Post Tagged with: "senior skiing"

Superstar Trail is open for business at Killington on May 22.
Credit:  Paul Remillard

The Late, Late Show: Killington Still Killin’ It

Skiing In New England In May? Yes, it has been a curious winter and curiouser spring.  We had a snow drought in the West, a middling winter in the Rockies, and bitter cold in the East.  Now, it’s mid-spring, and we’ve heard of quite unexpected, new powder skiing in the Rockies and the Dakotas.  Did people actually go skiing out[Read More…]

by May 26, 2015 0 comments East
Walking a la Nordic raises efficiency of exercise by 40 percent.
Credit: Leki

Try Nordic Walking: Many Benefits By Adding Poles To Hike

Poling While Hiking Is An Exercise Multiplier Roger Lohr is co-founder and editor of XCSkiResorts.com and a noted writer on all the varieties of Nordic skiing. More than 10 million Europeans of all ages and fitness levels are Nordic Walking (also known as Ski Walking) with special Nordic Walking Poles. This new fitness activity turbo-charges the normal walking regimen burning as[Read More…]

by April 15, 2015 3 comments Conditioning, Accessories, Home Top Box 2
Brighton Resort ski instructors Lenny Bernstein and Amanda Cimini check the phone. Lenny is wearing ThinOptics.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

Product Update: ThinOptics Now has Bold Colors, New Magnification

You’ll Always Have These Readers With You. Finally, you can read your cell phone, trail maps and restaurant menus with ease because you can always have these very cool reading glasses with you. And the case snaps onto your Smartphone for ready access. Now isn’t that novel! ThinOptics readers solve the problem that has plagued seniors since Smartphones were invented. The[Read More…]

by March 10, 2015 1 comment Gear, Accessories
Silver Streakers Mike and Anne Pelletier totally enjoy the benefits of the Waterville Valley program.
Credit: Tamsin Vinn

Silver Streaks: A Model For How Ski Areas Can Serve Seniors

You Always Have Someone to Ski With at the Waterville Valley Program. [Editor Note:  Waterville Valley’s Silver Streak Program was a Gold Senior Friendly Award Winner, based on SeniorsSkiing.com’s First Ski Area and Resort Survey.  Silver Streaks is the oldest senior ski program in the US.  We hope that other ski areas can start “Thinking Seniors” like Waterville.] “I’m so[Read More…]

by January 19, 2015 1 comment East, Home Top Box 1
Knee Replacement—What Do I Do Now? Part 5

Knee Replacement—What Do I Do Now? Part 5

If you want to get back to skiing, learn to love your physical therapy. It took my expert knee replacement surgeon one hour to cut, saw, hammer and install each new knee. It took me a year to rehab them. I was astounded by how long it took. I was in good physical condition before surgery, and I had the[Read More…]

by January 6, 2015 7 comments Health, MedTech, Home Top Box 4
Special Edition: First SeniorsSkiing Ski Area Survey Results

Special Edition: First SeniorsSkiing Ski Area Survey Results

Free Skiing, Deep Discounts For Senior Skiers Plus “Senior Friendly” Awards Which areas are truly trying to accommodate 50-plus skiers? To find out, we surveyed 85 North American resorts. Several resorts stand out for giving senior skiers special attention and deals. They received the new SeniorsSkiing Skier Friendly Award. Those with the deepest discounts and best amenities received Gold awards. Those[Read More…]

by October 20, 2014 4 comments Features, Home Top Box 3
OpenSnow Compared US and International Models
Credit: OpenSnow

Winter 2015 Forecast: Maybe Snow, Maybe Not

Handicapping 2014-2015 winter can lead to confident-sounding but wrong predictions. By now, you’ve noticed that the weather in the past few years has become a series of conversation-starting, concern-causing, head-scratching, question-asking phenomena.  Last winter was—as they say down east— a “hoser”.  In the Northeast, we had the most persistent, bitterly cold winter in memory.  According to the National Weather Service, New[Read More…]

by September 9, 2014 0 comments Home Top Box 3
When Skiing Was New: Early Scenes From 30s To 50s

When Skiing Was New: Early Scenes From 30s To 50s

Skiing was once considered a fad like Mah-Jong.  That was a long time ago. Here’s a seven-minute series of clips from John Jay’s “Ski Down The Years”, a visual history of skiing from the early days of rope tows in the mid-30s in New England to the FIS championships at Aspen in 1950.  From our current perspective, those initial attempts appear[Read More…]

by August 18, 2014 1 comment Ski History, Home Top Box 2
Incredible.
Credit: Nate Wallace/GoPro

Powder Skiing Fantasy in Swiss Alps

 GoPro Channel hosts unbelievable footage from little camera. Can you see how Nate Wallace is doing this?  He’s holding a little GoPro camera on the end of an aluminum pole.  The effect shows that this kind of powder skiing is nothing short of exhilarating.  If you’ve never tried deep powder, this is what it’s like.  Click here to be transported. Truly like a dream.

by August 11, 2014 0 comments International
Strut from butt to boot
Credit: Dan Leeth

CADS: How to Add Years to Your Skiing

An ingenious invention extends your ability to ski well on not-so-great knees On the high side of usefulness for seniors, we find CADS, a remarkable body weight suspension system for skiers and riders that reportedly helps relieve knee pressure by acting as a spring between your butt and your knees.  Instead of gravity relentlessly pressing down—using your knees as a fulcrum—CADS[Read More…]

by July 23, 2014 1 comment Features, Accessories
First Ski Area and Resort Survey Results Coming Soon!

First Ski Area and Resort Survey Results Coming Soon!

We were curious about what ski areas and resorts were doing to accommodate the rapidly growing number of senior snow enthusiasts who were coming to play.  So, we launched our First Ski Area and Resort Survey, polling a number of key areas in the US and Canada about lift discounts, amenities and special deals for seniors.  The Good News:  There[Read More…]

by July 2, 2014 0 comments Destinations
Senior Skier’s Skin Game: Five Protective Tips

Senior Skier’s Skin Game: Five Protective Tips

While a great mid-winter day on the slopes may nourish the soul, it can do the opposite for aging skin. It’s common knowledge that our skin changes with age. It becomes thinner, loses fat, loses sweat and oil glands, and generally takes longer to heal than it did in younger days. Fortunately, with a little extra effort, skin can be[Read More…]

by June 4, 2014 0 comments Health, MedTech
Why Seniors Still Ski

Why Seniors Still Ski

A celebration of senior skiers, including American deep powder legend, Junior Bounous describing his descent of Snowbird’s Pipeline when he was 80 years young (he’s about to turn 89).

by March 14, 2014 1 comment Other News, Features
Snowbird’s Pipeline Conquered By Junior Bounous at 80  (Taken March 8, 2014)

Snowbird’s Pipeline Conquered By Junior Bounous at 80 (Taken March 8, 2014)

Snowbird’s Pipeline (the top to bottom ravine in center of picture) : One of North America’s toughest ski routes, descends from Twin peaks above Snowbird. First skied by Junior Bounous in the early 70s. He skied it again during his 80th year. Junior is an inspiration to senior skiers everywhere. &nbsp

by March 14, 2014 1 comment Destinations, Features, Ski Heroes, West
Skiing Super Heroes!!

Skiing Super Heroes!!

Spidey and Cap’n America, Skiing’s Super Heroes, about to save the day at the top of Snowbird tram. Senior Skiers, do you ski in costume? If you could choose one, what would it be?

by March 14, 2014 0 comments Ski Heroes, West
Long Time Between Runs

Long Time Between Runs

It is a sunny and cold Thursday morning in early February.  There are a handful of other skiers on the mid-New Hampshire ski area lift.  I decide to go right at the top.  Trail is untouched, the corduroy grooming marks fresh and waiting.  I turn, effortless.  Ahhh.  I turn again, making a big, wide arc.  The feeling is like floating,[Read More…]

by February 28, 2014 0 comments Nostalgia, Conditioning, Remember When?