Monday, November 15, 2010

Toll road icy

We're told the Whiteface toll road was icy this past weekend. That's not surprising, given the warm weather in recent days.

But it will snow again, and the road will once more look it did earlier this month.

Click here to see photos of a trip when conditions were better.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Good ski film

Just watched the movie "Steep," about the evolution of extreme skiing in the backcountry. Highly recommend it. Great photography, good interviews, interesting history.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Still snowy up high

I went for a jog along the Bloomingdale Bog trail on Saturday and got a good view of Whiteface. It's still snow-capped.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Catskill ski video

The other day we posted an item on the Albany Times Union website about the first ski descent of Slide Mountain in the Catskills, with a video featuring the Adirondacks' own Ron Konowitz. Click here to check it out.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The ski season begins

People have been skiing the Whiteface toll road for a few weeks, but I didn't get there till last Sunday. There was cover from the tollbooth to the summit, though it was hard and icy at the start. It's supposed to warm up this week, so some of the snow may melt at the lower elevations. Nevertheless, you should be able to find snow higher up this weekend.

The short video found here was shot on my cruise down the highway. I reached a top speed of 19+ mph, according to my GPS watch. Not exactly Olympian material.