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The pioneering body device is Fitbit.  Other devices have grown up around it.
Credit: Fitbit

My Fitness Journey Continues: Part Five

From High-Tech to Low-Tech, Great Gear For Getting Fit The best fitness gear you can get requires no expense! It’s at the end of your legs: your own two feet. Walking (or jogging or running) as much as you can in any given week will burn calories and keep you cardiovascularly fit. Being on the move is considered one of[Read More…]

by September 3, 2015 0 comments Conditioning
Early Season Pass Special: Sugarbush

Early Season Pass Special: Sugarbush

Some Ski Resorts Are Really Trying To Be Senior-Friendly. One of the mantras of SeniorsSkiing.com is that it is a good thing for ski areas and resorts to be kind to seniors.  Not only do discounts, special activities and amenities bring more frequent senior visits, it also encourages them (us) to bring our families who are the next generation. So,[Read More…]

by September 2, 2015 1 comment East
Carol and Nick Bowling of Washougal, Washington, tune up now for ski season.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

Lunge Toward Ski Season: Start Now

You don’t need a gym. You can lunge around the neighborhood. Nick and Carol Bowling are enthusiastic senior-age Alta skiers who enjoy staying fit year round. They just added lunges to their pre-season fitness routine, and they’ve become lunge junkies. But there’s a learning curve to doing lunges correctly, and they’re still working on it. “Lunges use your own body weight[Read More…]

by September 2, 2015 5 comments Conditioning, Home Top Box 1
A Skier’s Journey: Pushing The Envelope

A Skier’s Journey: Pushing The Envelope

A Senior Skier Reflects On The Thinking Part of The Sport. Since I was five I’ve been on a voyage of self discovery through skiing that started at the ski areas of the Laurentian Mountains of Quebec, Canada and grew to be an integral part of my life the older I became. Initially learning to ski on riverbank in Winnipeg[Read More…]

by August 31, 2015 0 comments Features, Home Top Box 4
Happy 90th Junior Bounous!

Happy 90th Junior Bounous!

Still Doing Pow And Inspiring The Rest of Us As Junior Bounous celebrates his ninth decade, we salute his love of the sport and his motivation.  His message to the rest of us is simple: “Keep moving!”  Check.  Thanks, Junior and have a great birthday. Here’s a short documentary produced by Snowbird that chronicles Junior’s trip down the Pipeline at[Read More…]

by August 25, 2015 3 comments Ski Heroes, West
Winter forecast 2015-16 shows how the jet stream funnels warm air across the  southern US.
Credit: NOAA/NWS

Winter 2015-16 Forecast Update: El Nino Rises

This Just In: The Sea Surface Temperature Off Ecuador Exceeds Records. In its August update, NOAA’s National Weather Service reports this year’s El Nino is roaring along to record highs. NWS predicts that sea surface temperatures in the eastern Pacific will peak in the late fall/early winter near or exceeding 2 degrees C/ 3.2 degrees F above normal.  “If this forecast[Read More…]

by August 19, 2015 0 comments Features
Three different bagels can help you strengthen your grip.
Credit: GripProTrainer

Adding Life To Your Years With A Better Grip

Who Knew Grip Strength Was A Diagnostic Measure of Aging? Over the past few ski seasons, I’ve noticed times when my wrists are weak, especially when rocking my poles. Arthritis? Age? Don’t know. A few days off slope or wearing an elastic wristband, and it goes away. Now I’m trying another approach. I have a little exercise device that looks like a[Read More…]

by August 17, 2015 0 comments Accessories
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”

SeniorsSkiing.com 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

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