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October blizzard in Rocky Boy, MT, left 30 inches behind, breaking a record for the month.
Credit: Shawn/Steph White

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (Oct. 13)

Weird Weather, Senior Profile, Von Trapp Cross-Country Innovator, Getting Ready. We can’t stop thinking about the major weather events that have descended across the globe this year. Hurricanes with epic levels of destruction, surprisingly early and deep snows in the Rockies, (and from what we hear, prodigious snowfalls in parts of Australia), wild fires creating horrendous destruction and loss of[Read More…]

by October 13, 2017 2 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 0 comments Features
Johannes Von Trapp: Climbing Every Mountain

Johannes Von Trapp: Climbing Every Mountain

Scion Of The Famous Family Is The Inventor Of The Modern X-C Center. [Editor Note: This article first appeared in XCSkiResorts.com.  Our thanks to publisher Roger Lohr for allowing us to reproduce it here.] If there was an American Cross Country Ski Hall of Fame, Johannes von Trapp would be one of the surefire inductees. The famous story of the[Read More…]

by October 11, 2017 1 comment Snow Sports Leaders
Senior Profile: WWII Survival Shaped Ruth DeSousa’s Resolve

Senior Profile: WWII Survival Shaped Ruth DeSousa’s Resolve

She Applies What She Learned To Life And Skiing. When the air raid sirens blared in Bingen, Germany, residents scrambled down into their cellars for protection. The town on the Rhine was bombed again and again by Allied forces. After each attack, Ruth’s mother would rush to the roof of their building to pick up the burning flares that had[Read More…]

by October 9, 2017 2 comments Features
This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (September 29)

This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (September 29)

  It’s Warm In The East, And The Rockies Are Turning White. So it makes sense that one of the articles in this week’s package reviews the Tannus tubeless foam-filled bicycle tire and another explains why this is the best time to purchase a season pass. Harriet Wallis, an active biker, skier, and SeniorsSkiing.com contributor wrote the piece on the[Read More…]

by September 29, 2017 0 comments Home Top Box 1
Utah first snow

Short Swings!

Snow Has Arrived Around The West. Half-Price Subscription to realskiers.com: Jackson Hogen, publisher of realskiers.com, publishes short essays related to the the sport. The current one, about older skiers, is titled “Not Dead Yet.” You can sign up for the essays and receive them free. I recommend getting a paid subscription where, among other things, you’ll find intelligent and comprehensive ski[Read More…]

by September 28, 2017 0 comments Other News, Short Swings!
Dancing With Skis

Dancing With Skis

Many Readers May Remember Ski Ballet, The Graceful, Sometimes Amusing, Phenomenon From The 1980s. Costumed performers on skis took skiing to new levels as they executed freestyle moves to a variety of musical themes. It was the snow equivalent of free style figure skating with individual and pair performances. Some observers saw ski ballet as liberation from the restricted forms[Read More…]

by September 26, 2017 6 comments Features
Mike "Bear Trap" Warner is a former ski instructor committed to finding discounts for seniors.

Best Time to Buy Senior Ski Passes is Now

The Deals Are Out There.  Time To Act. [Editor Note: Mike “Bear Foot” Warner produces SeniorsSkiDeals.com which publishes the prices of top ski resorts and offers advice on where to find the best discounts and when to buy.]  If you are a senior skier and are planning to ski over a week this winter, you might want to consider buying a[Read More…]

by September 25, 2017 9 comments Features
Find out what Harriet thought about these tubeless, foam-filled tires. Credit: Harriet Wallis

Cycling Series: Update On “Arthritis Proof” Never Flat Bicycle Tires

I’ve Learned A Lot And Here Are The Lessons. If your hands are arthritic, you know how hard it is get a tire back on the rim after fixing a flat. Lightweight Tannus tubeless foam tires were recently introduced into the U.S., and I was quick to buy a set. They don’t take a tube, and since they are filled[Read More…]

by September 22, 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
When was the last time you saw someone do this?

Short Swings!

Something Old. Something New. I just read two books about trails. The old one is American Skiing, published in 1939. It’s author, Otto Schniebs, was one of the Arlberg Technique pioneers in New England and contributed to the development of several areas.  He founded the American Ski School of Boston and coached at Dartmouth College and later at St. Lawrence University.[Read More…]

by September 13, 2017 0 comments Short Swings!
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
Update: Change In Gear/Clothing Discounts From Experticity

Update: Change In Gear/Clothing Discounts From Experticity

There’s Been A Big Change In How SeniorsSkiing.Com Subscribers Can Access Discounts From Experticity. When SeniorsSkiing.com was launched, we made an arrangement with Promotive.com to offer discounts to our readers.  There was no cost involved, readers who subscribed signed up with Promotive using a code provided and enjoyed the same kind of discounts offered to professional racers, teams, coaches, instructors,[Read More…]

by September 11, 2017 2 comments Features
Early September 2017, Perisher Ski Resort.
Credit: Perisher

Meanwhile In Australia…

We Have Hurricanes And Wildfires.  Oz Has Big Snow.  Sound Like A Theme? The news from Down Under is that the snows are prodigious, the depths of which haven’t been seen in 17 years. The snowpack in Australian snow fields is up to 97 inches, eight feet, which sounds awfully similar to the monster snow this year in the North[Read More…]

by September 11, 2017 0 comments International, Other News
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

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