Dec 132017

Dec 11 update from director Eric Hamilton:

Ski Orienteering is on for Sunday, December 17 at Lapland Lake. Please pass the word! They received all snow today and were able to groom all the trails to the east of the lodge except Tunturi. They will be open for skiing tomorrow and hope to have Sisu and many of the trails on the western side opened. The exception is the upper Karhu loops that need more snow to be safely groomed and skied.

I will not be able to get up there until Friday, so I may not be able to provide insight into course design before you arrive for registration between 11 AM and 1 PM on Sunday. I will try to keep it simple with no tricky situations considering that I have only been on skis once this season. You can see Lapland Lake’s trail condition report here. Don’t look now; look after they update tomorrow morning …say after 9 AM?

Ski-O Calendar taking shape

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Nov 122017

I am looking for any dates for Ski-O events this coming season that people have set or are planning. Below is a list of what I have so far. Mid-December  –  Lapland Lake December 31? –  Lake Placid Try-It January 14 – Mendon Ponds January 27 – Mendon Ponds February 3&4 –  Empire State Games (read more)

Ski Orienteering Championships

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Mar 182017

From Eric Hamilton, 3/16: I set out controls today for the NYSSRA Championships Sunday at Lapland Lake. Conditions were beautiful. The crews were able to keep ahead of the 20 inches of snow and all trails are excellently groomed. The snow is still quite cold making skiing slow. I found it refreshing to ski on (read more)

Ski-O Champs update

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Mar 152017

The event is confirmed for Sunday the 19th at Lapland Lake Nordic Center in Benson, NY. Starts will be between 11-2 or 12-2. We are working out the details. If you plan on competing, please send me your name, class in which you intend to compete, and SI stick number We need to have a (read more)

Finally, Ski-O Champs are on!

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Mar 142017

Final details are being worked out but we are tentatively set to contest the NYSSRA Ski-O Championship at Lapland Lake on Sunday March 19. Winter Storm Stella delivered and saved the day. We do not have the time nor manpower available to pull off a two day event unfortunately. All are welcome to compete and (read more)

NYSSRA Ski-O Championship postponed

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Mar 022017

Due to the recent rains and high winds, the local areas will freeze up hard before the weekend. They don’t think they will be able to groom most of their trails by the weekend so we will postpone until the next weekend or the next after that if possible. Pray for snow.

NYSSRA Championships update

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Feb 232017

Due to the upcoming weather and Jr. Nationals at Mt. Van Hoevenberg the management will not allow any outside groups to race next weekend. We are considering our options. Stay tuned and remain flexible.