Bump and Grind, Grandpa!

Just because you remember when Hendrix played at Woodstock doesn’t mean you can’t still rip the bumps

They say that 60 is the new 40. Which means baby boomers need to stop pussy-footing around on the groomed runs and get back out into deep pow and bumps. And according to Joe Nevin, the 63-year-old founder of Aspen-based Bumps for Boomers, you don’t need a shot of courage to ski moguls, just a new perspective.

“Younger skiers rely on their quick reflex speed to keep them safe and upright,” Nevin says. “This approach doesn’t work as you age, because your reflexes naturally slow down.”

The former Apple employee teaches a revised approach to tackling bumps focused on three concepts: speed control, balance and mogul technique. Speed control and balance center on learning to ski with your brain and not just your body. Mogul technique consists of where to turn, where not to turn, which line is the fastest and which the slowest.

“Like Lance said at this year’s Tour, when you get older, you have to ride smarter,” Nevin says. “Skiing is no different. You can actually become a better skier as you age by learning to ski using your head.” bumpsforboomers.com.

Related Stories

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT...

Enter to Win a Colorado Weekend Getaway

Find Your Escape this Summer With hundreds of trails, flowing rivers, majestic lakes, and...

Road Trip Into Wide Open Spaces

Breathe in the fresh air and soak in the sights of rugged beauty and untamed landscapes on your next western road trip....

Explore a Different Side of Silverthorne This Summer!

Enjoy wide open spaces, thousands of acres of wilderness lands and hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails this summer in...

Experience the Best in Outdoor Recreation with RMOC

If there’s anything we’ve learned in recent months, it’s that outdoor recreation is essential to the body and mind, and nowhere is...