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Outdoors

PRECIOUS PARK: Ski centers adapt, invest in the face of warming winter trends

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid and its surrounding communities rely heavily on snow — for national and international sports competitions, sleigh rides and other experiences that bring tourists here, and ski nights, carnivals and other community activities that bring locals together in the ...

’Tis the season for skiing

LAKE PLACID — State-operated ski centers in the Olympic Region opened for the season on Saturday, Nov. 19, and skiing has begun at the new Cascade Welcome Center, formerly the Cascade Ski Touring Center, now owned and operated by the Adirondack Mountain Club. - Mount Van ...

Mount Van Hoevenberg ski center opens early

LAKE PLACID -- Officials at the Mount Van Hoevenberg Nordic ski center announced Saturday that the additional snowfall on Friday was enough to help crews open the facility four days earlier than expected. On Thursday, Nov. 17, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that Mount Van Hoevenberg would be ...

Gore Mountain opens today, Whiteface opens Saturday

ALBANY -- On Thursday, Nov. 17, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the start of the 2022-23 Alpine and Nordic skiing seasons with the opening of several ski centers operated by the state Olympic Regional Development Authority, based in Lake Placid. The venues -- Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington, ...

Rail trail construction is underway

SARANAC LAKE — Gold-painted shovels plunged into the Adirondack Rail Trail outside North Country Community College on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 2. With this largely symbolic act, the state announced that trail construction on the first phase of the trail is underway and the segment between ...

EYE ON BUSINESS: Discover your Scotts Cobble

LAKE PLACID — On a cold, blustery night last winter, High Peaks Cyclery owners Brian and Karen Delaney set out for a nighttime ski at the town of Tupper Lake’s cross-country ski trails on Mount Morris. They were the only people at the ski center that night. With headlamps showing the ...