Trek to pond offers solitude for backcountry skiers By Mike Lynch It was a cold March day when we reached Cooper Kill Pond, after a three-mile uphill ski on a deep snowpack. I’d been to this pond just a few other times, including once … [Read more...] about Cooper Kill Trail provides ‘something different’
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
Winds, thaws and freezes combine for diverse trail conditions By Mike Lynch Outdoor enthusiasts this winter should plan for a wide range of conditions after a series of thaws in December. In Saranac Lake, temperatures hit a high of 58 … [Read more...] about Looking for outdoor adventures this holiday? Be prepared for all conditions
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?
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
By Phil Brown Alex Goff and I have some things in common. We both like backcountry skiing. We share the same birthday (March 30). And on Monday we both showed up at Mount Pisgah in Saranac Lake for some late-season skiing. But we have our … [Read more...] about ‘Everesting’ in the Adirondacks: Ski up, ski down, repeat 92 times