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Boundary Country Trekking x-c skiers in northern MN enjoy some hot chocolate.
Credit: Roger Lohr

The Art of Cross-Country Skiing: The Basics

Cross country (XC) skiing is a terrific way to enjoy the great outdoors in winter. Is it great for older people that want to stay active? You betcha! From Roger Lohr, founder and editor at XCSkiResorts.com and prolific writer on cross country skiing The pleasures of XC skiing can be a wonderful change of pace for winter activities.  Whether you seek[Read More…]

by February 17, 2015 0 comments Conditioning, Gear
Quebec Winter Carnival: Canoe Racing On The Frozen St. Lawrence

Quebec Winter Carnival: Canoe Racing On The Frozen St. Lawrence

A New Extreme Sport Emerges For Those Who Really Love The Cold Hearty, are we?  Well, these lads surely are.  These garcons are one of a dozen or so teams, some of them professionals, who are canoe racing on the St. Lawrence during Quebec’s Winter Carnival.  The amateurs included a women’s team, mixed men and women teams and a few folks[Read More…]

by February 12, 2015 0 comments East, International
Huff Post: Skiing With Senior Eyes

Huff Post: Skiing With Senior Eyes

Huffington Post Features SeniorsSkiing.com’s co-founder Jon Weisberg On Light, Goggles and Lenses We’ve all been there.  Flat light conditions, slow down, stop.  Take your goggles off and put them on.  Peer down the slope.  Proceed slowly, cautiously down, perhaps calling it a day. In his latest Huff Post Post-50 article, SeniorsSkiing.com’s co-founder Jon Weisberg explores the impact of aging eyes[Read More…]

by February 12, 2015 0 comments Features, MedTech
Thinkin' about it.  Revelstoke, BC, cornice has some folks wondering.
Credit: Walter Latterell

Managing Fear, Building Confidence

Ski Instructor: “Encouragement Is The First Lesson For Returning Skiers” It makes no difference whether a skier has just recovered from joint replacement, traumatic accident, ski injury or is returning to skiing from a long hiatus. There is going to be some level of anxiety. Walt Lattrell, ski instructor at Smugglers Notch (VT), teaches a clinic on managing fear for[Read More…]

by February 4, 2015 0 comments Home Top Box 4
Camelbak Bootlegger carries the right joy juice to keep hydrated.
Credit: Camelbak

Hydration Chronicles: An Easy Way To Keep Drinking

Carry Water On Your Back Like A Camel. In my younger days, my friends and I launched our adventures without giving a thought to proper nutrition, hydration and so on. On one fondly remembered camping trip, provisions were down to shredded wheat, peanut butter and warm beer, and we still had fun. Now we have the benefit of decades of[Read More…]

by January 28, 2015 3 comments Health, Home Top Box 2, Nutrition
BLIZZard, no longer BlizzARD.  Talk like a native.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

Sound Like A Local

Here’s How To Talk The Talk. Every region has its own pronunciations, so if you take a western ski trip you might want to brush up on a few words and say them the way the local say them. Word 1: Alta. This popular ski-only resort in Utah is the granddaddy of powder skiing. It averages 500 inches of snow[Read More…]

by January 28, 2015 3 comments West
Appleton Farms, Ipswich, MA.
Credit: SeniorsSkiing

Contemplative Ski Tour Around Appleton Farms

The Road Not Taken By Robert Frost Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it[Read More…]

by January 25, 2015 0 comments Nostalgia
Ski Industry Remembers: Scenes From 60 Years Ago

Ski Industry Remembers: Scenes From 60 Years Ago

A Blizzard Of Memories From Ski Industry Association Video. SnowSports Industries America (SIA) is the ski trade association of suppliers to consumers.  Think equipment manufacturers, clothing designers and providers, retailers, reps and media, everyone who gets the skier, boarder, X-Cer, backcountry adventurers and snowshoer out on the snow. SIA puts on global trade shows, publishes extraordinary research on market trends, advocates for the[Read More…]

by January 23, 2015 1 comment Remember When?
Is This Guy For Real? Amazing Candide Thovex In The Alps

Is This Guy For Real? Amazing Candide Thovex In The Alps

Daredevil is becoming an -ism.  Here’s yet another impossible run. We wonder if videos like this help recruit people to skiing or turn them off.  It sure looks, um, well, risky.  What do you think? Professional skiers Candide Thovex totally shreds Val Blanc.

by January 21, 2015 1 comment Features, International
Silver Streakers Mike and Anne Pelletier totally enjoy the benefits of the Waterville Valley program.
Credit: Tamsin Vinn

Silver Streaks: A Model For How Ski Areas Can Serve Seniors

You Always Have Someone to Ski With at the Waterville Valley Program. [Editor Note:  Waterville Valley’s Silver Streak Program was a Gold Senior Friendly Award Winner, based on SeniorsSkiing.com’s First Ski Area and Resort Survey.  Silver Streaks is the oldest senior ski program in the US.  We hope that other ski areas can start “Thinking Seniors” like Waterville.] “I’m so[Read More…]

by January 19, 2015 1 comment East, Home Top Box 1
No more wrestling with boots. Ski Boot Horn makes a BIG difference.
Credit: Ski Boot Horn

A Much Better Way To Boot-Up

Taking The Pull Out Of Pulling On Boots. Every now and then I come across a product that makes a big difference in the comfort of older skiers. I’ll explain in a minute. I always boot-up in the parking lot. The difficulty of that process advances with age. Over the years, I’ve found that using boot warmers on the way[Read More…]

by January 14, 2015 2 comments Accessories, Home Top Box 4
We’ll Have What They’re Having

We’ll Have What They’re Having

Skiing En Masse Down A Mountain In The Buff Must Have Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time. We’d like to have at the conference table when the idea for this video came to up.  Not sure where or when this took place, but thanks to Mountain Life magazine for bringing it the world and for Sweetgrass Productions for the[Read More…]

by January 10, 2015 0 comments Features
Road Scholars can visit Lapland where Auroras live.
Credit: Road Scholars

“Road Scholars” Flock To Winter Learning Programs

XC and Snowshoeing Plus Study Opportunities From Lapland to Oregon. From Roger Lohr, founder and editor at XCSkiResorts.com: The Road Scholar program is a brand within the Elderhostel program intended for adults who want to travel and learn and stimulate discourse and friendship among other people for whom learning is the journey of a lifetime. This is an institution that[Read More…]

by January 9, 2015 0 comments Destinations
Knee Replacement—What Do I Do Now? Part 5

Knee Replacement—What Do I Do Now? Part 5

If you want to get back to skiing, learn to love your physical therapy. It took my expert knee replacement surgeon one hour to cut, saw, hammer and install each new knee. It took me a year to rehab them. I was astounded by how long it took. I was in good physical condition before surgery, and I had the[Read More…]

by January 6, 2015 5 comments Health, Home Top Box 4, MedTech
Bear Valley Cross Country's Paul Petersen swigs water, something we should all remember to do.
Credit: Paul Petersen

Have You Been Drinking? It’s Time To Start!

Hydration and Stretching: Two Things You Must NEVER forget to do before you hit the slopes. If you’ve taken to heart the advice in a previous seniorssking.com article of Paul Petersen, president of Bear Valley Cross-Country in California, on the best way for seniors to get in shape for skiing, you’ve developed and faithfully followed a fitness regimen focusing on balance,[Read More…]

by December 31, 2014 0 comments Conditioning, West

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