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Editorial: Too Many Incidents And Accidents

It’s Time To Update The Responsibility Code. Many senior snow sports enthusiasts have been participating in the sport for decades, in some cases, starting as children or high school or college students. Each year, they return to the ski hills, older, less strong, less stamina, but still dedicated to the sport they love. They come back despite the concern that[Read More…]

by April 2, 2020 38 comments Features
Credit: Dorothy Crossley, New England Ski Museum

Mystery Glimpse: Young Racer

Who Is This Racer? Major hint: O, Canada! This one should be easy. This week, we all need an easy one. Can you tell us about her history? Her extraordinary career? Thanks to the New England Ski Museum for this picture. Last Week This photo was taken at Crested Butte Mountain Resort in 1963, showing off the installation of their[Read More…]

by March 19, 2020 7 comments Mystery Glimpse
How Cozy Are Your Feet?

How Cozy Are Your Feet?

Cozy Feet. Happy Skier. That’s the headline for the APEX  Ski Boot System advertisement at the right of this article. It’s worth taking notice…especially with the unusual, limited time 20% discount to SeniorsSkiing.com readers. In  a reader survey from a few years ago, we asked which new equipment you intended to purchase in the coming season. 25% of you responded[Read More…]

by December 17, 2018 10 comments Other News, Boots
Down Corbet’s Couloir At Jackson Hole

Down Corbet’s Couloir At Jackson Hole

If You Over-Think This, It Won’t Happen. From the folks at Jackson Hole and Teton Gravity Research, here’s what happened last spring on top of the famous Corbet’s Couloir.  

by November 27, 2015 3 comments West
Carol and Nick Bowling of Washougal, Washington, tune up now for ski season.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

Lunge Toward Ski Season: Start Now

You don’t need a gym. You can lunge around the neighborhood. Nick and Carol Bowling are enthusiastic senior-age Alta skiers who enjoy staying fit year round. They just added lunges to their pre-season fitness routine, and they’ve become lunge junkies. But there’s a learning curve to doing lunges correctly, and they’re still working on it. “Lunges use your own body weight[Read More…]

by September 2, 2015 5 comments Conditioning, Home Top Box 1
A Skier’s Journey: Pushing The Envelope

A Skier’s Journey: Pushing The Envelope

A Senior Skier Reflects On The Thinking Part of The Sport. Since I was five I’ve been on a voyage of self discovery through skiing that started at the ski areas of the Laurentian Mountains of Quebec, Canada and grew to be an integral part of my life the older I became. Initially learning to ski on riverbank in Winnipeg[Read More…]

by August 31, 2015 0 comments Features, Home Top Box 4
Happy 90th Junior Bounous!

Happy 90th Junior Bounous!

Still Doing Pow And Inspiring The Rest of Us As Junior Bounous celebrates his ninth decade, we salute his love of the sport and his motivation.  His message to the rest of us is simple: “Keep moving!”  Check.  Thanks, Junior and have a great birthday. Here’s a short documentary produced by Snowbird that chronicles Junior’s trip down the Pipeline at[Read More…]

by August 25, 2015 3 comments Ski Heroes, West
Click for CBS News story on Powassan virus in Connecticut.

A Worry In The Woods: Tick-Borne Powassan Virus

Shifting From Snow To Summer Activities?  Beware Of This New Menace. We’re starting to hike or bike in the woods between the receding snowbanks here in New England.  We’ve just learned that you better make sure you review your tick-avoidance-and-protection practices.  Powassan virus is yet another tick-borne disease that, according to this new report from CBS, can be lethal.  So, this is[Read More…]

by April 13, 2015 1 comment Features, Conditioning
More Ice Canoe Racing On The St. Lawrence

More Ice Canoe Racing On The St. Lawrence

Looking Back At A Cool, Cold Sport In Quebec. In February, we traveled to Quebec to visit the Winter Carnavale and the legendary ski resorts on the St. Lawrence, Mount Saint Anne and Le Massif de Charlevoix.  The city was alive with thousands of people celebrating the brilliant cold and the many events of the Carnavale.  One of these was[Read More…]

by April 3, 2015 0 comments International
Roller-skiing is not a new idea.  At least you don't need long underwear.
Credit: British Nordic Ski Team

Off-Season Strategy: Ski Without Snow

For Die-Hards, Here’s How To Keep Going. Signs that the season is ending are starting to sprout along with the crocuses.  In the East, many areas will be closing this weekend; there’s still lots of snow on the ground, but many lift lines are nearly empty even on the weekend.  Many skiers have had enough.  Out West, conditions have been[Read More…]

by April 1, 2015 0 comments Remember When?
If You Like Mountains…

If You Like Mountains…

Take An Aerial Tour Of The Himalayas. Teton Gravity Research, one of our favorite action sports movie makers, has captured the spirit of the mighty giants of the Himalayas.  Using an advanced camera stablizer, this short, ultra HD video takes you up close and personal to Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, and Lhotse.  Fasten your seat belt and pass the pop-corn.

by March 24, 2015 0 comments Features, International
Ski Industry Remembers: Scenes From 60 Years Ago

Ski Industry Remembers: Scenes From 60 Years Ago

A Blizzard Of Memories From Ski Industry Association Video. SnowSports Industries America (SIA) is the ski trade association of suppliers to consumers.  Think equipment manufacturers, clothing designers and providers, retailers, reps and media, everyone who gets the skier, boarder, X-Cer, backcountry adventurers and snowshoer out on the snow. SIA puts on global trade shows, publishes extraordinary research on market trends, advocates for the[Read More…]

by January 23, 2015 1 comment Remember When?
Is This Guy For Real? Amazing Candide Thovex In The Alps

Is This Guy For Real? Amazing Candide Thovex In The Alps

Daredevil is becoming an -ism.  Here’s yet another impossible run. We wonder if videos like this help recruit people to skiing or turn them off.  It sure looks, um, well, risky.  What do you think? Professional skiers Candide Thovex totally shreds Val Blanc.

by January 21, 2015 1 comment Features, International
We’ll Have What They’re Having

We’ll Have What They’re Having

Skiing En Masse Down A Mountain In The Buff Must Have Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time. We’d like to have at the conference table when the idea for this video came to up.  Not sure where or when this took place, but thanks to Mountain Life magazine for bringing it the world and for Sweetgrass Productions for the[Read More…]

by January 10, 2015 0 comments Features
Get Into The Spirit: Cannon Mountain Aerial Footage

Get Into The Spirit: Cannon Mountain Aerial Footage

If You Need Some Inspiration To Get Out There, Here It Is. Cannon Mountain in New Hampshire looks deep in snow as of today.  Wonderful and dramatic shots of a beautiful and venerable ski area.  Credit White Mountains TV 16.

by December 23, 2014 0 comments East
Straight Down: Cody Townsend and Gravity

Straight Down: Cody Townsend and Gravity

Now This Should Tighten You Up. Cody Townsend, professional free skier and athlete, takes on the most improbable ski run we’ve ever seen.  The scene is a near vertical chute in Alaska’s Tordrillo Mountains, more like a elevator shaft than a ski run.  This scene is a clip from Red Bull’s documentary, “Days of My Youth.”  We are certain that[Read More…]

by December 17, 2014 0 comments Features, Ski Heroes
GoPro Flipping Out On Mt. Cook

GoPro Flipping Out On Mt. Cook

Free-skier Tom Wallisch corks it on New Zealand’s Tallest Mountain Some say skiing is flying with different expectations.  Take a look at this short video from GoPro with professional free-skier Tom Wallisch down in En-Zed.  Aside from the corkscrew flip, the view of these snow fields is breathtaking.   By the way, winter in New Zealand is summer in the Northern[Read More…]

by December 10, 2014 0 comments Features, International
Flipping out: Lofoten, Norway
Credit: Oystein Aasheim

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
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
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
Ski Boots for Seniors: The Apex Innovation

Ski Boots for Seniors: The Apex Innovation

Hey there, Senior Skier:  Time for a moment of honest reflection.  While ski boots have come a long, long way from the old days, comfort-wise, they still suck, right? But, what if ski boots didn’t hurt after three hours of riding hard pack?  What if you could walk around the lodge or to your car in comfort, without the cadence[Read More…]

by March 4, 2014 17 comments Gear, Boots