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Short Swings!

Cassandra came to mind last week as we took our first flight since the craziness began. In case you missed that part of Greek Mythology, after Apollo gave Cassandra the gift of prophecy, he turned it to a curse, causing her prophecies not to be believed. Stay with me on this one.  The flight was one familiar to many Eastern[Read More…]

by October 23, 2020 7 comments Short Swings!, SHORT SWINGS!
Report From Chile: The COVID Season

Report From Chile: The COVID Season

What We Can Learn From The Ski Season In Chile During The Pandemic Only four ski areas opened in Chile this year, due to the pandemic, all in the last third of the normal season (late August). The country was in the midst of a severe drought when the entire metropolitan region of Santiago shut down in May. An “atmospheric[Read More…]

by October 21, 2020 7 comments International
Question For You 15: Returning With New Joints

Question For You 15: Returning With New Joints

What Does It Take To Come Back With Artificial Parts? Here’s a question for a subset of our readership. This question is being posed by your faithful editor because he is facing the prospect of a hip replacement.  Assured by our capable and competent orthopedic surgeon that skiing and other athletic activities (not running or impact sports) are in the[Read More…]

by October 20, 2020 42 comments Features
Mystery Glimpse: Home Movies

Mystery Glimpse: Home Movies

Vintage Scenes Of Skiing. Here’s a different Mystery Glimpse challenge.  Correspondent Don Burch has uncovered some old home movies from an online video archive.  Can you spot where this footage might have been taken? Are there clues in these different videos that might reveal when these were taken? Even if you can’t identify the locations, check out that equipment and[Read More…]

by October 20, 2020 5 comments Mystery Glimpse
NSAA recommended signage for this season. Credit: NSAA

2020-21 Survival Guide

Buckle Up, Bundle Up And Buck It Up. Never before has there been as much trepidation about a ski season as for this one.  Given all the tumult that occurred during this year, it’s no surprise we’re anxious.  What follows are some insights that will help us get the most out of what will be a most unique season. Above[Read More…]

by October 20, 2020 7 comments Features
Alone In The Woods Maine Guide Survival Manual

Alone In The Woods Maine Guide Survival Manual

Whether You Day Hike Or Trek, There Is Some Woodsy Wisdom You Need To Know. [Editor Note: We are reprising this article from July 2014 to remind our readers that there are definite skills and knowledge needed when heading into the woods. As noted elsewhere this week, people are going into state and national parks without proper preparation, some getting[Read More…]

by October 19, 2020 1 comment Features
This Week In (Oct. 16)

This Week In (Oct. 16)

Gala Classified Launch!, Mystery Glimpse Returns, Question About Buying Decisions, Rendezvous Ski Trails, MT, Early Season Quiz, Book Review: Staying With It, Prepping Your Mind. SeniorsSkiing new Classified feature is active and ready to accept ads! Readers Said It Would Be A Good Idea. And Here It Is.
  Since we started SeniorsSkiing seven years ago, we’ve received many emails from[Read More…]

by October 16, 2020 0 comments Features
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

Maybe I’m becoming that grumpy old man, but the steady stream of videos about backcountry skiers being avalanched away, the drone videos of sharks swimming perilously close to surfers, and the reports of elk and buffalo attacking people with no common sense are getting to me. Who in their right mind would try to pet a large wild animal and[Read More…]

by October 16, 2020 4 comments Short Swings!, SHORT SWINGS!
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by October 15, 2020 0 comments Home Top Box 2
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Mystery Glimpse: Those Eyes

The Face Of Intensity. Here’s the first of our Mystery Glimpse feature for this new season. We post a picture from snowsport’s past and you guess who the person, place, or thing is. Write your response in the Leave A Reply box below.  If you know any details about the photo or the situation, let us know. Here’s a racer[Read More…]

by October 13, 2020 5 comments Mystery Glimpse
Bob Skinner's Ski And Sports, Newbury, NH.

Question For You 14: How Do You Decide What To Buy?

Shopping For New Stuff? Now is the time of the year when thoughts of pulling out the plastic and splurging on gear and clothing permeate our waking hours. After all, those old bindings are past their sell-buy date, and those cracked boots don’t quite fit the way they did seven years ago. And that dirty parka is simply falling apart.[Read More…]

by October 13, 2020 13 comments Features
West Yellowstone Rendezvous Trails might be the center of XC in North America.

Make More Tracks: Rendezvous Ski Trails

Catch Early Snow in West Yellowstone. If you head to West Yellowstone, MT, in late November, you can visit the early winter cross-country ski epicenter of North America: the Rendezvous Ski Trails. There are a bunch of fall camps in the Rockies – including Silver Star, BC, Crested Butte and Steamboat Springs, CO, plus Mt. Bachelor in Oregon – but[Read More…]

by October 13, 2020 1 comment Make More Tracks
Credit: Don Burch

Early Season Quiz

by October 13, 2020 0 comments Features
Book Review: Staying With It

Book Review: Staying With It

An Aging Athlete Becomes Enlightened [Editor Note: We are reprising this article from Nov. 2015 because it contains important themes of persistence and adaptability. And the book Staying With It was written by one of our favorite authors, the venerable John Jerome, a former editor of SKIING magazine.] What happens when a 50-year-old writer decides to fight aging by becoming[Read More…]

by October 12, 2020 2 comments Conditioning
Prepping Your Mind

Prepping Your Mind

Adjusting Your Attitude Is Important, Too, As I think about preparations for the upcoming Nordic ski season, lots of details come to mind. Fitness of course tops the list. Stepping up my walking and cycling regimen is a must.  Making small incremental increases in intensity and duration and taking appropriate rest days are essential to the senior cross-country skier. I[Read More…]

by October 12, 2020 0 comments Features
This Week In (Oct. 9)

This Week In (Oct. 9)

A Community Of Senior Snowsports Enthusiasts, Boot Buying Guide, Questions For You, Nordic Being Noticed, October Frost Poem. We are starting our seventh publishing year this October.  Frankly, we never thought we’d go this long. After all, how many seniors who like to play in the snow would be interested in an online magazine? Well, it turns out lots.  We[Read More…]

by October 9, 2020 1 comment Features
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

How often do you think about skiing? To my wife’s dismay, it’s always top of mind. A few months ago, camping in a remote, high mountain location with some fellow skiers, we realized we were simultaneously having the same thought: What would be the best line down those North-facing slopes? Chuckles and beers followed. Harder evidence trickled in throughout summer[Read More…]

by October 9, 2020 0 comments Short Swings!
Using a Scheduling App for Co-ordinating Ski House or Club Stays

Using a Scheduling App for Co-ordinating Ski House or Club Stays

The Challenges of Shared Vacation Property. I’m connected to a group that has access to a special piece of real estate. It’s not grand or luxurious, but it’s in an epic location and holds years of memories of celebrations, vacations and good times with family and friends. It’s a privilege to be able to go there, and the co-owners work[Read More…]

by October 8, 2020 0 comments Sponsored Content
2021 Masterfit Buyer’s Guide Sets New Standard

2021 Masterfit Buyer’s Guide Sets New Standard

Remember the old Sears and Montgomery Ward catalogs? For many readers, those thick bibles of material culture were a fixture of my youth. The comprehensive, new Masterfit Buyer’s Guide is close to being their skiing equivalent. In addition to it’s gear reviews, the guide has numerous helpful articles about how skis and boots are reviewed, kids gear, packing for a day[Read More…]

by October 7, 2020 0 comments Gear
Question For You 12: How Will You Change?

Question For You 12: How Will You Change?

The 2020 Season Will Be Like No Other. Things Will Be Different. Will You Be, Too? You know the scene: COVID rules in play at resorts, mostly involving reduced capacities, reservations, limitations on indoor activities, restricted food service, and the whatever else ski area managers have created to protect customers.  It ain’t business as usual. We’d like to know how[Read More…]

by October 6, 2020 30 comments Other News
Getting high is not the point of CBD.

Question For You 13: CBD?

Fad Or Fabulous? Does The Cannibis Derivative Work For You? We are curious about the emergence of CBD as a medicinal potion for a variety of ailments. Surely, we bet most of you remember the furtive days with Mary Jane back in college. Actually, let’s not go there. CBD is different.  Cannabidiol or CBD has rapidly become the celebrity ointment[Read More…]

by October 6, 2020 12 comments Features
XC resorts like  Great Glen Trails in NH offer groomed trails, lodge, instruction.

Make More Tracks: XC Boost Coming?

Is This A Surge Season For Nordic? Will the upcoming cross country (XC) season fulfill the hoped-for surge projected by many in the industry? The COVID pandemic has some projecting a coming boom similar to the bicycle industry, which saw such a surge of sales and activity last spring. The kids were not in school, people were looking to get[Read More…]

by October 5, 2020 1 comment Make More Tracks
Snow In Literature: “October”

Snow In Literature: “October”

“October” By Robert Frost [Editor Note: No, no snow, but a wonderful way to welcome October.] O hushed October morning mild, Thy leaves have ripened to the fall; Tomorrow’s wind, if it be wild, Should waste them all. The crows above the forest call; Tomorrow they may form and go. O hushed October morning mild, Begin the hours of this[Read More…]

by October 5, 2020 1 comment Features
Light weights are good for bone density and muscle mass preservation.

Keeping Tight: Maintain Muscle Mass As You Age

Four strategies make fitness simple When it comes to fitness, the old saw about “use it or lose it” is not only true, for certain age groups, it is a challenge of sorts.  Why?  Because, according to Dr. Frank Lipman, founder of the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center,  New York, muscle decline starts at age 40 and actually accelerates every decade[Read More…]

by October 4, 2020 5 comments Conditioning
Masks were everywhere in the Perisher lodge. Credit: John Harris

This Week In (10/2)

And So Begins The 2020-21 Publishing Season. Fasten your face masks firmly in place; this winter is going to be like no other.   The entire snow sports industry has spent the summer planning how to open up when the snow flies.  Uncertainty about the future makes people anxious, however, the semblance of a cohesive, cogent plan with precautions goes[Read More…]

by October 2, 2020 3 comments Features

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