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Check Out Serious Pro Discounts For Gear and Clothing From Experticity Our Online Partner. SeniorsSkiing.com subscribers enjoy access to discounts on gear and clothing from the Experticity.com website which hosts links to many top brands. To get these discounts, you have to be a subscriber. If you are NOT yet a subscriber, just sign up using the pop-up or click here[Read More…]

by December 7, 2016 0 comments Gear
Head's Easy On boot.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

Retail Drop In: Three Shops Make Recommendations For Seniors

[Editor Note: It’s buying season, and we know from our reader surveys that many senior snow enthusiasts are looking for new gear and clothing.  We decided to do an experiment and drop into three different ski shops in three different parts of the country to ask, “What’s hot for seniors?”  That means, what stands out this year for seniors that’s[Read More…]

by October 25, 2016 3 comments Gear
The Best Skis For Senior Skiers

The Best Skis For Senior Skiers

 Soft Flex. Minimal Exertion. Skis for Six Different Scenarios. Update Dec 27, 2016:  Subscribers can now download the list of recommended skis by going to the top navigation bar, click on Community, select Subscriber-Only-Content, choose the download and reconfirm your email address.  If you are not a subscriber, consider subscribing. It’s free, lots of interesting articles for seniors who love[Read More…]

by October 19, 2016 13 comments Skis
Full Tilt boots: comfort, warmth, convenience.

Back to the Future With Full Tilt Boots

Rear Entry Boots For Comfort And Convenience. If you bring up the subject of ski boots among senior skiers, you’re bound to hear someone lament the demise of rear-entry boots or praise the old Raichle Full Flex boots (AKA Flexon Comps). Today when some oldsters need boot horns to get into their ski boots and boot jacks to remove them,[Read More…]

by October 7, 2016 11 comments Boots
Body mapping clothing--allocating insulation in different zones--is an innovative idea being used by clothing manufacturers.
Credit: Berghaus

Layering Redux: More Tips For Senior Skiers

What A Modern Senior Skier Needs To Know About Layers. [Editor Note: Last September, SeniorsSkiing.com published an article about layering prompted by an unfortunate experience in extremely cold weather when we over-layered and paid the price for it. This year, here’s a list of tips from Val E., our new correspondent who has deep background in the ski industry. He’s bringing us[Read More…]

by October 5, 2016 3 comments Gear
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
Study up if you're buying new gear this year.  There is a lot of nuanced knowledge to learn.
Credit: SkiSaltLakeCity

Ski Instructor Advice On New Alpine Gear

If You’re Buying, Know Before You Go. This is the time of year when a lot of people buy ski equipment for the upcoming season.  Ski swaps, retail sales, online blowouts, etc. are all in full swing once the weather starts to turn cooler.  But aside from the great deals, caution should definitely be applied when purchasing equipment. As a ski[Read More…]

by September 19, 2016 7 comments Gear
Correspondent Yvette Cardozo decked out in Obermeyer plus size ski wear at the top of Mammoth Mountain's expert runs, ready to put the technical skiwear through its paces.
Credit: Yvette Cardozo

Finding Plus-Size Clothing A Problem For Skiing Senior Women

SeniorsSkiing.com’s Correspondent Yvette Cardozo Tells Where To Get Decent Clothing For Plus-Size Women. This is a story of success and failure. And progress. Sort of. I am not svelte by anyone’s measure. But I ski. I cycle. I scuba dive.  And I once rode my bike across the state of Florida … 174 miles in one day. The average temperature was 95, by[Read More…]

by September 12, 2016 5 comments Gear
Portland-based ON3P are hand made.  And you can customize.
Credit: ON3P

ON3P Ski Review From A Reader

A Reader Has Discovered A Perfect Ski For Seniors.  Here’s His Story. Editor’s Note:  We received this ski review from Seniorsskiing.com subscriber Tom Levak, an enthusiastic skier who skis in the Portland, OR, area and also hits Mt. Hood every summer.  As far as we know, Tom is not associated with ON3P; this is an example of how our readers[Read More…]

by August 30, 2016 6 comments Skis
Outdoor Retailers Summer Market is a huge trade show in SLC.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

Top Picks From The Outdoor Retailers Show

Improve Your Balance, Wear The Newest Fabric And Protect From The Sun. Outdoor Retailers Summer Market Tradeshow is the largest show of its kind in the U.S. where manufacturers strut their products and retailers place orders for next year. The massive show has over 1,500 exhibitors, and it covers acres within Salt Lake City’s convention center. A few passes are issued[Read More…]

by August 19, 2016 1 comment Gear
Boot Fitting Tips As Hiking Season Heats Up

Boot Fitting Tips As Hiking Season Heats Up

An Expert Provides Advice On Right Fit for Hiking Boots. As hiking season gets in full swing you may be considering new boots for your upcoming adventures. In the thirteen years I’ve been helping people choose hiking footwear, I’ve gathered four critical tips to share: Length Width Volume Shape Length – Two lengths are important. A) the heel to toe[Read More…]

by June 27, 2016 1 comment Boots
The Right Hiking Boot For The Senior You

The Right Hiking Boot For The Senior You

Balancing The Scales: Hiking Footwear—Comfort vs. Support. At the shop where I work, questions customers often ask include: “I’ve been wearing the same boots for over twenty-five years, is there anything new?” “How comfortable should my hiking shoes/boots be?” “What’s the boot that gives me the most support?” “Which type of hiking footwear protects my ankles best?” While hiking footwear[Read More…]

by May 11, 2016 0 comments Gear
The Ski Diva: How To Put Your Skis To Bed

The Ski Diva: How To Put Your Skis To Bed

If You Take Care Now, You Save Time And Hassles Next Season.  Here’s How.   It’s that time.  Despite the teasing snow in Vermont and New Hampshire this week, the season is fini, over, done.  And our friend and colleague, The Ski Diva, is offering advice about how to put your gear to rest for the summer.  If you heed[Read More…]

by April 27, 2016 0 comments Gear
Boots waiting to be evaluated. 
Credit: MasterFit

Test Animal In The Annual Ski Boot Lab

How the Magazines Get Their Boot Evaluations. Since the mid-80’s a group of serious skiers has convened at Mt Bachelor, in Bend, Oregon, to evaluate the boots store buyers have purchased for the coming season. This year the show, which is organized by MasterFit Enterprises, moved to Solitude in Utah. I was invited to participate. The collective impressions of the[Read More…]

by April 12, 2016 0 comments Boots, Features
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

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