Lapland Lake Ski Center: a Day in the Woods

This is the sort of winter that can make a metro NYC skier feel like an outsider looking in. On Saturday morning, I should have been stressing about kick wax and hydrating for the Lake Placid Loppet.  With this year’s crazy weather, the Loppet is postponed until 10 March.  At […]

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Running New Jersey’s Highlands Trail

Due to family commitments, I couldn’t get to Saturday’s Craftsbury Marathon.  And this weekend,  we were bereft of snow within sane driving distance for a day trip.  Opting to make lemonade out of lemons, I went for a long run on Sunday on a section of the Highlands Trail. While I’ve […]

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Skiing at Mount van Hoevenberg

Although this weekend’s Harry Eldridge races were cancelled, I drove to Lake Placid anyway to get some skiing in.  New snow fell on a base that had been turned into boilerplate, opening up the cross-country side of Mount van Hoevenberg.

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Prospect Mountain Opens

After waiting for what seemed like forever, Prospect Mountain finally opened this weekend.  My daughter and I set out on dawn patrol Monday to ski. We took Laurel’s favorite loop, out to Hobbit Hollow via the Troll Road.  While there were bits of grass sticking up here and there, the […]

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Looking for Snow in Lake Placid

It had to end sooner or later.  After two awesome winters, this one is starting out with a whimper.  With heavy rain saturating their base of manmade snow, Rumford ME’s Black Mountain postponed the first day of competition at the National Championships.  Craftsbury is reporting conditions on their three k loop […]

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