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Killington usually vies for being the first in the East.  When you read this, we think lifts will be spinning in the Northwest.
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This Week In (Oct. 14)

The Benefits Of Solitude, Grandkid Book Recommendation, Boot Revival. This week we are anticipating a big, big snow fall in the Pacific Northwest coming from a huge cyclone off the coast.  And thanks to, a really terrific snow sport site, we learn where the snow will accumulate enough for resorts to open first.  Here’s the official view from NOAA/NWS.  Just a[Read More…]

by October 13, 2016 1 comment Features publisher Roger Lohr likes to go alone, sometimes on the spur of the moment. Anti-social? Expedient?
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Flying Solo

Making The Case For Going Alone. Ski areas don’t really want to hear about people snowboarding by themselves because they like the multiplier effect of groups and families. At the risk of being called a loner, anti-social, or a follower of the British punk band the Anti-NoWhere League, I can surely admit that I like going SNOWBOARDING BY MYSELF. Self centered?[Read More…]

by October 12, 2016 4 comments Features
bunny slopes. Wonderful Book For Grandkids Who Ski.

bunny slopes. Wonderful Book For Grandkids Who Ski.

A Day on Skis with a Bunny Rabbit. When my daughters were young, I read them to sleep with Goodnight Moon, Animal Cafe, and other terrific children’s books. The words and pictures of these simple stories always delighted, regardless of how many times they were read. Now that I’m grandfather to four, I actively look for new children’s classics. It’s[Read More…]

by October 11, 2016 0 comments Features
Full Tilt boots: comfort, warmth, convenience.

Back to the Future With Full Tilt Boots

Rear Entry Boots For Comfort And Convenience. If you bring up the subject of ski boots among senior skiers, you’re bound to hear someone lament the demise of rear-entry boots or praise the old Raichle Full Flex boots (AKA Flexon Comps). Today when some oldsters need boot horns to get into their ski boots and boot jacks to remove them,[Read More…]

by October 7, 2016 12 comments Boots
This Week In (Oct. 7)

This Week In (Oct. 7)

More Layering Advice, Finding Ski Buddies, And A New X-C Leader Emerges. Just to get the mind ready, here’s a micro video clip of our friend’s son, Chris Thomas, doing the powder at Steamboat last spring. Hang on folks we are almost there. Now is the time of the year to be browsing through the ski magazines and websites for new gear[Read More…]

by October 6, 2016 0 comments Features
Body mapping clothing--allocating insulation in different zones--is an innovative idea being used by clothing manufacturers.
Credit: Berghaus

Layering Redux: More Tips For Senior Skiers

What A Modern Senior Skier Needs To Know About Layers. [Editor Note: Last September, published an article about layering prompted by an unfortunate experience in extremely cold weather when we over-layered and paid the price for it. This year, here’s a list of tips from Val E., our new correspondent who has deep background in the ski industry. He’s bringing us[Read More…]

by October 5, 2016 3 comments Gear
Five Ideas For Finding Ski Buddies

Five Ideas For Finding Ski Buddies

Here Are Five Starter Ideas.  Do You Have Any More?’s Spring 2016 Survey revealed a pretty interesting statistic. Half our respondents—49.33% to be precise—were interested in meeting other seniors to ski with.  We know that many people drop out of snow sports because their spouse either isn’t able or isn’t interested in winter sports.  An alternative to quitting is[Read More…]

by October 4, 2016 1 comment Features
New CCSAA Exec Director Reese Brown brings energy.
Credit: Roger Kohl

Snow Sports Leaders: Reese Brown, X-C Ski Area Association Exec

New Ideas For X-C Skiing With New Director. Reese Brown is taking over the reins at the Cross Country Ski Areas Association (CCSAA) as Executive Director after a long run by former leader, Chris Frado. CCSAA is a nonprofit organization founded in 1977 with about 350 ski area members in North America and is dedicated to promoting growth and improving[Read More…]

by October 4, 2016 0 comments Snow Sports Leaders
Get ready for the new season with some mind candy from Warren Miller.

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.Com (Sept 30)

Senior Season Pass Discount Deals, BC Big Boy Resort, Tandem Warren Miller Movie And Book Reviews. The snow season continues to emerge from the fall weather.  There’s snow at high elevations through the Northwest and, in the East, there is definitely a snap in the air and the leaves are turning. This week in we welcome Michael Warner’s new[Read More…]

by September 30, 2016 0 comments Features
Senior Season Pass Deals From SeniorSkiDeals.Com

Senior Season Pass Deals From SeniorSkiDeals.Com

New Site Pinpoints Lift Discount Deals For Seniors. [Editor Note:  Last season, we published an article about Michael Warner’s website that summarized lift ticket deals for senior skiers at Tahoe area resorts.  This season, Michael is going national, publishing a new website—— that identifies season pass and lift ticket discounts for seniors at top resorts. Michael uses data from[Read More…]

by September 29, 2016 0 comments Features
View of Revelstoke town, the valley, Columbia River and Monashees Mountains from the top of Revelstoke ski slope.

SeniorsSkiing Guide: Revelstoke, BC, Big Boy Mountain

Seniors Can Find Big Bargains At This Big Boy Resort. It’s hard to realize that today’s Revelstoke Mountain Resort only dates back to late 2007 and now has the greatest vertical drop in North America (at 5,620 feet, 400 feet more than Whistler, locals like to point out). And while it has only a third the skiable acres of Whistler,[Read More…]

by September 28, 2016 1 comment Resort Reviews, West
Ski Pioneer Film-Maker Warren Miller lacing up at the Matterhorn.  His beautiful and fun-filled films brought new people to skiing in the 60s and 70s. The WME company continues to produce over the top visual feasts.

Warren Miller’s Story: You May Be A Skier Because Of Him

New Autobiography Shows How Miller Created Skiing’s Visual Brand. For any senior who’s ever attended a Warren Miller film, Freedom Found, My Life Story will provide an intriguing look at skiing history as well as Miller’s success story. The autobiography is a must-read for anyone with a mindset to dig into the ups-and-downs of skiing—and real life. Freedom Found is[Read More…]

by September 28, 2016 3 comments Home Top Box 1, Ski Heroes
The beauty of the outdoors and the freedom of skiing are Warren Miller's trademarks.

Warren Miller’s ‘Here, There And Everywhere’ Ushers In 2016-17 Season

He’s 91. This Is His 67th Production. Warren Miller is back. The patriarch of outdoor adventure films is 91 and at the beginning of the trailer for the 2016-17 film Here, There And Everywhere, he asks, “What do people really get out of skiing?” His answer? “It satisfies our innermost urges…for freedom.” He mentions being in square boxes, “This building…is[Read More…]

by September 23, 2016 0 comments Features, Home Top Box 2
Study up if you're buying new gear this year.  There is a lot of nuanced knowledge to learn.
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This Week In (Sept. 23)

La Nina No Way, Goggle News, Sailing On Snow, Advice On Buying Gear. EXTRA! LATE BREAKING NEWS: Subscribers Can Get A Discount at BEWI’s Ski And Snowsport Expos. Click The Ad At The Top Of The Page. We’ve been watching the news from various country ski resorts about the first snow falls of the year.  We’ve heard Tahoe has been[Read More…]

by September 21, 2016 0 comments Features
New NOAA Winter Long Range Forecast: No La Nina

New NOAA Winter Long Range Forecast: No La Nina

NOAA National Weather Service Says Not So Fast, Winter. The weather outlook for this winter shifted dramatically over the summer when the sea water temperatures of the Western Pacific cooled more slowly than predicted.  To review, El Nino is a “hot” sea water temp, La Nina is “cool”.  Both play significant roles in global weather because sea water temps determine which way[Read More…]

by September 20, 2016 0 comments Features

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