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Feb 12

The Next Generation: Like Father, Like Daughter

With the recent return of snow in the lower elevations, a great variety of human-powered skiing opportunities have opened up in our backyards, on sloped pastures, and within our town and state parks close to home. First timer Jamie Bouchard, 11, was introduced to backcountry skiing by her dad this past weekend at historic Little …

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Sep 01

Irene’s Rains Create New Slides in the Dacks, Whites…

Natural landslide paths (aka “slides”) are in abundance throughout New York’s highest Adirondacks. And thanks to Irene’s flooding rains (the same rains that have ravaged many parts of the northeast), the list of skiable slide paths is now longer than ever. Take a peek at the nice update that our friends at Adirondack Backcountry Skiing …

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Dec 01

UPDATE Feb.12: A New Secret Weapon? A Sneak Peek at the Marquette Backcountry Ski

by Brian Mohr David Olilla, who calls the playful mountains of Michgan’s Upper Peninsula home, is onto something revolutionary. He’s now producing a ski that many of us here in the northeast have been dreaming about for years. It thrives in thin-cover/ice-free conditions common in the very early or very late season, and in many …

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