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 Don’t Mess With Texas.

This week we finally have news about the Experticity discounts on gear and clothing for our subscribers. Here’s the background.

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, etc.

But Promotive merged with Experticity, another discount gateway website. Experticity promises the vendors that list their products on its site that people who have access are bona fide members of a professional group of some kind to earn the offered discounts. When Experticity looked at our list of subscribers, they had no way to tell who was a pro and who was a committed amateur without industry standing.  So, the rules of access to Experticity have changed.

If you are already signed up with Experticity, you will still have access to the site up to the anniversary date of your initial sign up.  After your anniversary date of your sign up passes, you will be asked to re-apply using the application process below.

If you are new to SeniorsSkiing.com and are signing up with Experticity for the first time, you have to follow the new application process.

The new application process requires you to enter the code provided by Experticity which you can find in our Subscriber-Only Content area under Community in the top blue menu. You will be asked to complete a questionnaire and verify your status by submitting some type of evidence.

Here’s the application form.

If you have any questions about any of this, please call Experticity at 866-376-4685 or email at member.support@experticity.com.

Hiking Fatality Study

Over the summer, we noticed an important article in the Boston Globe, by Martin Finucane, about a research study on the causes of hiker fatalities in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. We are presenting it here because we know that many of our readers are hikers. We were surprised by the cause of most fatalities.  Read the article here.

More Skiing Songs!

Thanks to our readers, we have even more “venerable” ski songs you can listen to.  We apparently struck a nostalgic note with our readers who took it upon themselves to send in digital copies of old tunes and referred us to other favorites. Listen to some oldies here.  This all started with our archival article on Ski Songs of The Sixties which can be accessed here.

Why You Might Have To Re-Enter Your Name And Email

We hear from annoyed (and angry) readers from time to time asking why they have to re-enter their name and email address when they access SeniorsSkiing.com even though they are already subscribed.  There is an answer to this and it has to do with browsers and cookies.  We are reminding everyone about how to avoid this admittedly annoying glitch.  Read all about it here.

On To Labor Day

Once we pass through the Labor Day barrier, we will be getting closer to snow season.  At SeniorsSkiing.com, we are brushing off our notebooks and spreadsheets after a lazy (and busy) summer and planning for the upcoming season.

Hang with us, tell your friends, let us know how we are doing and what you want to see in SeniorsSkiing.com.  Remember, there really are more of us every day and we aren’t going away.

 

 

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