Author: Peter Minde

Running New Jersey’s Highlands Trail

Due to family commitments, I couldn’t get to Saturday’s Craftsbury Marathon.  And this weekend,  we were bereft of snow within sane driving distance for a day trip.  Opting to make lemonade out of lemons, I went for a long run…

Lake Placid Loppet Postponed; Craftsbury Marathon Is On.

Organizers postponed the Lake Placid Loppet until Saturday, 10 March, according to Facebook posting by Mount van Hoevenberg.  Warm temperatures and rain have wiped out their base.  The scene depicted in a stadium webcam resembled a skating rink more than a ski…

Skiing at Mount van Hoevenberg

Although this weekend’s Harry Eldridge races were cancelled, I drove to Lake Placid anyway to get some skiing in.  New snow fell on a base that had been turned into boilerplate, opening up the cross-country side of Mount van Hoevenberg.

NY State Budget Proposes Moving Control of Belleayre to ORDA

In the just-released budget proposal for its coming fiscal year, the state of New York proposes transferring control of the Catskills’ Belleayre alpine ski area from the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA). ORDA…

Prospect Mountain Opens

After waiting for what seemed like forever, Prospect Mountain finally opened this weekend.  My daughter and I set out on dawn patrol Monday to ski. We took Laurel’s favorite loop, out to Hobbit Hollow via the Troll Road.  While there…

Looking for Snow in Lake Placid

It had to end sooner or later.  After two awesome winters, this one is starting out with a whimper.  With heavy rain saturating their base of manmade snow, Rumford ME’s Black Mountain postponed the first day of competition at the National…