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Early 2015-16 Winter Forecast: El Nino Cometh

Early 2015-16 Winter Forecast: El Nino Cometh

A Strong El Nino Is Not Too Cool News For Skiers.         The latest (July 15th) word from NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and other weather watchers is that the El Nino currently growing off the west coast of South America is gaining intensity.  El Nino is the weather phenomenon that occurs when Eastern Pacific waters are[Read More…]

by July 23, 2015 0 comments Features
Tip and roll the Ski Dolly away with some help from physics and gravity.
Credit: Ski Dolly

Ski Dolly: At Last, An Easier Way To Carry Gear

Why-Didn’t-We-Think-Of-This-Department: A Gear Toting Assistant You might say, it’s about time someone came up with the Ski Dolly (TM). After schlepping backpacks, boot bags, skis (bagged or loosely tied) from car to base lodge too, too many times, we celebrate the arrival of this good-idea product.  Imagine:  Your favorite ski area has a reserved area for senior skiers (yes, many[Read More…]

by July 23, 2015 2 comments Accessories
Harriet Wallis conquers the trail to the top of Emigration Canyon.  Check.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

Harriet Wallis’ Great Idea: Perhaps You Need A “Pail List”

SeniorsSkiing.com Correspondent Harriet Wallis Has A New “Pail List” It’s summer and half my friends are traveling the planet. They’re checking off places on their bucket list. I get emails from exotic locations. They send photos of elephants and penguins, mountain peaks and crystal clear lakes. So I ask: “What’s wrong with me? Why don’t I have a big bucket[Read More…]

by July 23, 2015 2 comments West, Home Top Box 1
Family hiking in Smuggler's Notch is a perfect summer vacation.
Credit: X-CSkiResorts.com

Hike Vermont: Trails For Seniors And Families

Great Advice From Roger Lohr, Publisher of XCSkiResorts.com. There’s no better way to enjoy the outdoors than hiking on a trail alone or with your friends or family. Whether you are a first time hiker or a walking aficionado, hiking with the family provides quality time together, allows the family to grow closer, develops life-long memories, and introduces the next[Read More…]

by July 16, 2015 0 comments East, Home Top Box 4
There's plenty of room in SeniorsSkiing.com's FORUM
Credit: James Cridland Flickr Creative Commons

There’s Still Room: Join The Crowd At The FORUM

SeniorsSkiing.com’s FORUM Is Up, Running and Waiting For You. The FORUM is SeniorsSkiing’s online community exchange.  Add your thoughts, comments, insights, advice, critiques, recommendations, favorites, disses, and whatever. Just be nice. If you are a subscriber to SeniorsSkiing.com, you will have to register separately for the FORUM.  Just click on FORUM, click Register, pick a username (that will appear on[Read More…]

by July 14, 2015 0 comments Features
Real hiking boots are lightweight and support your ankle.  Sneakers don't cut it on the trail.
Credit: REI

Grow A Hiking Habit: Part Two–More Stuff

Outdoor Guru Steve Hines Offers More Ideas For Taking A Hike. Summer hiking season is in full swing. The temperatures are warming and trails are dry. After covering the ten essentials in Grow A Hiking Habit: Part 1, some other items will help you more enjoy your hiking. Boots: Stout boots with good support are a must. Look for boots with[Read More…]

by July 7, 2015 2 comments Conditioning, Home Top Box 1
In this Zesty Lime, Shrimp and Avocado Salad recipe, healthy avocados play a starring role! (Credit: skinnytaste.com)

My Fitness Journey Continues: Part Three

How and what we eat is the second half of being fit. Well, they never said it would be easy. Although the exercise part of my journey to fitness is going well (I’ve lost another inch in my upper body measurements), the changing of my diet is going a bit more slowly (I’ve lost only two pounds this month). The[Read More…]

by July 2, 2015 4 comments Conditioning, Nutrition
Which Ski Areas Are In Survival/SunsetMode?

Which Ski Areas Are In Survival/SunsetMode?

Industry Expert Stacks Up Ski Areas From Healthy To Sunset. Doom and gloom seemed to poke through the otherwise good news presented at the end of January, 2015 Snow Sports Industries America trade show in Denver. Gathered for an “Assembly” by marketing analyst Destimetrics, marketing gurus opined that there was good news in the data: economy upbeat, lodging and gear purchases all[Read More…]

by June 23, 2015 0 comments Features
Exercise And Weight Control: Think Again

Exercise And Weight Control: Think Again

  The Key To Weight Loss Revealed.  And It’s Not Exercise. We know that senior snow enthusiasts are also cyclists, hikers, kayakers, golfers, sailors, tennis players and more, engaging in lots of non-snow physical activities.  Some of you might be motivated to keep your activity level up by a desire to control your weight.  Gaining weight is an artifact of aging as metabolism[Read More…]

by June 16, 2015 1 comment Nutrition, Home Top Box 3
Here are the "Ten Essentials": Gear you will need for a hike.
Credit: Steve Hines

Grow A Hiking Habit: Part One

An Expert Offers Advice On Getting Started Hiking is a great fitness activity for seniors. Whether you are an Alpine or Nordic skier, hiking can keep you in shape to enjoy the slopes or trails this coming winter. Hiking is enjoyed on many levels from simple day hikes in your local woods or conservation lands to classic mountain hikes in[Read More…]

by June 11, 2015 0 comments Conditioning, Home Top Box 1
From Skiing Area News, Winter 1970.

No-Shows For Late Season Skiing?

Many Years Ago, Alta Stayed Open Late And Guess Who Showed Up? With so many late, unexpected and unusual snowfalls this late spring, we wondered if people were still showing up.  After all, it is almost boating season.  Yet, a report last week from Faithful Subscriber Paul Remillard showed us that there are die-hards out there.  It was not always thus,[Read More…]

by June 2, 2015 0 comments Remember When?, West
Correspondent Rose Marie Cleese goes to the Senior Center in Golden Gate Park for free exercise classes.
Credit: SFP&R

My Fitness Journey Continues: Part Two

This Month’s Main Event: Sound Advice From A Medical Expert. In Part Two I’m going to focus on fitness and heart health, the latter particularly important to me as a favorite nephew of mine who’s only 49 suddenly ended up in the hospital two days ago having a stent put in due to a 100 percent blocked artery. I may have company[Read More…]

by May 27, 2015 4 comments Conditioning
Mont Blanc and surrounds in crystal clear air. Click to access panorama.
Credit: Filippo Blengini/In2White

Mont Blanc Panorama Leaves You Breathless

Highest Mountain in Europe in 360 High-Res Photography We discovered a post from In2White, a team of extraordinary high-tech Alpine photographers that is definitely worth a diversionary look.  Featured is the fabled Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Europe, captured in the highest resolution panorama ever made. Photographed by Filippo Blengini, this high-altitude, giga-pixel shot lets you macro-zoom into a[Read More…]

by May 27, 2015 3 comments International
Superstar Trail is open for business at Killington on May 22.
Credit:  Paul Remillard

The Late, Late Show: Killington Still Killin’ It

Skiing In New England In May? Yes, it has been a curious winter and curiouser spring.  We had a snow drought in the West, a middling winter in the Rockies, and bitter cold in the East.  Now, it’s mid-spring, and we’ve heard of quite unexpected, new powder skiing in the Rockies and the Dakotas.  Did people actually go skiing out[Read More…]

by May 26, 2015 0 comments East
How Much To Exercise And Why Bother

How Much To Exercise And Why Bother

Is There A “Right” Amount Of Exercise Time? Most readers of SeniorsSkiing.com are active, engaged folks who enjoy snow sports in the winter and lots of different non-snow activities in the summer.  And, most of us like to keep active, because it makes us feel good.  That’s important as we become more experienced in years. You might wonder if the[Read More…]

by May 19, 2015 2 comments Conditioning