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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
Up the hill goes the PistenBully. Quietly. Credit: PistenBully

There’s A Big Green Machine At A Few U.S. Resorts

It’s More Than A Pretty Paint Job. It’s The World’s First Hybrid Snow Groomer. On the outside, it looks pretty much like all the others in a resort’s fleet. It has a fierce-looking blade up front, a cab in the middle, and a corduroy-making tiller behind. What’s “under the hood” makes the green groomer special. The PistenBully 600 E+ is[Read More…]

by March 4, 2020 1 comment Features
Incidents & Accidents: 9

Incidents & Accidents: 9

Funneled With No Place To Go. Who: Randall White Where: Mt St Louis, Ontario, Canada, near Toronto What Happened: Skier-snowboarder collision at convergence and crossover of blue ski runs. These were moderate to high speed runs without any warning signs, and it was a crowded day.  See recorded GoPro video for a detailed visual account of the accident, and thoughts on improvements. Role[Read More…]

by March 2, 2020 9 comments Incidents and Accidents
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Feb. 28)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Feb. 28)

[Editor Note: SeniorsSkiing.com is asking our readers to contribute to support our online magazine. Yes, we have grown in the number of subscribers and advertisers. But our expenses have also grown. You can help us defray some of these expenses by helping us out with a donation.] Support SeniorsSkiing.com by clicking here. ______________________________________________________ What Is It With February? Trapp Family[Read More…]

by February 28, 2020 0 comments Features
Incidents & Accidents: 8

Incidents & Accidents: 8

[Editor Note: SeniorsSkiing.com is asking our readers to contribute to support our online magazine. Yes, we have grown in the number of subscribers and advertisers. But our expenses have also grown. You can help us defray some of these expenses by helping us out with a donation.] Support SeniorsSkiing.com by clicking here. ______________________________________________________ It Might Be Wise To Skip That[Read More…]

by February 26, 2020 6 comments Incidents and Accidents
Nonprofit Seeks Public Input On Ski Safety

Nonprofit Seeks Public Input On Ski Safety

[Editor Note: SeniorsSkiing.com is asking our readers to contribute to support our online magazine. Yes, we have grown in the number of subscribers and advertisers. But our expenses have also grown. You can help us defray some of these expenses by helping us out with a donation.] Support SeniorsSkiing.com by clicking here. ______________________________________________________ Please Participate In This Short Survey From[Read More…]

by February 26, 2020 1 comment Features
The Skiing Weatherman: Snow West, Maybe East

The Skiing Weatherman: Snow West, Maybe East

Editor Note: SeniorsSkiing.com is asking our readers to contribute to support our online magazine. Yes, we have grown in the number of subscribers and advertisers. But our expenses have also grown. You can help us defray some of these expenses by helping us out with a donation.] Support SeniorsSkiing.com by clicking here. ______________________________________________________ The Pattern Persists. In the past two[Read More…]

by February 24, 2020 0 comments Skiing Weatherman
Alien abduction museum in Lincoln, NH, close to the scene of the incident.

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Feb. 14th)

[Editor Note: SeniorsSkiing.com is asking our readers to contribute to support our online magazine. Yes, we have grown in the number of subscribers and advertisers. But our expenses have also grown. You can help us defray some of these expenses by helping us out with a donation.] Support SeniorsSkiing.com by clicking here. ______________________________________________________ Notes From A NH Ski Trip, Mystery[Read More…]

by February 14, 2020 2 comments Features
Ted, you do not want to meet this on your bluebird, outback ski day.

A Letter To A Very Stupid Nephew

[Editor Note: SeniorsSkiing.com is asking our readers to contribute to support our online magazine. Yes, we have grown in the number of subscribers and advertisers. But our expenses have also grown. You can help us defray some of these expenses by helping us out with a donation.] Support SeniorsSkiing.com by clicking here. ______________________________________________________ Avalanches Don’t Care Who You Are; They[Read More…]

by February 12, 2020 7 comments Features
Avy dog demos were a big hit at Sierra-at-Tahoe. Credit: SkiCalifornia

Slope Safety Reigned Supreme In Far West

[Editor Note: SeniorsSkiing.com is asking our readers to contribute to support our online magazine. Yes, we have grown in the number of subscribers and advertisers. But our expenses have also grown. You can help us defray some of these expenses by helping us out with a donation.] Support SeniorsSkiing.com by clicking here. ______________________________________________________ During the second annual Ski California Safety[Read More…]

by February 12, 2020 5 comments Incidents and Accidents
Skiing Weatherman: Sun Spot Cycle Means Jet Stream Changes

Skiing Weatherman: Sun Spot Cycle Means Jet Stream Changes

[Editor Note: SeniorsSkiing.com is asking our readers to contribute to support our online magazine. Yes, we have grown in the number of subscribers and advertisers. But our expenses have also grown. You can help us defray some of these expenses by helping us out with a donation.] Support SeniorsSkiing.com by clicking here. ______________________________________________________ The Potential Exists For “Significant” Snow Events[Read More…]

by February 10, 2020 2 comments Skiing Weatherman
Ragged Mtn, Danbury, NH, has two peaks. Credit: Ragged Mtn.

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Feb. 7)

Our Iowa Caucus Moment, Hemingway In The Voralberg, Ragged And Powder, Mystery Lady, Weather Report. Last Friday, SeniorsSkiing.com launched our Annual Fundraiser, asking you, our wonderful readership, to help defray some of the expenses that come with publishing an online magazine. Well, all went well for a few hours, and then…we went Iowa.  A small number of our readers reported[Read More…]

by February 7, 2020 0 comments Features
Skiing Weatherman: A Battle For The Second Half

Skiing Weatherman: A Battle For The Second Half

[Editor Note: SeniorsSkiing.com is asking our readers to contribute to support our online magazine. Yes, we have grown in the number of subscribers and advertisers. But our expenses have also grown. You can help us defray some of these expenses by helping us out with a donation.] Support SeniorsSkiing.com by clicking here. ______________________________________________________ Post-Ground Hog Day Winter Looks Like A[Read More…]

by February 4, 2020 1 comment Home Top Box 4, Skiing Weatherman
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Jan. 31)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Jan. 31)

Annual Fundraiser Starts, John Fry, Mystery Team, DV Multi-Generationals, Weather Coming, Start Drinking. If it’s Ground Hog Day, it must mean SeniorsSkiing.com is launching its annual fundraiser. This time around, we have three levels of premiums to consider: $65: A super duper SeniorsSkiing.com tote bag, rugged and ready for ski trips, plus SeniorsSkiing.com patches and stickers. $35: SeniorsSkiing.com highly coveted[Read More…]

by January 31, 2020 0 comments Features
SeniorsSkiing.com’s Winter Fundraiser Begins

SeniorsSkiing.com’s Winter Fundraiser Begins

We’re Asking For Your Support; Contribute And Get A Cool Premium. SeniorsSkiing.com is in the middle of our sixth publishing year. We are gratified and proud that our online magazine has clearly found an audience that resonates with our editorial content and our advertisers. Our new Incidents & Accidents feature has clearly struck a nerve, and we will continue to[Read More…]

by January 29, 2020 1 comment Features
Skiing Weatherman: Mid-Winter Preview

Skiing Weatherman: Mid-Winter Preview

Herb Is Bullish On The Second Half Of This Season. The past week has been another relatively quiet one over the eastern half of the country in terms of fresh snowfall while the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia have again been targeted with substantial new inches. The lack of snow over the Midwest and East has surprised me to a[Read More…]

by January 27, 2020 0 comments Skiing Weatherman
White Mts in background, we conquer Attitash.

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Jan. 24)

Talking To Yourself, Skis Delivered, Robert Frost, New Mystery And A Correction, Weather Coming Up, Windham Mt MidWeek Seniors. As reported in this space, the snow weather here in New England has been sketchy once a burst of fluff in early December disappeared or turned to ice. We had a miserable melt the second weekend of January with temps in[Read More…]

by January 24, 2020 7 comments Features
Skiing Weatherman: Winter Is Delivering

Skiing Weatherman: Winter Is Delivering

Looks Like A Promising Couple Of Weeks. It has been a terrific week of skiing and riding in most of the U.S. and Canada and I have been lucky enough to squeeze in a couple of days. Loon Mountain on Tuesday was wonderful; miles and miles of packed powder and views of the White Mountains that are hard to beat.[Read More…]

by January 22, 2020 1 comment Skiing Weatherman
Snow In Literature: The Wood-pile

Snow In Literature: The Wood-pile

By Robert Frost Out walking in the frozen swamp one gray day,I paused and said, ‘I will turn back from here.No, I will go on farther—and we shall see.’The hard snow held me, save where now and thenOne foot went through. The view was all in linesStraight up and down of tall slim treesToo much alike to mark or name[Read More…]

by January 20, 2020 2 comments Features
NESIS storm distribution by month, 1956-2019. Credit: Weather Channel

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Jan. 17)

East Coast: Start Us Up.  Roll Away Stiff Muscles, Harriet Wears A Cup Cake, New Bindings Old Skis, Mystery Top Hatted Skier, Nordic Gourmet Ski Tours, Good Weather News. Last weekend, the temperature was 70+ degrees in Boston, a record high for January 4-5.  That was not a good thing for resorts, especially lower altitude areas, that are gearing up[Read More…]

by January 17, 2020 1 comment Features

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