Learning the ins and outs of Saranac Lake's publicly owned ski hill By Tom French Over a dozen cross-country ski centers dot the Adirondack Park. With groomed corduroy and track set, most utilize rolling hills for their trail networks, … [Read more...] about Slopeside at Dewey Mountain
Higley Flow: Classic and skate skiing for all ages, skills
Winter recreation at the park has blossomed, thanks to volunteers maintaining miles of trails, rental center By Tom French Sometime back in the early '90s, word got around that a someone was grooming cross-country track set in the woods at … [Read more...] about Higley Flow: Classic and skate skiing for all ages, skills
9 places to get your cross-country ski fix
Ski centers across the park offer trails for all skill levels By David Thomas-Train Flatlander, Skullbuster, Bear Path and Heron Marsh are trail names simple to decode; tougher to unscramble are Phaneuf and Timinator. Our cross-country … [Read more...] about 9 places to get your cross-country ski fix
Savoring the first ski, despite the downed trees
Recent windstorm created a solid amount of blowdown on region's trails, making for a challenging ski By Phil Brown Typically, my ski season starts with a trip up the Whiteface toll road, but the backcountry ski season starts with my first trip … [Read more...] about Savoring the first ski, despite the downed trees
Backcountry ski options: Where to start?
A beginner's guide for picking skis for the woods By Mike Lynch Picking the right skis for a backcountry outing is essential before heading out into the woods. There are numerous factors that must be considered, including terrain, weather and … [Read more...] about Backcountry ski options: Where to start?
The end of winter? Not in the Adirondacks
Late-April snowstorm provides a chance for one more ski By Phil BrownI had given up on winter. Put away my skis. Went rock climbing. Rode my mountain bike. Saw a few wildflowers.And then it snowed in late April. Two days in a row. On the second … [Read more...] about The end of winter? Not in the Adirondacks