Nine Days of Snow and Great Skiing in the Adirondack Mountains

Nine Days of Snow and Great Skiing in the Adirondack Mountains

Ski conditions everywhere in the Adirondack Park were terrific last week. It was raining when our plane landed in Albany a few weeks ago. It was also midnight and I was too tired to be worried about ski conditions in Lake Placid, but I was sad when I saw raindrops on...
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...
Telemark Tuesday: The Whiteface Veterans Memorial Highway Ski

Telemark Tuesday: The Whiteface Veterans Memorial Highway Ski

In honor of  Telemark Tuesday and the current weather forecast, let’s reprise a classic. One of my favorite fall Adirondack activities is a cross-country ski up and then down the Whiteface Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway, aka the Whiteface Toll Road. This...
Adirondack Backcountry Skiing 2012 off to a Slow Start

Adirondack Backcountry Skiing 2012 off to a Slow Start

Much to the dismay of the resident lab, Adirondack backcountry skiing is so dismal right now there is none.  The 6 inches of powder that fell on frozen ground earlier in the week was certainly better than nothing, but it did not provide enough coverage for the...
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