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How Much To Exercise And Why Bother

How Much To Exercise And Why Bother

Is There A “Right” Amount Of Exercise Time? Most readers of SeniorsSkiing.com are active, engaged folks who enjoy snow sports in the winter and lots of different non-snow activities in the summer.  And, most of us like to keep active, because it makes us feel good.  That’s important as we become more experienced in years. You might wonder if the[Read More…]

by May 19, 2015 2 comments Conditioning
Senior Skiers take lessons at Waterville Valley Resort. Good technique means more enjoyable skiing.
Credit: Steve Bryan

Ski Lessons Improve Senior Skiers’ Technique

It’s Never Too Late to Take A Lesson. William Smith, age 91, started skiing at Mt. Cranmore, N.H., after WW II. His wife even took lessons from ski legend Hannes Schneider. She quit skiing when she was 73, but Smith continued. He was skiing with his son that morning when I rode the lift with them at Waterville Valley Resort, N.H.[Read More…]

by May 12, 2015 1 comment Conditioning, East, Home Top Box 1
An avalanche triggers a family crisis.
Credit: Ruben Ostland

Force Majeure: Skiing Is Back In The Cinema

SeniorsSkiing’s First Movie Review A “Runaway” Hit From The Alps We remember the New Wave of French cinema in the late-50s to mid-70s when going to a “Foreign Film” was an intellectual exercise. That’s when you and your date went to those black and white, sub-titled classics, The Four Hundred Blows, Shoot the Piano Player, Breathless or Jules and Jim,[Read More…]

by May 11, 2015 2 comments International
Harvesting goose down in humane conditions is a movement in the outdoor clothing industry.

Is Your Down Jacket Responsible?

Contributor Steve Hines’ Explainer On Humane Goose Down Harvesting. If you ski or do any winter outdoor sport you probably have or have had a down jacket. Now is a good time to evaluate what you have and will need for next winter.  If down is truly the answer, then you have to know there are choices between vendors who provide[Read More…]

by May 7, 2015 0 comments Accessories
Your Turn: Announcing SeniorsSkiing’s New Forum

Your Turn: Announcing SeniorsSkiing’s New Forum

Connect With SeniorsSkiing.com Subscribers: Share, Debate, Create We are very pleased to announce that SeniorsSkiing.com is launching its new FORUM for our subscribers.  We learned from SubscriberSurvey2015 that our readers would be very interested in both reading comments on a forum as well as entering their own thoughts.  So, our technical team has created the FORUM, accessed by a menu[Read More…]

by May 5, 2015 0 comments Features
Will Deer Valley Change The Sign?
Credit: CityWeekly.Net

It’s Official: Deer Valley Owns Solitude

Changes In Uphill Capacity For 2015-16 Already Planned. As we reported last October, the deal is now done.  Deer Valley has scooped up Solitude Resort, put a new general manager in place and is announcing lots of capital improvements for next season. Read all about it here. 

by May 1, 2015 2 comments West
No nonsense aerobics instructor Pablo Molina keeps his classes hopping. He'll be 73 in June, just a few months older than Rose Marie

My Fitness Journey Begins: Part One

My six-month plan to go from being a couch potato to a mogul masher. I had a revelation and a wake-up call on the slopes of Heavenly Mountain Resort this winter while skiing a few runs with the resort’s director of skier services. I had not taken my own advice regarding pre-skiing conditioning or done anything to lose the pounds[Read More…]

by May 1, 2015 6 comments Conditioning, Features
NY Times Columnist explains why activity is a way to fight arthritis.
Credit: NY Times.

Keep Moving: Fighting Arthritis With Activity

Here’s What You Can Do To Manage Your Inevitable Osteoarthritis. If you’re a snow-sport enthusiast and subscriber to SeniorsSkiing.com, you are most likely a senior with an active life style.  We know from our SubscriberSurvey 2015 that many of our respondents not only enjoy Alpine skiing, but also Nordic and snow shoeing, and you ski a lot.  More than 55[Read More…]

by April 29, 2015 0 comments Conditioning, Home Top Box 4
How Many Subscribers Ski Over 30 Days A Season?

How Many Subscribers Ski Over 30 Days A Season?

Check More Results From SubscriberSurvey 2015. Much to our happiness and gratification, the SeniorsSkiing.com SubscriberSurvey 2015 was a tremendous source of insight and guidance. We reported the highlights in March with a promise to provide some more detail. What follows are more interesting responses to some of our questions. We asked you to rate the importance to SeniorsSkiing subscribers of[Read More…]

by April 28, 2015 0 comments Features, Home Top Box 1
Early spring ski tour on a quiet day around Walden Pond.  Priceless.
Credit: Mike Maginn

Adieu Winter 2014-15: Shifting To The Non-Snow Season

SeniorsSkiing.com Will Be Publishing This Summer. One of our best ski tours of the season came at the beginning of April at Walden Pond.  We go there occasionally throughout the year to reflect on the messages of Henry Thoreau and to take a picture or two of the “pleasant hillside” where he built his tiny cabin.  When we skied in, the trails[Read More…]

by April 20, 2015 2 comments Features, Home Top Box 3
Walking a la Nordic raises efficiency of exercise by 40 percent.
Credit: Leki

Try Nordic Walking: Many Benefits By Adding Poles To Hike

Poling While Hiking Is An Exercise Multiplier Roger Lohr is co-founder and editor of XCSkiResorts.com and a noted writer on all the varieties of Nordic skiing. More than 10 million Europeans of all ages and fitness levels are Nordic Walking (also known as Ski Walking) with special Nordic Walking Poles. This new fitness activity turbo-charges the normal walking regimen burning as[Read More…]

by April 15, 2015 3 comments Accessories, Conditioning, Home Top Box 2
Click for CBS News story on Powassan virus in Connecticut.

A Worry In The Woods: Tick-Borne Powassan Virus

Shifting From Snow To Summer Activities?  Beware Of This New Menace. We’re starting to hike or bike in the woods between the receding snowbanks here in New England.  We’ve just learned that you better make sure you review your tick-avoidance-and-protection practices.  Powassan virus is yet another tick-borne disease that, according to this new report from CBS, can be lethal.  So, this is[Read More…]

by April 13, 2015 1 comment Conditioning, Features
Snow is hanging on this year, melting slowly but inevitably, starting with the trees.
Credit: Mike Maginn

The Last Loop: Snow Leaves The Field, Enter Spring

A final ski tour at Appleton Farms reveals winter letting go. It is that special interim period here in New England between the end of winter and the start of spring.  Last week, we headed out across the corn snow at Appleton Farms in Ipswich, MA., in the bright, and, yes, warm sunlight.  We recalled the first time we skied[Read More…]

by April 6, 2015 2 comments East, Remember When?
More Ice Canoe Racing On The St. Lawrence

More Ice Canoe Racing On The St. Lawrence

Looking Back At A Cool, Cold Sport In Quebec. In February, we traveled to Quebec to visit the Winter Carnavale and the legendary ski resorts on the St. Lawrence, Mount Saint Anne and Le Massif de Charlevoix.  The city was alive with thousands of people celebrating the brilliant cold and the many events of the Carnavale.  One of these was[Read More…]

by April 3, 2015 0 comments International
Despite snow drought, author's daughter Katie Cleese and friend Rose Cendak practice Quidditch at Heavenly Valley.
Credit: Rose Marie Cleese

Sierra Ski Season 2014–15: A Mixed Bag

In a winter with the lowest snowfall in the Sierra Nevada since record-keeping began, some resorts fared well while others barely managed to open. On April 1st, it was no joke when California’s Department of Water Resources snow surveyors went to Phillips Station off Highway 50 near Echo Summit to do their official April 1st measurement of the snowpack. Whereas[Read More…]

by April 3, 2015 1 comment Home Top Box 1, West

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