Post Tagged with: "senior skiing"

Ski Guide Peter McCarville, who lives in western Colorado, assumes a pose at Snowmass.
Credit: Peter McCarville

The Value of Guided Skiing

Try It, You’ll Like It OR Let Me Toot My Horn. When I tell people that I am a guide for skiing and hiking I, basically, receive two different responses. The first response goes something like “cool, I want your job, ….”. The second response goes something like “why does someone need a guide for skiing, that sounds silly….?”. I[Read More…]

by December 19, 2016 2 comments Destinations
The powdery slopes of Mt. Bachelor await skiers at the top of the new Cloudchaser Express lift. Credit: Jon Tapper

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.Com (12/16)

Find Ski Buddies, Ski For Free, More Gizmo Gift Ideas, Mt. Bachelor’s Appeal, New Backcountry Area Open and Short Swings! We have some terrific news for all readers of SeniorsSkiing.com.  Through our reader surveys, we know that many readers are looking for skiing companions.  We thought of different ways to fill that need from boosting our FORUM to literally individually matching[Read More…]

by December 15, 2016 0 comments Features
The powdery slopes of Mt. Bachelor await skiers at the top of the new Cloudchaser Express lift. Credit: Jon Tapper

SeniorsSkiing Guide: Mt. Bachelor, OR

New Lift Opening On Dec 16 Makes Mt. Bachelor Sixth Largest In US. The season seems to go on forever at Central Oregon’s Mt. Bachelor, where Pacific storms dump huge annual totals, and the upper-elevation slopes hold onto the snow. From November to late May, Mt. Bachelor keeps the lifts spinning for an ardent group of skiing faithful. Among them[Read More…]

by December 13, 2016 2 comments West, Resort Reviews
Electronic Gizmo Gift Ideas Keep You Connected

Electronic Gizmo Gift Ideas Keep You Connected

Wander, But Don’t Get Lost.   “Why am I here? What happened?” I was lying on my back in a narrow 20-ft deep snow hole. My concerned buddy was looking at me from above. I took a few photos and started thinking how to get out of my snow jail without ropes or means of communication with ski patrol. The conditions were tricky,[Read More…]

by December 13, 2016 0 comments Gear, Accessories
Helo to cat, cat to snow fields, skiing  and glamorous camping, aka "glamping".
Credit: Whisper Ridge

Whisper Ridge: 100 Square Miles Of Snowcat Skiing In Utah

It’s New This Year And Something To Shout About. It’s the largest backcountry resort in the country: 3,300 feet vertical, 300+ average inches of snow, and luxury yurt “glamping.” Check your bucket list. Better add Whisper Ridge. Peace, quiet, the hush of snow, make your own tracks, and the vastness of mountain ranges virtually to yourself. Are you drooling? Whisper[Read More…]

by December 13, 2016 1 comment West
The National Ski Council Federation can connect you to a local ski club.

Find Ski Buddies Near You Through NSCF

Now Our Readers Can Pinpoint Local Ski Clubs. Check Out Their Events And Activities. In Flying Solo, a recent article by XCSkiResorts.com publisher Roger Lohr, the joys of solitary skiing, nordic or alpine, are highlighted.  From the comments, many readers agree.  There are definitely benefits to going at your own speed, especially when you ski with people whose skills are at[Read More…]

by December 12, 2016 4 comments Destinations, Features, Home Top Box 4
Still More Gifts For Senior Skiers: Huff Post

Still More Gifts For Senior Skiers: Huff Post

SeniorsSkiing.com’s Jon Weisberg Publishes Ideas For Holiday Gifts In Huffington Post. Still wondering about a gift for your favorite senior snow sport enthusiast?  Co-publisher Jon Weisberg has some creative ideas that go beyond gloves and long underwear.  Jon is an outside-the-box kind of guy, and his gift idea are quite clever. Click here for his article on gifts for senior skiers[Read More…]

by December 8, 2016 0 comments Features
New England Ski Museum Tells 3,000 Years Of Ski History

New England Ski Museum Tells 3,000 Years Of Ski History

From The Stone Age To Today. The tiny museum in Franconia, New Hampshire is located next to Cannon Mountain’s gondola base, and it’s a wonderland. Even before you enter, you’re intrigued by what you see just outside the door and you ask yourself: “What’s that thing?” The big red boxy thing is one of Cannon’s original tram cars from 1938.[Read More…]

by November 28, 2016 2 comments Ski History, East
Arapahoe Basin this morning (11/23) via webcam.

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Nov. 25)

Big News For SeniorsSkiing.com, Resort Openings, Senior Ski Deals, Alternative Medicine, and Getting In Shape 3. Tremendous news for SeniorsSkiing.com.  Two of our illustrious Advisory Council members have been given a huge, huge honor.  Find out who and what here.  We are so proud of them. We are also very pleased to welcome our newest advertiser Ski-Mojo, a supportive brace[Read More…]

by November 24, 2016 0 comments Features
Arapahoe Basin this morning (11/23) via webcam.

Who’s Open, Opening, And When?

How To Find Out Where The Snow Is Without A Lot Of Clicking. A reader’s question came in yesterday.  He said: “You would do us seniors a service if you listed what ski areas in New England were opening early now that we are getting snow.” Great question, and here’s the answer. And let’s go beyond New England. States where skiing is[Read More…]

by November 23, 2016 1 comment Destinations
Deals are out there.  Here's a website that will help seniors find them.

Senior Season Pass And Lift Ticket Deals

Seniorskideals.com Inventories Discounts At Popular Resorts. We are very pleased to hear that Seniorskideals.com has updated more information on its site, a source for season pass and lift discounts for seniors. The site’s publisher, Mike “Bear Trap” Warner, has been busy since we last checked in back in mid-Sept. Last year, Bear Trap started collecting discounts at Tahoe area resorts, now he’s expanded to[Read More…]

by November 22, 2016 4 comments Features
Wooly Bear caterpillar may predict snow. Then again, they may not.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

Snowy Winter Ahead? Ask A Wooly Bear

Some Say It’s Folklore. Some Say It’s Real. Wooly Bear caterpillars are cool dudes. Their fuzzy bodies are black at both ends and orangish in the middle. Winter enthusiasts examine that orangish band to learn what the coming winter will bring. A narrow band predicts a cold winter with precipitation. A broad band foretells a warm winter. The bug’s celebrity[Read More…]

by November 15, 2016 2 comments Features
Credit: Shot Photos

Skiing In Literature: Pete Seeger’s “Snow, Snow”

Haunting Song Evokes Winter Night Snow Fall. Everybody knows Pete Seeger and his folk songs from archival ballads to anthems of struggle, the peace and labor movement, and the rest.  What is not widely known is that Pete was a lyrical poet, and some of his lesser known works are rich with images and emotion.  One of those is “Snow,[Read More…]

by November 14, 2016 0 comments Remember When?
That's cruising we like.  Thanks to Nite Fly for the video clip.

Follow The Leader At L2A

Synchronized Cruising In The French Alps Captured By Drone. This reminds us of the coordinated swimming events we see in the Olympic Games, minus the gel in the hair.  Well, kind of. A group of skiers cruises down and around the slopes at Les 2 Alpes (aka L2A), an amazing resort which actually has a short summer season we reported on this[Read More…]

by November 8, 2016 3 comments International
XCSkiResorts.com publisher Roger Lohr likes to go alone, sometimes on the spur of the moment. Anti-social? Expedient?
Credit: Roger Lohr

Flying Solo

Making The Case For Going Alone. Ski areas don’t really want to hear about people snowboarding by themselves because they like the multiplier effect of groups and families. At the risk of being called a loner, anti-social, or a follower of the British punk band the Anti-NoWhere League, I can surely admit that I like going SNOWBOARDING BY MYSELF. Self centered?[Read More…]

by October 12, 2016 4 comments Features
Body mapping clothing--allocating insulation in different zones--is an innovative idea being used by clothing manufacturers.
Credit: Berghaus

Layering Redux: More Tips For Senior Skiers

What A Modern Senior Skier Needs To Know About Layers. [Editor Note: Last September, SeniorsSkiing.com published an article about layering prompted by an unfortunate experience in extremely cold weather when we over-layered and paid the price for it. This year, here’s a list of tips from Val E., our new correspondent who has deep background in the ski industry. He’s bringing us[Read More…]

by October 5, 2016 3 comments Gear
New CCSAA Exec Director Reese Brown brings energy.
Credit: Roger Kohl

Snow Sports Leaders: Reese Brown, X-C Ski Area Association Exec

New Ideas For X-C Skiing With New Director. Reese Brown is taking over the reins at the Cross Country Ski Areas Association (CCSAA) as Executive Director after a long run by former leader, Chris Frado. CCSAA is a nonprofit organization founded in 1977 with about 350 ski area members in North America and is dedicated to promoting growth and improving[Read More…]

by October 4, 2016 0 comments Snow Sports Leaders
Get ready for the new season with some mind candy from Warren Miller.

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.Com (Sept 30)

Senior Season Pass Discount Deals, BC Big Boy Resort, Tandem Warren Miller Movie And Book Reviews. The snow season continues to emerge from the fall weather.  There’s snow at high elevations through the Northwest and, in the East, there is definitely a snap in the air and the leaves are turning. This week in SeniorsSkiing.com we welcome Michael Warner’s new[Read More…]

by September 30, 2016 0 comments Features
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Aug. 19)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Aug. 19)

SeniorsSkiing.com Is On Vacation! For the first time since we started publishing in 2014, we are taking a break.  See you next week. If you haven’t signed up for your Promotive discount, let us know.

by August 18, 2016 2 comments Features
Vandals Destroy World’s Oldest Skier Image

Vandals Destroy World’s Oldest Skier Image

Picture Used as Lillehammer Games Logo. The world’s oldest known image of a person on skis — a 5,000 year old petroglyph on the Norwegian island of Tro — has been destroyed by vandals. The image was used as the logo for the 1994 Lillehammer Winter Olympics.   This is a tragedy for those interested in skiing history. It also[Read More…]

by August 11, 2016 2 comments Features, International
The coast of Maine has hundreds of beautiful islands that can be visited by kayak. MITA can tell you where and how to do it.
Credit: Tamsin Venn

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (July 8)

Murder Mystery, Departure Of A Legend, Cycling With A Legend, Kayaking The Legendary Maine Island Trail. Hope you had a pleasant and safe Independence Day in the US, and a “nice” Canada Day, too.  This short week has us exploring some summer themes and remembering a departed skiing hero. First, we’ve just discovered an old-fashioned murder mystery by Wendy Clinch,[Read More…]

by July 7, 2016 0 comments Features
Cross-Country Legend Sven Wiik, 95

Cross-Country Legend Sven Wiik, 95

Olympic Ski Coach, X-C Pioneer, Hotel Owner Was A Major Contributor To Growth Of The Sport. Sven Wiik, a Swedish native who helped promote cross-country skiing in North America through coaching and promoting the sport, has died at 95 in Steamboat Springs, CO.  Wiik is known as a pioneer in the sport, creating the design for the American Birkebeiner trail[Read More…]

by July 7, 2016 0 comments Ski Heroes
Dirt Fest Riders on the Alligrippis Trails in Raystown Lake, PA.  Dirt Fest is an annual event sponsored by Dirt Rag magazine.
Credit: Pat McCloskey

Cycling Series: Riding With A Mountain Biking Legend

Scot Nicol, A Founder Of Mountain Biking, Is A Heck Of A Rider In His 60s. Dirt Fest is an annual event that is presented by Dirt Rag Magazine and always takes place in May at Raystown Lake, Pa. The nationally known Alligrippis Trails are there, and it is an opportunity for 5,000-plus people to attend, ride the trails, and intermingle[Read More…]

by July 5, 2016 2 comments Features
Four pro skiers at the tippy top of somewhere in the Andes.
Credit: GoPro

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (July 1)

Amazing Andes Skiing, Boot Fitting, Sniagrab Gone Forever? This week we continue our summer theme of “remembering snow” with a truly incredible video clip from GoPro.  Featuring four pro skiers, GoPro takes them into the high Chilean Andes and drops them via helo and off they go.  Worth a watch if you are trying to beat the heat. Also, we[Read More…]

by June 30, 2016 3 comments Features
Boot Fitting Tips As Hiking Season Heats Up

Boot Fitting Tips As Hiking Season Heats Up

An Expert Provides Advice On Right Fit for Hiking Boots. As hiking season gets in full swing you may be considering new boots for your upcoming adventures. In the thirteen years I’ve been helping people choose hiking footwear, I’ve gathered four critical tips to share: Length Width Volume Shape Length – Two lengths are important. A) the heel to toe[Read More…]

by June 27, 2016 1 comment Boots