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Chris Waddell, 13-time Paralympic medalist (summer and winter Games) and now a motivational speaker.  Photo via Chris Waddell
Chris Waddell, 13-time Paralympic medalist (summer and winter Games) and now a motivational speaker. Photo via Chris Waddell

Paralympian Chris Waddell brings message of resilience to Lake Placid

The universal experience of challenge and the power of resilience were some of the messages Paralympian Chris Waddell brought to Lake Placid this week. Waddell spoke to students Monday and Tuesday and introduced his documentary, "1 Revolution", last night at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. The film documents his almost entirely unassisted paraplegic climb up Mount Kilimanjaro in 2009.  Go to full article
USA's Billy Demong, #31, is followed closely by teammate Bryan Fletcher as they compete in the Sochi Olympics Nordic Combined Normal Hill/10km today. Photo: © Nancie Battaglia
USA's Billy Demong, #31, is followed closely by teammate Bryan Fletcher as they compete in the Sochi Olympics Nordic Combined Normal Hill/10km today. Photo: © Nancie Battaglia

Sochi: Demong finishes 24th in Nordic combined

In his first Sochi event, Vermontville Nordic combined gold medalist Bill Demong finished in 24th place.

In jumping and skiing competition early this morning east coast time, Demong finished 1:49 behind the gold medal winner.  Go to full article
Chairlift at Haystack. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/49727137@N03/4561305577/">Joseph Leotta</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Chairlift at Haystack. Photo: Joseph Leotta, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Vermont ski area reopens as private resort

WILMINGTON, Vt. (AP) Vermont's former Haystack ski area in Wilmington has reopened as a private ski club.

The Hermitage Club is now a four-season private club that includes skiing on Haystack Mountain. It opened for the season last month.  Go to full article
Annelies Cook from Saranac Lake is one of three Adirondackers who will ski and shoot for the US biathlon team in Sochi Russia.  Photo:  <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Annelies-Cook-Biathlete/225854110764750">Annelies Cook Biathlete</a> on Facebook
Annelies Cook from Saranac Lake is one of three Adirondackers who will ski and shoot for the US biathlon team in Sochi Russia. Photo: Annelies Cook Biathlete on Facebook

Adk "late bloomer" chases Olympic biathlon medal

In these weeks leading up to the Winter Olympics, we're profiling some of the athletes from the North Country who'll be competing in Russia.

Biathlon racer Annelies Cook from Saranac Lake, who is 29 years old, grew up skiing and shooting in the Adirondacks.

As a kid at Dewey Mountain and Mt. Van Hoevenberg, Cook joined a gang of athletes -- including Tim Burke from Paul Smiths and Lowell Bailey from Lake Placid -- who have come to anchor the US biathlon team.  Go to full article
The Gore Mountain Summit in North Creek. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/34841109@N03/3651458653/">Eric Harrison</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
The Gore Mountain Summit in North Creek. Photo: Eric Harrison, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY ski museum idea considered in Warren County

NORTH CREEK, N.Y. (AP) A retired Adirondack physician is proposing the creation of a New York state museum of skiing in the Warren County hamlet of North Creek, home of Gore Mountain and the Ski Bowl.

The Glens Falls Post-Star reports that state Sen. Betty Little revealed the venture Friday during the Warren County Board of Supervisors meeting.  Go to full article
I have no idea how we (David on the left) looked so upbeat at this point. We were soaked and freezing. Photo: some guy we saw at Avalanche Lake
I have no idea how we (David on the left) looked so upbeat at this point. We were soaked and freezing. Photo: some guy we saw at Avalanche Lake

What went wrong winter camping in the High Peaks

It's a long holiday weekend, and not a lot of news, to be honest. So it's a good time to dip into the archive and listen to some of our favorite stories.

Today we're going to go way back, more than a decade back, to late winter 2002. Brian Mann and I skied up to Lake Colden in the heart of the High Peaks for the kind of solace you can only get winter camping. We got plenty of that, but also unexpected perils and a pretty dicey escape. It was an adventure. Here's the story.  Go to full article

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A portion of the proceeds from <i>Ski Town Soups</i> will go to the Sowing Seeds Project, which helps elementary schools grow their own vegetables.
A portion of the proceeds from Ski Town Soups will go to the Sowing Seeds Project, which helps elementary schools grow their own vegetables.

"Soup-er" book includes recipes from Lake Placid

The author of a new book of soup recipes from sixty ski resort towns around the country will be in Lake Placid for a book party on Thursday. Jennie Iverson's Ski Town Soups includes a chili recipe from The Cottage Cafe and a tomato/basil soup recipe from Simply Gourmet market and deli in Lake Placid.

Iverson will sign copies of her book at the Cottage Cafe on Thursday at 3 pm. She told Todd Moe that she has a passion for making soups, and hopes the book appeals to skiers and foodies, alike. Iverson wanted to include as many regional favorites as possible.  Go to full article
Titus Mountain outside of Malone has gotten a facelift and new energy, thanks to new local owners. At busy times, skiers gather around this snowmaker-turned-fireplace outside the lodge. The area spans three mountains and 42 trails.
Titus Mountain outside of Malone has gotten a facelift and new energy, thanks to new local owners. At busy times, skiers gather around this snowmaker-turned-fireplace outside the lodge. The area spans three mountains and 42 trails.

Titus Mountain makes a comeback

With cold and snow back in the forecast, skiers and snowboarders will have a little more time to carve their last turns of the season.

It's been a comeback winter for a North Country ski area that had long gone neglected. Titus Mountain, outside Malone, has new local owners, a new lodge, new trails, and a burst of energy.

Titus is one of a shrinking number of ski areas that play an important role in teaching people to ski.  Go to full article

The stories behind ski hills of the past

For every ski area that's survived, like Titus Mountain or Mt. Pisgah in Saranac Lake, there are dozens of ski hills that didn't.

Jeremy Davis has been documenting them all over New York and New England. He's researched the stories of more than 700 lost ski hills. He's written several books about them, including Lost Ski Areas of the Southern Adirondacks.

Davis told David Sommerstein he became interested in ski areas of the past as a boy, when his family was taking a ski trip to New Hampshire. They drove by an abandoned ski area.  Go to full article

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