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Roller-skiing is not a new idea.  At least you don't need long underwear.
Credit: British Nordic Ski Team

Off-Season Strategy: Ski Without Snow

For Die-Hards, Here’s How To Keep Going. Signs that the season is ending are starting to sprout along with the crocuses.  In the East, many areas will be closing this weekend; there’s still lots of snow on the ground, but many lift lines are nearly empty even on the weekend.  Many skiers have had enough.  Out West, conditions have been[Read More…]

by April 1, 2015 0 comments Remember When?
SeniorsSkiing.com will be analyzing Subscriber Survey 2015 data over the next few weeks.
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Early Results From Our Subscriber Survey 2015

Much Useful Information To Steer SeniorsSkiing.com. Thank you, thank you, thank you.  Our recent Subscriber Survey 2015 had a 22% response.  If you’re familiar with surveys, you know that is exceptional.  To us, it signifies that readers are engaged and involved with this online magazine.  Even more, almost all our respondents answered every question! The early results show us that discounts on[Read More…]

by March 26, 2015 0 comments Features
Jen Gureki saw a clear need for women's skis and founded Coalition Snow.
Credit: The Ski Diva

Skis Just For Women

Should We Have Ski Equipment Just For Seniors, Too? At the ski shows last fall, we heard rumblings in the ski industry about products for specific segments.  Now, our friend and colleague The Ski Diva has tracked down and interviewed Jen Gureki, CEO and Founder of Coalition Snow, which manufactures skis for women.  Her rationale for developing a ski for women[Read More…]

by March 25, 2015 3 comments Skis
If You Like Mountains…

If You Like Mountains…

Take An Aerial Tour Of The Himalayas. Teton Gravity Research, one of our favorite action sports movie makers, has captured the spirit of the mighty giants of the Himalayas.  Using an advanced camera stablizer, this short, ultra HD video takes you up close and personal to Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, and Lhotse.  Fasten your seat belt and pass the pop-corn.

by March 24, 2015 0 comments Features, International
Getting Fresh On The Mountain

Getting Fresh On The Mountain

Deer Valley’s Seafood Buffet A Wasatch Institution. Deer Valley in Park City consistently ranks at the top of SKI Magazine’s polls for guest service, on-mountain food and snow grooming. As a part time instructor there for several years, I came to understand that the resort has a unique hotel culture. Customers are treated as “guests.” As one executive advised us,[Read More…]

by March 24, 2015 1 comment West
Ski Divas gathered in Montana this year.  Clear skies and clearly fun.
Credit: The Ski DIva

The Ski Diva Heads West

All-Women Ski Trip Brings Kindred Spirits Together Our friend and colleague, The Ski Diva, gathers a group of Diva Members for an annual ski trip to exciting places.  This year, her group went to Montana where they had a rocking good time.  Click here for her report.  Pass this along to the Ski Diva in your life. The Ski Diva[Read More…]

by March 19, 2015 0 comments Features, West
SeniorsSkiing.com SubscriberSurvey 2015

SeniorsSkiing.com SubscriberSurvey 2015

 Please Add Your Feedback To Other Subscribers to SeniorsSkiing.com This month marks our first full year of publishing SeniorsSkiing.com, the only online resource for 50+ snow enthusiasts.  It’s a good time for us to get your advice, comments and input on how we can make our magazine more useful to you.  Please take a minute to complete our short survey.[Read More…]

by March 18, 2015 0 comments Other News
Breaking News: Boyne, Intrawest, Powdr Launch M.A.X. Pass

Breaking News: Boyne, Intrawest, Powdr Launch M.A.X. Pass

Ski & ride 22 resorts five times each for total of 110 days. The Multi Alpine Experience (M.A.X.) Pass is a brand new, groundbreaking ski pass giving access to 22 mountains all over North America. M.A.X. passholders will get five days of skiing or riding at each of the 22 participating resorts for the 2015/2016 ski season. Resorts include: Blue[Read More…]

by March 17, 2015 0 comments Destinations
Lift Mechanic Jamill Sami puts finishing touches on his department's gigantic ninja turtle.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

St. Patrick’s Day Snow Art At Brighton, Utah

Everyone enjoys trailside sculptures in annual tradition. The snow sculpture competition is an annual St. Patrick’s Day event at Brighton Resort, Utah. The competition pits departments against each other in a good natured contest. During the night as grooming equipment manicures the slopes for the next day, they scoop up a pile of snow for each department. Lifties who run the[Read More…]

by March 17, 2015 4 comments Destinations, West
Brighton Resort ski instructors Lenny Bernstein and Amanda Cimini check the phone. Lenny is wearing ThinOptics.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

Product Update: ThinOptics Now has Bold Colors, New Magnification

You’ll Always Have These Readers With You. Finally, you can read your cell phone, trail maps and restaurant menus with ease because you can always have these very cool reading glasses with you. And the case snaps onto your Smartphone for ready access. Now isn’t that novel! ThinOptics readers solve the problem that has plagued seniors since Smartphones were invented. The[Read More…]

by March 10, 2015 1 comment Accessories, Gear
Northstar-at-Tahoe has been operating full blast since Thanksgiving.
Credit: Northstar

There’s Snow In Them Thar (California) Hills

Although Snow Conditions Have Been Less Than Golden This Season, There IS Some Great Skiing To Be Had In California’s Northern Sierra Nevada. While much of the U.S. has gotten battered all winter long by massive dumps of snow and other inclement weather, California’s Sierra Nevada has been having a tough time living up to its name (“snowy mountain range”[Read More…]

by March 9, 2015 0 comments Destinations, West
Back country warnings are there for a reason.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

Serious Stuff: There Is No Such Thing As “Side Country”

And There Is No Such Thing As Being A Little Bit Dead. Yesterday we rode the chairlift with a bozo. Okay. Maybe he wasn’t a bozo. Maybe he was just clueless. All the way up he yapped about his skiing prowess. And near the top he phoned home to give his wife his location. “She worries about me,” he said.[Read More…]

by March 9, 2015 5 comments Features, Home Top Box 3, West
Here's a boot fitting pro doing a stance analysis.  
Credit: Steve Cohen

Bootfitting 101: TLC For Old “Soles”

Older people have messed up feet, says Steve Cohen philosophically. Cohen is CEO of Masterfit Enterprises, a company that specializes in training ski shop salespeople to fit boots properly. The company also tests boots, makes insoles and boot fit aids and runs America’s Best Bootfitters, an organization of top bootfitting shops. “Think how many miles senior feet have trod. They’re[Read More…]

by March 6, 2015 1 comment Boots
Almost like a Japanese woodcut,  skiers in Niseko run through the flakes.
Credit: Susie Winthrop

Ski Japan: Looking For Snow? Head West. All The Way.

Combine lots of snow with an exotic destination for an incredible skiing experience. O.K., you adventurous senior powder-hounds: How far will you fly to find an awesome stash in this odd winter of snow conditions?  If you don’t fly east to New England or Quebec to ski, how about 14 hours on a JAL flight to Tokyo on a 787[Read More…]

by March 5, 2015 5 comments Home Top Box 2, International
One glance at the February weather composite shows why we've had a weird mid-Winter: Cold East, Warm West. 
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Portrait Of A Weird February: East, Coldest; West, Warmest

Here’s a picture of our weather record-breaking mid-winter month. Black and White, Ying and Yang, Macy’s and Gimbel’s, Felix and Oscar: These opposites come to mind when we look at this picture of what happened to the weather in February, 2015.  The Washington Post reports there were coldest months on record throughout the East, while the West cooked.  There are[Read More…]

by March 4, 2015 0 comments East, Features, West

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