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Great Turnout for Garnet Hill Score-O

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Jan 032020
 

Great turnout at Garnet Hill for the New Year’s Day Score-O! Results show that classic skiers may have had a slight advantage in the mild conditions & new snow. Many thanks to Aims Coney for organizing the event and setting a challenging course – results are here: http://skio.nyssranordic.org/results/.

Online Ski-O Registration for 2020 ESG’s now Open!

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Jan 022020
 

Ski-O participants can now register online for this year’s Empire State Games at https://www.empirestatewintergames.com/sports/ski-orienteering. Saturday’s event will be at Dewey Mt. in Saranac Lake while Sunday’s will be at Paul Smith’s VIC. Race times and further information to be posted shortly!

Further Update on Garnet Hill Ski-O

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Dec 302019
 

From Aims Coney: “The current weather is wind-driven sleet and freezing rain. I could skate ski on the paved road. This has to be helping the base at Garnet Hill. Snow begins Tuesday and it’s likely to be snowing during our event New Year’s Day. Control hanging will be Tuesday. I will post another update (read more)

Dec. 29 van Ho Ski-O Cancelled

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Dec 262019
 

Although the groomers at van Ho have done miracles with what they have to work with, the snow covering is very thin & icy, and there is limited terrain open. With plus freezing temperatures and rain in the forecast for the next 2 days, conditions will be deteriorating further so we’ve made the decision to (read more)

Dec. 29 Ski-O Update

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Dec 232019
 

We cannot yet confirm that the Dec. 29 ski-o scheduled for Mt. van Hoevenberg will be held. Snow covering is very thin and with mild temperatures plus rain in the forecast we’ll have to wait and see how the trails hold up. We’ll post a decision by Thursday evening so stay tuned. Holiday greetings to (read more)

Lapland Lake Ski-O Dec. 21

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Dec 182019
 

The Lapland Lake Ski-O event is on for December 21! Over 4″ of new snow has fallen in the past day so there will be good coverage over the previous hard packed base. Registration / start window on Saturday is 11 – 1. There will be 3 courses: Long (around 7 km), Intermediate (4.5-5 km) (read more)

Empire State Games Registration Will Soon be Open

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Dec 182019
 

Registration for this year’s ESG Ski-O events will soon be open at https://www.empirestatewintergames.com/. There will be 2 races, one on Saturday, Feb. 1 and the other on Sunday, Feb. 2. Venues have not yet been finalized but are likely to be Dewey Mountain in Saranac Lake and Paul Smith’s VIC. In case the races have (read more)

Additional Events for Ski-O Enthusiasts

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Dec 182019
 

We’ve received 3 recent additions to our regional ski-o schedule: Jan. 11 and Jan. 25 – events planned for the Magog, QC area. Venues not finalized but will be Mont Orford (Magog) and Melbourne-Richmond (20 min. north of Sherbrooke, QC). Details will be posted here as they become available. Martin Valiquette is the contact for (read more)

Dec. 14th Ski-O Postponed

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Dec 112019
 

Our ski-o event scheduled for this Saturday at Lapland Lake has been postponed to the following Saturday, Dec. 21. While coverage on the trails is adequate right now, there is another thaw and rainstorm predicted for the area at the end of this week and conditions will likely deteriorate significantly by Saturday race time. But (read more)