Pins to pivots, and the nightmare of the ’90s

The ideal cross-country ski binding, someone once observed, would be a door hinge attaching the toe of a ski boot to the ski. Considering how simple the objective is, the engineering of cross-country ski bindings became fraught with complexity saw a period of great experimentation (that sounds better, right?). It's hard to explain how ridiculously …

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Feb. 17 ski conditions and forecast for the week

Summary The last week was pretty good (at least where there were skiable conditions), and the next couple of days should be even better, with some light snow showers forecast. The weekend will be rainless, but daytime temperatures will rise to well above freezing in many parts of the northeast. Minnewaska could get a couple …

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