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Huff Post: Essential Gear Senior Skiers Need To Carry

Huff Post: Essential Gear Senior Skiers Need To Carry

Huffington Post Features SeniorsSkiing.com’s Co-Founder Jon Weisberg On Necessary Accessories SeniorsSkiing.com’s co-founder Jon Weisberg has been skiing for 60 years and clearly gotten his equipment kit down pat.  In this Huffington Post Post-50 Blog entry, Jon describes the eight vital pieces of gear seniors will find most useful to put in their cars, packs, or pockets.  What do you think?[Read More…]

by December 10, 2014 0 comments Features, Gear
GoPro Flipping Out On Mt. Cook

GoPro Flipping Out On Mt. Cook

Free-skier Tom Wallisch corks it on New Zealand’s Tallest Mountain Some say skiing is flying with different expectations.  Take a look at this short video from GoPro with professional free-skier Tom Wallisch down in En-Zed.  Aside from the corkscrew flip, the view of these snow fields is breathtaking.   By the way, winter in New Zealand is summer in the Northern[Read More…]

by December 10, 2014 0 comments Features, International
The Canyons will be linked to PCMR via high-speed gondola. 
Credit: The Canyones

Breaking News: Vail Connects Park City and Canyons

High-Speed Gondola To Link Both Areas The recent acquisition by Vail of Park City Mountain Resort is yielding a major new development.  Vail will link Park City and Canyons Resorts together, creating the largest ski area in the US with over 7,300 acres of skiable terrain.  Click here to read the whole story from the Salt Lake Tribune.  Your move,[Read More…]

by December 9, 2014 0 comments West
The Original Lift at Mt. Snow.
Credit: Mt. Snow

Breaking News: Mount Snow to Celebrate 60th Anniversary on Founders Day, December 12

Walt Schoenknecht’s Vision Was Far and Creative When Mount Snow’s visionary founder, Walter Schoenknecht, stood atop Mount Pisgah in over a foot of freshly fallen snow back in autumn of 1949, he knew he had found the perfect place to build his dream ski resort.  Only a few years later, Walt had purchased the land around the base of the[Read More…]

by December 8, 2014 2 comments Nostalgia, Ski History
Long-time coach Paul Petersen has wise words about physically preparing for the season.

Seniors: Don’t Hit The Snow Without Preparation

Here’s a Must-Read for Seniors Before They Head for the Slopes. Paul Petersen, who begins his 38th season running Bear Valley Cross-Country in California this winter, is 56 years old and comes with the kind of credentials that should make you sit up and take note of what he has to say! He’s been a certified alpine and cross-country ski[Read More…]

by December 8, 2014 0 comments Conditioning, Home Top Box 4
The Ski Archives at the J.W.Marriott Library at the University of Utah is the largest in the country.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

Glittering Evening At Ski Archives Fund Raiser in SLC

Movers and Shakers honored. Twenty years ago, ski enthusiasts and visionaries realized that historic ski photos and manuscripts should be collected to assure they wouldn’t be lost in dusty attics and that old albums wouldn’t be tossed out. The resulting collection is housed on the University of Utah campus in the J. Willard Marriott Library, and it’s called the Ski[Read More…]

by December 5, 2014 0 comments Other News, West
Pakems CEO Julie Adams shows off high and low models at the Boston Ski and Snowboard Show.
Credit: SeniorsSkiing.com

Lightweight Pakems: Flip Flops for Cold Weather

Clever new “portable” boot makes feet happy. We’ve been padding around SeniorsSkiing.com’s New England office for the past few days wear-testing our new Pakems boots that we picked up at the Boston Ski and Snowboard Show last month. The real trial will come in a couple of weeks on some ski hill in New Hampshire, Vermont, or Maine after the final[Read More…]

by December 5, 2014 0 comments Boots, Home Top Box 1
2015 Snowfall Predictions for New England
Credit: WBZ-TV Graphic

Flash: Colder, Snowier Winter 2015 Forecast For New England

Latest Prediction from WBZ-TV Meteorologist Forecasts Cold and Snow With the season just getting started, we’ve been diligently watching snow forecasts as we know know you have as well.  As we reported in an earlier post, Joel Gratz, our favorite snow meteorologist who prognosticates at OpenSnow, has been compared a number of weather models and found a consensus for dry[Read More…]

by December 2, 2014 0 comments East, Features, Home Top Box 2
Huff Post: What Senior Skiers Must Remember

Huff Post: What Senior Skiers Must Remember

Huffington Post Highlight’s SeniorSkiing’s Co-Founder: Is there something outdated about your equipment? SeniorsSkiing.com’s Co-Founder Jon Weisberg has a new article on Huffington Post’s Post 50 blog, this time about the potential risks of skiing with old equipment and a lack of reasonable fitness in senior skiers.  Click here for the Huffington Post blog about what seniors should think about before heading[Read More…]

by December 2, 2014 2 comments Features, Gear, Home Top Box 3
Kale is a rich source of Magnesium. So is Spinach.  Popeye was right!

Magnesium Magic For Senior Skier Muscles

How’s Your Magnesium Level These Days? Feeling fatigued on the hill despite intense pre-season training? Muscles cramping during or after a day on the slopes? Magnesium deficiency may be the culprit. Magnesium, essential for normal muscular contraction and relaxation, is a key player in over 300 biochemical reactions in the body, including production of ATP, the main source of energy[Read More…]

by December 1, 2014 0 comments Nutrition
Harriet waits to interview a surgeon amidst clear evidence of sport-orientation.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

Knee Replacement—Interviewing The Docs: Part 3

Practical tips to help you evaluate surgeons Inspired by a Brighton, Utah, ski patroller with two artificial knees, I buckled down and researched the knee replacement process. I soon felt like I had a PhD on the subject. I’m glad I did the homework. It charted my course. Make a list. From my research, I generated 20 questions to ask[Read More…]

by November 23, 2014 1 comment MedTech
CP Camurai is a full visor helmet that eliminates googles and makes you look like an F-15 pilot.
Credit: Mike Conley

Chic CP Visor Helmet Replaces Goggles

Hot-Looking Helmet Channels F-15 Pilot Look. I’ve written previously about the Osbe Proton Senior, a clever helmet with an integral visor which replaces goggles, providing an effective solution to the problem of foggy eyeglasses. Swiss-based CP raises the bar with their Italian-made Camurai, which adds some significant tweaks to the pivoting visor concept.  Both helmets feature a visor that allows[Read More…]

by November 20, 2014 0 comments Accessories
Huff Post: Second Thoughts On Returning To The Hill?

Huff Post: Second Thoughts On Returning To The Hill?

Huffington Post features SeniorsSkiing.com’s Co-Founder encouraging seniors to come back to skiing. We get around.  SeniorsSkiing.com’s Co-Founder Jon Weisberg has posted an article on Huffington Post’s Post 50 blog about the concerns seniors have about either continuing to ski or returning to skiing and how the sport has changed to help accommodate them.  Click the Huffington Post Post 50 Blog to[Read More…]

by November 16, 2014 0 comments Features
HIghly trained ski patrollers will be looking for your id.
Credit: Deer Valley

Who Are You? The Ski Patrol Wants To Know

Carrying Identification Can Help The Ski Patrol Help You. Accidents happen. And when they do, the ski patrol will likely be your savior. But the patrol needs your help. Here’s what you should have with you every time you ski or ride–just in case. Carry identification. If you’re injured and can’t speak for yourself, the patrol will have to figure[Read More…]

by November 13, 2014 0 comments Accessories, Home Top Box 1, MedTech
Credit: Sweetgrass Productions

Afterglow: Visual Night Skiing Poetry

When Was The Last Time You Skied In The Dark?  We bet it wasn’t like this. So far, this year’s pre-snow-season has seen at least two new dazzling ski movies hit the screens. First, we couldn’t help but notice Warren Miller’s 65th ski movie, No Turning Back, which we reviewed here and concluded it was the best yet. That movie[Read More…]

by November 7, 2014 0 comments Features, West

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