Ski Travel Agents

One steamy August evening, I chilled out in Chelsea, attending the ski.com media party in New York City.  Don’t ask how a cross-country skiing diehard got on their mailing list; I can’t figure it out myself.  But any opportunity to talk skiing, meet new people and eat free hors d’ouevres, I’m […]

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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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Cross-Country Skiing in New York

The first time I happened on the New York Ski Blog  might have been an internet search for Plattekill, as my alpine skiing friends extol the virtues of that Catskills mountain.  So I browsed through it and moved on.  Months later, jonesing for snow, I went back there one night. […]

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Sugarloaf Marathon Slushfest Sufferfest

With the Lake Placid Loppet cancelled, the carnage that was this winter’s messed-up race season was complete.  Every race I’d planned on entering was cancelled.  At the last minute, I registered for the Sugarloaf Marathon.  It sounds like a damn fool thing to drive 500 miles – ONE way – […]

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Magic Carpet Ride: Spring Skiing Virginia Style

About a year ago, my good friend Andrey Revyakin relocated to Virginia from California.  After backcountry skiing and hiking all across the Sierra Nevada, and after skiing all over Royal Gorge,  it was a big adjustment to come to snow-challenged metropolitan DC.  Andrey’s been rollerskiing, cycling and skiing at Whitegrass.

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