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BD TV will show you how the back country looks and the people who go there.
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Black Diamond Introduces New Online Film Series

Exploring The Call Of Mountains Black Diamond, the climbing, skiing, mountain sports equipment and apparel manufacturer, is introducing BD TV, a new online film series. According to the company, the series is “dedicated to sharing stories from the soul of climbing and backcountry skiing.” The first season covers ski mountaineers, avalanche forecasters and hometown heroes discussing lifelong goals, alpine starts,[Read More…]

by September 24, 2015 0 comments Features
The view from the top of the world is pretty impressive in Warren Miller's new flick: Chasing Shadows
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Warren Miller Does It Again: Chasing Shadows

66th Ski Film Is Designed To Inspire For The Upcoming Season. Warren Miller created the ski movie genre.  We remember the days when Warren’s movies included surfer music, sight gags and a narrator (was that Warren himself?) wise-cracking about how skiers would do almost anything to get on the mountain, including forgetting to mow their lawns (think Southern California). Now, Warren[Read More…]

by September 22, 2015 2 comments Features
A Better Wine Bottle: Growlers

A Better Wine Bottle: Growlers

A Good Idea For Apres-Ski Tailgating.   When we picnic or party, we usually carry glass wine bottles like most people do. Well, the people at fiftyfifty have come up with a better way to transport wine. It’s a double-wall, vacuum-insulated stainless steel bottle that keeps wine at the perfect temperature—all day long. What’s unusual about the container is its[Read More…]

by September 21, 2015 0 comments Accessories
Pluto:  Just a rocket ship ride away.
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Skiing On Pluto?: Never Say Never

Perhaps One Of These Days. NASA spaceship New Horizon’s zoomed past Pluto in June. It’s the closest we’ve gotten to the dwarf planet. At 3,670,050,000 miles, Pluto is almost 40 times the distance from the Sun as Earth. This spectacular image shows a range of 11,000′ icy mountains. We don’t know if they might require very sharp edges to maneuver,[Read More…]

by September 21, 2015 0 comments International
Four layer system for cold weather.  Of course, there are pants.
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Learn About Layering: It Will Be Cold

Some Lessons About How To Dress For Frigid. Last February, we spent a wonderful long weekend in Quebec, visiting the lovely city’s Winter Carnavale and skiing at some fabulous ski resorts (Mte. Ste. Anne, Le Massif de Charlevoix) and dining in a little village of Baie-Saint-Paul.  Delightful.  If you  ever want a Euro-type ski experience close to home, Quebec is the[Read More…]

by September 17, 2015 0 comments Features, Gear
Coalition Snow has skis and boards for women only.
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Women Only Skis and Boards? Yes, Says Coalition Snow

Coalition Snow Fills Women’s Needs For Quality Equipment. Last spring, we’ve were impressed by Coalition Snow’s CEO Jen Gurecki when she talked with our friend The Ski Diva about her line of ski and boards for women only.  She recognized a niche market, defined a set of unique needs, and she put together products that are based on research. Now her challenge was getting[Read More…]

by September 10, 2015 2 comments Home Top Box 3, Skis
Lake Louise webcam reveals a dusting. More webcams can be found on OpenSnow.com
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Let There Be Snow: Early Signs Of White

There Is Indeed Snow In Those Hills, And It Is Still Summer! Our very favorite meteorological, snow forecast website is OpenSnow.  If you haven’t visited them, please do: It provides clear explanations about what is happening in the atmosphere and provides snow depth information for most ski hills in North America.  Definitely worth a bookmark in your browser. A recent posting[Read More…]

by September 9, 2015 0 comments West
Ted Ligety Flying Down Ohau In En-Zed

Ted Ligety Flying Down Ohau In En-Zed

Here’s A Dose of Inspiration For The Coming Season. This summer, the US Ski Team worked out in New Zealand where the skiing was great and the views were magnificent.  Here’s a short video of Ted making his famous elbow turns down Ohau, one of the mountains the visited.  If you’ve never been to New Zealand, consider it as a[Read More…]

by September 9, 2015 0 comments International
The pioneering body device is Fitbit.  Other devices have grown up around it.
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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.
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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.
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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

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