There’s some snow at Mendon Ponds but it’s hard to know if things will be skiable on Sunday…regardless of conditions, there will be orienteering at Hopkins Point 10am-1pm! Beginner course only; this is a “try-it” event. Instruction will be available. No entry fee. Experienced orienteers can check out the winter training course (see the ROC (read more)
From Janet Findlay, course setter — While most trails at Mt. van Hoevenburg are open at present conditions are marginal, and with another rainstorm moving in on Friday they are likely to deteriorate significantly by Saturday. Therefore we’ve decided with regret to cancel the annual Ho Ho-O scheduled for Saturday, the 29th. We will go (read more)
From course setter Eric Hamilton — Lapland Lake got over an inch of cold new snow during the time I was setting out controls yesterday. It has been cold and dry enough so that wet spots Tyler and I had encountered a couple of weeks ago have now frozen. Trails that are open have have (read more)
From course setter Eric Hamilton — Early course design comes up with the following tentative courses subject to vetting tomorrow. All distances are straight line. White course 1.6 k with 6 controls (Novices, BKYSL, family groups) Orange 2.85 k with 9 controls (F<16, F<19, F70+) Green 4.4 k with 11 controls (M<16, M<19, F40+, F55+, M55+, (read more)
From course setter Eric Hamilton — Ski orienteering at Lapland Lake is on for Saturday. Terrain will be somewhat limited so we might have more than one map for all but the white course. Trails are generally in better shape on the west side of system and there are some wet spots where the snow (read more)
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)