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Nose cone fashion statement? Credit: Harriet Wallis

Recipes For Toes And Nose

[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. ______________________________________________________ Nifty Tricks For Your Feet And Schnoz.[Read More…]

by February 26, 2020 5 comments Accessories
It's quite the hat.

This Old Moriarty Hat

Who owns a hat for 50 years?  Well, if it’s a Moriarty hat, perhaps you understand why. Getting ready to shovel the driveway one cold morning last winter, I reached to the top shelf of the hall closet for a hat.  My fingers felt the double-thick headband of my old Moriarty hat tucked up out of sight.  I pulled it[Read More…]

by January 21, 2020 17 comments Remember When?, Accessories
Againer Exoskeleton attaches to thigh and boot, using a gas piston as a shock absorber.

Againer Exoskeleton Supports Legs, Relieves Muscle Fatigue

SeniorsSkiing.com’s Reviewer Tried Againer Exoskeleton On His Second Day On Snow. Find Out How It Worked For Him. I am a 75-year old, advanced intermediate skier with 10 years experience as a PSIA instructor in the East and mild osteoarthritis in my left knee.  I currently ski at Alta; that’s where I recently tested the Againer Exoskeleton. The Againer consists[Read More…]

by December 10, 2019 11 comments Accessories
Againer Helps You Ski Stronger and Longer

Againer Helps You Ski Stronger and Longer

How many of you remember the days when you got to the mountain early, skied all day, and quit when the lot was empty? I didn’t fully appreciate it then and look back on those times with nostalgia. Youth is wasted on the young. But what if we could be out there a bit longer and ski a bit stronger?[Read More…]

by November 6, 2019 9 comments Accessories
Sometimes Our Bodies Need Help

Sometimes Our Bodies Need Help

There are times when we can benefit from some extra help, especially as we age or develop chronic medical conditions.  Nick Manley, a remarkable athlete with a degenerative neurological condition, swears by the Ski-Mojo knee bracing system. The product’s shock absorbing springs reduce the load on his knees, allowing him to continue to race and ski for the entire day[Read More…]

by March 4, 2019 4 comments Accessories, MedTech
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

Have you ever been in or near an avalanche? Big Mountain skiers everywhere are accustomed to hearing and feeling the reverberations of bombs and other technologies used to dislodge slides, making the areas safer. A few years ago, Taos added a chair to improve accessibility to Kachina Peak.  Last week, following inspection by patrol, a slide there killed two.  At the[Read More…]

by January 25, 2019 7 comments Accessories, MedTech, Short Swings!
Joka Glove is $28, mittens also available as are other models.

Snowmaker’s Gloves For Wet Weather: The Joka Waterproof

Wear What Works In The Wet. I usually take most of my vacation time in the winter because I like to ski out West and in the Adirondacks.  And more often than not, the trips are something to look forward to when you live in the Mid-Atlantic and have to deal with the rain and sleet events that plague our[Read More…]

by January 17, 2019 3 comments Accessories
Holiday Gifts For Senior Skiers

Holiday Gifts For Senior Skiers

If you’re still looking for something different and/or special for older snow enthusiasts, the following suggestions are discounted for SeniorsSkiing.com followers and can be ordered online. APEX Boot System is offering 20% off retail for SeniorsSkiing.com readers. This is the boot many olderskiers are talking about. It’s a good performer, comfortable, and let’s you walk with ease. No issues getting[Read More…]

by December 11, 2018 1 comment Other News, Accessories
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

Twenty-seven thousand, three hundred and ninety-four days. Exactly, nine hundred months. On Wednesday I turned 75. For all but the first nine years, skiing has been my passion. Two things about me contribute to this craziness: I love being outside in the cold, and what I lack in athleticism, I’ve made up for with persistence. In Okemo’s early days, when[Read More…]

by December 7, 2018 2 comments Accessories, Short Swings!
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

My wife and I have a long-running gag. She’ll say, “Life is short,” to which I’ll respond, “So are you.” Life IS short.  A brief opinion piece last week in The New York Times makes the point that we should squeeze as much out of our time as possible. The author writes: “…the appreciation of our own lives has much to[Read More…]

by August 24, 2018 0 comments Accessories, Short Swings!
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

The Excuse I Hear Most Often From Seniors Who Stopped Skiing Is That Their Knees Are Bad. I can emphasize. At 74, I feel the occasional twinge forecasting a time when something medical is in my future. I know I’m not alone. Which brings me to the Ski-mojo ad on the SeniorsSkiing.com homepage. It’s a British product for skiers with[Read More…]

by January 4, 2018 10 comments Accessories
Cross Country Apparel: Recommendations From An Expert

Cross Country Apparel: Recommendations From An Expert

Guidelines For What To Choose And Why. [Editor Note: Thanks to Roger Lohr, publisher of XCSkiResorts.com, for this review of the latest in XC skiwear that was printed first on that site.] I’ve often wondered why there isn’t more hoopla about cross country skiwear. I’m not talking about the suction suits worn by cross country ski racers; rather, I mean[Read More…]

by January 2, 2018 0 comments Accessories
American Bison never shivers.
Credit: Brittanica

Another Unique Gift: Buffalo Down Socks

We Took The Challenge And Wore Them For Five Days.  Here’s What Happened. We love buffalo, the distinctly American creature who has been denizen of the Great Plains since pre-history, who was deified by native Americans, who has captured our imagination in countless legends, songs, stories, novels, and movies, who has shown up in hamburgers, (bison burgers) and who now[Read More…]

by November 29, 2017 0 comments Accessories
DeBooter: Easy-to-use ski boot jack.  Credit: OutDoor Logic Solutions

Holiday Gift Suggestion: DeBooter Easy-Off Ski Boot Jack

Other Than A Book, A Bottle, Or Some Meaningless Gewgaw, It’s Not Easy To Find A Reasonably Priced And Relevant Gift For The Older Skier. DeBooter solves that dilemma. It’s a clever ski boot jack that makes boot removal fast and easy. SeniorsSkiing.com readers can purchase DeBooter for less than $32, a 20% discount from the $39.95 retail. (Enter SeniorsSkiing[Read More…]

by November 29, 2017 3 comments Accessories
Attach Tile to keys, skis, bikes, cats, grand kids, wives, husbands, etc. Now they can be found, even when hiding.

Perfect Senior Gift: Tile Will Find Your Keys And Any Thing Else

The Amazing Device We’ve All Been Waiting For. You’ve probably had this experience.  You are rushing out the door, late for something or other, and you’ve grabbed everything except…wait a minute…”Where are my keys? (wallet, glasses, etc?)” And the frantic search begins, characterized by looking in several of the same places more than once (a sure sign of insanity) and[Read More…]

by November 21, 2017 0 comments Accessories
Mummified hand warmers can be revived for another day.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

How To Get Several Days From Your Shake-Em-Up Hand Warmers

Use These Two Sneaky Tips. The air-activated hand warmers keep your fingers toasty while you ski. Even when your legs fall off, your hand warmers keep going. Then what do you do with them? They have a lot of heat left. I used to give them away in the locker room. People would snap them up for themselves or their[Read More…]

by January 30, 2017 2 comments Accessories
Electronic Gizmo Gift Ideas Keep You Connected

Electronic Gizmo Gift Ideas Keep You Connected

Wander, But Don’t Get Lost.   “Why am I here? What happened?” I was lying on my back in a narrow 20-ft deep snow hole. My concerned buddy was looking at me from above. I took a few photos and started thinking how to get out of my snow jail without ropes or means of communication with ski patrol. The conditions were tricky,[Read More…]

by December 13, 2016 0 comments Gear, Accessories
Googles, once an after-thought, have embraced high technology as well high style.
Credit: Smith Goggles

10 Tips For Buying Goggles

10 Things A Senior Buyer Has To Know About Goggles. While goggles shopping, take your helmet with you; both should happily marry. It is good to have no gaps between goggles and your nose. Don’t touch the inner side of the lens with your fingers, gloves or paper napkins. You may scratch off the special coating, then the goggles will[Read More…]

by September 20, 2016 0 comments Accessories
Here's where the raw material for Farm To Feet socks originate: Merino sheep who live in Wyoming.
Credit: Farm To Feet

Blistering Review of Farm to Feet Socks

How Do You Like Your Socks?  Farm Fresh, Says Tamsin. Do you have those mornings when your lower back is a bit stiff from yesterday’s skiing, and you try to pull on your ski socks standing up and almost fall over? I have. A pair of ski socks just stretchy enough to slip on easily is a key happiness factor.[Read More…]

by April 11, 2016 0 comments Accessories
A great idea whose time has come.  Get those boots off easily! 
Credit: Debooter

DeBooter: DeLovely Way For Easy (And Painless) Boot Removal

A Smart Ski Boot Jack That Really Works. They are the collective sounds of people removing their ski boots: the moans of agony and the sighs of joy heard in lots and lodges around the globe. I’m simply relieved to get the damn things off, but getting the top of my foot past those two nasty tabs of plastic are[Read More…]

by March 29, 2016 6 comments Features, Accessories
Mittens for newborn children, which can be bought at any store that carries infant clothing.

Helpful Handy Hand Warmer Hints

From Newborn Mittens to YOUR Mittens. Editor Note: Sue Z. is a senior skier and craftsperson who hangs out at Alta.  She wrote a recent gift idea that showed how to transform worn out ski socks into a cool scarf.   Like many older skiers, I rely on disposable glove warmers to keep my hands comfortable. I open the package at[Read More…]

by March 28, 2016 3 comments Features, Accessories
Here's the Nudown parka I tested.  Removes the hassle  of layering.
Credit: Nudown

Product Review: NuDown Parkas and Vests Use Pumped Air to Stay Warm

Reduces Layering. Improves On-Hill Comfort. For the past several weeks, I’ve been skiing in a NuDown parka designed to keep you comfortable regardless of outside temperature and without dressing in multiple layers. It utilizes a hand-operated air pump system to create an adjustable layer of air, which, warmed by the body, serves as an effective insulator against the elements. It[Read More…]

by March 17, 2016 2 comments Accessories
From Socks to Scarves in Sixty Minutes

From Socks to Scarves in Sixty Minutes

A Terrific DIY Gift Idea! Ski season is winding down, and some of us may be returning to other activities. Suzy Z.* will be doing needlework. Suzy, a seniorsskiing.com subscriber, had this terrific idea for sock-scarves while shopping last fall for ski hose. It uses ski or knee socks to create a scarf for your winter jacket or turtleneck. Relatives, grandkids, and friends[Read More…]

by March 14, 2016 0 comments Accessories
Injinji's Performance 2.0 Snow toe socks are fun to wear and feel terrific.
Credit: SeniorsSkiing

Product Review: Socks That Rock From Injinji

New Performance Toe Socks Are Super Comfortable and Supportive. It’s March, and close to the end of the season for a lot of folks. If you think your gear is starting to look a little tattered, now is the time to contemplate a new way of thinking about your socks. Injinji, the toe sock company, has introduced a new line[Read More…]

by March 3, 2016 1 comment Accessories
These cool looking goggles flip up and they're made of the same super tough material.
Credit: Red Bull Racing

Product Review: Are Seniors Ready For High Tech Goggles and Sunglasses?

Better Than $20 Off-The-Rack Sunglasses? Inspired by Red Bull Racing, the four time Formula One Auto Racing Champions, Red Bull Racing is introducing new eyewear that uses high-tech, cutting edge technology in sunglasses and goggles. Formula One racing cars use the lightweight XMP material to reinforce carbon fiber and Kevlar in principal components.  Red Bull Racing thought it would be a[Read More…]

by February 2, 2016 2 comments Accessories

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