Tag: Prospect Mountain

Doug Diehl Wins 2013 Peru Nordic Sufferfest

If you’re not early, you’re late.  Chalk it up to my type A personality, or to the magnifying effects of time and distance.  If I wasn’t gonna win the summit of the Peru Nordic Sufferfest, at least I was the…

Roller Ski Race Season: What’s Coming in the Northeast

   UPDATED  If you haven’t started roller skiing yet – wait, you’ve been rolling three times a week since May, right? – maybe the coming  roller ski race season will get you going.  The App Gap has come and gone,…

Prospect Mountain, Alive and Well

“There’s an aesthetic component to skiing,” Bud Fisher said.  He was so right on Sunday. Sun glinted off ice-coated tree branches under bluebird skies.  For a change in this dry winter, there was deep snow high on Prospect Mountain.  Only…

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…

Waning Days of Winter

In the waning dark of 5 AM this morning, I ran in a light drizzle.  On pavement.  Running on pavement in the dark is my least favorite activity.  You might even say I hate it.  Today, I did easy repeats…

Spring Skiing at Prospect Mt

Sunday was another dawn patrol run up to Prospect Mountain.  As the sun came up on the NY Thruway, I saw several cars headed north not with skis, but with multiple bikes on their roof racks.  The Tour of the…

Great Skiing at Prospect Mountain

With snow basically gone in southern New York, I woke up at the crack of dawn on Sunday to drive to Prospect Mountain.  The change to daylight savings time added to the joys of sleep deprivation.