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A forced march may be my most effective pre-season training. While it wasn’t really forced, our hilly, eight day walk in the Dordogne region of France was a delightful, though at times strenuous, way to get in better shape. After a few days in the 90s, temps dropped to the 60s; perfect for our daily 6-8 hours on narrow roads and[Read More…]

by August 3, 2017 0 comments Other News, Short Swings!
Aspen Mountain reflected in Solar Panels at resort.
Credit: Aspen Skiing Company

How The Ski Industry Is Fighting Climate Change

Climate Change Is Literally In The Air. Here’s A Roundup Of What’s Going On. [Editor Note: This article first appeared on the Liftopia.com blog and can be found at http://blog.liftopia.com/ski-industry-fighting-climate-change/.] Cold, snowy weather is the very foundation of the ski industry. So, it’s not surprising that climate change has been at the top of the industry’s priority list since the[Read More…]

by August 3, 2017 2 comments Features
A 12 acre solar farm generates power for lifts, lodge and snowmaking.
Credit: Jiminy Peak

Jiminy Peak: How To Be A Sustainable Resort

This Almost 100% Renewable Energy Ski Resort Is A Pioneer In Harnessing Solar And Wind. [Editor Note: Thanks to Roger Lohr, publisher of XCSkiResorts.com, for steering this article our way.  It first appeared in XCSkiResorts.com in late July.] Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort located in the heart of the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts constructed a 2.3 megawatt community solar facility located[Read More…]

by August 3, 2017 2 comments Features
Summer At Vermont's Killington.
Credit: Killington

At Killington, The Sun And Cows Power Lifts And Lodges

Killington Is Another Ski Resort Leading The Way In Sustainable Energy. [Editor Note: This article by XCSkiResort.com publisher Roger Lohr first appeared in SnoCountry.com.] Ski areas in the U.S. continue to implement innovative energy conservation measures and environmental practices to reduce energy consumption and the effects of climate change. Killington Resort in Vermont strives and continues to exceed customer expectations[Read More…]

by August 3, 2017 0 comments Features
Crater Lake From Space

Crater Lake From Space

Snow Lingers Around Crater Lake In Amazing Photo From The ISS. An astronaut aboard the International Space Station shot this photograph of Crater Lake, in the Cascade Mountains of southwest Oregon. Snow still blankets most of the slopes surrounding the crater in late June, and clouds cast dark shadows on the lake surface. Wizard Island, a cinder cone volcano, is[Read More…]

by August 3, 2017 0 comments Features
Sourdough Mountain Lookout, Rockport, WA.

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (July 21)

Summer Is I-Cumin. We are approaching the mid-summer mark and note that the monumental snow fall at Squaw Valley this winter has allowed die-hards to make a final run or two this week.  Season over. July 15.  Almost mid-summer.  My, my. It makes you wonder what machinations of weather we will see next winter.  Conditions are shaping up for a[Read More…]

by July 19, 2017 0 comments Features
Pepito leads the way.
Credit: Jon Weisberg

Short Swings!

I Hate Sue. That’s the name we gave the voice on the rental car’s navigation system. We programmed her to direct us about 500 kilometers across France. Instead of doing as instructed, Sue gave us a Tour de France, all the way to the Mediterranean at the end of a major holiday. We were stuck, bumper-to-bumper, for hours. At one[Read More…]

by July 19, 2017 0 comments Short Swings!
Experticity Update: Good News, Bad News

Experticity Update: Good News, Bad News

Experticity Discount Benefit For SeniorsSkiing.com Is Changing. For the past couple of months, we’ve been getting emails from new subscribers asking for clarity and/or instructions for accessing the Experticity site where readers can get amazing discounts on gear and clothing from top brands. These new readers were unable to get on the site.  So, we inquired, and after a decent[Read More…]

by July 19, 2017 2 comments Other News
Check the smiles and the kids on the nice smooth single track.
Credit: Pat McCloskey

Cycling Series: Designed Trails Make A Difference In PA.

Mountain Bikers: These Trails Are Worth The Trek. One of the smoothest, most  buttery trail systems in the east is situated in the middle of rural Pennsylvania near a beautiful body of water—Raystown Lake.  The Alligrippis Trails were IMBA( International Mountain Bike Association) designed in conjunction with the Appalachian Regional Commission, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the[Read More…]

by July 17, 2017 0 comments East
The dealer installs tubeless Tannus tires onto my rims before the big charity ride.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

Cycling Series: “Arthritis-Proof” Bicycle Tires—Flat No More

Get 5,000 Miles On These Airless Tires And Never Have To Wrestle With A Flat. If your hands are arthritic, you know how hard it is get a tire back on its rim after fixing a flat. Arthritic hands just don’t have the strength they used to have. But it’s impossible to get a flat with solid tires, so that’s[Read More…]

by July 17, 2017 2 comments Features
Mammoth revels on the Fourth of July.
Credit: Mammoth Mountain

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (July 7)

As we have been hearing from media sources, the skiing goes on. Apparently, July 4th at Mammoth was a combo beach party and ski festival as witnessed by the photo above.  Alas, although we closely scrutinized the details in the picture, we couldn’t see any senior skiers reveling in their bathing suits and bikinis.  What’s the matter with you guys?[Read More…]

by July 7, 2017 0 comments Features
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

There’s something odd about sitting in the shade in high desert, sun beating in the mid 80s and my laptop pinging with ski-related emails. Ski Utah’s alert is about George Jedenoff, who, as reported in last week’s Short Swings!, plans to spend his 100th birthday next week taking a few runs at the top of Snowbird. A quick search of[Read More…]

by July 6, 2017 0 comments Short Swings!
Birthday boy George Jedenoff flanked by old friends Junior and Maxine Bounous.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

George Turns 100 And Skis On His Birthday

Snowbird Made Special Arrangements So George Could Celebrate By Skiing In July. George Jedenoff became an avid skier 51 years ago when he moved to Salt Lake City to oversee the Geneva Steel Plant. He learned from the best: iconic Junior Bounous, legendary Alf Engen, and release binding inventor Earl Miller. At that time, Miller performed stunt falls to show[Read More…]

by July 6, 2017 4 comments Ski Heroes
Downward Facing Dog
Credit: Yoga Basics

Fitness Focus: The Essential Down Dog

Here’s One Of The Most Important Stretches An Active Senior Can Do. [Editor Note: Our summer series Fitness Focus is taking a distinctive turn toward several important yoga positions. We’ve highlighted the Squat, the Plank, and now the Down Dog.  We are a bit biased toward these poses because we have experienced personal progress and various muscle pain relief by[Read More…]

by July 5, 2017 0 comments Conditioning
Volunteers kept Blandford going and gave the small area a community feel.
Credit: New England Ski Industry

Historic Blandford Ski Area Poised To Bite The Dust

This Wonderful Family Area Is Simply Out Of Money. [Editor Note: According to the Westfield News, Springfield Ski Club’s members will be meeting on July 18 to approve the sale of assets to the owners of Ski Butternut. If two thirds of the total membership do not specifically vote yes, the ski area will close.] The website says: “May 28, 2017[Read More…]

by July 3, 2017 1 comment East, Ski History

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