Post Tagged with: "seniors"

Roam Elevate backpack and control device

The Future Is Here

Among the thousands of reasons the abrupt end to the season is a bummer is this: Those of you who were planning to demo the Roam Robotics Elevate will need to wait until we’re back on the hill. Elevate is world’s first computer-assisted knee exoskeleton for skiers. I had the good fortune to try the device toward the end of[Read More…]

by April 8, 2020 2 comments MedTech
"Take some runs with us," say Howard and Naimi. Credit: Harriet Wallis

Skiing Single: Five Best Words To Hear On The Slope

Life Happens. We Get Older And Our Spouses Pass Away. That’s When We Ski Alone, Often Really Alone. This is a true story, and a sad story. It’s just one of many similar stories. It might sound like sour grapes, but the goal is to offer a perspective on what it’s like to ski as a widow. The story has[Read More…]

by December 30, 2019 10 comments Features
Taking on the Lake run. Credit: Casey Earle

SeniorsSkiing Guide: Portillo, Chile

Ride The “Va et Vient” Lift Up The Steeps, Ski With Ski Teams, Enjoy The Vistas Of Remote Mountains. There Is Only One Portillo. Editor Note:  Casey Earle has written several articles for, introducing Norte Americanos to skiing in the Southern Hemisphere. Also click here for advice for neophytes . Portillo hosts international ski teams in training during the summer[Read More…]

by September 17, 2018 1 comment International
60s Ski Songs Now AVAILABLE!

60s Ski Songs Now AVAILABLE!

You Can Now Download Ray Conrad’s Classic Collection Of Ski Songs. After many delays, procrastinations, and technical ups and downs, is happy to announce that Ray Conrad’s The Cotton-Pickin’ Lift Tower And Other Ski Songs, is now available for download from CDBaby. CLICK HERE. Ray has kindly agreed to exclusively offer his songs recorded back in the 60s to[Read More…]

by March 21, 2018 0 comments Ski History
Photo: Harriet Wallis

This Week in (March 10)

Stay conditioned to keep skiing. It’s a message I, not as well-conditioned as I’d like to be, think of every time I feel the need to take a break. The other day, I took a few runs with a couple from Arkon, OH. It was their third day at elevation and he, 75, was feeling it. Fortunately they’ll be out[Read More…]

by March 8, 2017 0 comments Other News
Marc Liebman recommends elliptical training for senior skiers.

Adapting your workout to your age.

Stamina, skiing and senior skiers. Have you noticed that the older you get, you have to work out harder to maintain an ever-decreasing level of conditioning?  Yeah, yeah, yeah…  I know all the reasons but the reality is vigorous work-outs just delay the inevitable.  As we get older our: Bodies aren’t as flexible; Bones are more brittle; Muscles don’t recover[Read More…]

by March 8, 2017 7 comments Conditioning
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

Deep Powder Cat Skiing: $25 Per Run We’ve carried several articles about Powder Mountain, the enormous, old-fashioned resort about an hour northeast of Salt Lake International Airport. It was purchased a few years ago by a group of investors, and improvements are underway. It’s the go-to place for untracked powder long after the other resorts have been skied out. The[Read More…]

by March 2, 2017 0 comments Short Swings!
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

POW POW Not every reader has experienced the joy of powder skiing. Showing skiers scribing graceful lines on blank fields of bluish white is part of our skiing media culture. As those of us who pursue the experience well know, finding untracked, especially in a resort setting, is elusive. Powder is ephemeral and eagerly sought out. When there’s a dump[Read More…]

by February 24, 2017 0 comments Short Swings!, Features
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

POV Dedicate your next day on the hill to someone or something. That’s what I’ve decided to do. Recently I’ve been dedicating each ski day to my brother Paul. If he makes it to February 20, he’ll be 82. Never spent a day on skis in his entire life, but throughout his atypical lifetime, he always cut his own trail.[Read More…]

by February 15, 2017 0 comments Short Swings!
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

February is National Bootfitting Month. Boots! You either love them or you hate them. If yours give you grief, take heart. February is National Bootfitting Month, and the folks at America’s Best Bootfitters are encouraging skiers to visit one of the America’s Best Bootfitters shops to improve boot performance, comfort, warmth, and fit. Skiing Magazine Folds. The buzz during last[Read More…]

by February 2, 2017 0 comments Short Swings!, Home Top Box 1
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

CALIFORNIA January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, when many resorts offer special “learn to ski or snowboard” programs. Among them is Mountain High where guests can purchase a two-for-one midweek, non-holiday Half-Day First Timer Package with lesson, rentals and a lower-mountain lift ticket. Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows to host the Elite FIS Astle Memorial January 17-20, 2017. The[Read More…]

by January 19, 2017 0 comments Short Swings!
One page shows several days. Each image represents a separate day.

Creating Your Own Ski Season Photo Book

Start Now To Produce An Attractive Photo Book with Minimal Camera and Computer Skills. Many seniors keep track of their ski days, planning (or hoping) to ski their age each season. With a little more effort, and with minimal camera and computer skills, one can create an attractive ski-season photo book. I think my ski books, compiled for the past ten years,[Read More…]

by December 7, 2016 1 comment Features
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

CALIFORNIA Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows announced that the The Audi FIS Women’s Alpine World Cup at Squaw Valley (March 9 – 12, 2017) will be 100% carbon neutral. The area will materially reduce and offset emissions directly related to the event. Activities will include composting, fresh water stations (both areas discontinued sale of single use plastic ater bottles last season — the first in the[Read More…]

by December 1, 2016 0 comments Home Top Box 1, Short Swings!
Short Swings!

Short Swings!

Congratulations!!  Two Advisory Council members have been named to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame: Gretchen Besser “…for her unprecedented career as a ski patroller and first aid instructor… and her impact as an historian, international liaison and visionary in the world of skiing…” Bernie Weichsel “As an advocate and creator of an organized freestyle competition circuit. His innovative SKI[Read More…]

by November 23, 2016 0 comments Short Swings!, Home Top Box 1
As he did with so many things, Warren finds his own way to wax. Credit: Warren Miller Personal Archive

Review: Warren Miller’s Latest Is A Winner!

“Here, There, & Every Where” Brings Out Pre-Season Inner Child. Warren Miller has been bringing out my pre-season Inner Child since I was a kid in Troy, NY. Every Fall he presented and narrated his latest film to a full house. For me he conveyed an impossibly aspirational message: Make a life choice that will allow you to ski, whenever and[Read More…]

by October 25, 2016 0 comments Ski Heroes
bunny slopes. Wonderful Book For Grandkids Who Ski.

bunny slopes. Wonderful Book For Grandkids Who Ski.

A Day on Skis with a Bunny Rabbit. When my daughters were young, I read them to sleep with Goodnight Moon, Animal Cafe, and other terrific children’s books. The words and pictures of these simple stories always delighted, regardless of how many times they were read. Now that I’m grandfather to four, I actively look for new children’s classics. It’s[Read More…]

by October 11, 2016 0 comments Features
Long Pole Skiing

Long Pole Skiing

What Is Old Is New Again. Last season, 38-year-old Ma Liqin visited Norway to demonstrate an ancient skiing style still used in the Altai Mountains, a range located at the intersection of China, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Mongolia. People in that region ski daily for hunting and transportation. Their equipment is fashioned from wood and has animal fur tied to the[Read More…]

by September 14, 2016 0 comments Ski History
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
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Poll Results: Promotive Discounts Underutilized!

Results Show That Readers Not Taking Discounts. Here are the results of our most recent poll: Question: Have you signed up for Promotive discounts? Yes, I’ve signed up 7% Yes, I’ve signed up and bought stuff 2% No, I haven’t signed up 26% No, I didn’t know about Promotive 51% Hmmmm. One of the clearest and most unambiguous findings[Read More…]

by August 2, 2016 13 comments Features
Cannon Mountain is a state-owned area, famous for its aerial tram and free skiing for 65+ seniors.
Credit: Cannon Mountain

Update: Free Senior Skiing at Reinstated In NH House Bill

Now The State Senate Must Approve. A bill that would have eliminated free skiing for NH seniors has been amended to reinstate the senior benefit and is being sent back to the Senate for approval. The bill would have charged seniors different rates for weekday and weekend skiing and was an attempt to cover the large deficit at state-owned Cannon[Read More…]

by May 25, 2016 3 comments Features, East