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Ski Tuck in June? Sure, say three Vermonters. Credit: Connor Nashj from Powder Magazine

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (June 26)

Is Fitness On Your Mind These Days?, Harriet’s Hip Advice, Exercise Hacks Book Review, Questions For You. The summer solstice has come and gone.  On solstice day, a northeastern Siberian town located above the Arctic Circle, recorded 100.4 degrees, the highest temperature ever recorded in the Arctic since records have been kept. In the East, an early summer heat wave[Read More…]

by June 26, 2020 0 comments Features
Question For You 8: The XC Option

Question For You 8: The XC Option

What About Cross-Country? Let’s imagine that the recovery from the Corona virus doesn’t go as we all hope it will.  And that by the time snow flies again in the mountains, the second wave has landed.  Ski resorts are either closed or postponing opening dates until later in the winter. Or ski resorts are limiting access through a lottery or[Read More…]

by June 24, 2020 38 comments Features
Question For You 9: SeniorsSkiing’s Publishing Schedule

Question For You 9: SeniorsSkiing’s Publishing Schedule

Is Once A Week Too Much? The co-publishers are curious about how our readership feels about our publishing schedule.  Currently, SeniorsSkiing.com publishes a weekly edition from around the beginning of October to the end of April. We’ve heard from some readers that might be overkill. Others say, keep on keeping on. We have been struggling with the decisions.  Perhaps you[Read More…]

by June 24, 2020 59 comments Features
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (May 22)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (May 22)

Green Shoots On The Horizon (?), Yellowstone Opens, Season Ticket Puzzle, Bike Fit, Questions For You. According to New England Ski Industry, early-open, late-close Killington resort has decided to pivot to golf on May 19th despite skiable conditions on one popular trail.  Indeed, as the photo shows, Superstar looks ready to go, top to bottom.  The resort closed on March[Read More…]

by May 22, 2020 2 comments Features
Wish the rules for buying a season pass were as clear as the skies over Alta. Credit: Harriet Wallis

Buying A Season Pass In The Covid Year

[Editor Note: This article first appeared in the Cottonwood Heights Journal on May 18, 2020. The situation unfolding in Utah is similar to what is happening in other regions of North America.]   A Season Pass Is A Complicated Decision. Gone are the days of one deadline, one price. This year, season passes are a jigsaw puzzle. It’s complicated by[Read More…]

by May 21, 2020 8 comments West
Those sweaters, that hair, those baggy pants. Stein was a one-of-a-kind.

Stein Shows The Way

Remember Classic Skiing? Here’s a really great tribute video from Outside TV on Stein Eriksen’s role in creating the world of modern skiing. From extreme skiing to blue cruising, Stein has had a deep and lasting impact on the sport.  Who hasn’t tried to ski with knees locked together in a comma position just like him? Click below to watch[Read More…]

by May 20, 2020 1 comment Ski Heroes
Harriet gets fit in a bike shop studio with an Oriental rug on the floor. Credit: Harriet Wallis

Spring Is Time To Bike Fit

Ride More, Enjoy More With Properly Fit Bike. If you think your bike hates you, it’s time to schedule a bike fitting. If you hurt when you ride, there’s probably a mismatch between your body’s geometry and the geometry of your bike. Sure, all bikes look pretty much alike. They have wheels, pedals, handlebars and seats. And they come in[Read More…]

by May 20, 2020 1 comment Conditioning
Question For You 6: Next Season

Question For You 6: Next Season

How Is This Going To Work? Everyone in the ski business has been puzzling about next season and how it will unfold. Uncertainty brings with it lots of speculation about if, when, and how the ski industry will re-open. Even if it does re-open, whatever that means, will people show up? So our first Question For You this month is[Read More…]

by May 20, 2020 65 comments Features
Yellowstone's vastness holds many opportunities for an active vacation,

SeniorTravel: Yellowstone For Remote Active Adventures

The Oldest National Park Starts Phased Re-Opening This Week.  Located in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho, Yellowstone National Park is the first national park, named in 1872, and ideal for active seniors who want to explore the great outdoors. The park is about to be gradually opened up this month. Here’s more information on the re-opening plan. There’s something surreal about being[Read More…]

by May 18, 2020 0 comments Active Travel For Seniors
Sunday River, ME

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (April 10)

Season Wrap: It Was A Very Good Season Until It Wasn’t. [Editor note: We’re including a few notable pics from the year to accompany this article.] And so ends the sixth publishing year of SeniorsSkiing.com.  A little earlier than planned.  We had some spring skiing in mind around mid-March; we bet you did, too. Nothing is constant but change. As[Read More…]

by April 10, 2020 10 comments Features
Snow In Literature: Two Tramps In Mud Time (Excerpt)

Snow In Literature: Two Tramps In Mud Time (Excerpt)

[Editor Note: This time of the year, we like to re-publish this verse from Frost’s Two Tramps In Mud Time. We also note that we’ve published a number of Frost’s poems in our Snow In Literature this publishing year. Unintended.  But his words reflect the world of people who know winter and all it brings. You can listen to Frost[Read More…]

by April 8, 2020 0 comments Features
Correspondent Jan Brunvand captured an incident in action.

Question For You: 5

We Need Your Ideas. Our editorial this week calls for the ski industry to re-consider the Responsibility Code with the goal of reducing on-slope collisions, near misses, and even hit-and-runs. This is a serious problem that we’ve explored all season in our Incidents And Accidents series. While a comprehensive solution requires leadership, commitment, and investment by resort management, SeniorsSkiing.com believes[Read More…]

by April 2, 2020 25 comments Features
Mystery Glimpse: Movie Star

Mystery Glimpse: Movie Star

Who’s This? This is a still from a movie this celebrity ski racer was in. Many thanks to the Tread Of Pioneers Museum in Steamboat Springs, CO, for this photo. Last Week From the Journal Of The New England Ski Museum: “Pete Seibert worked as a ski patroller in Aspen just after the war, then in 1950 attended L’Ecole Hoteliere[Read More…]

by April 2, 2020 10 comments Mystery Glimpse
Add Nordic walking to your virus-beating activities to stay in shape.

Nordic Walking Burns More Calories

If You’re Going For A Walk, Bring Those Poles. Easy, Accessible Efficient. Staying active outdoors during the COVID-19 virus crisis is easy and very accessible with Nordic walking, which is a fitness activity that combines walking with specially designed poles to engage the upper body muscles. Like cross country skiing, the poles are used to match each step a person[Read More…]

by April 2, 2020 5 comments Conditioning
Keep your distance and take it easy, especially at one your first rides. Credit: Pat McCloskey

Transition To Cycling

“Start Slow And Taper Off.” The ski season came to a screeching halt as most of us are now staying inside with some socially distanced outings.  As I look back on this shortened season, I can take heart in the fact that I made the most of it before cancelling my last trip.  Skied a lot in the rain locally,[Read More…]

by April 2, 2020 1 comment Health

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