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Skiing toward the drop.  (Photo: Phil Brown)
Skiing toward the drop. (Photo: Phil Brown)

Heard Up North: Taking the plunge on the Jackrabbit ski trail

Brian Mann sends a quick audio snapshot from one of the funnest plummets on the Jackrabbit ski trail.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: A first autumn ski in the Adirondacks

As we push deeper into November, snow is creeping back into the forecast. Just after last month's big dump of snow, Brian Mann and his wife Susan Waters snuck out for a quick backwoods ski near Saranac Lake. For today's Heard Up North, Brian sent this audio postcard from an autumn outing in the Adirondacks.  Go to full article

APA approves massive resort development for North Creek, Adirondacks

The Adirondack Park Agency on Friday approved a massive new resort development for North Creek. Construction of the first phase could begin as early as this summer. When completed, the Front Street resort will have more than a hundred luxury condos and homes, a golf course, restaurants, and three hotels. The project will be tied closely with the Gore Mountain Ski area.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: Avalanche Pass

Brian Mann got a signal on his cell phone while skiing atop Avalanche Pass and is today's Heard Up North.  Go to full article

Snow brings ski biz alive

Last winter, ski resorts in New York and Vermont were hammered by rain and unseasonably warm temperatures that lasted well into January. What a difference a year makes. This holiday season, ski centers have been blessed with big dumps of powder. As Brian Mann reports, all the glorious snow translates into big crowds of tourists.  Go to full article

North Creek hits rough patch as businesses close

The Glens Falls Post Star ran an article over the weekend describing the closure of several major, cornerstone businesses in North Creek. The news comes just as the village is gearing up for the peak tourism season at the Gore Mountain Ski Center. The Copperfield Inn, a 31-room upscale lodge located downtown, employed as many as fifty people. The hotel has apparently shut its doors for good. So has the Mountain & Boardertown ski shop, along with two popular restaurants. Brian Mann checked in with Johnsburg town supervisor Bill Thomas, who says the closing of the Copperfield came as a surprise.  Go to full article
The Toll Road starts off with lots of scrapes and bumps...
The Toll Road starts off with lots of scrapes and bumps...

First big snow brings first Adk ski

A sizable snowstorm smacked much of the North Country on Thursday, dropping five inches in some parts of the Adirondacks.
That means snow shovels and window scrapers, not to mention a few fender-benders. But it also means a first chance to dust off those cross-country skis that have been sitting in the garage all summer. Brian Mann took the afternoon off to enjoy the weather and sent this audio postcard.  Go to full article

Ski resorts face labor shortage due to visa issue

Ski areas in New York and Vermont face a labor shortage for the upcoming season. The unresolved debate over illegal immigration is partly to blame. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article

ORDA announces ski center upgrades

The Olympic Regional Development Authority moved forward Tuesday with millions of dollars in capital projects at its downhill ski centers. ORDA's Board of Directors, at a meeting in Lake Placid, approved a resolution to borrow $8 million for upgrades at Gore Mountain in North Creek and Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington. As Chris Knight reports, the authority has also signed off on a joint application to the Adirondack Park Agency for the North Creek Ski Bowl expansion.  Go to full article
Vermontville's Bill Demong with his silver medal (Photo provided by Doug Haney/US Ski Team)
Vermontville's Bill Demong with his silver medal (Photo provided by Doug Haney/US Ski Team)

Adk skier Demong wins silver at World Championship

Vermontville skier Bill Demong captured a silver medal over the weekend at the Nordic combined world championship in Sapporo, Japan. Demong sprinted into the top three following several near-misses earlier this year. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

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