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This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Sep. 28)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Sep. 28)

Other Great Ski Publications, Protect Our Winters, Anticipation, Snowmaking As Fire Protection. As you may have read, SeniorsSkiing.com is entering its fifth season of publishing. Over these last few years, we have entered the amazing world of ski publications and their publishers, all of whom have been welcoming, supportive, and collegial to Jon and me as newcomers. You should know[Read More…]

by September 28, 2018 1 comment Features
Anticipation

Anticipation

A Chill Is In The Air. It’s usually the cusp of late summer and early fall when I first start thinking about skiing. All it takes is some cool days and seeing the first leaves starting to turn. Wearing long slacks for the first time, turning on heat for the first time, and the beginning of football season get me[Read More…]

by September 25, 2018 2 comments Features
Sundeck at The Remarkables, Queenstown, New Zealand's famous resort. Big snow happening do there this summer. Credit: Snowbrains.com

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Sep. 21)

Snow Is Happening Now, Winter Weather Prediction, Portillo Report, XC Binding News. So it begins.  There’s snow in British Columbia, some parts of Washington, Idaho, and Montana. Check out the very recent snow map above from Snow-Forecast.com.  The green represents snow; it’s not very much accumulation, —though we did hear Banff got blasted just today—but it’s there. Someone please ring[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 0 comments Features
The Woolly Bear knows what winter will bring. Credit: TheInfiniteSpide

Winter Weather Forecasting: From Caterpillars To El Nino

What Will The Winter Weather Be? There Are Many Ways Of Telling, So Place Your Bets. We grew up with several folk rules about forecasting the winter weather.  Most people know about the width of the bands of Woolly Bear caterpillars and the increased frenzy of squirrels gathering nuts and stowing them away. But did you also know that folklore[Read More…]

by September 19, 2018 4 comments Features
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Aug. 24)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Aug. 24)

Weather Perplexes, Forecasts Of El Nino, Conditioning Ideas, Interesting Articles. Ok, cut to the chase. This has been a weird summer, weather-wise. In the Northeast, unrelenting hot, humid, stormy, rainy, not just a little but a lot. Out West, dry, fires.  In Europe, heat waves and drought. Big hurricanes in the Central Pacific. (Hurricane Lane is the latest taking aim[Read More…]

by August 24, 2018 0 comments Features
Developing Golf Course Ski Trails

Developing Golf Course Ski Trails

New Revenue Source For Those Beautiful Fairways. Cross country (XC) skiers hit a hole-in-one once their local golf course, which has been converted to an XC ski area, is covered in snow. Golf courses are ideal for XC skiing as they are often easier than other trail networks for skiers, and they provide easy access to people looking for a[Read More…]

by August 22, 2018 1 comment Features
Lupine field, Sugar Hill, NH. Credit: Roger Lohr

Book Review: The Nature Fix

Your Brain On Nature. [Editor Note: Roger Lohr, publisher of XCSkiResorts.com and SeniorsSkiing.com’s Nordic Editor, reports on the therapeutic effects of being outside.  We thought it, now we know it.] The Nature Fix by Florence Williams, published by W.W. Norton & Company in 2017, provides the most compelling argument to date for people to spend more time outdoors in nature,[Read More…]

by August 20, 2018 0 comments Features
Casey grabs some pow at La Parva. Credit: Casey Earle

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (July 20)

More On Skiing Chile, Fat Bikes For Seniors, Mammoth Invests In Summer, Lost Baby Robin, Alone In The Woods. Summer is in full glory as we write this. So far, in New England, we’ve had a massive, long-lasting heat wave, heavy rains, clear skies, and classic summer days.  We’ve been hiking, riding our bike in prep for a charity ride[Read More…]

by July 20, 2018 0 comments Features
Found: Baby Robin in distress. Credit: Harriet Wallis

Tale Of A Baby Robin

You Can Find Adventure In Your Own Back Yard. This Adventure Began In A Window Well. [Author’s note: I’m stuck at home with an arm in a cast. Can’t drive. Can’t hike. Can’t, can’t, can’t. The baby robin tale is a good reminder that adventure and joy can be right at home.] Laurie called to me: “A baby bird has[Read More…]

by July 18, 2018 1 comment Features
Alone In The Woods Maine Guide Survival Manual

Alone In The Woods Maine Guide Survival Manual

Whether You Day Hike Or Trek, There Is Some Woodsy Wisdom You Need To Know. Several years ago, we stumbled on a unique resource to surviving in the woods if you become lost.  Now you might think that is probably something that won’t happen to you because you are either experienced, well-equipped, cautious about where you wander, or just lucky.[Read More…]

by July 16, 2018 0 comments Features
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (June 22)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (June 22)

Southern Hemisphere Special, Safe and Sane Cycling For Seniors, Zany Videos, El Nino Coming. Yes folks, it’s the start of the ski season in far away places below the Equator. Here’s a picture of downtown Santiago, Chile, which received a highly unusual coating of snow for the first time in years. And in New Zealand, The Remarkables, those beautiful, mystic[Read More…]

by June 22, 2018 0 comments Features
Still turning at Killington with one week to go. Credit: Aspen East Ski Shop

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (May 18)

Survey Results: Summer Activities, Summer Trail Prep, Sacropenia Defense. We are in high spring, as it were, as of this writing, and yet they are still squeezing out runs in Killington, VT, and will be until the end of May. Here’s a pic from last weekend from Aspen East Ski Shop’s Facebook page. And also at Killington, Scott Howard, (65)[Read More…]

by May 18, 2018 0 comments Features
Killington is still open. Also Sugarloaf, Sunday River, Wildcat, Jay Peak, Okemo, Mt. Snow, Sugarbush. May is possible! Credit: Jamie Frankel

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (April 20)

Discount Reminders, Season Thanks, Washing Down, Stowing Gear, Abandoned Ski Area Movie, -30- This amazing season hangs on. Even as we write this on April 19 snow is falling in New England, in fact, right outside our window on Boston’s North Shore. We know that the Sierras and Rockies are also seeing spring snowfalls. It will be the last weekend[Read More…]

by April 20, 2018 0 comments Features
Mystery Glimpse: First US Winter Olympic Medalist Was A Ski Jumper

Mystery Glimpse: First US Winter Olympic Medalist Was A Ski Jumper

Only Two Guesses, One Was Correct. Apparently, our last Mystery Glimpse of the season was fairly esoteric. We salute reader Patricia Gottshalk for identifying Anders Olsen Haugen, the US Ski Team member who was the first American to win a Winter Olympics medal. He won medals in the 1924 Olympics in Chamonix and the 1928 games in St. Moritz. In[Read More…]

by April 18, 2018 2 comments Features
Spring in Appleton Farms, Ipswich, MA. Credit: Mike Maginn

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (April 13)

Looking Back, Mystery Glimpse, Spring XC Skiing, Riding With The Cats. It’s hard not to get a bit philosophical at the end of a season. And yes, we know that there are those who are still finding newly fallen snow out there, but we are done. Highlights for us: We re-discovered our interest in ski history, launching the Mystery Glimpse[Read More…]

by April 13, 2018 0 comments Features

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