing gift included ski socks by Darn Tough of Vermont, a GripPro hand strength trainer, and a Boot Horn that slides your[Read More…]

by November 17, 2015 0 comments Features, Ski Heroes
France, nous t’aimons

France, nous t’aimons

by November 14, 2015 0 comments Features
Special Edition: SeniorsSkiing.com Announces “Senior-Friendly” Resorts

Special Edition: SeniorsSkiing.com Announces “Senior-Friendly” Resorts

Results of SeniorsSkiing.Com’s Recent Survey And Industry Research Reveals 16 Winners Sixteen resorts in the East. Midwest, West/Northwest, and Canada are recognized as “Senior Friendly” for their proactive efforts to meet the needs of older skiers. The selection is based on input from SeniorsSkiing.com’s second annual survey of US and Canadian resorts, reader input, and industry sources. Factors taken into account[Read More…]

by November 10, 2015 12 comments Features, Home Top Box 4

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