About Lisa Ballard

Contributor Lisa Ballard is the author of "Hiking the Adirondacks" and "Best Easy Day Hikes Adirondacks." A native of Saranac Lake, she contributes to numerous magazines and websites from her base camps on Chateaugay Lake and Red Lodge, Montana.

Reader Interactions


  1. Todd Miller says

    Thanks for this great article on the xc ski trails at the VIC. The VIC is truly one of the Adirondacks gems. Not only is the xc skiing outstanding, the unique ecologic and geologic setting adds to the outdoor experience. I purchased a seasons ski pass at the VIC which I considered to be one of the best investments I ever made.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Is the state kicking the can into another winter season? WAITING FOR THE ROAD SALT REPORT

Like what you're reading?

Join the community of people powering our rigorous, nonprofit Adirondack journalism with a donation.

Wait! Before you go:

Catch up on all your Adirondack
news, delivered weekly to your inbox