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The base lodge harkens back to the early 60s, nostalgia for many seniors.
Credit: Tamsin Venn

SeniorsSkiing Guide: Pat’s Peak With Little Hobbits

And Grandparent Hobbitts, Too. Skiing with grandchildren is one of grandparents’ great joys and comes with perks: easier slopes, hot chocolate breaks, and slower (maybe) pace. Some ski areas are more finely tuned to multi-generational skiing than others, based not just on the amenities but the spirit of the area. Pat’s Peak in Henniker, southern N.H., is one such place.[Read More…]

by January 22, 2018 0 comments East, Resort Reviews
Zermatt has beaucoup de neige.

This Week In (Jan. 19)

Book Review, Why Take A Lesson, Mystery Glimpse, 12 Tips and Tricks. First, let’s look at what’s going on in Zermatt. Yessir, folks.  If you want to find snow so far this winter, we suggest you head to 1) The Alps, 2) New England, 3) Canadian Rockies. Perhaps a handful of other places.  We know that Vail and Aspen are[Read More…]

by January 19, 2018 0 comments Features
Mystery Glimpse: Stuffed Animals Are…What?

Mystery Glimpse: Stuffed Animals Are…What?

Okay, Here’s A Tougher One. Clearly there are some knowledgable snow sports enthusiasts out there.  Based on your responses from the last few Mystery Glimpse photos, you not only knew the right answers, you added details about the people and the pictures. So this week, we’re posing a little more difficult puzzle. Who are these stuffed creatures and what do[Read More…]

by January 18, 2018 5 comments Features
A ski class practicing kick turns at Peckett's-on-Sugar Hill, 1930s, where, for the first time, Americans could take lessons with skilled Austrian.
Credit: Concord Monitor

When Should A Senior Skier Take A Lesson?

Five Good Reasons To Join A Class. [Editor Note: In a Survey, 30 percent of respondents revealed they took a lesson sometime during the season. Why? Correspondent Marc Liebman  found out five core reasons lessons might be a good idea.] Back in the days when I was on the staff of Ski Magazine responsible for all its ski equipment[Read More…]

by January 17, 2018 6 comments Features
Nevertheless, she's having fun by using Don Burch's tips and tricks.

12 Tips And Tricks For Skiing And SnowSports

Clever Hacks For A Better Winter Experience. When skiing wet and slushy snow, spray the top of your skis and even your ski boots with silicone (wipe it off after spraying). The faster heavy snow slides off skis, the easier it’ll be to make turns. Toe warmers work better in gloves than hand warmers. Use the sticky back on toe[Read More…]

by January 15, 2018 1 comment Features
On January 7, snow fell on one of the hottest deserts on earth. 
Credit: Karim Brouchetata/ Geoff Robinson

This Week In (Jan. 12)

Snow In Odd Places, SKI AREA MANAGEMENT Article,  Next Mystery, Survival Kit Advice, Wheaties And The Olympics, Snow Poetry, 60s Ski Songs, Stupid Questions. Okay, this is shaping up to be a strange season. There’s this in the Alps: Avalanches, isolated villages, impossible skiing conditions are causing havoc. The snow is frankly unbelievable. Here’s the story. Meanwhile, in the Sahara Desert,[Read More…]

by January 12, 2018 1 comment Features
This can happen.  If it does, you'll be glad you have the "Box."

The Box In The Back

When You Need “The Box” For Survival, You Really Need It. Most people think driving to a ski area is a routine trip. Before they leave, they check and recheck what they think are the most important items—ski equipment. That’s not the only “equipment” you should bring. Back in the good old days when the back seats of our all[Read More…]

by January 11, 2018 2 comments Features
Alf circa 1933
Credit: Alan Engen

How Wheaties Affected The 1936 Olympics

The Breakfast of Champions Kept Champion Ski Jumper Alf Engen From Competing. Legendary extreme athlete Alf Engen, known as the greatest all-around skier ever, was a champion soccer player, skier and ski jumper. During the 1930s, he set ski jumping world records. He helped design and establish more than 30 ski areas in the western United States. And he’s fondly[Read More…]

by January 11, 2018 1 comment Ski Heroes
Skiing In Literature: The Snow Man

Skiing In Literature: The Snow Man

The Snow Man By Wallace Stevens One must have a mind of winter To regard the frost and the boughs Of the pine-trees crusted in snow; And have been cold a long time To behold the junipers shagged with ices, The spruces rough in the distant glitter Of the January sun; and not to think Of any misery in the[Read More…]

by January 9, 2018 4 comments Features
Coming Soon: Ski Songs From The 60s

Coming Soon: Ski Songs From The 60s

Stay Tuned. We’re close to announcing a fantastic opportunity to download Ray Conrad’s classic ski songs.  You asked for them; we got them.  

by January 9, 2018 2 comments Features
Don't be a scare crow skier.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

Four Stupid Things You’ll Hear Skiers Say

Make A New Year’s Resolution To Avoid Saying These Things. Here Are Tips To Help. The Scare Crow Skier. I know a skier who is so stiff he looks like a scarecrow with a pole up his back. Nothing moves. Nothing flexes. His ski poles hang down and drag behind. “I’m practicing,” he says. “I’ll take a lesson when I[Read More…]

by January 9, 2018 4 comments Features
This Week In (Jan. 5)

This Week In (Jan. 5)

Undergoing Bombogenesis, Next Mystery Glimpse, Cold Wx Tips, X-C Apparel, Jon’s Midget Memory. We write this in haste, lest the power snap off before we can file before’s deadline. New England and most of the East Coast, are in the midst of a monster “Cyclone Bomb”, as the meteorologists are calling it, or “Bombogenesis”, an even scarier name. Fast-moving,[Read More…]

by January 5, 2018 0 comments Features
Mystery Glimpse: Who’s This Unhappy Fella?

Mystery Glimpse: Who’s This Unhappy Fella?

Our Next Mystery Photo Is Someone Who Became A Ski Celebrity. If you think you know who you think this guy is, write your guess in COMMENTS below, just scoll down. We’ll reveal the answer next week. Credit: SKIING Magazine Last Week’s Mystery Glimpse  This is Olympian Picabo Street as a young racer.  Thanks to the Alf Engen Ski Museum[Read More…]

by January 4, 2018 15 comments Remember When?
Ah, a balmy 0 degrees. In New England lately, 0 is the new 40.
Credit: Tamsin Venn

Baby, It’s Cold Outside. Really Cold.

Here Are 10 Tips For Seniors Dealing With Cold Cold Temps. I posted here awhile ago about the benefits of skiing in the rain. Another unpopular time to ski is in extreme cold. The upside is you have the slopes to yourself. Unless you don’t. When skiing in Stowe over the recent holiday in frigid conditions, I was astonished by[Read More…]

by January 3, 2018 4 comments East, Features
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.Com (Dec. 8)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.Com (Dec. 8)

Free Magazine Subscriptions For Readers, Tale Of The Yellow Suit, Choosing A Condo Rental, More Gifts For Seniors, A Funny Remembered Incident. This week is a special time of the year for those of us who are Baby Boomers or, more likely, pre-Baby Boomers. When we were growing up, Pearl Harbor Day was more than a mention in the newspapers.[Read More…]

by December 8, 2017 1 comment Features

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