St. Patrick Brings Snow To (Much Of) Ski Country, Mystery Myth, The Snow Song, Bundled Pass Impact On Seniors, Maine AMC XC Lodge, Friendly Little Mountain In Idaho.

Brodie Mtn, MA, ground zero for St. Patrick festivities, circa 1970.

The good St. Patrick might have driven the snakes from all of Ireland, but his advent this year has brought late winter snow into the resorts of the West and Northeast which have all been waiting patiently all season for some healthy depth. If you’ve been praying for snow, you got it.  Now also buy a lottery ticket.

Please Give Our Discounts For Seniors Page A Visit 

This week we’d like to feature two vendors who have joined our Discounts For Seniors page, where you can find a collection of offers of interesting products at steep discounts.

The Tea Spot, a purveyor of specialty-artisan teas and infusers, may seem like an unlikely participant for senior outdoor enthusiasts. But think about. The Tea Spot’s products are not just Lipton look a likes. Tea Spot’s products are loose-leaf teas and its innovative Steepware, designed to extract the full health benefits of tea. The company’s founder, Maria Upsenski, is a cancer survivor who was drawn to the health benefits of tea during her recovery. With a steadfast mission to foster health and wellness through tea, The Tea Spot donates ten percent of all sales in-kind to cancer and community wellness programs. To date, they have supported over 100 organizations and touched more than 10,000 lives. The Tea Spot is a Colorado-based, woman-owned and operated philanthropic business. So, that’s why they are with

Another terrific vendor we discovered at the OR show is OS1st which offers medical grade supportive compression sleeves for knees, feet, arms, elbows, and wrists. OS1st’s compression technology is designed to basically hold joints, muscles, ligaments, and tendons in the right anatomically place. That supports and stabilizes the underlying anatomy is either speeds recovery or prevents common injuries.  Currently on the Discounts For Seniors page is a KS7 Knee Compression Sleeve Brace which we think many readers will find useful to relieve or a least mitigate knee pain.

Another product is the FS6 Foot Brace Compression Sock that is designed to prevent PF pain. If you’re an active senior who runs, hikes, skis, plays tennis, golfs, you know that Plantar Fasciitis can create foot pain that ranges from uncomfortable to miserable.  Here’s a product that might be helpful.

All these products are currently being or will soon be reviewed by readers and correspondents.  We’ll let you know their impressions.

This Week

After missing our deadline last week because of a power outage, we have a very challenging Mystery Glimpse this week. Readers who are steeped into the deep history of skiing might get it. Check it out here.

With all the snow in the East (and West) this week, we couldn’t help passing along a really funny song by a Maine journalist aimed at the perpetual grouches who think snow is the enemy. The production is fun, too.  Watch it here.

Correspondent Steve Hines visits a remote AMC hut deep in Maine via cross-country skis with a small crew of friends who have been heading into the woods annually for many years.  Here’s his report on the Little Lyford Pond Camp.

Co-Publisher Jon Weisberg reports on his visit to Pommerelle—no, not a wine. Pommerelle is a small area east of Twin Falls, ID, the kind of area that is a magnet for seniors. Gentle terrain, accessible, not expense.  Read his dispatch from a great off-the-beaten track resort.

Next Week

Thanks for reading  And thanks for the contributions you’ve made that are really helpful in defraying expenses. It is gratifying to see the support we’ve received.

Visit our Discounts For Seniors page, tell your friends, and watch for a very special surprise next week having to do with ski songs!

Remember, dear readers, there are more of us every day, and we aren’t going away.


  1. Kathleen Phillips says:

    I sent the following message to the OS1st company today. Even though I didn’t use your link to get the discount, I wanted both you and OS1st to know.

    I subscribe to Seniors Skiing newsletter. In the 3/16/18 current issue, OS1st was mentioned as a new discount provider to their readers. I bought the KS7 Compression Zone knee sleeve at Bob Roncker’s Running Shop in Loveland, Ohio the other day as my husband was in immediate need of one. It helps, a lot.

    I just want to let you know that if it were not for the Seniors Skiing newsletter, I would not have known about your company. Kudos.

    Thanks much,
    Kathleen Phillips

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