President’s Day weekend ski conditions

Summary: Hope rides on fumes this weekend for a couple of small snow squalls (see infographic below). In the meantime there's spring skiing in southern VT and southern Adirondacks. Lapland Lake and Osceola are reporting good snow base so those are the best bets based on drive time. Gore, Okemo, Garnet Hill, the Lake Placid …

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Transnational Olympian Identities

The Original Idea: Is that individuals represent their country and respect the practice of sport through competition. Remarkable Olympians are held up as exemplars of both the culture of the sport and of the nation they represent. Crossing the boundaries of one or the other can produce curiosity (the Jamaican bobsled team) and controversy (the cross-country team …

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Winter is where you find it

Sometimes it waits for you just long enough... ...But you have to go get it before the rains come, as they did on Saturday. Minnewaska was beautiful that morning, with fresh wet snow from earlier in the week, the kind of snow you see often in British Columbia or at Mount Bachelor in Oregon.