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SeniorsSkiing Guide: Mission Ridge On A Snowy Day

SeniorsSkiing Guide: Mission Ridge On A Snowy Day

Day Trip-able Area From Seattle Offers Senior Bargains and “Uncrowds.” “My wife and I are retiring and moving here this year,” the skier from the Seattle area said as we rode the chairlift at Mission Ridge. “We love it here.” I could see the attraction of this gem on the eastern slope of the Cascade Mountains. Mission has bargain pricing,[Read More…]

by February 18, 2016 0 comments Home Top Box 3, Resort Reviews, West
Design by Shokhan Mataibekov Architects is a finalist in World Architect Festival Awards.

Ski At Home: Faux Mountain Condos In The City

Vail, Are You Paying Attention? Remember Borat, the hilarious Kazakhstanian character created by British comic, Sasha Baron Cohen? His spoof helped define Kazakhstan in a way that has it trying to get respect ever since. The country has five ski resorts, at least one reaching higher than 10,000-feet. Now a proposed apartment building for Astana, the nation’s capital, would add[Read More…]

by February 18, 2016 0 comments Features, International
Correspondent Harriet Wallis bribed son Cal, daughter Alison, and best ski buddy Laurie to demonstrate warm ups at the top of a Deer Valley lift.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

Stretching vs Dynamic Warm-Ups

Are you tuning or terrifying your body? Some experts say stretching before exercise helps performance and lessens injuries. Others say stretching can cause damage. So what should you do? “Skiers who stretch at the top of a lift are crazy!” says Jo Garuccio, a PSIA Examiner, Snowbird ski instructor and Triathlon World Champion. “They’ve been on a cold lift and[Read More…]

by February 16, 2016 2 comments Conditioning
With Mount Shuksan looming behind, a snowboarder shreds soft snow at Mt. Baker Ski Area.
Credit: John Nelson

SeniorsSkiing Guide: Mt. Baker, Snow Catcher

Hey Seniors, Low Ticket Prices In The Northwest! Mt. Baker is a storm factory. This North Cascades ski area holds the world record for snowfall in a season—an incredible 95 feet dumped here in 1998-99! I arrived in mid-January to a modest three inches new, but that was on top of a foot that had fallen the previous day. The[Read More…]

by February 16, 2016 2 comments Resort Reviews, West
Backcountry can be a destination for seniors, especially with new equipment.
Credit: Paul Foy

Lightweight Ski Gear Does Double Duty At Resort, Backcountry

Backcountry Skiing May Be An Alternative For Seniors. It’s getting crowded on the slopes. Lift lines can be agonizingly long, the runs denuded of soft powder. You’re looking over a shoulder trying to avoid getting clobbered by someone else. Is that any way for an older skier to enjoy the sport? Maybe it’s time to venture into backcountry. Equipment on[Read More…]

by February 16, 2016 0 comments Gear
Muck Boots: The Toyota 4-Runner Of Footwear

Muck Boots: The Toyota 4-Runner Of Footwear

Rugged, Waterproof Snow Boots E-Z On/Off. My wife and I just returned from a pleasant hike in the snow, among cliffs and monoliths; sagebrush and Ponderosa pine. She wore sturdy hiking boots and gaiters. I wore the Muck Boot Arctic Commuter, a high-rise (mid-calf) fleece-lined neoprene boot. They were an ideal choice. For a hike on snow-covered, uneven, though generally[Read More…]

by February 16, 2016 0 comments Boots, Home Top Box 3
This Week In (Feb. 12)

This Week In (Feb. 12)

At Last, It’s Cold In The East, Poll Results, Resort Reviews and A Ski Hero Profile. All those hopeful prayers and skyward glances are paying off for the snow businesses on the eastern side of the North America. An arctic air mass followed this week’s innocuous snowstorm, and, for snowmaking from the mid-Atlantic to Maine and Quebec, it’s game on.[Read More…]

by February 11, 2016 0 comments Features
SeniorsSkiing Guide: It’s Hard To Beat Crystal Mountain On A Sunny Day

SeniorsSkiing Guide: It’s Hard To Beat Crystal Mountain On A Sunny Day

Pacific Northwest Resort Is Largest Plus Reasonably Priced For 70+ Seniors. When I stepped off the resort’s gondola, I was treated to a stunning view of 14,410-foot Mount Rainier just 12 miles to the south. Not a bad way to begin a spring-like February day at Washington’s largest ski area. I clicked in and started with some of Crystal’s cruisers. Many of[Read More…]

by February 10, 2016 0 comments Home Top Box 1, Resort Reviews, West
Skiing in open fields under a bluebird sky at Appleton Farms, Ipswich, MA is about as good as it gets.
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SeniorsSkiing Guide: History All Around At Appleton Farms

Boston’s North Shore Has A Peaceful Place For Senior Nordic Skiing Or Snowshoeing. We cross the road and climb over the stone wall into a grove of trees, walking a few yards to a trail. Stepping into our skis, we take a look around; we are in the woods, frosty air, untracked trail ahead. No one around but us. Off we go[Read More…]

by February 10, 2016 1 comment East, Resort Reviews
From the top of Snow King, looking at the Grand Teton and Jackson Hole.
Credit: Patrick Kearney

This Week In (Feb. 5)

Welcome New Subscribers, A Busy Week For SeniorsSkiing. An article in the New York Times travel section last weekend has brought many new readers to our growing online magazine. We are really glad you’ve joined us.  Please connect with other readers through the FORUM (see menu pick in blue border, upper right), comment on our stories and let us know what[Read More…]

by February 5, 2016 0 comments Features
Another view of Big Dipper. Alta is known as "Skier's Paradise".
Credit: Harriet Wallis

This Week In (Jan.29)

Peek At Survey Results Hot Off The Internet, Over-The-Hill Gang Profile, Warm Toes, Alta Resort Review, and Flying Into Big Sky. We looked over the initial results from Subscriber Survey 2016 and realized we wanted to respond immediately to some of the questions you raised. You will find a capsule summary of responses to your questions in We Hear You. [Read More…]

by January 28, 2016 0 comments Features
Move over, Big Papi, Big Air is coming to Fenway. Spectators can oo-ha on Feb 12-13.

This Week In (Jan.22)

Interesting Product and Resort Reviews, Big City Skiing and Poll Results. With Big Snow finally coming to the East Coast, we are getting the dust off our snow sports equipment.  Next week, we’ll have some reporting about classic New England skiing and, with the Mid-Atlantic getting whomped, we expect to hear from our contributors down there about new-found snow. This week’s[Read More…]

by January 22, 2016 0 comments Features
You can't see it but these folks are smiling as they skip to the lifts at Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows

This Week In (January 15)

Finally Snow In The Sierra, Mt. Rose and The Chutes, Road Scholar Report, Product Ideas, Action Camera Reviews and All About Nordic Ski Binding Choices. Thankfully this week, the snow began to fall and the temperature dip in the Northeast.  New England snow machines are making the “cold gold” and snow sport seniors are in full swing.  Meanwhile, the West[Read More…]

by January 14, 2016 0 comments Features
Happy Snow Year 2016!

Happy Snow Year 2016!

From All Of Us At SeniorsSkiing.Com: Best Wishes For A Happy, Healthy, Active New Year!

by December 31, 2015 2 comments Features
Sundance offers senior discounts as well as season passes that include public transportation from Provo.
Credit: Sundance

More Senior-Friendly Ski Areas

Our Readers Offer More Places For Senior Friendliness and Significant Discounts. A few weeks ago, we published the results of our Second Annual Ski Area Survey which identified 16 North American ski areas that made an extra effort to be friendly to seniors. Since then, we’ve heard from our readers. Lots of reactions, some criticism, many additional ski areas to[Read More…]

by December 8, 2015 4 comments Destinations

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