The deadline for the Empire State Games Ski-O events is Wednesday at noon. Do not delay! The conditions are great.
Thanks to the recent snowstorm, we are enjoying ideal mid-winter cross country ski conditions in Lake Placid. With more snow and seasonable temperatures in the forecast, conditions for the ESG Ski-O competitions should be superb! We have 2 races scheduled, one of which will be a Score-O format where competitors vie for the highest number (read more)
From Phil Hawkes-Teeter, course setter: I went to Pineridge Thursday, and the skiing was actually pretty decent. But, I am postponing the event anyway. It has been raining off-and-on, and also been quite warm, and I could already see signs of the existing snow deteriorating (open water, rocks, the corduroy crossing the marsh was almost (read more)
From Phil Hawkes-Teeter, course setter: I am going to try to hold it, but as of yet I am not sure how well the snow will hold up. Pineridge was open today, and I plan to visit tomorrow (Thursday), and start setting the courses if that seems viable. I hope to be able to make (read more)
From Phil Hawkes-Teeter: It is not looking good for our planned Ski & Snowshoe-O on January 28, at Pineridge XC. Yes, there is still a week plus to go, but the weather forecast is not propitious. If I end up re-scheduling the event, the only remaining date with no conflicts with other NY Ski-O events (read more)
From Patty Lyons, meet director: We are tentatively postponing until Feb 18. If no snow then, we will cancel with no foot o for either date.
From course setter Gary Maslanka: The snow is long gone and the event will be a foot-o. The courses will be beginner, intermediate, long intermediate, and long advanced. Length and number of controls are as follows. Beginner – 10 controls, 1.9 km Intermediate – 9 controls, 3.6 km Long intermediate – 12 controls, 5.5 km (read more)
Sadly, there is pretty much zero chance of ski-o at Mendon this weekend – but Winterfest goes on, and there will be orienteering! Bring your running shoes. Starts 11:30-2pm at Hopkins Point Lodge; registration opens at 11am.
We received an invite from the NE folks about an upcoming event at Gunstock, NH Every competitor must have a Gunstock Nordic Trail Pass – purchase at the Nordic Center. Mention “Orienteering” to receive the special trail pass rate of $5 on Jan 22, versus the normal $17 trail fee. Orienteering registration, start and finish (read more)
From Phil Hawkes-Teeter: Preliminary course information: red – 9.6km, 300m climb, 20 controls (M19, F19, M40) green – 7.3k,m 240m climb, 11 controls (F40, M55, M18, F18) orange – 5.2km, 120m climb, 9 controls (F16, M16, F55, M70) white – 2.0km, 50m climb, 7 controls (F70) snowshoe score-o – long (2 hours, 35 controls available) (read more)