Snow Sports

Klondike Notch Trail

When I was a novice backcountry skier, I once climbed to Klondike Notch, the pass between Howard and Yard mountains in the High Peaks Wilderness…By Phil Brown

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Mount Arab

On a brisk winter day, my dad and I set out for a snowshoe excursion up Mount Arab, a small peak with a restored fire tower west of Tupper Lake and a panoramic view of the northern Adirondacks. By Evan Williams

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Nordic Ski Centers

On one of those winter afternoons when night falls as the clock says it’s still day, a line of small children moves up a white trail, marching wide-legged like ants on a branch. By Mary Thill

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Bum Pond Ski

Bum Pond doesn’t sound like the most attractive place, and in truth there are better destinations in the Adirondack Park for cross-country skiing—lots of them. By Phil Brown

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Secret trails in the Bog River Region

Last summer I canoed across Round Lake and took a walk along the path that parallels the outlet. After a while, I saw a homemade sign that read “Round Lake Ski Trail.” Since I’m a backcountry skier, I made a vow to return. By Phil Brown

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Coney Mountain snowshoe

Is it possible to hike to the top of a mountain without climbing? I started to ask myself that question while trying out the new trail on Coney Mountain south of Tupper Lake. By Phil Brown

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Botheration Pond ski

The trail reaching into the Siamese Ponds Wilderness from near Thirteenth Lake can be a bustling, merry place on a good weekend in ski season. By Tom Woodman

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Blue Ridge Wilderness

It’s barely above zero, and we’re skiing across Lake Durant into the wind. After pulling on my balaclava, all I can hear is my breathing. By Phil Brown

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