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...
Nor’easter Hits Lake Placid and the Adirondack Mountains

Nor’easter Hits Lake Placid and the Adirondack Mountains

Schools and businesses in northern New York cancel classes and meetings. I gaze at the zoomed-out radar, transfixed by the east to west twirling shades of blue. From soft baby to powerful deep navy blue, it delights. I will the dreaded green to stay on the edges of...
Early Snow Blankets Lake Placid Region

Early Snow Blankets Lake Placid Region

The Lake Placid region of the Adirondack Mountains in northern New York was the place to be for snow-starved skiers this weekend. An early season snowstorm that hit Saturday night into Sunday left in its wake 6 inches of heavy wet snow and intermittent power outages....
The Drastic Moods of Spring in the Adirondacks

The Drastic Moods of Spring in the Adirondacks

After a warm and almost hot road bike ride last week, I had to bundle up – just put a coat on, it’s all relative – to go outside this morning. Then, after a chilly weekend, Monday morning dawned 28 degrees and snowing, with an inch of snow on the ground at 2,200...
Spring Snow Brightens the Day in Lake Placid

Spring Snow Brightens the Day in Lake Placid

Too little too late for skiing, but it is pretty. The dusting of snow that coated the ground this morning in Lake Placid was a bittersweet treat. After the warmest winter on record, there is no snow base to accept this post-equinox offering. In a normal winter, we...
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