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From the top of Snow King, looking at the Grand Teton and Jackson Hole.
Credit: Patrick Kearney

First Run: From The Top Of Jackson Hole At Dawn

[Editor Note: Contributing Photographer Patrick Kearney has been working in outdoor education through the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) for over a decade. Most recently he’s been working in education at the elementary, middle school and college level and will soon transition to helping to protect the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. When he’s not teaching or working in conservation he goes backcountry skiing in[Read More…]

by February 2, 2016 2 comments West
These cool looking goggles flip up and they're made of the same super tough material.
Credit: Red Bull Racing

Product Review: Are Seniors Ready For High Tech Goggles and Sunglasses?

Better Than $20 Off-The-Rack Sunglasses? Inspired by Red Bull Racing, the four time Formula One Auto Racing Champions, Red Bull Racing is introducing new eyewear that uses high-tech, cutting edge technology in sunglasses and goggles. Formula One racing cars use the lightweight XMP material to reinforce carbon fiber and Kevlar in principal components.  Red Bull Racing thought it would be a[Read More…]

by February 2, 2016 2 comments Accessories
Hannes Schneider is called the Father of Modern Skiing at Cranmore.  He established ski instruction that opened the sport beyond college athletes.
Credit: SeniorSkiing

SeniorsSkiing Guide: Cranmore A Classic Senior Ski Hill

This Venerable Mountain Is Super Senior Friendly. Returning to Cranmore Mountain in North Conway, NH, is like coming back to the basics. You will not find flash, large verticals, or multiple-piste skiing.  No heart-stopping double diamonds.  You will find like-minded senior regulars gathering in the little lodge, classic New England narrow trail skiing as well as broad, open blue cruisers. Low key[Read More…]

by February 2, 2016 7 comments East, Home Top Box 1, Resort Reviews
Another view of Big Dipper. Alta is known as "Skier's Paradise".
Credit: Harriet Wallis

This Week In (Jan.29)

Peek At Survey Results Hot Off The Internet, Over-The-Hill Gang Profile, Warm Toes, Alta Resort Review, and Flying Into Big Sky. We looked over the initial results from Subscriber Survey 2016 and realized we wanted to respond immediately to some of the questions you raised. You will find a capsule summary of responses to your questions in We Hear You. [Read More…]

by January 28, 2016 0 comments Features
Editorial: We Hear You.

Editorial: We Hear You.

Responses To Questions You Asked In Our Subscriber Survey Our Second Subscriber Survey 2016 closed just this morning, and we wanted to respond right away so you know we are listening. There is some important information in here for our readers that respond to the questions you raised via the survey. Mission—Just to be ultra clear: Our mission is to[Read More…]

by January 28, 2016 4 comments Features
Now you can get a direct flight from Dallas to Bozeman.  Welcome to Big Sky Country.
Credit:Michel Tallichet

American Airlines Introduces Direct Flights to Big Sky

Now It Is Easier To Get To A Montana Destination Resort. American Airlines now has direct service between Dallas/Ft Worth and Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN), 40 miles from Big Sky Ski Resort. The once a day flights are scheduled through April. Big Sky is one of America’s most spectacular resorts. It has 5800 acres spread over four peaks and sports[Read More…]

by January 27, 2016 0 comments Home Top Box 4, West
Over The Hill Gang poses on Copper Mountain.  Not exactly a club, OHG is open to anyone 50+ and has spread around the globe.
Credit: Copper Mt.

Legendary Over-The-Hill-Gang A Model For Seniors

Started at Copper in ’76, OHG Now Around the Globe. [Editor Note:  This report on the Over The Hill Gang was written by Steve Lipsher and originally posted on the Copper Mountain Blog. Here is a link to the original article.] It’s easy to spot members of Copper Mountain’s Over the Hill Gang: sexagenarians, septuagenarians and octogenarians blasting down the[Read More…]

by January 26, 2016 2 comments Home Top Box 1, West
From The Ski Diva: Keep Tootsies Warm

From The Ski Diva: Keep Tootsies Warm

Advice On How To Manage Cold Feet. Our friend and fellow online ski magazine, The Ski Diva, has just posted a really helpful article on cold feet management.  This is important folks.  Cold toesies can ruin your day and might even discourage you from enjoying the world of winter outdoors.  Take a moment to check out The Diva’s suggestions, and[Read More…]

by January 26, 2016 0 comments Features, Home Top Box 2, MedTech
Alta is all about open slopes and big vistas. Here is Big Dipper, a beautiful "blue" level run.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

SeniorsSkiing Guide: Alta, Skiers’ Paradise

It’s Vast Open Space And Powder. Alta is the granddaddy of powder skiing. It averages 500 inches of snow a year which earns it the nickname: Skiers’ Paradise. It has wide, wide open bowls with groomed trails, but everywhere you look slopes are left au natural and full of powder. That’s ample for most senior skiers. But it also has[Read More…]

by January 26, 2016 9 comments Home Top Box 3, Resort Reviews, West


Due to an active blizzard watch and citywide hazardous travel advisory notice, Winter Jam 2016 is cancelled and will not be rescheduled. Please visit or call 311 for storm updates.  

by January 22, 2016 0 comments Other News
Move over, Big Papi, Big Air is coming to Fenway. Spectators can oo-ha on Feb 12-13.

This Week In (Jan.22)

Interesting Product and Resort Reviews, Big City Skiing and Poll Results. With Big Snow finally coming to the East Coast, we are getting the dust off our snow sports equipment.  Next week, we’ll have some reporting about classic New England skiing and, with the Mid-Atlantic getting whomped, we expect to hear from our contributors down there about new-found snow. This week’s[Read More…]

by January 22, 2016 0 comments Features
HoliMont stages a host of racing programs. The resort is located in the western tier of New York state.
Credit: HoliMont

SeniorsSkiing Guide: HoliMont Ski Club, Ellicottville, NY

What’s It Like To Ski At A Private Club? History and Programs In 1932, William Merk observed the Winter Olympics at Lake Placid and vowed to start a ski area in his home in Western New York.  His years of skiing with the Ellicottville Ski Club on Fish Hill and the Greer and Holiday Valley peaks inspired him to start[Read More…]

by January 21, 2016 2 comments Resort Reviews
Paul tested the SoftFlask.  Fits in a parka pocket.
Credit: Hydrapak

Product Review: Goodbye, Water Bottle. Hello Hydrapak.

Dehydration Comes Easy When Skiing: Collapsible Water Bottle Is An Answer. Staying hydrated on the slopes is important, but rigid plastic water bottles are a pain to carry in a parka. Hydrapak makes soft and pliable water bottles that fit comfortably in the pocket. We tested Hydrapak’s half-liter SoftFlask sports bottle over a few days on the hill. The 500-ml[Read More…]

by January 21, 2016 0 comments Accessories
Move over, Big Papi, Big Air is coming to Fenway. Spectators can oo-ha on Feb 12-13.

Cool Time: Skiing In The City

Urban Skiing/Boarding: The Mountain Comes To You (Temporarily) Every once in a while, a curious idea becomes a reality.  Why not bring snow to the city and provide a place for people to have a great winter experience?  In Japan, the reality involved a $400-million investment in an indoor ski-a-rama called Lalaporte Ski Dome SSWAS.  Built in 1993 in Chiba[Read More…]

by January 20, 2016 0 comments Features
Have you ever looked uphill and seen this guy coming?
Credit: US Ski Team

Poll Results: Help Us Interpret This

What’s going on here? Poll results are in. A clear majority of respondents have never seen a ski patroller lift a ticket from a speeding skier. One out of five have seen that happen only once. Interestingly, early results from our Subscriber Survey 2016 suggest that speeding skiers are a problem for seniors.  Your thoughts?  

by January 19, 2016 6 comments Features

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