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This Bubble Is Heating Up

What is hot, orange and headed uphill? Okemo recently announced installation of its Orange Bubble, a heated-seat, six-pack chair, the first of its kind in New England.  And, Canyons Resort in Park City installed its Orange Bubble Quad a few years ago. I’ve taken that lift, and the warmth and orange-filtered view are nice‑especially on a bitter day. The technology[Read More…]

by July 21, 2014 1 comment East, West
Tony Carleton guides his old pal Dick Perkins. 
Credit: Sharon Brody/WBUR

Need to See to Ski?

 Check Your Assumptions: Physical Obstacles Don’t Have To End Your Runs. The first time I witnessed blind skiers I was blown away.  I assumed vision was a prerequisite for being on the slopes, but was I wrong! That was years ago. Today, adaptive sports programs around the country train both specialized instructors and the visually impaired. The National Ability Center[Read More…]

by July 16, 2014 0 comments Features, Health
Suicide Six Poma Lift
Credit: New England Ski Museum

When Going Up Was Half The Fun

Early New England Tows We Still Miss. I’ve been skiing for 65 years, grown and raised in Concord MA.  I made my first turns on Punkatasset Hill, a no-lift neighborhood ski hill. That’s where I side-stepped to the top to pack the snow before picking my way down through the labyrinth of slalom poles my dad had set for me and[Read More…]

by July 15, 2014 3 comments Features, Ski History
It's quite the hat.

This Old Moriarty Hat

Who owns a hat for 50 years?  Well, if it’s a Moriarty hat, perhaps you understand why. Getting ready to shovel the driveway one cold morning last winter, I reached to the top shelf of the hall closet for a hat.  My fingers felt the double-thick headband of my old Moriarty hat tucked up out of sight.  I pulled it[Read More…]

by July 14, 2014 7 comments Accessories, Remember When?
First Ski Area and Resort Survey Results Coming Soon!

First Ski Area and Resort Survey Results Coming Soon!

We were curious about what ski areas and resorts were doing to accommodate the rapidly growing number of senior snow enthusiasts who were coming to play.  So, we launched our First Ski Area and Resort Survey, polling a number of key areas in the US and Canada about lift discounts, amenities and special deals for seniors.  The Good News:  There[Read More…]

by July 2, 2014 0 comments Destinations
Senior Skier’s Skin Game: Five Protective Tips

Senior Skier’s Skin Game: Five Protective Tips

While a great mid-winter day on the slopes may nourish the soul, it can do the opposite for aging skin. It’s common knowledge that our skin changes with age. It becomes thinner, loses fat, loses sweat and oil glands, and generally takes longer to heal than it did in younger days. Fortunately, with a little extra effort, skin can be[Read More…]

by June 4, 2014 0 comments Health, MedTech
Why Seniors Still Ski

Why Seniors Still Ski

A celebration of senior skiers, including American deep powder legend, Junior Bounous describing his descent of Snowbird’s Pipeline when he was 80 years young (he’s about to turn 89).

by March 14, 2014 1 comment Features, Other News
Snowbird’s Pipeline Conquered By Junior Bounous at 80  (Taken March 8, 2014)

Snowbird’s Pipeline Conquered By Junior Bounous at 80 (Taken March 8, 2014)

Snowbird’s Pipeline (the top to bottom ravine in center of picture) : One of North America’s toughest ski routes, descends from Twin peaks above Snowbird. First skied by Junior Bounous in the early 70s. He skied it again during his 80th year. Junior is an inspiration to senior skiers everywhere. &nbsp

by March 14, 2014 1 comment Destinations, Features, Ski Heroes, West
Skiing Super Heroes!!

Skiing Super Heroes!!

Spidey and Cap’n America, Skiing’s Super Heroes, about to save the day at the top of Snowbird tram. Senior Skiers, do you ski in costume? If you could choose one, what would it be?

by March 14, 2014 0 comments Ski Heroes, West
Ski Boots for Seniors: The Apex Innovation

Ski Boots for Seniors: The Apex Innovation

Hey there, Senior Skier:  Time for a moment of honest reflection.  While ski boots have come a long, long way from the old days, comfort-wise, they still suck, right? But, what if ski boots didn’t hurt after three hours of riding hard pack?  What if you could walk around the lodge or to your car in comfort, without the cadence[Read More…]

by March 4, 2014 15 comments Boots, Gear
Remember this?

Remember this?

He isn’t falling.  He’s demonstrating a ski technique from the 70s practiced by jet-setting ski racers.  What is it called?

by March 3, 2014 2 comments Nostalgia, Remember When?
Ten Indispensable Items Every Senior Skier Should Own

Ten Indispensable Items Every Senior Skier Should Own

Age has its rewards. And you may have noticed the occasional downside. For the senior skier, a few equipment decisions – some of them surprisingly simple and inexpensive, can improve your overall experience. Here are ten.  We’d welcome additional suggestions from you.  Lightweight, folding chair — The civilized way to get boots on and off. Avoid camping chairs that place[Read More…]

by March 3, 2014 0 comments Accessories, Gear
Long Time Between Runs

Long Time Between Runs

It is a sunny and cold Thursday morning in early February.  There are a handful of other skiers on the mid-New Hampshire ski area lift.  I decide to go right at the top.  Trail is untouched, the corduroy grooming marks fresh and waiting.  I turn, effortless.  Ahhh.  I turn again, making a big, wide arc.  The feeling is like floating,[Read More…]

by February 28, 2014 0 comments Conditioning, Nostalgia, Remember When?
Free Skiing For Seniors

Free Skiing For Seniors

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by December 6, 2000 13 comments Subscriber-Only Content

Skis For Seniors Recommendations

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by December 6, 2000 1 comment Subscriber-Only Content

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