Tag: Lake Placid Loppet

Lake Placid Loppet: Return to Forever

In repose, the goddess awaited. Cresting the height of land on Mount van Hoevenberg’s Porter Mountain trail, I led a train of skiers past the abandoned timing hut left over from the 1980 Winter Olympics.  Swathed in snow, the graven…

Lake Placid Loppet: Big Changes for 2015

Last year, following another weather-related postponement to March, the Lake Placid Loppet organizers signaled their intention to move the race to March permanently.  OK.  But like many, I was surprised to find the early registration fee for the Loppet also…

Skiing Mount van Hoevenberg

This video of Mount van Hoevenberg is from the days bookending the Loppet.  Sorry, no race footage: I ain’t wearing a camera whilst racing.  The one time I brought a camera along in a race – during the Escarpment Trail Run,…

Douglas, Wiltberger Win Frigid Lake Placid Loppet

Winter came back with a vengeance for the 2013 Lake Placid Loppet.  After a snow drought and warm temperatures canceled last year’s race, Saturday saw frigid temperatures and slow snow for the the hardest race in the  northeast.

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…

Douglas, Jospe Win Lake Placid Loppet

Duncan Douglas blew away the field at the Lake Placid Loppet on 5 February, winning the 50 k freestyle race in 2:26:43.  On a day that started cool and warmed quickly to near freezing, Douglas skated across the finish line…