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NSNA Crew grooms all night for a wonderful trail in the morning. Credit: NSNA

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Dec. 13)

Nordic Volunteers, Poutine For Calories, Exoskeleton Helps Legs, More Incidents & Accidents, Southern Skiing, Mystery Team, Weather Report. This co-publisher of SeniorsSkiing.com loves to cross-country ski. Since we live directly across the street from a 900-acre tract of conservation land, owned and managed by the Trustees of Reservations, we head over the stone wall whenever there is decent coverage. In[Read More…]

by December 13, 2019 0 comments Features
Can You Do This?

Can You Do This?

Another Caption Contest. This is Tobi Heinle, ski guide, Voekyl-Marker-Dalbello pro athlete, doing his thing on Zugspitze Mountain, Garmisch-Partenkirchen. More on Tobi, click here. Click on arrow to see video. And try to caption it. Write your entry below. [Editor Note: Thanks to Snowbrains.com for originally posting this.]

by December 11, 2019 0 comments International
Skiing Weatherman: How A Trough Works

Skiing Weatherman: How A Trough Works

And Regional Forecasts From West To East. Had my first day on snow last Thursday at Jiminy Peak in the Berkshires. It was a wonderful day on nearly perfect snow: chalky packed powder with some windblown pillows of powder along the edge of several trails. Today, I thought I would tell you about the jet stream feature to look for[Read More…]

by December 10, 2019 0 comments Skiing Weatherman
Poutine, a Frency Canadian comfort food dish. Credit:Yvette Cardoao

Canadian Cuisine? Sun Peaks, BC, Has Poutine Plus

Poutine Is A Huge Comfort Food. Add That To A Mighty Bloody Mary And You Have Dinner At A Cozy BC Resort. Yes, poutine is one of those things that requires an excuse to eat. We’re talking the massively popular comfort food that is Canada’s answer to Mac and Cheese. There isn’t an easy way to rationalize a dish that[Read More…]

by December 10, 2019 0 comments International
Againer Exoskeleton attaches to thigh and boot, using a gas piston as a shock absorber.

Againer Exoskeleton Supports Legs, Relieves Muscle Fatigue

SeniorsSkiing.com’s Reviewer Tried Againer Exoskeleton On His Second Day On Snow. Find Out How It Worked For Him. I am a 75-year old, advanced intermediate skier with 10 years experience as a PSIA instructor in the East and mild osteoarthritis in my left knee.  I currently ski at Alta; that’s where I recently tested the Againer Exoskeleton. The Againer consists[Read More…]

by December 10, 2019 1 comment Accessories
Correspondent Jan Brunvand captured an incident in action.

Incidents And Accidents: 4

Things Get Rocky On Bullwinkle [Editor note: SeniorsSkiing.com is collecting stories from readers about incidents and accidents that they have experienced. We intend to review these for patterns and themes and use that data to influence the safety policies of resorts and other stakeholders. The following is the fourth article submitted by a reader in our new feature “Incidents and[Read More…]

by December 10, 2019 0 comments Incidents and Accidents
Feb 1941. Ski Jumper. Can you name them.

Mystery Glimpse: Seven Great Champs

All Inducted In US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame. Hints: Photo from Feb. 1941, Sun Valley. One of these men later enlisted in the 10th Mountain Division and was killed in action. Can you name them all? Thanks to Alan Engen for contributing this photo from his four-volume scrapbook series, The Engen Skiing Dynasty, currently at the University of[Read More…]

by December 10, 2019 0 comments Mystery Glimpse
First Turn, Icy Snow Advice

First Turn, Icy Snow Advice

Instructor Pat McCloskey Recommends An Approach To Early Days. I had an interesting discussion with my lift mate this weekend at our local ski area.  I asked the fellow beside me how his day was going. He remarked, “Well, the hill is fighting me back a little today.”  I chuckled because the guy was a certified PSIA instructor but was[Read More…]

by December 4, 2019 1 comment Features
Boston Ski and Snowboard Expo Highlights

Boston Ski and Snowboard Expo Highlights

Didn’t Make It This year? Here’s A Snapshot Of The Show. Correspondent Don Burch covered the recent Boston Ski & Snowboard Expo at the World Trade Center. It’s the last year the show will be held at this venue and it’s also the last year it will be produced by Bernie Weichsel and BEWI. Next year, SIA takes over.

by December 4, 2019 2 comments East
Monster Traffic Jams Overwhelm Canyon Roads At Four Salt Lake Resorts Last Winter

Monster Traffic Jams Overwhelm Canyon Roads At Four Salt Lake Resorts Last Winter

Big Changes Are Underway This Season. Will They Help Solve The Problem? Flashback To Last Winter Bumper to bumper traffic creeps up Little and Big Cottonwood Canyons toward Alta and Snowbird, Brighton, and Solitude. But resort parking lots are already full. It’s mid-morning on a typical weekend. Rabid skiers ignore the parkies. And they ignore One Way signs. They drive[Read More…]

by December 2, 2019 5 comments Features
Snow In Literature: Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening

Snow In Literature: Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening

By Robert Frost Whose woods these are I think I know.His house is in the village though;He will not see me stopping hereTo watch his woods fill up with snow. My little horse must think it queerTo stop without a farmhouse nearBetween the woods and frozen lakeThe darkest evening of the year. He gives his harness bells a shakeTo ask[Read More…]

by December 2, 2019 6 comments Nostalgia
Happy Thanksgiving From SeniorsSkiing.com!

Happy Thanksgiving From SeniorsSkiing.com!

SeniorsSkiing.com is taking the holiday week off to spend time with family and friends. We are definitely thankful for our diverse and engaged readers who continue to inspire us with their insights and resolute allegiance to snow sports of all kinds. We are also thankful for our talented correspondents who have offered ideas, creativity, coverage that resonates with our readers.[Read More…]

by November 26, 2019 12 comments Features
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Nov. 22)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Nov. 22)

DIN You Know?, Incidents And Accidents 2, XC Stereotypes, Skier Code Review, First T-Bar Pic. We dropped our skis and new boots off at the Sports Stop in Wenham, MA, the other day. We wanted to make sure our new boots and bindings worked in harmony. And to generally slick up the skis for the season. Imagine our surprise when[Read More…]

by November 22, 2019 13 comments Features
Incidents And Accidents: 2

Incidents And Accidents: 2

Accidents Can Be Self-Inflicted, Too. [Editor note: SeniorsSkiing.com is collecting stories from readers about incidents and accidents that they have experienced. We intend to review these for patterns and themes and use that data to influence the safety policies of resorts and other stakeholders. The following is the second article submitted by a reader in our new feature “Incidents and[Read More…]

by November 20, 2019 9 comments Incidents and Accidents
Changing XC Skiing Stereotypes

Changing XC Skiing Stereotypes

“Aren’t Groomed Trails Free?” There are at least three unfortunate stereotypes that are really important to the cross country ski world: “If you can walk, you can cross country ski” “Oh, it looks like so much work!” “It’s free, right?” Meaning: Well, I heard it was free, so I expect it to be free. Okay, a lot of cross country[Read More…]

by November 20, 2019 5 comments Features

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