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Ski Lines: Action cameras latest craze on slopes

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013
If it is not on YouTube or Vimeo, did it really happen?
Go to any ski area these days, and see what you think.
Ski train is relaxing, enjoyable experience

Ski train is relaxing, enjoyable experience

Friday, Feb. 15, 2013
Unless you commute by rail for a living, the idea of a weekend train ride through the countryside is pretty appealing. There is just something relaxing about chugging along while sitting back and enjoying the scenery. Add to that some time on a ski slope, and it all becomes even better. Then add a beautiful day — blue sky, temperatures in the mid-20s with no wind, fresh snow — and you have the makings of a great experience.

Ski Lines: No clear-cut favorites in Section II championships

Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013
Like last year, iffy weather and a lack of snow hampered the training and competition schedules this winter, especially for the cross country racers. But the calendar marches on, and the sectional championships are set for next week: Tuesday for the Alpine racers at Gore Mountain and Wednesday for Nordic comp­etition at Lapland Lake.

Volunteer guides make Steamboat a fun experience

Friday, Feb. 1, 2013
The Over the Hill Gang, a personable group of 20 volunteers who thoroughly know the slopes and are sponsored by the resort, make skiing Steamboat Springs an enjoyable experience.

Ski Lines: Dwarfed by Killington, Pico has quality, value

Friday, Jan. 25, 2013
A message to all those who have skied Pico in the past: If you liked it then, you’ll love it now! To those who haven’t been there yet: Ski it and find out why.

Ski Lines: Davis’ book brings back lots of memories

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013
Jeremy Davis' “Lost Ski Areas of the Southern Adirondacks” is a fascinating look at the sport in our region over the past 75 years, spotlighting areas that you may have skied at one time, but no longer exist.

Ski Lines: Freestyle stars to race next week at Lake Placid

Friday, Jan. 11, 2013
The oohs and ahhs of aerials and moguls will be featured next week at Lake Placid in the only World Cup freestyle skiing event that will be held in the East this winter.

Ski Lines: Storms were a huge boost for small local areas

Friday, Jan. 4, 2013
Small local ski areas are thriving once again, thanks to the perfect mix of snowstorms and the holiday break.

Ski Lines: Smugglers’ Notch has placed focus on teaching kids

Friday, Dec. 28, 2012
Kids’ programs may not have been invented there, but Smugglers' Notch has come a long way toward perfecting them.

Ski Lines: Goff kept Lake Placid humming, vibrant

Friday, Dec. 21, 2012
Jim Goff has retired.
Jim who?
Fair question. You see, Goff is one of those people who generally don’t get much recognition. But if it were not for folks like him, not a lot would get done. And what did get done would likely not get done as well.

Bad weather doesn’t always mean bad skiing

Friday, Dec. 14, 2012
Drizzle on and off. I was already at Okemo in Vermont. And I had a great book in the room. But I have a good waterproof ski shell and pants, and it wasn’t cold or windy. So why not at least give it a try on the hill? It turned out, the skiing was great!

Local areas rely on snow making

Friday, Dec. 7, 2012
Local ski areas are investing in increased snow making to help offset unpredictable winter weather patterns.
Ski Lines: Rice made impact on local skiing

Ski Lines: Rice made impact on local skiing

Friday, Nov. 30, 2012
This hasn’t happened since Richard Nixon was president, since Nelson Rockefeller was our governor or since the movie just shot locally was “The Way We Were” featuring Robert Redford and Barbra Streis­and.

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