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A primer on avalanche education
Avalanches are considered rare occurrences in the Adirondack backcountry. I\'ve heard more lament and concern about icy conditions than the potential for snow to slide down a mountainside.
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Groomed for success
Much of the publicity surrounding skiing in Tupper Lake in recent years has focused on the revival of the Big Tupper Ski Area located on Mount Morris.
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Memorable late-winter ski trip
It was the late winter of 1982 when I first traveled the Northville-Placid Trail outside of the fishing season. Brook trout had always been my main quarry, and I often ventured along the historic 132-mile passage between Lake Placid with Northville, in search of wild brookies, and I still do. My wandering ways always focused on the small, remote ponds that are concentrated in and around the Cold River valley.
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Natural and man-made beauties of the Park
NEWCOMB -- The Adirondack Park is well known for its natural places: vast forests, quiet backcountry ponds and rugged High Peaks.
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Sliding into winter
Ski season is just around the corner, with most of the cross-country and downhill ski destinations hoping to open sometime in December.
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Ski train and T-bar among the changes to expect for the 2012 season
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Slogging through wet snow on St. Regis
Burned by fires more than a century ago, a large section of St. Regis Mountain’s summit is bare and offers a great place to rest and take in the views. Ponds and lakes are visible in most directions.
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Discovering the freedom of the heel
The first run was awkward and clumsy as if I were riding over the snow-covered ground during an earthquake.
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Five Winter Trips
Mount Marcy
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Homegrown entrepreneurs
A pair of ski manufacturers who developed their passion for powder sports on the slopes of Big Tupper mountain are hoping to transform their hobby into a business this winter.
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Revisiting the Wright Peak ski trail
After several hours of climbing, the stunted spruces in the krummholz zone gave way to a bare, white summit and blue skies that allowed one’s vision to stretch for miles. Algonquin gleamed to the right, and minutes later, after reaching the summit, Mount Colden came into view, its slides and drainages etched into a dark mass of trees and shadows.
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Skiing an Adirondack Classic
UPPER WORKS — In the Adirondacks, where the snowpack can be thin in the valleys and several feet thick in the higher elevations, backcountry-ski trips are sometimes met with a bit of apprehension for fear that conditions will be poor.
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