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No nonsense aerobics instructor Pablo Molina keeps his classes hopping. He'll be 73 in June, just a few months older than Rose Marie

My Fitness Journey Begins: Part One

My six-month plan to go from being a couch potato to a mogul masher. I had a revelation and a wake-up call on the slopes of Heavenly Mountain Resort this winter while skiing a few runs with the resort’s director of skier services. I had not taken my own advice regarding pre-skiing conditioning or done anything to lose the pounds[Read More…]

by May 1, 2015 6 comments Features, Conditioning
How Many Subscribers Ski Over 30 Days A Season?

How Many Subscribers Ski Over 30 Days A Season?

Check More Results From SubscriberSurvey 2015. Much to our happiness and gratification, the SeniorsSkiing.com SubscriberSurvey 2015 was a tremendous source of insight and guidance. We reported the highlights in March with a promise to provide some more detail. What follows are more interesting responses to some of our questions. We asked you to rate the importance to SeniorsSkiing subscribers of[Read More…]

by April 28, 2015 0 comments Features, Home Top Box 1
Early spring ski tour on a quiet day around Walden Pond.  Priceless.
Credit: Mike Maginn

Adieu Winter 2014-15: Shifting To The Non-Snow Season

SeniorsSkiing.com Will Be Publishing This Summer. One of our best ski tours of the season came at the beginning of April at Walden Pond.  We go there occasionally throughout the year to reflect on the messages of Henry Thoreau and to take a picture or two of the “pleasant hillside” where he built his tiny cabin.  When we skied in, the trails[Read More…]

by April 20, 2015 2 comments Features, Home Top Box 3
Click for CBS News story on Powassan virus in Connecticut.

A Worry In The Woods: Tick-Borne Powassan Virus

Shifting From Snow To Summer Activities?  Beware Of This New Menace. We’re starting to hike or bike in the woods between the receding snowbanks here in New England.  We’ve just learned that you better make sure you review your tick-avoidance-and-protection practices.  Powassan virus is yet another tick-borne disease that, according to this new report from CBS, can be lethal.  So, this is[Read More…]

by April 13, 2015 1 comment Features, Conditioning
SeniorsSkiing.com will be analyzing Subscriber Survey 2015 data over the next few weeks.
Credit: digitalart

Early Results From Our Subscriber Survey 2015

Much Useful Information To Steer SeniorsSkiing.com. Thank you, thank you, thank you.  Our recent Subscriber Survey 2015 had a 22% response.  If you’re familiar with surveys, you know that is exceptional.  To us, it signifies that readers are engaged and involved with this online magazine.  Even more, almost all our respondents answered every question! The early results show us that discounts on[Read More…]

by March 26, 2015 0 comments Features
If You Like Mountains…

If You Like Mountains…

Take An Aerial Tour Of The Himalayas. Teton Gravity Research, one of our favorite action sports movie makers, has captured the spirit of the mighty giants of the Himalayas.  Using an advanced camera stablizer, this short, ultra HD video takes you up close and personal to Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, and Lhotse.  Fasten your seat belt and pass the pop-corn.

by March 24, 2015 0 comments Features, International
Ski Divas gathered in Montana this year.  Clear skies and clearly fun.
Credit: The Ski DIva

The Ski Diva Heads West

All-Women Ski Trip Brings Kindred Spirits Together Our friend and colleague, The Ski Diva, gathers a group of Diva Members for an annual ski trip to exciting places.  This year, her group went to Montana where they had a rocking good time.  Click here for her report.  Pass this along to the Ski Diva in your life. The Ski Diva[Read More…]

by March 19, 2015 0 comments Features, West
Back country warnings are there for a reason.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

Serious Stuff: There Is No Such Thing As “Side Country”

And There Is No Such Thing As Being A Little Bit Dead. Yesterday we rode the chairlift with a bozo. Okay. Maybe he wasn’t a bozo. Maybe he was just clueless. All the way up he yapped about his skiing prowess. And near the top he phoned home to give his wife his location. “She worries about me,” he said.[Read More…]

by March 9, 2015 5 comments Features, West, Home Top Box 3
One glance at the February weather composite shows why we've had a weird mid-Winter: Cold East, Warm West. 
Credit: Weatherbell.com

Portrait Of A Weird February: East, Coldest; West, Warmest

Here’s a picture of our weather record-breaking mid-winter month. Black and White, Ying and Yang, Macy’s and Gimbel’s, Felix and Oscar: These opposites come to mind when we look at this picture of what happened to the weather in February, 2015.  The Washington Post reports there were coldest months on record throughout the East, while the West cooked.  There are[Read More…]

by March 4, 2015 0 comments Features, East, West
Come On Over, Western Skiers: Eastern Snow Is Epic

Come On Over, Western Skiers: Eastern Snow Is Epic

Boston Reports Over 100 Inches, 2 1/2 More Than Normal, With Three More Weeks Of Winter To Go. If you are a senior skier from the West, you are probably wondering what’s going on with the snow.  Our correspondent in Utah report skiers taking two or three runs on ice-covered, snow-deprived slopes and calling it a day.  We’ve heard of areas[Read More…]

by February 25, 2015 0 comments Features, East
Note toe lift technique when walking on the flat.
Credit: Connie Phillips

The Get Started Basics Of Snowshoeing

Here’s Another Way To Enjoy Winter That Seniors Can Easily Get Into Snowshoeing, once a practical means of winter travel, is now a winter recreational activity. It provides many folks  an outdoor winter alternative to skiing or X-C. In fact, most ski areas now offer snowshoeing as an option. If you like walking, you will enjoy getting out on snowshoes. Some[Read More…]

by February 24, 2015 2 comments Gear, Features
The Ski Diva Focuses On Senior Skiers

The Ski Diva Focuses On Senior Skiers

Women’s ski site explores the benefits of being senior skiers

by February 23, 2015 0 comments Features, Home Top Box 4
Huff Post: Skiing With Senior Eyes

Huff Post: Skiing With Senior Eyes

Huffington Post Features SeniorsSkiing.com’s co-founder Jon Weisberg On Light, Goggles and Lenses We’ve all been there.  Flat light conditions, slow down, stop.  Take your goggles off and put them on.  Peer down the slope.  Proceed slowly, cautiously down, perhaps calling it a day. In his latest Huff Post Post-50 article, SeniorsSkiing.com’s co-founder Jon Weisberg explores the impact of aging eyes[Read More…]

by February 12, 2015 0 comments Features, MedTech
Is This Guy For Real? Amazing Candide Thovex In The Alps

Is This Guy For Real? Amazing Candide Thovex In The Alps

Daredevil is becoming an -ism.  Here’s yet another impossible run. We wonder if videos like this help recruit people to skiing or turn them off.  It sure looks, um, well, risky.  What do you think? Professional skiers Candide Thovex totally shreds Val Blanc.

by January 21, 2015 1 comment Features, International
We’ll Have What They’re Having

We’ll Have What They’re Having

Skiing En Masse Down A Mountain In The Buff Must Have Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time. We’d like to have at the conference table when the idea for this video came to up.  Not sure where or when this took place, but thanks to Mountain Life magazine for bringing it the world and for Sweetgrass Productions for the[Read More…]

by January 10, 2015 0 comments Features
Straight Down: Cody Townsend and Gravity

Straight Down: Cody Townsend and Gravity

Now This Should Tighten You Up. Cody Townsend, professional free skier and athlete, takes on the most improbable ski run we’ve ever seen.  The scene is a near vertical chute in Alaska’s Tordrillo Mountains, more like a elevator shaft than a ski run.  This scene is a clip from Red Bull’s documentary, “Days of My Youth.”  We are certain that[Read More…]

by December 17, 2014 0 comments Features, Ski Heroes
Huff Post: Essential Gear Senior Skiers Need To Carry

Huff Post: Essential Gear Senior Skiers Need To Carry

Huffington Post Features SeniorsSkiing.com’s Co-Founder Jon Weisberg On Necessary Accessories SeniorsSkiing.com’s co-founder Jon Weisberg has been skiing for 60 years and clearly gotten his equipment kit down pat.  In this Huffington Post Post-50 Blog entry, Jon describes the eight vital pieces of gear seniors will find most useful to put in their cars, packs, or pockets.  What do you think?[Read More…]

by December 10, 2014 0 comments Gear, Features
GoPro Flipping Out On Mt. Cook

GoPro Flipping Out On Mt. Cook

Free-skier Tom Wallisch corks it on New Zealand’s Tallest Mountain Some say skiing is flying with different expectations.  Take a look at this short video from GoPro with professional free-skier Tom Wallisch down in En-Zed.  Aside from the corkscrew flip, the view of these snow fields is breathtaking.   By the way, winter in New Zealand is summer in the Northern[Read More…]

by December 10, 2014 0 comments Features, International
2015 Snowfall Predictions for New England
Credit: WBZ-TV Graphic

Flash: Colder, Snowier Winter 2015 Forecast For New England

Latest Prediction from WBZ-TV Meteorologist Forecasts Cold and Snow With the season just getting started, we’ve been diligently watching snow forecasts as we know know you have as well.  As we reported in an earlier post, Joel Gratz, our favorite snow meteorologist who prognosticates at OpenSnow, has been compared a number of weather models and found a consensus for dry[Read More…]

by December 2, 2014 0 comments Features, East, Home Top Box 2
Huff Post: What Senior Skiers Must Remember

Huff Post: What Senior Skiers Must Remember

Huffington Post Highlight’s SeniorSkiing’s Co-Founder: Is there something outdated about your equipment? SeniorsSkiing.com’s Co-Founder Jon Weisberg has a new article on Huffington Post’s Post 50 blog, this time about the potential risks of skiing with old equipment and a lack of reasonable fitness in senior skiers.  Click here for the Huffington Post blog about what seniors should think about before heading[Read More…]

by December 2, 2014 2 comments Gear, Features, Home Top Box 3
Huff Post: Second Thoughts On Returning To The Hill?

Huff Post: Second Thoughts On Returning To The Hill?

Huffington Post features SeniorsSkiing.com’s Co-Founder encouraging seniors to come back to skiing. We get around.  SeniorsSkiing.com’s Co-Founder Jon Weisberg has posted an article on Huffington Post’s Post 50 blog about the concerns seniors have about either continuing to ski or returning to skiing and how the sport has changed to help accommodate them.  Click the Huffington Post Post 50 Blog to[Read More…]

by November 16, 2014 0 comments Features
Credit: Sweetgrass Productions

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 Other News, Features, Home Top Box 4
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
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 Features, Accessories