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Look Back: Sunday River

Look Back: Sunday River

For the record, early morning skiing was just the best at Sunday River, Maine. We skied this reliable, late-season spot over Easter weekend with two gorgeous sunny days, happy the travel restrictions into Maine had eased for us at last. Better late than never. Count SR’s season-long commitment to snowmaking (90 percent coverage) as the insurance that makes the late[Read More…]

by April 14, 2021 2 comments Destinations, East
Appi Kogen is a self-contained resort in northern Honshu.

Ski Japan: Happy Appi Kogen

Untracked Deep Powder For A Week. Casting aside the duvet and, with a flourish, we spread the curtains wide to greet a new day, a new location, a place of considerable legend. Here the tall Japanese Black Pines punctuate the landscape between the tall buildings of our hotel in this place almost three quarters of the way up the island[Read More…]

by March 8, 2021 2 comments International
Restrictions: Help, hinder, hopeless? What is your experience? Credit: USNews&WorldReport

Question For You: Dispatches From The Snow Frontier

Let’s Try Again: What Is Your First Visit To A Ski Resort In COVID Times Like? A few weeks ago, we asked our readers to tell us how their first visits to a ski resort went in this unusual year.  We wanted to hear reactions to constraints, regulations, and policies designed to keep visitors and staff safe. Unfortunately, we didn’t[Read More…]

by December 3, 2020 11 comments Features
Mystery Glimpse: Racer R.

Mystery Glimpse: Racer R.

This Is A Challenge. Hints Below. He was on Bob Beattie’s 1964 US Ski Team. He later worked for Head Ski and Lange Boots. Do you know who he is? Put your guess in the comment box below. Last Week Thanks to ski correspondent Dave Irons for supplying last week’s picture and this description: “John and Joe Luc Roy Jr.[Read More…]

by December 4, 2019 10 comments Mystery Glimpse
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (June 22)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (June 22)

Southern Hemisphere Special, Safe and Sane Cycling For Seniors, Zany Videos, El Nino Coming. Yes folks, it’s the start of the ski season in far away places below the Equator. Here’s a picture of downtown Santiago, Chile, which received a highly unusual coating of snow for the first time in years. And in New Zealand, The Remarkables, those beautiful, mystic[Read More…]

by June 22, 2018 0 comments Features
Killington is still open. Also Sugarloaf, Sunday River, Wildcat, Jay Peak, Okemo, Mt. Snow, Sugarbush. May is possible! Credit: Jamie Frankel

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (April 20)

Discount Reminders, Season Thanks, Washing Down, Stowing Gear, Abandoned Ski Area Movie, -30- This amazing season hangs on. Even as we write this on April 19 snow is falling in New England, in fact, right outside our window on Boston’s North Shore. We know that the Sierras and Rockies are also seeing spring snowfalls. It will be the last weekend[Read More…]

by April 20, 2018 0 comments Features
Kingdom Trails: Vermont’s Fat Bike Mecca

Kingdom Trails: Vermont’s Fat Bike Mecca

A New Sport Bridges Snow and Non-Snow Seasons: Fad Or Here To Stay? [Editor Note:  SeniorsSkiing.com is interested in bringing new activities to our reader.  In this story originally published on XCSkiResorts.com on biking with fat, balloon tires, publisher Roger Lohr does an explainer and reports the adventures of a group of neophytes on Kingdom Trails in Northeastern Vermont.] Fat[Read More…]

by March 20, 2018 1 comment Features, East
Mystery Glimpse: What’s The Story?

Mystery Glimpse: What’s The Story?

Dire Straits Require Heroic Acts. This week, a historic event for Mystery Glimpse.  Can you identify the characters involved in the above picture? What’s going on? Where are they headed? Why? And yes, they are skiing. Thanks to the New England Ski Museum, Franconia, NH, for hosting this jewel. Congratulations to NESM for opening its new branch in North Conway![Read More…]

by March 15, 2018 4 comments Ski History
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (March 2)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (March 2)

Introducing NEW DISCOUNTS FOR SENIORS, Mystery Pic, Smuggs Resort Review, Injury Lesson, Women XC Gold. This week, SeniorsSkiing.com is very happy to introduce Discounts For Seniors, a new feature that brings real savings to our readers.  All our research surveys have revealed a constant finding: Senior snow sports enthusiasts—our readers—are looking for discounts. Knowing that, we have curated a number[Read More…]

by March 2, 2018 0 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 3 comments Features
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 5 comments East, Features
Seasons Greetings From SeniorsSkiing.Com

Seasons Greetings From SeniorsSkiing.Com

 

by December 15, 2017 1 comment Other News
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
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Sept. 15)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Sept. 15)

Down Under Snow Reports, Experticity Update, Early Winter Forecast. While we start thinking about buying season passes, contemplating new boots, and enjoying the last of summer activities (btw: great sailing in New England these days), the snows of Australia have been falling mightily. We have two reports from the land of Down Under.  One focuses on the massive amounts of[Read More…]

by September 14, 2017 1 comment Features
Bernie (r) at Thredbo's highest lift.
Credit: Bernie Weichsel

Oz And EnZed: Skiing The Antipodes

Ski And Snowboard Show Impresario Bernie Weichsel Reports On The Down Under Scene. For most of us in the international ski community, whether here in the US and Canada, or within the Alpine countries of Europe, there is good news to be found in Australia and, to a lesser degree, New Zealand. Over the past three weeks, I had the[Read More…]

by September 12, 2017 6 comments International
Pretty basic, but effective. It's easy to do it incorrectly so study up.
Credit: Yoga Lily

Fitness Focus: Plank, Plank, Plank

This Pose Is Considered The Simplest, Most Effective Core Strengthener. “Plank, plank, plank,” says Jan, the exercise instructor at the head of our class.  After an hour of kick boxing, we start the floor exercises to end the session.  We get into plank position as she intones, “Plank, plank, plank”. The seconds roll by. High plank or Phalakasana pose. The most glorious[Read More…]

by June 4, 2017 0 comments Conditioning
Duwamish River, looking to downtown Seattle, used to meander through the salt marsh.  
Credit: John Nelson

Cycling Series: Around Old Seattle

Biking With A Mission: Hit The Historic Parts Of Town. Editor Note: You can download a cue sheet for this “Forgotten Seattle Bike Tour” by clicking here which will take you to correspondent John Nelson’s blog.  It turns out the bicycle is a great time machine. I recently devised a tour to take in some of Seattle’s most famous historic[Read More…]

by June 4, 2017 0 comments Features
Les Deux Alpes has skiing all summer.

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (June 2)

We’re Starting Our Summer Schedule! From Memorial Day to Labor Day, SeniorsSkiing.com will be publishing on a bi-weekly basis.  We’ll still be continuing our Cycling Series, our new Fitness Focus, articles about hiking, profiles of senior skiers, and interesting places our readers and correspondents are visiting.  And, we’ll be publishing our list of 78 Trailmasters, super senior skiers who skied[Read More…]

by June 1, 2017 0 comments Features
Malasana or garland pose is a squat sit that might be a good place to start.
Credit: REI

Fitness Focus: Do You Know Squat?

Squat Lately? Try It Every Day For A Week And See What Happens. Editor Note: This week marks the beginning of our summer exercise series, Fitness Focus, where we will highlight one particular exercise, activity, stretch, or pose that leads to increased strength and flexibility.  Our first is the ubiquitous, simple, and under-appreciated squat. Did you know the squat sit, or the[Read More…]

by May 25, 2017 0 comments Conditioning
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (May 19)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (May 19)

Cycling Series Begins, Ski Video Compilation, Survey Comments, Publishing Schedule News. This week, you can see that we are shifting focus to summer activities.  We know our readers are also cyclers, hikers, kayakers, and to a lesser extent, golfers and fishermen.  With that in mind, here’s the first of our cycling series for this season. Correspondent Pat McCloskey tells us[Read More…]

by May 19, 2017 0 comments Features
Adaptive bikes make it possible to get to the top of the trail. Each one is handmade.

Vets Take Part In VT Adaptive Bike Program

Special Bikes Available At Different VT Locations This Summer. [Editor Note: This article first appeared in XCSkiResorts.com; we thank Roger Lohr, editor-in-chief, for sharing this with SeniorsSkiing.com readers.] The Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports organization’s new Adaptive Mountain Bike Program, which is one of the first in New England offers special dates for outings in various location and limited adaptive mountain bikes[Read More…]

by May 14, 2017 0 comments East
Don't go near the...snow. We've heard of snow snakes but this is ridiculous.

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (May 12)

More Ticks, More Storage Ideas, Sharks That Swim Under Snow, Oh Boy. Thanks to all our readers who responded to our SeniorsSkiing.com Spring Subscriber Survey 2017.  We had an incredible 28 percent response rate. If you are familiar with surveys, you will instantly see that is an extraordinary number.  Our readers—you guys—are definitely engaged in our online magazine/community.  And the[Read More…]

by May 12, 2017 0 comments Features
What’s Biting You? Part Two: Treatment And Prevention

What’s Biting You? Part Two: Treatment And Prevention

[Editor Note: This is Part Two of a two-part article on Lyme disease by Steve Hines, outdoorsman and Wilderness First Responder. Click here for Part One: What’s Biting You?] Treatment The best treatment for Lyme disease bacteria is antibiotics. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), “Patients treated with appropriate antibiotics in the early stages of Lyme disease usually[Read More…]

by May 10, 2017 0 comments Health
Proof that more than one person has done it.

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (May 5)

Cinco de Mayo Skiing, Skiing On Stones, Why Re-Enter Name/Email?, Storing Skis, Ticks Are Coming. The responses to our Spring Survey 2017 are rolling in.  Thank you for your encouraging comments and suggestions.  It is very heartening to know there are so many readers out there who are rooting for us and for senior skiing.  Yes, we are trying to[Read More…]

by May 5, 2017 0 comments Features
Lyme disease is no longer considered limited to the Northeast.
Credit: CDC

What’s Biting You? Lyme Is Now A National Problem

If You Are Walking In The Woods This Spring, Be Wary Of Ticks. [Editor Note: This is the first of a two part article on Lyme disease by Steve Hines, an avid outdoorsman and certified Wilderness First Responder.] Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by the bite of an infected black-legged or deer tick. Lyme disease has become a nation-wide epidemic with[Read More…]

by May 2, 2017 5 comments Health