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Red Solo Cup Day at the Gray Wolf Ski Club.  Why not wear one or two on your helmut?
Credit: Gray Wolf SC.

This Club Oriented to Senior Skiers is Thriving

Seniors Want To Get In Touch With Other Senior Skiers. A Club Is The Answer. Here’s One That Skis And Socializes. [Editor Note: This article was written by John Farley, a Gray Wolf Ski Club member.  If you have any news about your ski club or advice to others about how to make ski clubs successful, please let us know.][Read More…]

by January 22, 2018 0 comments Features
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: Name That Turn

Mystery Glimpse: Name That Turn

Not Easy, Nor Healthy, This Was The Turn Of The Early 70s. Thank goodness, this fad turn didn’t last long.  This week’s Mystery Glimpse: What was it called? If you think you know, note in the COMMENTS below. Last Week’s Glimpse Okay, okay, it was Jean-Claude Killy, the famous French celebrity ski racer of the 60s and 70s.  Many of[Read More…]

by January 11, 2018 25 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
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?
Gone Skiing

Gone Skiing

We’re taking the week off.  Have a Happy and Safe New Year. See you in 2018.

by December 25, 2017 1 comment Features
Credit: Dawn Green

This Week In Dec. 22

Mystery Glimpse, Reasons For Nordic Skiing, Test Your Ski Knowledge, SnowSport Leader Alan Engen. Where’s the snow, you may wonder? If you’re in the Northeast, you’ve got cold and snow, and many areas have been open since Thanksgiving. If you’re in the Rockies, you’re still looking upward, although we hear its coming this weekend. If you’re in Alaska, you’re wondering[Read More…]

by December 22, 2017 1 comment Features
Credit: Dawn Green

Top Reasons I Enjoy Being A Senior Nordic Skier

In Response To Last Week’s “Top Reasons I Enjoy Being A Senior Skier”, We Hear From A Nordic-Loving Senior. Editor Note: Roger Lohr is publisher of, a top guide and center for cross-country news and destination information. It seems the older I get, the more I enjoy Nordic (XC) skiing. It probably has something to do with being out[Read More…]

by December 20, 2017 6 comments Features
The Ultimate SeniorsSkiing Ski Quiz

The Ultimate SeniorsSkiing Ski Quiz

You’ve Think You’ve Been Around Snow Sports For A While?  Okay, Test Your Knowledge. I know what you’re thinking; “Ultimate, I doubt it.” You’re a really good skier, you’ve been skiing for years and you’ve skied just about everywhere. “There’s no quiz about skiing that’s going to humble me.” Let’s see… As of the 2016-17 ski season, what state has[Read More…]

by December 18, 2017 7 comments Features
Even retro ski poles...Skiing at Appleton Farms, Ipswich, MA.
Credit: A. Maginn

Going Retro

If You’ve Been Into Snow Sports For A While, You’re Gonna Have Retro Clothes. Find Them, Take A Pic, And Send To Us. We have hats from the 60s, sweaters from the 70s, boots from the first time we went cross-country skiing, knickers, lots of old stuff we could never toss.  Well, we’re having a bit of fun wearing them[Read More…]

by December 12, 2017 0 comments Features
Hard to believe this view is only a few miles from downtown Boston.
Credit: Commonwealth of Mass

In Praise Of Urban Wilderness

Find Winter Activity Opportunities Close To Home. Let’s define what we mean by Urban Wilderness: Open space – wetland, meadow, and/or forested land. Owned by a public entity No parking or entrance fees No visual pollution Offers “peace and quiet” Accessible by either car or public transportation from the nearby urban center Offers a variety of activities (year-round) Urban Wildernesses[Read More…]

by December 11, 2017 2 comments East, West
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
Choose a small chalet...

Commute, Rent, Or Buy?

The Best Way To Enjoy Your Ski Time. While some snowsports enthusiasts are fortunate enough to live and work in ski country, most skiers and riders have to commute from their homes, often two, three or more hours from their favorite mountain. For the frequent skier—those who want to spend every weekend, plus vacation weeks on the slopes—their commute can[Read More…]

by December 5, 2017 1 comment Features, Home Top Box 2

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