Tag: skiing

Ski Travel Agents

One steamy August evening, I chilled out in Chelsea, attending the ski.com media party in New York City.  Don’t ask how a cross-country skiing diehard got on their mailing list; I can’t figure it out myself.  But any opportunity to talk…

Organizing a World Cup Ski Race: Not so Easy

It oughta be easy to organize a World Cup ski race in the U.S., right?  All you need is snow.  Not so fast.  It takes planning, talking a Eurocentric organizing body into the idea, and money.  Read “No Races For…

First Tracks at White Grass – Earliest Skiing in the East

– words and photos by Andrey Revyakin [From the editor:  The world is truly upside down when a hurricane brings early season snow to the mountains of West Virginia, while NJ and New York City get pummeled by 90 mile…

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…

Sugarloaf Marathon Slushfest Sufferfest

With the Lake Placid Loppet cancelled, the carnage that was this winter’s messed-up race season was complete.  Every race I’d planned on entering was cancelled.  At the last minute, I registered for the Sugarloaf Marathon.  It sounds like a damn…

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…