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You're going to have to pay for checked bags anyway, so it makes sense to ship your gear.
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Stocking Stuffer: Hassle Reduction By Shipping Gear

Don’t Schlep, Ship. My pal Jerry took his wife and two college-age girls on a ski trip from Boston to Vail a few winters ago. The trip involved a stopover in Chicago which, when his plane from Boston landed, was being covered in a blinding snowstorm. His connecting flight was cancelled. So, Jerry and family had to schlep all their[Read More…]

by December 17, 2015 0 comments Destinations, Gear
Next week's jet stream pattern from the Weather Channel. Don't like the word "Mild" where it is.
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East: Too Warm To Believe

Start Wishing Harder, New Englanders. It Worked For The Red Sox. There’s an old adage here in New England that half your cord wood should still be left over by Ground Hog’s Day.  But, so far this winter, we’ve hardly touched the wood pile; we’ll have most of it left over come April if this trend continues. We guess that’s one[Read More…]

by December 16, 2015 0 comments East
Snow-covered Prius shows depth from one-day storm in SLC.

West: Snow Falls, Lots Of Snow

White Christmas Ahead For Utah and The Rockies. Salt Lake City-based Co-Publisher Jon Weisberg Reports: The biggest single dump since 2011 is how some observers characterize the mid-December storm that blanketed Utah’s Wasatch range with almost two feet over the past few days.  Snowfall extended into Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana. Individual resorts report impressive numbers. Brian Head, the state’s most[Read More…]

by December 16, 2015 2 comments West
Practical and inexpensive, this De-Icer Windshield Washer can save your day.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

Stocking Stuffer: Low Temperature Windshield Washer Fluid

Okay. It’s too big for a stocking, but it doesn’t need wrapped. A cheap but practical gift is a jug of low temperature windshield washer fluid with de-icer. Look on the label for a temperature rating that is -25 or -30 or lower. A gallon jug costs less than $5. There are some days when a certain mix of temperature[Read More…]

by December 15, 2015 0 comments Accessories, Home Top Box 2
SkiNH: Deals Galore For Seniors

SkiNH: Deals Galore For Seniors

Many Alpine, Nordic Discounts From The Granite State. Hey, you guys!  Look what we found.  Our friends at SkiNewHampshire just sent us their Senior Deal page from the SkiNewHampshire website.  Lots of deals for both Alpine and Cross-Country skiers.  Check out mid-week at Cannon Mountain for 65+ skiers! Let us know which deals you like best.  

by December 10, 2015 1 comment East
Stocking Stuffer: Field Trip Jerky

Stocking Stuffer: Field Trip Jerky

A Healthy Chew For The Holidays. I love jerky, but most of it tastes like over-seasoned cardboard.  On the other hand, Field Trip Jerky is yummy, and it’s different—lightly seasoned and just the right “chew.” It’s all-natural, gluten-free, MSG and nitrate-free, and it’s packed with protein. Refuel while out on the trail, on your bike or out for a ski tour.[Read More…]

by December 10, 2015 0 comments Nutrition
Huff Post: Fabulous Holiday Gift Ideas For Older Skiers

Huff Post: Fabulous Holiday Gift Ideas For Older Skiers

Huffington Post Highlights Co-Publisher’s Unusual Holiday Suggestions. Our very own co-publisher Jon Weisberg appears in HuffPost 50 with gift ideas for your very own senior skier.  Jon’s suggestions range from renting a whole ski area for a day for $10,000 to a $9.95 boot horn.  Click here for his Santa list.  

by December 8, 2015 0 comments Gear
Sundance offers senior discounts as well as season passes that include public transportation from Provo.
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More Senior-Friendly Ski Areas

Our Readers Offer More Places For Senior Friendliness and Significant Discounts. A few weeks ago, we published the results of our Second Annual Ski Area Survey which identified 16 North American ski areas that made an extra effort to be friendly to seniors. Since then, we’ve heard from our readers. Lots of reactions, some criticism, many additional ski areas to[Read More…]

by December 8, 2015 6 comments Destinations
Correspondent Rose Marie Cleese reports on her fitness journey, noting that regular exercise makes a big difference in how you feel.
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My Fitness Journey Continues: Part Eight

The Journey That Began With A Single Step Isn’t Over Yet! Although this will be the last official installment of my personal fitness journey series that began on May 1st, it’s definitely not the end of the journey. I have many more pounds to lose before I sleep and promises to myself to continue to keep. I’ll be posting an[Read More…]

by December 4, 2015 1 comment Conditioning
Luke Larsen, owner of the Lift House in Salt Lake City, demonstrates the Hestra brand of heated mittens. Hestra also makes heated gloves.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

Are Heated Gloves Worth It?

Some Things To Consider Before You Buy. If you google “heated gloves”, you’ll find two dozen brands in all price ranges. And more brands are advertised in ski magazines. It seems that many companies have jumped into the heated glove market. To make matters confusing, the descriptions all sound alike. “Heated gloves that work well cost about $300 – $400”[Read More…]

by December 2, 2015 1 comment Accessories
Those Blanket Days

Those Blanket Days

Long-Time Ski Patroller Remembers How Lift Blankets Made Mischief. Remember the good old days when we did not have high tech fabrics, boot heaters, hand warmers, and lots of layers to keep us warm as we rode up the single chair lift in our wooden skis with screwed on steel edges and Dovre safety bindings. The lift could be a very[Read More…]

by December 1, 2015 3 comments Remember When?
Down Corbet’s Couloir At Jackson Hole

Down Corbet’s Couloir At Jackson Hole

If You Over-Think This, It Won’t Happen. From the folks at Jackson Hole and Teton Gravity Research, here’s what happened last spring on top of the famous Corbet’s Couloir.  

by November 27, 2015 3 comments West
First turns of a hopefully long season at Heavenly Valley.
Credit: Rachel Woods

Sierra Resorts Give Thanks

Forget the Turkey! Sierra Skiers And Snowboarders Are Getting To Carve Up The Slopes This Holiday Weekend. California wintersports lovers have a lot to be happy about this Thanksgiving holiday weekend, and they—and the industry—are hoping that this earlier-than-normal start to the ski season is a harbinger of things to come. Nearly every major resort in the Sierra has at[Read More…]

by November 27, 2015 0 comments West
Book Review: Staying With It

Book Review: Staying With It

An Aging Athlete Becomes Enlightened What happens when a 50-year-old writer decides to fight aging by becoming an athlete? Will physical awakening, sharpening, perfecting hold off the loss of function, range, performance? When former SKIING Magazine editor John Jerome found himself at the doorway to old age, he decided to do something about it. That something was his four-year voyage[Read More…]

by November 25, 2015 0 comments Conditioning
Rain comes with early season skiing. Lilly Venn braves the drops at Bretton Woods and gets to see the moody views towards the Presidential Range.
Credit: Tamsin Venn

Skiing In The Rain: Yes You Can

Don’t Stay Home: Precip Can Be Hip. For seniors who like to zig without the worry of another skier’s zag, one of the best times to hit uncrowded slopes is in the rain. Sometimes that is what these early season ski days bring us. It’s not exactly the bluebird day most of us hope for, but before you turn on[Read More…]

by November 24, 2015 2 comments East, Features

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