Wednesday outlook: The big melt is on with temps in the 50’s and 60’s all the way to upstate NY and VT. Hope rides on fumes again for Thursday and Friday, as somewhat colder temps return along with a possible snow squall. See infographic below. Prospect Mountain, Timber Creek, Garnet Hill, Wild Wings are closed. … Continue reading Feb. 24 weekend ski conditions
F’ Yeah. Gold glitter. Articles: NYTimes: “U.S. Shocks Cross-Country Field With Sprint Gold Medal” TeamUSA.org: “Kikkan Randall & Jessie Diggins Win Team USA’s First Women’s Cross-Country Skiing Olympic Medal – And It’s Gold!” Washington Post: “Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall win United States’ first-ever medal in women’s Olympic cross-country” NPR: “Kikkan Randall, The Only Mom … Continue reading Got glitter?
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 … Continue reading President’s Day weekend ski conditions
Obscure No More: The Olympics always provokes a jump in articles about cross-country skiing, but this time they seem more prominent and numerous. It probably has something to do with the US women’s cross-country ski team’s depth and chance to medal, such that NBC can talk about how Sweden’s Stina Nilsson ‘spoiled’ the US’ chance. … Continue reading Wallflowers Exposed
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 … Continue reading Transnational Olympian Identities
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. Continue reading Winter is where you find it