Conditions could not have been better for Saturday’s NYSSRA Ski-O Championship event at Mt. van Hoevenberg with mild temperatures, fast tracks and great snow cover throughout. Organizers David Hunter & Janet Findlay came up with a novel format that involved a mass start, numerous map exchanges and a finish at Josie’s Cabin while head groomer (read more)
The NYSSRA Championship Ski-O event will be held on Feb. 22 at Mt. van Hoevenberg near Lake Placid. The race is open to all – New York state residency is not a requirement. This year’s format will have a special twist with the race designed to be run as a one-person relay! There will be (read more)
The ski-o race scheduled for this Saturday, Feb. 8 at Kingdom Valley near Chester, VT has been cancelled due to poor conditions. If conditions improve it may be rescheduled for a later date.
Ski-o enthusiasts participated in two great events as part of the Empire State Winter Games over the past weekend. Scratchy conditions plus the inclusion of snowshoe trails resulted in a very challenging event on Saturday at Dewey Mt. While there were a couple of cases of broken equipment there were no injuries and racers had (read more)
There’s still time to register for the ESG Ski-O events this weekend! Saturday’s race will be held at Dewey Mt. in Saranac Lake with check-in at 11 am, first start at 12:30. There will be 4 courses available: Introductory (1. 4 km), Short (2.4 km), Medium (3.9 km) and Long (5.3 km). Don’t let the (read more)
The ski-o event scheduled for this Saturday, Jan. 15 at Mt. van Hoevenberg has been cancelled due to poor conditions. At present only the short artificial loop is open for skiing, and though there is some snow forecast for tonight it is nowhere near certain that there will be enough to open up additional terrain (read more)
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/.
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!
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)
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)