Category: Skiing

Fahnestock Winter Park Ski Swap

[Press release courtesy of Paul Kuznia of Fahnestock Park] The Friends of Fahnestock and the Winter Park will be sponsoring the 3nd Annual Nordic Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Swap Sale Saturday November 3 from 9 AM to 2 PM…

Norway Will Field Smaller Squad for Tour de Ski

In hopes of finally nailing down a win, Norway will send a smaller than usual team to contest the this winter’s Tour de Ski.  While Norway’s quota for the event is 18 skiers, they’ll likely field only 11 or 12.…

Lake Minnewaska and Mohonk Mountain House

  For Harv’s NY Ski Blog, I shared some memories on learning to ski at Lake Minnewaska.    Hopefully, I managed to convey how much this place meant to me. When it was privately owned, Lake Minnewaska set the standard for…

Petter Northug: Did He Slack Off Last Season?

Did Petter Northug slack off last year?  Might that have contributed to the sickness that caused him to scratch from the Vasaloppet? An article on langrenn.com suggests that with no World Championships or Olympics in the 2011-2012 season, Northug may…

Sixten Jernberg, Swedish Ski Legend, Dies at 83

Sixten Jernberg, multiple Olympic and World Championship medalist, died Saturday after a long battle with cancer.  He was 83. In ten years, Jernberg won four Olympic and four World Championship gold medals.  In twelve starts over three Winter Olympics, he…

Whither Mount van Hoevenberg?

Mount van Hoevenberg, the historic venue that hosted the cross-country events of the 1980 Winter Olympics, is at a crossroads.  While the trail system remains one of the most challenging in the U.S, it hasn’t been updated to accommodate modern…

Cross-Country Skiing in New York

The first time I happened on the New York Ski Blog  might have been an internet search for Plattekill, as my alpine skiing friends extol the virtues of that Catskills mountain.  So I browsed through it and moved on.  Months…

Adirondack Links of the Moment

She’s not running in the Adirondacks.  Verily, when she wrote this fine essay, Lindsay Crouse was running on pavement in the big city.  No worries, it’s well worth reading.  Be sure to check out her other stories while you’re at The Bygone…