Credit: US Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame

Mystery Glimpse: Tennis, Anyone?

She Also Skis Pretty Well.  Any Guesses? This should be a challenge. No hints this time. Please write your response in COMMENTS below. Wild guesses welcome on this one. Many thanks to the United States Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame, Ishpeming, MI for providing this picture. Last Week Some funny responses to this one from last week. These three[Read More…]

by January 25, 2018 5 comments Features
Five Questions To Ask Before Taking A Lesson

Five Questions To Ask Before Taking A Lesson

If You Haven’t Taken A Lesson In A While, These Questions Can Reassure You Are Getting What You Need. Last week, we listed five scenarios when you should consider taking a lesson. The next logical question is how do I figure out whether or not the ski school and/or the instructor can help me? The bad news is that there[Read More…]

by January 23, 2018 3 comments Features
Red Solo Cup Day at the Gray Wolf Ski Club.  Why not wear one or two on your helmut?
Credit: Gray Wolf SC.

This Club Oriented to Senior Skiers is Thriving

Seniors Want To Get In Touch With Other Senior Skiers. A Club Is The Answer. Here’s One That Skis And Socializes. [Editor Note: This article was written by John Farley, a Gray Wolf Ski Club member.  If you have any news about your ski club or advice to others about how to make ski clubs successful, please let us know.][Read More…]

by January 22, 2018 0 comments Features
Zermatt has beaucoup de neige.

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Jan. 19)

Book Review, Why Take A Lesson, Mystery Glimpse, 12 Tips and Tricks. First, let’s look at what’s going on in Zermatt. Yessir, folks.  If you want to find snow so far this winter, we suggest you head to 1) The Alps, 2) New England, 3) Canadian Rockies. Perhaps a handful of other places.  We know that Vail and Aspen are[Read More…]

by January 19, 2018 0 comments Features
Mystery Glimpse: Stuffed Animals Are…What?

Mystery Glimpse: Stuffed Animals Are…What?

Okay, Here’s A Tougher One. Clearly there are some knowledgable snow sports enthusiasts out there.  Based on your responses from the last few Mystery Glimpse photos, you not only knew the right answers, you added details about the people and the pictures. So this week, we’re posing a little more difficult puzzle. Who are these stuffed creatures and what do[Read More…]

by January 18, 2018 5 comments Features
A ski class practicing kick turns at Peckett's-on-Sugar Hill, 1930s, where, for the first time, Americans could take lessons with skilled Austrian.
Credit: Concord Monitor

When Should A Senior Skier Take A Lesson?

Five Good Reasons To Join A Class. [Editor Note: In a SeniorsSkiing.com Survey, 30 percent of respondents revealed they took a lesson sometime during the season. Why? Correspondent Marc Liebman  found out five core reasons lessons might be a good idea.] Back in the days when I was on the staff of Ski Magazine responsible for all its ski equipment[Read More…]

by January 17, 2018 7 comments Features
12 Tips And Tricks For Skiing And SnowSports

12 Tips And Tricks For Skiing And SnowSports

Clever Hacks For A Better Winter Experience. When skiing wet and slushy snow, spray the top of your skis and even your ski boots with silicone (wipe it off after spraying). The faster heavy snow slides off skis, the easier it’ll be to make turns. Toe warmers work better in gloves than hand warmers. Use the sticky back on toe[Read More…]

by January 15, 2018 1 comment Features
On January 7, snow fell on one of the hottest deserts on earth. 
Credit: Karim Brouchetata/ Geoff Robinson

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Jan. 12)

Snow In Odd Places, SKI AREA MANAGEMENT Article,  Next Mystery, Survival Kit Advice, Wheaties And The Olympics, Snow Poetry, 60s Ski Songs, Stupid Questions. Okay, this is shaping up to be a strange season. There’s this in the Alps: Avalanches, isolated villages, impossible skiing conditions are causing havoc. The snow is frankly unbelievable. Here’s the story. Meanwhile, in the Sahara Desert,[Read More…]

by January 12, 2018 1 comment Features
Mystery Glimpse: Name That Turn

Mystery Glimpse: Name That Turn

Not Easy, Nor Healthy, This Was The Turn Of The Early 70s. Thank goodness, this fad turn didn’t last long.  This week’s Mystery Glimpse: What was it called? If you think you know, note in the COMMENTS below. Last Week’s Glimpse Okay, okay, it was Jean-Claude Killy, the famous French celebrity ski racer of the 60s and 70s.  Many of[Read More…]

by January 11, 2018 25 comments Features
This can happen.  If it does, you'll be glad you have the "Box."

The Box In The Back

When You Need “The Box” For Survival, You Really Need It. Most people think driving to a ski area is a routine trip. Before they leave, they check and recheck what they think are the most important items—ski equipment. That’s not the only “equipment” you should bring. Back in the good old days when the back seats of our all[Read More…]

by January 11, 2018 4 comments Features
Skiing In Literature: The Snow Man

Skiing In Literature: The Snow Man

The Snow Man By Wallace Stevens One must have a mind of winter To regard the frost and the boughs Of the pine-trees crusted in snow; And have been cold a long time To behold the junipers shagged with ices, The spruces rough in the distant glitter Of the January sun; and not to think Of any misery in the[Read More…]

by January 9, 2018 4 comments Features
Coming Soon: Ski Songs From The 60s

Coming Soon: Ski Songs From The 60s

Stay Tuned. We’re close to announcing a fantastic opportunity to download Ray Conrad’s classic ski songs.  You asked for them; we got them.  

by January 9, 2018 3 comments Features
Don't be a scare crow skier.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

Four Stupid Things You’ll Hear Skiers Say

Make A New Year’s Resolution To Avoid Saying These Things. Here Are Tips To Help. The Scare Crow Skier. I know a skier who is so stiff he looks like a scarecrow with a pole up his back. Nothing moves. Nothing flexes. His ski poles hang down and drag behind. “I’m practicing,” he says. “I’ll take a lesson when I[Read More…]

by January 9, 2018 4 comments Features
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Jan. 5)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Jan. 5)

Undergoing Bombogenesis, Next Mystery Glimpse, Cold Wx Tips, X-C Apparel, Jon’s Midget Memory. We write this in haste, lest the power snap off before we can file before SeniorsSkiing.com’s deadline. New England and most of the East Coast, are in the midst of a monster “Cyclone Bomb”, as the meteorologists are calling it, or “Bombogenesis”, an even scarier name. Fast-moving,[Read More…]

by January 5, 2018 0 comments Features
Ah, a balmy 0 degrees. In New England lately, 0 is the new 40.
Credit: Tamsin Venn

Baby, It’s Cold Outside. Really Cold.

Here Are 10 Tips For Seniors Dealing With Cold Cold Temps. I posted here awhile ago about the benefits of skiing in the rain. Another unpopular time to ski is in extreme cold. The upside is you have the slopes to yourself. Unless you don’t. When skiing in Stowe over the recent holiday in frigid conditions, I was astonished by[Read More…]

by January 3, 2018 5 comments East, Features

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