New update: The NYSSRA ski-o championships at Garnet Hill are cancelled due to poor conditions.
ESWG ski-o has been rescheduled for Feb 17-18. Feb 17: Dewey Mountain, Saranac Lake, first starts 11am Feb 18: Mt Van Hoevenberg, Lake Placid, first starts TBD There will likely be three courses, beginner, short advanced, and long advanced. Epunching will be used. SI sticks and map holders are available for rent. Notify Janet Findlay (read more)
The Empire State Games Ski-O competition has been rescheduled to Feb. 17-18. Saturday’s race will be at Dewey Mt. in Saranac Lake; Sunday’s will be at Mt. van Hoevenberg. Pre-registration through the ESG site is required. Those who registered previously will be automatically re-registered for the new date. Those who registered previously but can’t attend (read more)
The warm weather and rain is quickly taking out the snow so there is unfortunately little choice but to cancel Saturday’s ski-o at Mendon Ponds.
From meet director and course setter Phil Hawkes-Teeter: final update of the meet notes and rules (PDF) Changes from the last version: Clues will be printed on the back of your map, and will include English translation. They are also available separately in advance. The “Logged area” symbol is used to cover more than just (read more)
Update from the course setter, Phil Hawkes-Teeter: Well, today’s snow is winding down, but it has already significantly upgraded the skiing conditions in and around Partridge Run, the site for EMPO’s next Winter event, on Jan 13. We now have around 6 inches of snow, pretty much everywhere. This means that the trails are skiable, (read more)
Detailed event notes have been posted: 2018 Partridge Run event notes (if the link is not active, click the post title to get an active link)
Dec. 14 update from Eric Hamilton: What I have planned for are four courses: White for Novices, BKYSL, family groups 1.8 k straight line distances and 6 controls Yellow for F<16, F<19, F70+ for about 3.2 k and 10 controls Green: M<16, M<19, F40+, F55+, M55+, M70+, for 4.5 k and 19 controls Red: F19+, (read more)
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 (read more)
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)