Tag: skiing

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…

Peaking for Winter

This year has been up and down for me, training-wise.  It’s the hip that isn’t mobile.  (Can we translate that phrase into English from Physical Therapist?)  The leg pain that makes me wonder if I’ll ever run really fast again.  It’s the…

Visions of Winter

If you’re not heading to New Zealand for summer skiing, you can at least watch a video, right?  Here is the French men’s cross-country ski team doing intervals in Valsavarenche, Italy.  Located in Aosta, in northwest Italy this valley affords…