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Gorman Chairback Lodge is a rustic winter retreat that appeals to your inner Thoreau.
Credit: Steve Hines

An X-C AMC Lodge Deep In The Maine Woods

X-C Ski Six Miles To Gorman Chairback Camp Lodge and Guest Cabins. If you’re an active cross country skier, you probably enjoy staying where you ski. Plus, if you’re an active senior xc skier you most likely enjoy comfortable surroundings, pleasant company and staff as much as you enjoy snow covered trails. A number of locations across the USA come[Read More…]

by November 17, 2015 0 comments East
Ski Archives glittering gala was held on Nov. 5 at the Grand America Hotel, Salt Lake City.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

Ski History Gala Awards Top Honors

And SeniorsSkiing.com Makes A Contribution. The country’s largest ski history and research organization, Ski Archives, held its annual gala and fundraiser that helps support its mission. And SeniorSkiing.com contributed four gifts to the silent fund raising auction. Each SeniorSkiing gift included ski socks by Darn Tough of Vermont, a GripPro hand strength trainer, and a Boot Horn that slides your[Read More…]

by November 17, 2015 0 comments Features, Ski Heroes
France, nous t’aimons

France, nous t’aimons

by November 14, 2015 0 comments Features
Special Edition: SeniorsSkiing.com Announces “Senior-Friendly” Resorts

Special Edition: SeniorsSkiing.com Announces “Senior-Friendly” Resorts

Results of SeniorsSkiing.Com’s Recent Survey And Industry Research Reveals 16 Winners Sixteen resorts in the East. Midwest, West/Northwest, and Canada are recognized as “Senior Friendly” for their proactive efforts to meet the needs of older skiers. The selection is based on input from SeniorsSkiing.com’s second annual survey of US and Canadian resorts, reader input, and industry sources. Factors taken into account[Read More…]

by November 10, 2015 12 comments Features, Home Top Box 4
Huff Post: 98 Resorts Where Seniors Ski Free

Huff Post: 98 Resorts Where Seniors Ski Free

SeniorsSkiing.Com’s Co-Publisher Reports On Where You Can Get Free Skiing Huff Post’s Post 50 Blog features our own Jon Weisberg reporting on the 98 resorts in North American where seniors can ski for free.  The list of resorts both large and small were compiled by the National Ski Area Association and also published in Ski History magazine. Regular subscribers to[Read More…]

by November 9, 2015 2 comments Features
Don't be old-fashioned about getting fit.  Rose Marie Cleese finds high-quality sites to check out.

My Fitness Journey Continues: Part Seven

Wading Through the Web For The Best, Most Reliable Health and Fitness Info. You can find anything on the internet: the good, the rad…and the untruthful! So how do you know that what you’re reading on any given website is solid, current information? When you’re embarking on a fitness journey and decide to do some internet research, you’ll find a[Read More…]

by November 5, 2015 0 comments Health, MedTech
Bargains are out there if you look.
Credit: SaratogaSkier

Online Ski Tickets Equal Big Discounts

Buy Before You Go And Save. We’ve just discovered GetSkiTickets.com, an online marketplace for advance purchases of discounted lift tickets, lessons, rentals, group lift tickets and season passes. The service is designed for people who know the specific dates they’ll be using the passes. Prices tend to be lower when purchased farthest in advance, somewhat like your airline tickets. Purchasers receive[Read More…]

by October 27, 2015 0 comments Destinations, Home Top Box 3
Each dimension can be varied in different ski types. Know your preferences.
Credit: Brittanica

Picking Your Next Skis: The Essentials

When buying skis, choose a ski based on matching width and turn radius to the kind of snow you like. Hard snow: select a ski with a narrow waist – 76mm or narrower. Soft groomers (or general western front-of-mountain skiing): select a moderate waist – 75 to 85mm. Resort powder (with firm surface underneath): select a mid-fat waist – 85[Read More…]

by October 27, 2015 12 comments Skis
Fur hood parka by Bogner: $2,108. Doggie: Priceless.
Credit: Gorsuch

Gorsuch. Too Much?

Buy Stuff If You Can. The 2016 Gorsuch catalog just landed on our desk with a cover model wearing  $4,487 worth of ski outerwear. Inside are pictures of parkas costing in the thousands and a four-way stretch insulated “ski jean” for $2,399. Choices for guys are pricey, but nothing like the trophy garments which, based on the Barbie-looking models, must be[Read More…]

by October 22, 2015 2 comments Accessories
Many senior skiers like wide groomers.  Big Sky has some beauts.
Credit: Greg Burke www.luxuryskitrips.com

Big Sky, Big Win For 3 Gens

Can Mom (74) Adapt To Big Sky Skiing?               SeniorsSkiing.com welcomes Correspondent Heather Burke, Ski Journalist LuxurySkiTrips.com and FamilySkiTrips.com Big Sky is just as massive and scenic as it sounds, with over 5,750-acres and a skiable summit soaring to 11,166’ and dropping 4,350’ vertical feet to the base village. Boom. This Montana ski resort is as intimidating as[Read More…]

by October 21, 2015 1 comment Home Top Box 2, West
On The Threshhold of Winter 2015-16

On The Threshhold of Winter 2015-16

So It Begins We’ve been watching reports of snow in high altitude places in the West and East which makes the coming of winter seem a bit rushed this year.  There are still leaf-peepers on the roads of Vermont and New Hampshire, and snow on Halloween decorations doesn’t seem to ring true.  For those of us in New England, the snow fall brings[Read More…]

by October 20, 2015 0 comments Features, Home Top Box 1
Veteran Instructor and SeniorsSkiing.com Advisory Board Member Seth Masia re-teaches seniors to ski at Vail.

Ski Younger Now: Retraining Program At Vail

Ski Younger Now is a retraining program for older skiers, and skiers returning to the sport after recovering from an injury. Developed by veteran instructor, Seth Masia (Seth is on the SeniorsSkiing.com Advisory Board), Ski Younger Now teaches low-impact, low-torque techniques to enable efficient skiing in all kinds of terrain. The approach works for anyone recovering from an injury and[Read More…]

by October 13, 2015 0 comments West
A SAR team practices at Yosemite.
Credit: US Park Service

Op-Ed: SAR In The Mountains

Debit or Credit? If you head out on the Atlantic Ocean in a canoe and run into trouble, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) will send a 110 foot cutter to rescue you. End of story. This is not always the case here on land. The U.S. Park Service also maintains Search and Rescue (SAR) teams in each of the National[Read More…]

by October 7, 2015 3 comments Features
Woodstock Inn attracts women snowshoers who can step along in women-only gear.
Credit: Woodstock Inn

Women-Only Snowshoes: Vive La Difference!

Special Thanks to Roger Lohr, Editor and Publisher of XCSkiResorts.com for allowing us to post this article which first appeared on that site. About half of all snowshoers are women, who snowshoe to experience nature, to exercise with friends and family, for backcountry access, and to have outdoor fun throughout the winter. The various snowshoe companies have been catering to[Read More…]

by October 6, 2015 0 comments Accessories
Getting back into shape is a combination of courage, knowledge and just doing.
SeniorsSkiing.com Correspondent has all three working for her.

My Fitness Journey Continues: Part Six

The Battle Of The Bulge Rages On! (Thankfully, Reserve Forces Are On Their Way.) As I enter the sixth month of my personal (and public!) journey to fitness, I continue to make slow, steady progress toward my goal of being in great shape for the slopes come the first snowfall (and it IS supposed to snow in the Sierra this[Read More…]

by October 1, 2015 1 comment Conditioning, Nutrition

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