Lake Placid: “The Best Day on Nordic Skis in Two Years!”

Lake Placid: “The Best Day on Nordic Skis in Two Years!”

Fun, fun, fun on the Olympic ski trails at Mt. Van Hoevenberg.   The Adirondack Mountains are covered in snow! Tuesday’s Nor’easter dumped 8+ inches of snow here at 2,200 feet outside the Village of Lake Placid, and more, much more, in the high...
A Carpe Adirondack Diem Day and Winter

A Carpe Adirondack Diem Day and Winter

This entire winter in the Adirondacks exemplifies one of my favorite adages, “Carpe Adirondack diem.” I usually invoke these words either when it is a spectacular day for outdoor recreation, or when the conditions are decent but predicted to go downhill...
Ziggy’s Adirondack Ski Report

Ziggy’s Adirondack Ski Report

Fortunately for all of us, Ziggy talked me into a neighborhood reconnaissance ski yesterday. The temperature had warmed to minus three (-3); with such balmy conditions beckoning, I couldn’t resist. After rain and then stupid cold temperatures, I did not hold...
Happy Telemark Tuesday!

Happy Telemark Tuesday!

Just a few days before the summer solstice in Lake Placid and I’m already tired of it. I will mark the holiday with a bonfire and a smile, and dream of long ski days. I am just kidding, but only a little bit. Who doesn’t enjoy the warm sun on their...
October Ski on Whiteface Mountain Toll Road – Photo Essay

October Ski on Whiteface Mountain Toll Road – Photo Essay

October 29, 2013 Yesterday was a great day to kick off the 2013-2014 ski season. The lifestyle hound was very excited: As usual, click on the images for a larger view of a stunning October ski day, on natural snow in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. Thanks...
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