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Five Senior-Favored Products

Five Senior-Favored Products

I found them at the Outdoor Retailers Winter Market. It’s the largest show of its kind in the U.S., and it’s where manufacturers strut their stuff and retailers place orders for next year. The show is the launch pad for innovative products as well as redos of existing products. I was on the hunt for products that would appeal to senior[Read More…]

by January 12, 2016 0 comments Accessories
TomTom Bandit Action Camera has a 4-way navigation button on top. The camera has many attachment devices.
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Product Review: Shake It With TomTom Bandit

Action Camera Comes With Instant Editing. It’s good to have a rival—Macy’s has Gimbel’s, the Red Sox have the Yankees, Holmes has his match in Moriarty. Everyone gets much sharper with a decent competitor. And so it is with action cameras. The ubiquitous GoPro, the current market leader, has almost become a verb, as in “I GoPro-ed my last run, and I can’t[Read More…]

by January 12, 2016 1 comment Accessories
An elegant skier, Stein Eriksen was an Olympian, instructor, skiing ambassador and charming personality.
Credit: Deer Valley

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (January 8)

Resort Reviews, Remembering Stein. As part of our new SeniorsSkiing Guides, we have two new resort reviews to check out. These reviews are designed to focus on aspects of different ski areas—Alpine and Nordic—that are “senior-friendly.” New contributor Jan Brunvand tells us about Powder Mountain, north of Salt Lake City, the second largest ski area in North America. (Bet you[Read More…]

by January 7, 2016 0 comments Features
Reviewer Jan gleefully shows off his $20 season pass for 75+ skiers.
Credit; Jan Brunvand

SeniorsSkiing Guide: Powder Mountain—Second Biggest Resort

Mega But Low Key Resort Close To Salt Lake City Has True Bargains For Seniors. Until this season Powder Mountain ski resort advertised, “More than 7,000 acres. The largest resort in the United States. A hidden gem.” Now that Vail Corp. combined Canyons and Park City Mountain Resort into 7,300 skiable acres, the claim of largest no longer stands. But[Read More…]

by January 6, 2016 4 comments Resort Reviews
Nordic trails offer views of Mt. Washington at Bretton Woods.
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SeniorsSkiing Guide: Bretton Woods—A Triple Play Resort

Roger Lohr, Publisher of XCSkiResorts.Com, Reports On Bretton Woods’ Snow Assets: Alpine, Nordic, Historic Hotels. Bretton Woods is part of the Omni Mount Washington Resort at the southern base of the mighty Mt. Washington in New Hampshire on Route 302. The resort includes three significant snow resort assets: hotels/inns (the historic Omni Mount Washington Hotel, the Bretton Arms Inn), the[Read More…]

by January 6, 2016 0 comments Features, Resort Reviews
Stein Eriksen, one of the first ski celebrities, was a pioneer in acrobatics.
Credit: Park City

Remembering Stein

SeniorsSkiing.com Co-Publisher Jon Weisberg Remembers His Encounter With The Ski Legend. Several years ago, Jon Weisberg shared a chair lift ride with Stein and later on a dinner table.  Here are his recollections as published in Huff 50.  

by January 5, 2016 1 comment Ski Heroes
Happy Snow Year 2016!

Happy Snow Year 2016!

From All Of Us At SeniorsSkiing.Com: Best Wishes For A Happy, Healthy, Active New Year!

by December 31, 2015 2 comments Features
Huff Post: Older Skier’s Guide To America’s Biggest Ski Resort

Huff Post: Older Skier’s Guide To America’s Biggest Ski Resort

SeniorsSkiing.com’s Co-Publisher Reviews The Newly-Combined Park City-Canyons Resort. Salt Lake City-based Jon Weisberg has been waiting all summer to explore the biggest ski resort in America. With this season’s huge—and apparently ongoing—dump of snow on the Wasatch Mountains, he makes his first visit and has some senior-focused suggestions for getting the most out of your visit.  Here’s his report from[Read More…]

by December 30, 2015 2 comments Features, West
Brighton is a held in high regard by senior skiers for its friendliness and its powder.
Credit: Brighton

SeniorsSkiing Guide: Brighton Resort

This Is The Utah Bucket List Resort Few Visiting Skiers Ever See. I kept hearing three sounds at Brighton on December 22, the first day of Winter, 2015. Early morning trail runs were knee deep. As more people arrived, I entered the forest. There were places where depths reached my thighs. Sound One: Teen-fueled screech of Yippee! HooHaw! YowWee! Sound Two:[Read More…]

by December 29, 2015 2 comments Features, Resort Reviews
Stein Eriksen, 1927-2015

Stein Eriksen, 1927-2015

A Legend Moves To The Other Side Of The Mountain.   Read his obituary from the Salt Lake Tribune here.

by December 28, 2015 3 comments Ski Heroes
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Seasons Greetings From SeniorsSkiing.Com

Best Wishes For A Snowy 2016. Many thanks to our enthusiastic readers who continue to inspire us. Jon and Mike, Co-Publishers And our wonderful regular correspondents: Harriet Wallis, Rose Marie Cleese, Susie Winthrop, Steve Hines, Roger Lohr, Tamsin Venn.  

by December 23, 2015 0 comments Features
Poll Results: Seniors Are Serious Skiers

Poll Results: Seniors Are Serious Skiers

Our first major poll reveals a compelling factoid about our readers. Last spring, we did our first Subscriber Survey to learn, among other things, just who our readers were.  We learned that you guys like discounts first and foremost.  We also learned you that 55 percent of our respondents skied more than 30 days a year!  Now that is impressive[Read More…]

by December 23, 2015 1 comment Features
Michael Warner has launched a new ski deal site for seniors focusing  on the Tahoe area.
Credit: Tahoe Senior Ski Deal

New Senior Deal Site For Tahoe Area

Up Pops A New Senior Ski Site Out West. Well Done! We are pleased to see that Michael Warner started a website for senior deals in the Tahoe area.  We like to think seniorsskiing.com stimulated his venture to some degree.  We now have an ally in trying to promote the needs and interests of senior snow enthusiasts by targeting a specific[Read More…]

by December 22, 2015 6 comments Home Top Box 2, West
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.
Credit: Weather Channel.

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