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The Best 2018 Skis For Senior Skiers

The Best 2018 Skis For Senior Skiers

One Might Say You Can Never Have Enough Skis. My wife disagrees. She skis on a relatively old pair that she loves. They’re relatively soft in shovel and heel. For her, one pair is enough. Mine is a completely different story; too long to get into at the moment. Jackson Hogen, publisher of the ski review site realskiers.com, has been[Read More…]

by November 30, 2017 7 comments Home Top Box 1, Skis
A seasoned Alpine skier (left) compared to a pro Nordic skier.  XC is easy to do wrong.
(Credit: Brad Noren_

XC Skiing: Older, Wiser, And Cheaper

A Veteran Ski Instructor Finds Nordic Matches His Senior Skiing Philosophy. Older, wiser, cheaper, what is this about? It reflects on what happens with age for most, but let’s put it into a skiing context. Having taught skiing since 1971, I’ve discovered these are the three adjectives that seem to reflect on one’s skiing philosophy with the passing of time.[Read More…]

by November 14, 2017 1 comment Conditioning
A platoon of the 10th Mountain Division training at Camp Hale, CO. They were one tough bunch; many went on to become ski industry pioneers.

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Nov. 10)

Veterans Salute, Free Skiing For Seniors Announced, Rush To Prep For Season, Funny Mammoth Memories, Ditch The SmartPhone. We’re heading off to Boston’s Ski and Snowboard Expo at the World Trade Center this morning, armed with lots of SeniorsSkiing.com stickers and many copies of a hot-off-the-press news release announcing a list of resorts where seniors can ski for free. When[Read More…]

by November 10, 2017 2 comments Features
SeniorsSkiing.Com Salutes Our Veterans

SeniorsSkiing.Com Salutes Our Veterans

Thank You For Your Service. For a history of the 10th Mountain Division from Snow magazine, click here.

by November 9, 2017 1 comment Features
Now Available: 2017-18 List of 112 US Resorts Where Seniors Ski Free

Now Available: 2017-18 List of 112 US Resorts Where Seniors Ski Free

This Season, Free Skiing Will Be Available To Senior Skiers At 112 Resorts Across 26 States. The list of resorts is available to SeniorsSkiing.com subscribers. The annual SeniorsSkiing.com report was first issued for the 2015-16 season. The number of resorts reporting free skiing privileges for seniors increased slightly from last season. Most provide free skiing at age 70. According to recent[Read More…]

by November 8, 2017 13 comments Features
Caption: Here comes the snowmaking. Blandford’s lodges get facelifts and the slopes get upgrades in grooming and snow making.

Butternut Buys Blandford Ski Area; Rushes To Upgrade For New Season

Family-friendly Blandford in southern Massachusetts was poised for extinction or development, but Ski Butternut and its owner Jeffrey Murdock bought it Sept. 1 and saved it. It’s a rescue mission of historic proportions. Right now, crews are working furiously to renovate Blandford’s base lodges, upgrade the grooming equipment, and install new snowmaking to help smooth out fickle weather cycles that[Read More…]

by November 7, 2017 1 comment East
Ski & Snowboard Expos are coming! Official start of the snow season.
Credit: BEWI Productions

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Oct. 27)

Getting Fit, A Snowmaking Legend, Novel Gift Idea For Seniors, Ski Shows, Happy Birthday, Doug Pfeiffer. The snow season has started, officially and unofficially, in different places around the country.  We urge our readers to start thinking about getting their gear out of basements and start spiffing up those skis and boots. It always pays to get those skis sharpened[Read More…]

by October 27, 2017 0 comments Features
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

Responses To SeniorsSkiing.com Reader Surveys Indicate That Finding Boots That Fit And Perform Correctly Is A Challenge. And 25% Of Readers Plan To Purchase New Boots. Two of our advertisers can help. America’s Best Bootfitters.com has a host of useful boot-related information, including the names of ski shops where highly trained fitters are available to get you the best fitting boots.[Read More…]

by October 13, 2017 2 comments Features
Where did you stow those boots?  Keep looking, they must be hanging around somewhere.
Credit: Don Burch

Getting Ready For The New Season

Tongue-In-Cheek Tips For Dusting Off All Your Stuff…And You. You know it’s time to get ready for skiing when leaves are falling and there have been snow flurries in the mountains. You’ve started having ski dreams, and everyday you check SeniorSkiing .com (and your other favorite ski sites) for new postings. Here’s what you need to do: Get in shape.[Read More…]

by October 10, 2017 4 comments Gear
Mount Washington from Intervale, NH
Credit: Peabody & Smith

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.Com (Sept. 1)

Long-Awaited Experticity Update, Hiking Caveats, More Ski Songs. Our thoughts are with the people in Southeast Texas who have been displaced by Harvey.  As we remember from the monster snow winter in New England 2015-16 when we had nine feet in a matter of weeks, this kind of disruption can cause much anxiety and distraction that lasts for months.  But[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 0 comments Features
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

Thank You. Thank You. Thank You. It is the end of summer, and we’ll soon be back to our weekly schedule. Mike and I want to take this moment to thank our readers, contributors, and advertisers for keeping SeniorsSkiing.com active and relevant. Our combined efforts seem to be working. All summer long, the number of new SeniorsSkiing.com subscribers kept increasing.[Read More…]

by August 31, 2017 3 comments Features
Why Do I Have To Re-Enter My Name And Email?

Why Do I Have To Re-Enter My Name And Email?

For New Subscribers, You Should Know What To Do When You Get Annoyed By Pop-Ups.  There IS an answer. 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[Read More…]

by August 28, 2017 4 comments Features
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Aug. 18)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Aug. 18)

Summer Rounds The Far Turn. We’ve heard there were snow falls in this mid-August in the Rockies.  Big snowfalls.  And the venerable Farmers’ Almanac, predicting the weather using its own mix of folk lore and natural observations for 200 years, has forecast a “snowier-than-normal” 2017-18 winter for the Northeast from the mid-Atlantic to the Canadian border.  The FA has even “red-flagged”[Read More…]

by August 17, 2017 1 comment Features
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (August 4)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (August 4)

SPECIAL EDITION: The SnowSports Industry And Climate Change. As we write this in early August, the National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for most of the West Coast.  Seattle is poised to entertain temperatures near 100 degrees, Reno 110, Portland 106. Meanwhile, we hear of a massive snowfall in New Zealand’s Mt. Hutt, bringing 26 foot snow[Read More…]

by August 4, 2017 1 comment Features
Aspen Mountain reflected in Solar Panels at resort.
Credit: Aspen Skiing Company

How The Ski Industry Is Fighting Climate Change

Climate Change Is Literally In The Air. Here’s A Roundup Of What’s Going On. [Editor Note: This article first appeared on the Liftopia.com blog and can be found at http://blog.liftopia.com/ski-industry-fighting-climate-change/.] Cold, snowy weather is the very foundation of the ski industry. So, it’s not surprising that climate change has been at the top of the industry’s priority list since the[Read More…]

by August 3, 2017 2 comments Features

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