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A massage ball can really concentrate gentle pressure on knots.
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Foam Roll Out Those Nasty Knots

An amazingly simple and immediately effective DIY massage relaxes stiffness and removes pain The foam rolling technique of self- massage is exceptionally beneficial in increasing athletic performance, reducing pain, and helping with injury recovery/prevention —especially for older snow enthusiasts. The medical term for rolling out is self-myofascial release.  “Myo” means muscle, and “fascial” refers to the fascia, a framework of[Read More…]

by January 13, 2020 2 comments Conditioning
How did a ski silly ski song to the tune of a classic melody wind up on a Folkways record which became a classroom classic?

My Career As A Folk Singer

An Undergraduate’s Parody Ski Song Led To An Academic Achievement.     As an undergraduate at Michigan State University in the early 1950s I joined the ski club, and I learned, among other things (like how to kick turn), a bunch of ski songs. We sang them driving up to Caberfae resort near Cadillac and apres ski in a local[Read More…]

by November 26, 2018 4 comments Remember When?
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Mystery Glimpse: Hold On

You Have To Be A Certain Age To Have Used This. Thanks to reader John Emery, 65, from Meridian, ID, who skis as regularly as possible at Bogus Basin.  He sent in this memory from yesteryear.  Do you know what it was used for? By the way, John has been skiing since age 4 when he started back in Connecticut.[Read More…]

by February 22, 2018 13 comments Features
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Top Reasons I Enjoy Being A Senior Nordic Skier

In Response To Last Week’s “Top Reasons I Enjoy Being A Senior Skier”, We Hear From A Nordic-Loving Senior. Editor Note: Roger Lohr is publisher of XCSkiResorts.com, a top guide and center for cross-country news and destination information. It seems the older I get, the more I enjoy Nordic (XC) skiing. It probably has something to do with being out[Read More…]

by December 20, 2017 6 comments Features
This Week in SeniorsSkiing.com (Aug 12)

This Week in SeniorsSkiing.com (Aug 12)

V for Vail, Vandals, Volcanoes…and Vacation!!!! This week we report on V‘s: Vail (purchasing WhistlerBlackcomb), Vandals (destroying the world’s oldest skier image), and Volcanoes (erupting in Chile’s Nevado de Chillan ski resort). We figure it’s an appropriate use of the alphabet, since both Mike and I are taking Vacations next week. He’s with family on Prince Edward Island. My wife and[Read More…]

by August 11, 2016 0 comments Features
Bode Miller endorses the indoor, endless carpet as a way to practice and learn.
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Indoor Skiing? Bode Miller?

Ski In A T-Shirt. In July. In Colorado.   There is a way to keep skiing year round.  As we have seen, the urge to keep skiing has been explored in many different ways.  This time, Snobahn, a “state of the art” indoor ski facility is coming to the US with its first facility in Centennial Colorado. Hey, if you[Read More…]

by June 22, 2016 0 comments Features
RIP Muhammad Ali

RIP Muhammad Ali

Never Stop Trying.

by June 11, 2016 2 comments Features
An elegant skier, Stein Eriksen was an Olympian, instructor, skiing ambassador and charming personality.
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This Week In SeniorsSkiing.com (January 8)

Resort Reviews, Remembering Stein. As part of our new SeniorsSkiing Guides, we have two new resort reviews to check out. These reviews are designed to focus on aspects of different ski areas—Alpine and Nordic—that are “senior-friendly.” New contributor Jan Brunvand tells us about Powder Mountain, north of Salt Lake City, the second largest ski area in North America. (Bet you[Read More…]

by January 7, 2016 0 comments Features
Brighton is a held in high regard by senior skiers for its friendliness and its powder.
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SeniorsSkiing Guide: Brighton Resort

This Is The Utah Bucket List Resort Few Visiting Skiers Ever See. I kept hearing three sounds at Brighton on December 22, the first day of Winter, 2015. Early morning trail runs were knee deep. As more people arrived, I entered the forest. There were places where depths reached my thighs. Sound One: Teen-fueled screech of Yippee! HooHaw! YowWee! Sound Two:[Read More…]

by December 29, 2015 2 comments Features, Resort Reviews
Superstar Trail is open for business at Killington on May 22.
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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
Camelbak Bootlegger carries the right joy juice to keep hydrated.
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Hydration Chronicles: An Easy Way To Keep Drinking

Carry Water On Your Back Like A Camel. In my younger days, my friends and I launched our adventures without giving a thought to proper nutrition, hydration and so on. On one fondly remembered camping trip, provisions were down to shredded wheat, peanut butter and warm beer, and we still had fun. Now we have the benefit of decades of[Read More…]

by January 28, 2015 3 comments Health, Nutrition, Home Top Box 2
Huff Post: What Senior Skiers Must Remember

Huff Post: What Senior Skiers Must Remember

Huffington Post Highlight’s SeniorSkiing’s Co-Founder: Is there something outdated about your equipment? SeniorsSkiing.com’s Co-Founder Jon Weisberg has a new article on Huffington Post’s Post 50 blog, this time about the potential risks of skiing with old equipment and a lack of reasonable fitness in senior skiers.  Click here for the Huffington Post blog about what seniors should think about before heading[Read More…]

by December 2, 2014 2 comments Gear, Features, Home Top Box 3
Kale is a rich source of Magnesium. So is Spinach.  Popeye was right!

Magnesium Magic For Senior Skier Muscles

How’s Your Magnesium Level These Days? Feeling fatigued on the hill despite intense pre-season training? Muscles cramping during or after a day on the slopes? Magnesium deficiency may be the culprit. Magnesium, essential for normal muscular contraction and relaxation, is a key player in over 300 biochemical reactions in the body, including production of ATP, the main source of energy[Read More…]

by December 1, 2014 0 comments Nutrition
Huff Post: Second Thoughts On Returning To The Hill?

Huff Post: Second Thoughts On Returning To The Hill?

Huffington Post features SeniorsSkiing.com’s Co-Founder encouraging seniors to come back to skiing. We get around.  SeniorsSkiing.com’s Co-Founder Jon Weisberg has posted an article on Huffington Post’s Post 50 blog about the concerns seniors have about either continuing to ski or returning to skiing and how the sport has changed to help accommodate them.  Click the Huffington Post Post 50 Blog to[Read More…]

by November 16, 2014 0 comments Features
HIghly trained ski patrollers will be looking for your id.
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Who Are You? The Ski Patrol Wants To Know

Carrying Identification Can Help The Ski Patrol Help You. Accidents happen. And when they do, the ski patrol will likely be your savior. But the patrol needs your help. Here’s what you should have with you every time you ski or ride–just in case. Carry identification. If you’re injured and can’t speak for yourself, the patrol will have to figure[Read More…]

by November 13, 2014 0 comments Accessories, MedTech, Home Top Box 1
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Afterglow: Visual Night Skiing Poetry

When Was The Last Time You Skied In The Dark?  We bet it wasn’t like this. So far, this year’s pre-snow-season has seen at least two new dazzling ski movies hit the screens. First, we couldn’t help but notice Warren Miller’s 65th ski movie, No Turning Back, which we reviewed here and concluded it was the best yet. That movie[Read More…]

by November 7, 2014 0 comments Features, West
ThinOptics super-convenient reading glasses can be stowed with your phone!
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Seniors See Anywhere: ThinOptics Reading Glasses

Accessible reading glasses, even on a ski lift, make reading fine print do-able again. You’ll love these reading glasses, because you’ll always have them with you. No more passing glasses around to read the trail map or the menu. You’ll have your very own glasses, and you’ll know exactly where they are—because their case is on your phone. Now that’s[Read More…]

by October 28, 2014 0 comments Accessories
Metal Knee Model: Is there one in your future?
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Knee Replacement Isn’t For Sissies: Part 2

Tips to Kick Start Your Research A Brighton, Utah, ski patroller with two artificial knees assured me there’s definitely life – and skiing – after knee replacement. Her unbounded success motivated me to launch into research. I’m glad I did my homework. What I learned affected the direction I took, the outcome and ultimately my success. Here are some tips[Read More…]

by October 23, 2014 0 comments MedTech, Home Top Box 1
Flipping out: Lofoten, Norway
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Warren Miller’s Newest: “No Turning Back”

This one is not to be missed. My first Warren Miller film was in the early 50’s. That was when the Master, himself, was present to narrate each showing. You knew the season was starting when Warren rolled into town. I’ve seen many ski films over the years. After a while, despite camera tricks, ski gymnastics, and the latest soundtrack,[Read More…]

by October 21, 2014 0 comments Other News, Features, 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
Will Deer Valley Change The Sign?
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Deer Valley Buys Solitude

Pre-Season Acquisitions March On Through the Wasatch Mountains   There goes another one.  First, Vail scoops up Park City.  Now we have Deer Valley, a top-shelf brand, picking up Solitude.  Who’s next? Here’s the full story from the Salt Lake Tribune.  And here’s the official press release from Deer Valley. Operations at Solitude won’t shift over until May, 2015.  We[Read More…]

by October 8, 2014 0 comments West
Plug your boot bag in for pre-ski warm-ups.  Ahhhh.
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Toast Your Booties: Two Ways To Keep Feet Comfy On Cold Days

No more wrestling with cold, stiff boots on a crowded ski lodge bench. A few years ago, I indulged in my version of the middle-aged cliche: Instead of a red sports car, I snagged some very nice new skis and a serious pair of custom-fit boots. All was glorious but for one problem—the boots were 120’s, so stiff that by[Read More…]

by September 22, 2014 3 comments Accessories, Home Top Box 3
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