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Bronze medalist Andrew Weibrecht, known as "War Horse" (Illustration:  Marquil)
Bronze medalist Andrew Weibrecht, known as "War Horse" (Illustration: Marquil)

Weibrecht heading home, parade planned today

Lake Placid plans a first Olympic celebration this afternoon at 4, starting near the Olympic Arena, to celebrate alpine skier Andrew Weibrecht's bronze medal in Super-G. There will be more celebrations once all the region's Olympic athletes come home from Vancouver, with Saranac Lake planning a parade on March 13th. The two Adirondack communities combined to produce ten percent of the total U.S. medals so far in Vancouver. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article
Should skiers and snowboarders wear "lids" when preparing to take the plunge?
Should skiers and snowboarders wear "lids" when preparing to take the plunge?

Ski helmets: optional, mandatory, cool or uncool?

The skis and snowboards are back on the rack for a few days, while we suffer through a January thaw. But it's been a pretty great season in the North Country so far, with good snow conditions on the slopes. While there's no shortage of eager skiers and snow-boarders this winter, a debate continues about the safety gear they wear. Helmets used to be rare, used mostly by downhill racers. But head protection is growing more popular. And some advocates say helmets should be mandatory at least for children. Brian Mann has our story.  Go to full article

"Greener" ski resorts

It isn't easy for the ski industry to be environmentally friendly. Resorts need lots of electricity to move people up mountains and millions of gallons of water to make snow. But as energy costs rise, some resorts are reducing their carbon footprints. As part of a collaboration with Northeast stations, Susan Sharon of Maine Public Radio reports.  Go to full article

Skiing out the old year

Light snowfall and mild temperatures drew NCPR's Todd Moe outdoors yesterday. He took to the woods behind his house for a short New Year's Eve ski trek.  Go to full article

Skiers flock to Big Tupper's re-opening

The Big Tupper ski lifts ran yesterday for the first time in more than a decade. A planned opening day the day after Christmas was postponed because of weather. But new snow and cold temperatures cooperated this week.

Jim LaValley helped resurrect the ski mountain. He's a realtor and president of ARISE, the acronym for Adirondack Residents Intent on Saving their Economy. On All Before Five yesterday afternoon, he told Jonathan Brown the turn out was "incredible."  Go to full article

Big Tupper ski area to re-open

Despite the forecast of freezing rain over the weekend, activists working to revive the Big Tupper ski area say they're hoping to open the sloped tomorrow morning. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
Tim Burke at the 2006 Turin Olympics. Photo: Nancie Battaglia
Tim Burke at the 2006 Turin Olympics. Photo: Nancie Battaglia

Paul Smiths' Tim Burke leads international biathletes heading into the Vancouver Olympic Games

The 2010 Winter Olympics begin in Vancouver in less than two months and it looks like at least one North Country athlete will be ready.

Biathlete Tim Burke, from Paul Smiths, claimed the lead this weekend in overall world cup standings. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Gore Management: We Want Hydropower

State officials who operate Gore Mountain ski area in North Creek say they want $20,000 to study construction of a new hydro power facility on the mountain. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article

The going rate for ski lift tickets

Winter is just around the corner and with it another ski season in the North Country. As skiers and snowboarders prepare for another winter, some may be taking a closer look at what they can afford for lift ticket prices this season, given the state of the economy. Chris Knight compared the rates at two of the North Country's biggest ski centers, Whiteface Mountain and Gore Mountain, to those of comparable resorts in the Northeast. He found that while the two state-run mountains are by no means cheap, they're also not the most expensive.  Go to full article

Town of Keene mulling future of Old Mountain Road

The Town of Keene is considering a referendum this fall on the fate of a stretch of unused road that has been serving as a section of the Jackrabbit Ski trail. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article

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