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...
First of the Season Adirondack Lifestyle Tip of the Tuque

First of the Season Adirondack Lifestyle Tip of the Tuque

Crew at Mount Van Hoevenberg Got to Work Early A big, early season tip of the tuque goes out to the crew at Mount Van Hoevenberg cross-country ski complex in Lake Placid. Skiing on the Olympic trails was superb yesterday thanks to their speedy work to roll and pack...
Back on Snow and in the Freezer in Lake Placid

Back on Snow and in the Freezer in Lake Placid

A Big Tip of the Tuque to the Crew at Mount Van Hoevenberg At the risk of repeating myself, it has been a winter of extreme weather in the Adirondacks. In a not so ironic twist, the Southern Jet Stream took my advice and went home, but his slightly less annoying...
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