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Lift Mechanic Jamill Sami puts finishing touches on his department's gigantic ninja turtle.
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St. Patrick’s Day Snow Art At Brighton, Utah

Everyone enjoys trailside sculptures in annual tradition. The snow sculpture competition is an annual St. Patrick’s Day event at Brighton Resort, Utah. The competition pits departments against each other in a good natured contest. During the night as grooming equipment manicures the slopes for the next day, they scoop up a pile of snow for each department. Lifties who run the[Read More…]

by March 17, 2015 4 comments Destinations, West
Brighton Resort ski instructors Lenny Bernstein and Amanda Cimini check the phone. Lenny is wearing ThinOptics.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

Product Update: ThinOptics Now has Bold Colors, New Magnification

You’ll Always Have These Readers With You. Finally, you can read your cell phone, trail maps and restaurant menus with ease because you can always have these very cool reading glasses with you. And the case snaps onto your Smartphone for ready access. Now isn’t that novel! ThinOptics readers solve the problem that has plagued seniors since Smartphones were invented. The[Read More…]

by March 10, 2015 1 comment Accessories, Gear
Northstar-at-Tahoe has been operating full blast since Thanksgiving.
Credit: Northstar

There’s Snow In Them Thar (California) Hills

Although Snow Conditions Have Been Less Than Golden This Season, There IS Some Great Skiing To Be Had In California’s Northern Sierra Nevada. While much of the U.S. has gotten battered all winter long by massive dumps of snow and other inclement weather, California’s Sierra Nevada has been having a tough time living up to its name (“snowy mountain range”[Read More…]

by March 9, 2015 0 comments Destinations, West
Back country warnings are there for a reason.
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Serious Stuff: There Is No Such Thing As “Side Country”

And There Is No Such Thing As Being A Little Bit Dead. Yesterday we rode the chairlift with a bozo. Okay. Maybe he wasn’t a bozo. Maybe he was just clueless. All the way up he yapped about his skiing prowess. And near the top he phoned home to give his wife his location. “She worries about me,” he said.[Read More…]

by March 9, 2015 5 comments Features, Home Top Box 3, West
Here's a boot fitting pro doing a stance analysis.  
Credit: Steve Cohen

Bootfitting 101: TLC For Old “Soles”

Older people have messed up feet, says Steve Cohen philosophically. Cohen is CEO of Masterfit Enterprises, a company that specializes in training ski shop salespeople to fit boots properly. The company also tests boots, makes insoles and boot fit aids and runs America’s Best Bootfitters, an organization of top bootfitting shops. “Think how many miles senior feet have trod. They’re[Read More…]

by March 6, 2015 1 comment Boots
Almost like a Japanese woodcut,  skiers in Niseko run through the flakes.
Credit: Susie Winthrop

Ski Japan: Looking For Snow? Head West. All The Way.

Combine lots of snow with an exotic destination for an incredible skiing experience. O.K., you adventurous senior powder-hounds: How far will you fly to find an awesome stash in this odd winter of snow conditions?  If you don’t fly east to New England or Quebec to ski, how about 14 hours on a JAL flight to Tokyo on a 787[Read More…]

by March 5, 2015 5 comments Home Top Box 2, International
One glance at the February weather composite shows why we've had a weird mid-Winter: Cold East, Warm West. 
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Portrait Of A Weird February: East, Coldest; West, Warmest

Here’s a picture of our weather record-breaking mid-winter month. Black and White, Ying and Yang, Macy’s and Gimbel’s, Felix and Oscar: These opposites come to mind when we look at this picture of what happened to the weather in February, 2015.  The Washington Post reports there were coldest months on record throughout the East, while the West cooked.  There are[Read More…]

by March 4, 2015 0 comments East, Features, West
Come On Over, Western Skiers: Eastern Snow Is Epic

Come On Over, Western Skiers: Eastern Snow Is Epic

Boston Reports Over 100 Inches, 2 1/2 More Than Normal, With Three More Weeks Of Winter To Go. If you are a senior skier from the West, you are probably wondering what’s going on with the snow.  Our correspondent in Utah report skiers taking two or three runs on ice-covered, snow-deprived slopes and calling it a day.  We’ve heard of areas[Read More…]

by February 25, 2015 0 comments East, Features
Skiing into the river? Looks that way at Le Massif de Charlevoix
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Le Massif de Charlevoix: Views, Trails, and Chic

Where else can you ski into a major river (almost) and take a ski train to a charming village? About an hour north of Quebec City, we find Le Massif de Charlevoix, a magnificent and major North American ski area that offers several exceptional features: Most people arrive and park at the top of the mountain, making their first run[Read More…]

by February 24, 2015 0 comments Home Top Box 1, International
Note toe lift technique when walking on the flat.
Credit: Connie Phillips

The Get Started Basics Of Snowshoeing

Here’s Another Way To Enjoy Winter That Seniors Can Easily Get Into Snowshoeing, once a practical means of winter travel, is now a winter recreational activity. It provides many folks  an outdoor winter alternative to skiing or X-C. In fact, most ski areas now offer snowshoeing as an option. If you like walking, you will enjoy getting out on snowshoes. Some[Read More…]

by February 24, 2015 2 comments Features, Gear
The Ski Diva Focuses On Senior Skiers

The Ski Diva Focuses On Senior Skiers

Women’s ski site explores the benefits of being senior skiers

by February 23, 2015 0 comments Features, Home Top Box 4
SeniorsSkiing.com is proud to spotlight George Jedenhoff, 97,  who skis Alta every year.
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SuperSeniorSpotlight: George Jedenoff Shreds Alta At 97

SeniorsSkiing Honors A Legend Who’s Skied Alta For 55 Years. How’s the spring in your legs?  Here’s George Jedenoff, a 97-year old from Oakland, CA, who has been skiing Alta, UT, since 1960.  With a lifetime season pass and a healthy lifestyle, George shows us that skiing can be a part of any stage of life. Here’s a short video of George[Read More…]

by February 23, 2015 0 comments West
Mascot Bonhomme makes us feel welcome at his Palais.
Credit: Tourisme Quebec

Au Quebec Pays des Merveilles d’Hiver

Au Quebec Pays des Merveilles d’Hiver Messieurs et Mesdammes, nous aimons le Quebec en hiver! With apologies to Madame Haydu, my high school French teacher, our recent journée au Quebec was trés intéressant, and nous were heureuse to tell you toût de l’historie. Eçoutez, Senior Skiers, if you are looking for a winter vacation in snow country that is different,[Read More…]

by February 19, 2015 3 comments International
Not exotic fruit, fellas.  It's a blossoming stem cell that can be used in healing senior skier joint ailments.;

Adult Stem Cell Therapy For Skiers

Is This Trendy Therapy Right For What Hurts? Just a week ago, a skier friend underwent stem cell therapy for his painful knee. Ever since, he’s been sending me emails extolling the wonders of this cutting edge technology. We’re all skiers and our knees take a beating over time, so when he began singing praises about adult stem cell therapy,[Read More…]

by February 18, 2015 4 comments MedTech
Eldora's Front Range Gang is another model senior-focused program.  Other ski areas: Are you paying attention?
Credit: Eldora Resort

Eldora’s Front Range Gang Is A Model Senior Skier Program

Here’s An Another Area-Sponsored Program For Senior Skiers. Anyone who lives in or visits Boulder in winter has absolutely no excuse not to ski Eldora Mountain Resort, not really a resort with lodging but a simple ski area under the brow of the Continental Divide, is just 21 miles west of town. There’s no need to drive, since scheduled RTD buses[Read More…]

by February 17, 2015 3 comments West

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