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This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Jan. 18)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Jan. 18)

Silver Streaks, PopUp Problem, Snowmaker Gloves, 70s Ski Test, Mystery Guest, Conditioning Advice, Big Bromley Resort Review. We stopped at Waterville Valley’s Silver Streak corner in the base lodge last Monday to introduce ourselves and spread some SeniorsSkiing.com stickers to the members who had gathered for coffee and donuts. Silver Streaks is a club program that is supported by the[Read More…]

by January 18, 2019 0 comments Features
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PopUp Problem Perplexes Publishers

Last Week’s Edition Had Some Issues. Imagine our surprise when we began to receive complaints—some strongly worded—from our readers about having to re-enter their name and email to access our online magazine. That is, re-enter again and again and again. And again. We thought it was a typical but annoying problem that is usually on the reader’s side of the[Read More…]

by January 17, 2019 3 comments Other News
Joka Glove is $28, mittens also available as are other models.

Snowmaker’s Gloves For Wet Weather: The Joka Waterproof

Wear What Works In The Wet. I usually take most of my vacation time in the winter because I like to ski out West and in the Adirondacks.  And more often than not, the trips are something to look forward to when you live in the Mid-Atlantic and have to deal with the rain and sleet events that plague our[Read More…]

by January 17, 2019 2 comments Accessories
Focus On Conditioning: Still Time For This Season

Focus On Conditioning: Still Time For This Season

[Editor Note: This article was contributed by Peter Schmaus, MD, Orthopedic Spine and Sports Medicine Center, Paramus, NJ. and Senior Attending Physician, Hackensack University Medical Center. SeniorsSkiing.com is very grateful to have his view on conditioning.] Pay Attention To Body Tuning Before You Hit The Slopes Or Trails. Many of us pay more attention to our equipment than the most important equipment[Read More…]

by January 16, 2019 0 comments Conditioning
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Jan. 11)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Jan. 11)

Avalanche Alerts And Deaths, Keep Warm, Telemark Memoir, Snow Tool Mystery Glimpse, Tire Chain Reminders, Why You Have To Enter Email Again. Over the past week, there have been monumental snow falls in Colorado, California, the Canadian Rockies, and most of western Europe. Click here for snow totals over the last seven days from different resorts in the Alps from[Read More…]

by January 11, 2019 1 comment Features
Memoir Of A Telemark Skier

Memoir Of A Telemark Skier

“Telemarketers” Found Each Other To Practice Their Distinctive Style. [Editor Note:This remembrance of Telemark skiing by Roger Lohr first appeared in his publication XCSkiresorts.com.] In the 1970s, telemark skiers were called the free heelers, telemarketers, and the Lunatic Fringe. But these skiers performing the historical telemark turn down the slopes at alpine ski areas were seen as “the vanguard of the slopes” by many for their ability and skill descending the[Read More…]

by January 8, 2019 7 comments Ski History
Safe Driving: Wrap Tires With Chains

Safe Driving: Wrap Tires With Chains

How Many Readers Carry Chains And Actually Know How To Mount Them? Back in the old days, many of us had knobby snow tires even studded ones mounted on a separate set of rims stashed in the corner of the garage, ready for mounting.  Tire designs and compounds changed over the years.  Snow tires still exist, but all season tires[Read More…]

by January 7, 2019 3 comments Features
FAQ: Why Do I Have To (Constantly) Re-Enter My Email?

FAQ: Why Do I Have To (Constantly) Re-Enter My Email?

We Get This Question From Time To Time. Here’s What Happens And How To Solve This Problem. If you are being asked to re-enter your email to confirm your subscription to SeniorsSkiing.com, you might be a bit annoyed.  We don’t blame you, but there is an explanation. You are accessing SeniorsSkiing.com through a device that is different from the one[Read More…]

by January 7, 2019 2 comments Features
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Jan. 4)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Jan. 4)

Holy Ticket Shock, Favorite Article of 2018, Belleayre, Ski Test Series, Flyin’ Mystery, Encore For Layering Basics, Sir Arnold Lunn. There is a reason SeniorsSkiing.com tries to promote reasonable pricing for seniors who have been supporting the sport for decades. News like the following is evidence that the voice of seniors is needed to get a lot louder in the[Read More…]

by January 4, 2019 3 comments Features
The new Belleayre Gondola whisks skiers to the summit in comfort. This is part of the continuing upgrading of facilities at the mountain. Credit: Belleayre Mountain.

SeniorsSkiing Guide: Belleayre, A World Away…

…But Close Enough To Enjoy The Day. Folks living in and around major urban centers, with the exception of places such as Denver and Salt Lake City, often find it difficult to plan a ski day within an easy drive. And while the population is graying, more seniors are skiing that ever before. So the hunt for ski areas within[Read More…]

by January 3, 2019 10 comments East, Resort Reviews
Stan Kosmider, field representative for The North Face, presented on “How to Dress for Cold Temperatures” at the Northeast Weather Summit at Stratton Mountain Resort in December. Credit: Martin Griff

Weird Weather: Rethinking Ski Clothes For A Fickle Climate

Let’s Review The Basics Of Layering To Deal With Changing Weather. Here in New England, temperatures swing high and low a lot lately, with 50-degree-plus spikes and heavy rains interposing snow squalls and blizzards. This winter seems hell-bent on convincing the last climate change denier that something weird is going on. Accurately assessing atmospheric conditions for a day on the[Read More…]

by January 1, 2019 6 comments Gear
Mystery Glimpse: Who’s Flyin’?

Mystery Glimpse: Who’s Flyin’?

Airborne Family Members. Who is airborne? Can you guess where?  Hint: We can’t tell you the name of the museum that contributed this picture. Know why? Last Week Only one reader got this one.  The enthusiastic boarder is Shannon Dunn-Downing, the first U.S. woman to win an Olympic snowboard medal with a halfpipe bronze in 1998. Shannon was the first woman[Read More…]

by January 1, 2019 4 comments Features
In Praise Of Ski-ing

In Praise Of Ski-ing

When this passage (below) from The Mountains of Youth (1925) by Arnold Lunn was published, “skiing” still had a hyphen and “ski” was both the singular and plural form. Lunn (1888-1974) invented downhill and slalom racing, introducing them when the sport was mostly jumping and nordic racing. Lunn was knighted in 1952 “. . . for services to British skiing.”[Read More…]

by December 31, 2018 2 comments Ski Heroes
Yikes, here come the Santas! Credit: EasternSlopes.com

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Dec. 21)

Last Minute Gift, Tell-Tale Hoar Frost, Jim Gaddis Profile, Mystery Boarder, Seasons Greetings. If you’re caught empty-handed and about to head to another senior ski friend’s party, consider ordering and instantly downloading a copy of Ray Conrad’s classic collection of ski songs, The Cotton-Pickin’ Lift Tower and Other Ski Songs. Ray wrote and recorded these songs ‘way back in the[Read More…]

by December 21, 2018 1 comment Features
Crystalline shoots are a sign of hoar frost. Credit: Hiller Hardie

Looking At Surface Hoar Frost

A Tell-Tale Sign To Watch For In Avalanche Country. As the weather in the Northeast has gradually become colder over the last few weeks, I have noticed the soil in my garden develops into crystalized patterns such as those in the picture below: Of course, as the weather starts to turn cooler, I naturally start to think about skiing. As[Read More…]

by December 19, 2018 4 comments Features