ESWG ski-o update

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Jan 112019
 

It appears that ski-o has been dropped from this year’s ESWG – this comes as a surprise, as no one in ski-o or NYSSRA appears to have been consulted or notified about the decision and there has not yet been any official response to inquiries. As it is likely too late to reinstate ski-o for (read more)

Mendon Ponds Winterfest 1/13

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Jan 102019
 

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)

Mt Van Hoevenberg 12/29 – Try-it event only

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Dec 262018
 

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)

Lapland Lake 12/15 course notes update

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Dec 142018
 

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)

Lapland Lake 12/15 event notes

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Dec 122018
 

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)

Lapland Lake 12/15 UPDATE

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Dec 122018
 

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)

2018-2019 Ski-O Event Schedule

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Nov 252018
 

Here are the dates that I have at this point. Dec. 15  Lapland Lake  EMPO last days of Dec. TBA    Try-It  at Mt. Van Hoevenberg Jan. 13   ROC Winterfest Jan. 26   Mendon Ponds    ROC Feb. 2-3  Empire State Games Feb. 9  Kinns Road    EMPO Feb. 17  Cummings Nature Center    ROC Mar. (read more)

Rescheduled ESG Ski-O Course Notes

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Feb 152018
 

Rescheduled Empire State Games Ski-O     February 17-18, 2018   COURSE NOTES     Despite the ups and downs with the winter weather there is still good snow cover in the Lake Placid area!   We have made dinner reservations at the Cascade Inn on Rte 73 for 6 pm on Saturday.  Please let us know (read more)