Mid-life Moguls

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Given that a baby boomer will turn 50 every seven seconds

between now and 2014, a new ski clinic aimed squarely at them should have no problem finding a clientele. Bumps for Boomers, based in Aspen, Colo., offers two-day clinics or private lessons geared toward tackling moguls and difficult snow conditions. According to Joe Nevin, the clinic's founder, boomers will enjoy accelerated learning and greater confidence in conquering the bumps with the added boon of reduced leg fatigue and knee stress. The secret weapon? Participants use ski boards-98-cm shaped skis with a tight turning radius-to learn how to find a centered stance and better balance. After you've beaten the bumps, a Bowl for Boomers clinic can help you take on Highland Bowl-some of the steepest in-bounds terrain in Colorado. 970-989-2529; bumpsforboomers.com

JANUARY 2005