Lake Placid Loppet: Big Changes for 2015

Last year, following another weather-related postponement to March, the Lake Placid Loppet organizers signaled their intention to move the race to March permanently.  OK.  But like many, I was surprised to find the early registration fee for the Loppet also jumped to $99.00 this year.  For those keeping score at […]

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Whither Mount van Hoevenberg?

Mount van Hoevenberg, the historic venue that hosted the cross-country events of the 1980 Winter Olympics, is at a crossroads.  While the trail system remains one of the most challenging in the U.S, it hasn’t been updated to accommodate modern race formats.  In recent years, ORDA spent millions to build […]

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Adirondack Links of the Moment

She’s not running in the Adirondacks.  Verily, when she wrote this fine essay, Lindsay Crouse was running on pavement in the big city.  No worries, it’s well worth reading.  Be sure to check out her other stories while you’re at The Bygone Bureau. There are changes ahead for the economy both in […]

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ORDA to Take Control of Belleayre

Management of Belleayre alpine ski area in New York’s Catskill Mountains is slated to transfer from the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) when New York’s state budget is approved. Last year, the SAGE Commission, organized by NY Governor Andrew Cuomo, recommended the transfer as a […]

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Round Pond Run

After attending the Olympic Regional Development Authority’s quarterly board meeting in Lake Placid, NY, on 21 June, I stole time to run on the Round Pond Trail. The weather cooled off, but it remained humid.  Although I didn’t get within shouting distance of the summit of Dix Mountain, it was […]

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Douglas, Jospe Win Lake Placid Loppet

Duncan Douglas blew away the field at the Lake Placid Loppet on 5 February, winning the 50 k freestyle race in 2:26:43.  On a day that started cool and warmed quickly to near freezing, Douglas skated across the finish line at Mount van Hoevenberg seven minutes ahead of second place […]

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