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Get Into The Spirit: Cannon Mountain Aerial Footage

Get Into The Spirit: Cannon Mountain Aerial Footage

If You Need Some Inspiration To Get Out There, Here It Is. Cannon Mountain in New Hampshire looks deep in snow as of today.  Wonderful and dramatic shots of a beautiful and venerable ski area.  Credit White Mountains TV 16.

by December 23, 2014 0 comments East
Straight Down: Cody Townsend and Gravity

Straight Down: Cody Townsend and Gravity

Now This Should Tighten You Up. Cody Townsend, professional free skier and athlete, takes on the most improbable ski run we’ve ever seen.  The scene is a near vertical chute in Alaska’s Tordrillo Mountains, more like a elevator shaft than a ski run.  This scene is a clip from Red Bull’s documentary, “Days of My Youth.”  We are certain that[Read More…]

by December 17, 2014 0 comments Features, Ski Heroes
Correspondent Harriet Wallis chose Dr. Beck for many reasons.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

Knee Replacement—How I Chose My Surgeon: Part 4

How To Identify An Athletically-Empathic Surgeon. I’m lucky to live in Salt Lake City. There are 10 ski resorts nearby, and there are opportunities for an active lifestyle year-round. Because of that, there are many top surgeons here who put athletes back together when they get injured or need replacement parts. But when I needed to have my knees replaced, I[Read More…]

by December 15, 2014 1 comment Health, Home Top Box 3, MedTech
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Free Skiing For Seniors: A Directory From Skiing History Magazine

There are dozens of ski areas that offer free skiing to seniors. SeniorsSkiing.com’s partner, the International Ski History Association, has just published an incredibly valuable resource for senior skiers.   In the November-December 2014 issue of Skiing History Magazine, there’s a directory of where seniors can ski for free or for discounts in North America.  Thanks to ISHA President (and Seniorsskiing.com[Read More…]

by December 11, 2014 0 comments Destinations
Correspondent Harriet Wallis loves her Silver Sneakers aerobics class.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

Move It! Get Fit Your Way With Silver Sneakers

Nationwide Health Insurance Program Supports Senior Fitness. Tune yourself up for ski season and beyond. Get started by checking your health insurance plan to see if it includes Silver Sneakers. It’s a nationwide program sponsored by many health insurance plans, and it encourages older adults to get fit in whatever way they want to. Silver Sneakers gives you access to[Read More…]

by December 11, 2014 2 comments Conditioning, Health, Home Top Box 2
Huff Post: Essential Gear Senior Skiers Need To Carry

Huff Post: Essential Gear Senior Skiers Need To Carry

Huffington Post Features SeniorsSkiing.com’s Co-Founder Jon Weisberg On Necessary Accessories SeniorsSkiing.com’s co-founder Jon Weisberg has been skiing for 60 years and clearly gotten his equipment kit down pat.  In this Huffington Post Post-50 Blog entry, Jon describes the eight vital pieces of gear seniors will find most useful to put in their cars, packs, or pockets.  What do you think?[Read More…]

by December 10, 2014 0 comments Features, Gear
GoPro Flipping Out On Mt. Cook

GoPro Flipping Out On Mt. Cook

Free-skier Tom Wallisch corks it on New Zealand’s Tallest Mountain Some say skiing is flying with different expectations.  Take a look at this short video from GoPro with professional free-skier Tom Wallisch down in En-Zed.  Aside from the corkscrew flip, the view of these snow fields is breathtaking.   By the way, winter in New Zealand is summer in the Northern[Read More…]

by December 10, 2014 0 comments Features, International
The Canyons will be linked to PCMR via high-speed gondola. 
Credit: The Canyones

Breaking News: Vail Connects Park City and Canyons

High-Speed Gondola To Link Both Areas The recent acquisition by Vail of Park City Mountain Resort is yielding a major new development.  Vail will link Park City and Canyons Resorts together, creating the largest ski area in the US with over 7,300 acres of skiable terrain.  Click here to read the whole story from the Salt Lake Tribune.  Your move,[Read More…]

by December 9, 2014 0 comments West
The Original Lift at Mt. Snow.
Credit: Mt. Snow

Breaking News: Mount Snow to Celebrate 60th Anniversary on Founders Day, December 12

Walt Schoenknecht’s Vision Was Far and Creative When Mount Snow’s visionary founder, Walter Schoenknecht, stood atop Mount Pisgah in over a foot of freshly fallen snow back in autumn of 1949, he knew he had found the perfect place to build his dream ski resort.  Only a few years later, Walt had purchased the land around the base of the[Read More…]

by December 8, 2014 2 comments Nostalgia, Ski History
Long-time coach Paul Petersen has wise words about physically preparing for the season.

Seniors: Don’t Hit The Snow Without Preparation

Here’s a Must-Read for Seniors Before They Head for the Slopes. Paul Petersen, who begins his 38th season running Bear Valley Cross-Country in California this winter, is 56 years old and comes with the kind of credentials that should make you sit up and take note of what he has to say! He’s been a certified alpine and cross-country ski[Read More…]

by December 8, 2014 0 comments Conditioning, Home Top Box 4
The Ski Archives at the J.W.Marriott Library at the University of Utah is the largest in the country.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

Glittering Evening At Ski Archives Fund Raiser in SLC

Movers and Shakers honored. Twenty years ago, ski enthusiasts and visionaries realized that historic ski photos and manuscripts should be collected to assure they wouldn’t be lost in dusty attics and that old albums wouldn’t be tossed out. The resulting collection is housed on the University of Utah campus in the J. Willard Marriott Library, and it’s called the Ski[Read More…]

by December 5, 2014 0 comments Other News, West
Pakems CEO Julie Adams shows off high and low models at the Boston Ski and Snowboard Show.
Credit: SeniorsSkiing.com

Lightweight Pakems: Flip Flops for Cold Weather

Clever new “portable” boot makes feet happy. We’ve been padding around SeniorsSkiing.com’s New England office for the past few days wear-testing our new Pakems boots that we picked up at the Boston Ski and Snowboard Show last month. The real trial will come in a couple of weeks on some ski hill in New Hampshire, Vermont, or Maine after the final[Read More…]

by December 5, 2014 0 comments Boots, Home Top Box 1
2015 Snowfall Predictions for New England
Credit: WBZ-TV Graphic

Flash: Colder, Snowier Winter 2015 Forecast For New England

Latest Prediction from WBZ-TV Meteorologist Forecasts Cold and Snow With the season just getting started, we’ve been diligently watching snow forecasts as we know know you have as well.  As we reported in an earlier post, Joel Gratz, our favorite snow meteorologist who prognosticates at OpenSnow, has been compared a number of weather models and found a consensus for dry[Read More…]

by December 2, 2014 0 comments East, Features, Home Top Box 2
Huff Post: What Senior Skiers Must Remember

Huff Post: What Senior Skiers Must Remember

Huffington Post Highlight’s SeniorSkiing’s Co-Founder: Is there something outdated about your equipment? SeniorsSkiing.com’s Co-Founder Jon Weisberg has a new article on Huffington Post’s Post 50 blog, this time about the potential risks of skiing with old equipment and a lack of reasonable fitness in senior skiers.  Click here for the Huffington Post blog about what seniors should think about before heading[Read More…]

by December 2, 2014 2 comments Features, Gear, Home Top Box 3
Kale is a rich source of Magnesium. So is Spinach.  Popeye was right!

Magnesium Magic For Senior Skier Muscles

How’s Your Magnesium Level These Days? Feeling fatigued on the hill despite intense pre-season training? Muscles cramping during or after a day on the slopes? Magnesium deficiency may be the culprit. Magnesium, essential for normal muscular contraction and relaxation, is a key player in over 300 biochemical reactions in the body, including production of ATP, the main source of energy[Read More…]

by December 1, 2014 0 comments Nutrition

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