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)
Due to deteriorating trail conditions, the ESG event will not occur this weekend (2/3-2/4). There is a possibility that it may be rescheduled at a later date. Stay tuned and hope for snow.
There is still reasonable snow cover in the Lake Placid area so barring a totally unforeseen swing in the weather, we’re confident that the ski-o events at the Empire State Games next weekend will go ahead as scheduled. Following the rainstorm earlier this week, about 1” of snow fell as the temperature dropped so most (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.
Remember to register in advance for the ESG Ski-O event Feb. 3&4. Some of the information on the ESG site is from last year so please read this update. Saturday’s race will be at Dewey Mt. Rec. Center in Saranac Lake. Sunday’s race will be at Mt. Van Hoevenberg. Both will start at 11 am, (read more)
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)
Here is the most current information from Janet Findley: Ho Ho O pdf (if the link is not active, click the post title to get an active link)
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)