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Question For You 7: Keeping Fit

Question For You 7: Keeping Fit

What’s Your Routine? From our reader surveys, we know that our audience is interested in fitness and a variety of outdoor activities as a regular element of their lifestyles. Tennis, hiking, cycling, golf, kayaking, running are some of the top choices, however, we do have some equestrians, sailors, fishers, and weightlifters out there, among a bunch of other miscellaneous sports[Read More…]

by May 20, 2020 15 comments Features
Sunday River, ME

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (April 10)

Season Wrap: It Was A Very Good Season Until It Wasn’t. [Editor note: We’re including a few notable pics from the year to accompany this article.] And so ends the sixth publishing year of SeniorsSkiing.com.  A little earlier than planned.  We had some spring skiing in mind around mid-March; we bet you did, too. Nothing is constant but change. As[Read More…]

by April 10, 2020 10 comments Features
Snow In Literature: Two Tramps In Mud Time (Excerpt)

Snow In Literature: Two Tramps In Mud Time (Excerpt)

[Editor Note: This time of the year, we like to re-publish this verse from Frost’s Two Tramps In Mud Time. We also note that we’ve published a number of Frost’s poems in our Snow In Literature this publishing year. Unintended.  But his words reflect the world of people who know winter and all it brings. You can listen to Frost[Read More…]

by April 8, 2020 0 comments Features
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (April 3)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (April 3)

Biding Time With Classic Books, Incidents And Accidents Editorial, Question For You, Mystery Racer, Nordic Walking, Transition To Cycling. Like you, we are grounded. Yard work, walking, Zoom with old friends, carefully going to the Post Office, watching Netflix, reading, practicing new music, all the activities you are probably doing. One rainy afternoon found us sorting through the books at[Read More…]

by April 3, 2020 8 comments Features
Whoops.

Editorial: Too Many Incidents And Accidents

It’s Time To Update The Responsibility Code. Many senior snow sports enthusiasts have been participating in the sport for decades, in some cases, starting as children or high school or college students. Each year, they return to the ski hills, older, less strong, less stamina, but still dedicated to the sport they love. They come back despite the concern that[Read More…]

by April 2, 2020 30 comments Features
Correspondent Jan Brunvand captured an incident in action.

Question For You: 5

We Need Your Ideas. Our editorial this week calls for the ski industry to re-consider the Responsibility Code with the goal of reducing on-slope collisions, near misses, and even hit-and-runs. This is a serious problem that we’ve explored all season in our Incidents And Accidents series. While a comprehensive solution requires leadership, commitment, and investment by resort management, SeniorsSkiing.com believes[Read More…]

by April 2, 2020 25 comments Features
Postmasters Andrea and Brenda at the little country PO were so helpful in mailing tote bags. Thanks so much.

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Mar. 27)

Onwards, Reporting On Your Comments, New Question For You, Skiing Weatherman, Cool Sun Glasses, Poetry For These Times, XC Skiing Still Viable, Sugarloaf Resort Review, Stow Your Gear. Winding down, changing pace, and adapting to new circumstances has become the order of the day. At SeniorsSkiing.com, we are still publishing relevant articles for our readership that will in some small[Read More…]

by March 27, 2020 2 comments Features
Snow In Literature: The Peace Of Wild Things

Snow In Literature: The Peace Of Wild Things

[Editor Note: While this poem doesn’t mention snow, it does reflect our readers’ affinity to the outdoors and the balm of the natural world. We offer it for your reflection in these unusual times.] By Wendell Barry When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my[Read More…]

by March 26, 2020 0 comments Features
Resort Management Made the Right Call

Resort Management Made the Right Call

Resort management made the right call when they decided to close. That’s the opinion of more than 25% of the SeniorsSkiing.com readers responding last week to the question asking how you felt about the season’s early end, whether you were done, and if you had more turns to make? It was one of three questions we posed to get a general[Read More…]

by March 26, 2020 8 comments Features
Appleton Farms, Hamilton, MA

What You’re Saying: Wisdom And Kindness

Activities and Advice Our editorial intuition proved to be correct when we decided to ask you, our dear readers, about your reactions to the current situation we are all facing and the premature shuttering of ski resorts and snow-sports related activities. In fact, we had more responses to the three questions we posed last week than any other article we’ve[Read More…]

by March 26, 2020 0 comments Features
Question For You: 4

Question For You: 4

Seeking Your Insights Again. Last week, we experimented with asking questions about how you are coping with the pandemic. Your response was overwhelming.  This week, we’re going to ask again.  This time, we seek your advice about a more practical matter. Let’s try connecting again. If you’re buying a pass for next season, which one are you buying? Why? If[Read More…]

by March 26, 2020 41 comments Features
If Snow, Then XC

If Snow, Then XC

XC Offers Outdoors, Social Distancing, Exercise, Relaxation.  Go If You Have Snow. Editor Note: This article was first published in XCSkiResorts.com.  Thanks to publisher Roger Lohr for allowing us to reprint it. There have been plenty of COVID-19 perspectives and statements from alpine skiing-oriented associates such as ski area operators, marketers and media, product suppliers, and retailers. Rather than recommending[Read More…]

by March 26, 2020 2 comments Features
Skiing Weatherman: More Snow Coming. No Kidding.

Skiing Weatherman: More Snow Coming. No Kidding.

Late Season Snow Opens Nordic Opportunities. As the coronavirus situation has continued to unfold and expand, the curtain has all but come down on the alpine season across North America. Nevertheless, lovers of the great outdoors continue to find ways to ingest their fair share of fresh air by a variety of different means, including cross country skiing aficionados. At[Read More…]

by March 24, 2020 0 comments Skiing Weatherman
Spring Arrives Tonight.

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Mar. 20)

Hold Fast, James Niehues Paints Mountains, Emily’s Poem To Spring, Ski Diva Perspective, Senior Group At Powder Mountain, Weatherman Says More Snow, Mystery Racer. The irony is sardonic. The snow-starved Sierra is finally getting yards of snow, Easter will most likely have another coating in New England at higher elevations. And no lifts are turning.  Normal is upside down. Ski[Read More…]

by March 20, 2020 3 comments Features
Snow In Literature: “To lose if one can find again”

Snow In Literature: “To lose if one can find again”

By Emily Dickinson [Editor Note: An homage to Spring is due. Let’s all relax, watch the crocuses emerge, and remember the poetry of Emily Dickinson.] “To lose – if One can find again -⁣ To miss – if One shall meet -⁣ The Burglar cannot rob – then -⁣ The Broker cannot cheat.⁣ So build the hillocks gaily -⁣ Thou[Read More…]

by March 19, 2020 2 comments Features
Ski Diva: Skiing In The Time Of COVID-19

Ski Diva: Skiing In The Time Of COVID-19

[Editor Note: There has a lot already written about the sudden shuttering of the ski industry with resorts closing all around the globe. Our good friend and colleague The Ski Diva has put all the news and its impact on resort, guests, employees and the like in clear perspective.  We are posting the headline and initial paragraph of her article,[Read More…]

by March 19, 2020 2 comments Features
James Niehues in his studio, creating maps by hand. Credit: LA Times

The Man Who Paints Mountains

James Niehues Creates Hand Painted Maps Of Ski Resorts And Now There’s A Book. If you’ve ever taken a second look at the resort trail maps you casually pick up and put in your parka pocket, you are most likely looking at a painting by James Niehues. James has created trail map art of over 200 resorts around the globe[Read More…]

by March 19, 2020 2 comments Snow Sports Leaders
Skiing Weatherman: There’s Snow In The West, Only Maybe East

Skiing Weatherman: There’s Snow In The West, Only Maybe East

For Those Still Venturing Out On Snow Shoes, Skinny Skis, Or Skins. On a typical office day in the winter, I often scan web cams from resorts, living vicariously on those days when I can’t be on the snow myself. Now that the coronavirus pandemic has ground the winter sports season to a virtual halt, I still check out the[Read More…]

by March 19, 2020 0 comments Skiing Weatherman
Wear your green next week.  Happy Paddy's Day.  Is he still a saint?

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Mar. 13)

Pivoting To Spring, New Mexico Resorts, Luxury Vermont Inn, Mystery Gondola, Weather Man Predicts. We have several reports that spring-like skiing is happening at the higher elevation resorts in the Northeast. A few bluebird days, corduroy trails.  Ahh.  We are jealous because…we are in Florida. Such are the vicissitudes of family life.  We plan to get back for a final[Read More…]

by March 13, 2020 0 comments Features
70+ Ski Club group photo. The club ventures to US, European, and this year, New Zealand resorts. Credit: 70+ Ski Club

70+ Ski Club: Ski Trips, Fun, And Camaraderie

You Are Never Too Old To Be Young. Ski clubs have been around ever since people strapped skis on for fun. But the 70+ Ski Club has a unique niche. It’s the only ski club for skiers – and boarders – who are at least 70 years old.  People often give up skiing when their spouse passes away or when[Read More…]

by March 12, 2020 2 comments Features
My Personal Skiing Safety Primer

My Personal Skiing Safety Primer

To stay safe, all older skiers should prepare themselves for what might go wrong. I call this a “safety mindset,” and it’s kept me safe in more than 40- years of rock climbing, mountaineering and skiing. Part of that preparation is answering these questions:  What should I wear to protect myself? How will I be found? What are the most[Read More…]

by March 11, 2020 1 comment Features
Skiing Weatherman: Out Like  A Lion

Skiing Weatherman: Out Like A Lion

March Won’t Be Ending Spring-like. Although I had good intentions, I must confess that I did not get on the snow in the past week.  65 degree temperatures here in Rhode Island early this week didn’t help to inspire, for sure.  Much of the East has had a frustrating season, due to a lack of cold and snow, but the[Read More…]

by March 11, 2020 0 comments Skiing Weatherman
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Mar.6)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Mar.6)

We Get Letters, Alpine Backcountry Primer, Frost’s Funny Poem, History Dartmouth Skiway, Big Green Machine, Collision Video, Guess Aerial Photo Of Resort, Weather Ahead. Dear Readers: Our 2020 SeniorsSkiing.com February Fundraiser is officially over, however, the donation page will remain open. We are overwhelmed by the response from so many of you.  Your contributions will go a long way in[Read More…]

by March 6, 2020 1 comment Features
Snow In Literature: “A Boundless Moment”

Snow In Literature: “A Boundless Moment”

By Robert Frost (1923) He halted in the wind, and — what was thatFar in the maples, pale, but not a ghost?He stood there bringing March against his thought,And yet too ready to believe the most. “Oh, that’s the Paradise-in-bloom,” I said;And truly it was fair enough for flowershad we but in us to assume in MarchSuch white luxuriance of[Read More…]

by March 4, 2020 1 comment Features

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