Come Ski With Us and Never Ski Alone!

Each Wednesday and a number of Sundays we try to schedule a day trip to one of the ski areas in the greater Hudson Valley fop the sole purpose of skiing with friends.… manually done, so Read More »

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Fitness Camp

 Early last winter my grandson decided to enlist in the Navy, with a delayed active duty date being shortly after his high school graduation. At 6’4” he has the speed of a greyhound, but the agility of a puppy! During the period between his signing up and reporting for boot camp, we, the many veterans of the family, inundated him with tips and tales that would convince him to get in physical shape prior to report­ing for boot camp. Upon graduating from boot camp, he called us expressing his surprise regarding how physically de­manding boot camp was! Duuhhh! We tried to tell you… Skiing is certainly not military boot camp. However, consider the constant pres­sures and twisting on our ankles, […]

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A Trendy Performance

I recently bought a new pickup truck that replaces a similar one that was 7 years old. Actually, the new truck is the same make and model with some performance upgrades – mostly technology advancements providing better fuel efficiency and safety enhancements, and touch-screen tools to make driving more entertaining. Of course, I did the obligatory test drive to determine if the truck performs to my needs, and that it ‘fits’ me! Beginning during the 2018-19 season ski width went full-circle when ski companies increased their production of narrow skis for carve-happy, short radius skiing, thereby accommodating our eastern on-trail groomers, thus the ‘Frontside’ ski. Multiple ski manufacturers are producing narrow waist performance ‘Frontside’ skis, with 75-82mm becoming the new […]

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Fit as a Skier Should Be

Tips For Preseason Fitness Our individual and collective primary interest is enjoying skiing and snowboarding, and the social camaraderie that comes with them. Many of us have already signed up for one or more upcoming winter trips; we’re just waiting for the snow that provides the medi­um for the thrills we are seeking. However, too often we skip (intentionally or not) giving much thought to preparation for the first runs of the season. Taking our skis and boots to a favorite shop for sharpening, waxing, and function test is a simple task. Do we give the same level of con­cern to muscle toning, flexibility and balance to make the skis do what we want them to? Maybe it’s too easy […]

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