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More Hot Products From SLC’s Outdoor Retailers Show

More Hot Products From SLC’s Outdoor Retailers Show

Gee Whiz, Seniors, Here’s What’s Coming to a Store Near You!! Shoes whose laces tighten without your needing to bend down to tie them. Wireless heating insoles controlled with a smart phone app. A small device that communicates your whereabouts and whether or not you need help when there’s no cell service— nywhere on the globe. These are just a[Read More…]

by August 6, 2015 2 comments Accessories, Features, Home Top Box 2
Outdoor Retailers Show in Salt Lake is the largest outdoor sports show of its kind.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

Outdoor Retailers Show: Harriet’s Three Hot Product Picks

It’s Like Christmas In August. The annual Outdoor Retailers Show is going on in Salt Lake City right now (August 5-8), and it showcases gear for all outdoor enthusiasts. It’s a sneak peek at brand new innovative products as well a upgrades in existing products. The massive trade show has more than 1,500 exhibitors from around the world. Some exhibitors[Read More…]

by August 6, 2015 0 comments Accessories, Features
Rediscovering John Jerome: Looking Closely At Everyday Things

Rediscovering John Jerome: Looking Closely At Everyday Things

Leafing Through An Old Magazine Reminds Us Of A Great Writer Back in the early 70s, as assistant editor at SKIING Magazine, then located at One Park Avenue in New York, we would occasionally watch a typescript from John Jerome arrive in the mail and work its way through the editorial process. After reading a couple of paragraphs, it became[Read More…]

by August 3, 2015 1 comment Remember When?
From a 1964 SKI magazine, a skier poses with his attitude.
Illustrator: Jerome Snyder

1964: Was It Really So Simple Back Then?

by July 30, 2015 0 comments Remember When?
Kayaking is a great upper-body workout for skiers in the off-season and especially relaxing on the calm waters of Lake Tahoe, one of the clearest lakes in the world with water clarity of more than 70 feet. Credit: The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

My Fitness Journey Continues: Part Four

Exercise your right to stay fit when you go on that summer trip! To all you senior winter sports aficionados out there who still have your summer escape ahead of you: Is fitness a part of your plans? It should be, and it should be easy to pull off. Those days of lazing about day after day, taking afternoon naps[Read More…]

by July 30, 2015 0 comments Conditioning, West
Snowbird founder Dick Bass had a fabulous collection of oriental rugs.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

Remembering Dick Bass: “The Big Mouth Bass” Correspondent Harriet Wallis Recalls Dick’s Uniqueness Dick Bass was always enthusiastic about everything. He was witty and lively, and he always seemed to be in a jovial mood. He often spent time at his loved Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, and you could always tell when he was there because he’d be in the center of a group and[Read More…]

by July 29, 2015 0 comments Ski Heroes
Dick Bass, Skiing Visionary, Dies At 85

Dick Bass, Skiing Visionary, Dies At 85

Breaking News From The Salt Lake Tribune.  Click to read more.

by July 29, 2015 0 comments Features, Ski Heroes
Verbier, Switzerland: ParaSailing on skis
Credit: Mark Subi

Droning On: Striking Views Of Ski Country, Other Places

Drones Bring A Magnificent, Unexpected Perspective. They’re in the skies, but you may not see them. Professional and amateur operated photo drones are capturing striking bird’s eye views of snow-covered mountains, crashing waterfalls, ancient architecture, daredevil feats, even the inside of an erupting volcano. So this senior skier learned one late July afternoon following a long hike in the high[Read More…]

by July 28, 2015 0 comments Features, Other News
Rehab Friend: A Little Assist From Your eBike

Rehab Friend: A Little Assist From Your eBike

An Electric Bike Offers A Friendly Boost To New Knees and Hips   We all remember “With a Little Help from My Friends” by The Beatles. My, how things have changed in the 48 years since its release, especially for those boomers who want to come back to the slopes after major surgery on hips and knees and rotator cuffs, among other[Read More…]

by July 28, 2015 0 comments Accessories, MedTech
Early 2015-16 Winter Forecast: El Nino Cometh

Early 2015-16 Winter Forecast: El Nino Cometh

A Strong El Nino Is Not Too Cool News For Skiers.         The latest (July 15th) word from NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and other weather watchers is that the El Nino currently growing off the west coast of South America is gaining intensity.  El Nino is the weather phenomenon that occurs when Eastern Pacific waters are[Read More…]

by July 23, 2015 0 comments Features
Tip and roll the Ski Dolly away with some help from physics and gravity.
Credit: Ski Dolly

Ski Dolly: At Last, An Easier Way To Carry Gear

Why-Didn’t-We-Think-Of-This-Department: A Gear Toting Assistant You might say, it’s about time someone came up with the Ski Dolly (TM). After schlepping backpacks, boot bags, skis (bagged or loosely tied) from car to base lodge too, too many times, we celebrate the arrival of this good-idea product.  Imagine:  Your favorite ski area has a reserved area for senior skiers (yes, many[Read More…]

by July 23, 2015 2 comments Accessories
Harriet Wallis conquers the trail to the top of Emigration Canyon.  Check.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

Harriet Wallis’ Great Idea: Perhaps You Need A “Pail List” Correspondent Harriet Wallis Has A New “Pail List” It’s summer and half my friends are traveling the planet. They’re checking off places on their bucket list. I get emails from exotic locations. They send photos of elephants and penguins, mountain peaks and crystal clear lakes. So I ask: “What’s wrong with me? Why don’t I have a big bucket[Read More…]

by July 23, 2015 2 comments Home Top Box 1, West
Family hiking in Smuggler's Notch is a perfect summer vacation.

Hike Vermont: Trails For Seniors And Families

Great Advice From Roger Lohr, Publisher of There’s no better way to enjoy the outdoors than hiking on a trail alone or with your friends or family. Whether you are a first time hiker or a walking aficionado, hiking with the family provides quality time together, allows the family to grow closer, develops life-long memories, and introduces the next[Read More…]

by July 16, 2015 0 comments East, Home Top Box 4
There's plenty of room in's FORUM
Credit: James Cridland Flickr Creative Commons

There’s Still Room: Join The Crowd At The FORUM’s FORUM Is Up, Running and Waiting For You. The FORUM is SeniorsSkiing’s online community exchange.  Add your thoughts, comments, insights, advice, critiques, recommendations, favorites, disses, and whatever. Just be nice. If you are a subscriber to, you will have to register separately for the FORUM.  Just click on FORUM, click Register, pick a username (that will appear on[Read More…]

by July 14, 2015 0 comments Features
Real hiking boots are lightweight and support your ankle.  Sneakers don't cut it on the trail.
Credit: REI

Grow A Hiking Habit: Part Two–More Stuff

Outdoor Guru Steve Hines Offers More Ideas For Taking A Hike. Summer hiking season is in full swing. The temperatures are warming and trails are dry. After covering the ten essentials in Grow A Hiking Habit: Part 1, some other items will help you more enjoy your hiking. Boots: Stout boots with good support are a must. Look for boots with[Read More…]

by July 7, 2015 2 comments Conditioning, Home Top Box 1

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