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Whiteface Plan Includes Day-Use Rental Cabins

The Adirondack Park Agency is poised to approve a new plan for the ski area at Whiteface Mountain. The most controversial addition will be a series of rental day-use cabins. Environmental groups say the structures would violate the "forever wild" provision of the state's constitution. Chris Knight has details.  Go to full article

Commentary: On Improving the Weather

Deep in the layering of this long winter's snow, Fortune 500 refugee-turned-writer Fred Schneider once again finds himself battling his big business inclination to improve everything, in his essay on improvement of the weather.  Go to full article

Skier Dies on Whiteface

For the second time this winter a skier has died after hitting a tree while skiing at Whiteface Mountain at Wilmington. Chris Knight reports.  Go to full article

Commentary: Through the Ice

"Spring skiing" is a delight for cross country skiers. Warmer days and brilliant sun are hard to resist. But as commentator Betsy Kepes found, the transition from deep winter to temperate spring brings new hazards, too.  Go to full article

Whiteface Skier Recovers After Crash

Officials at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington say a skier remains hospitalized but in fair condition, more two weeks after he crashed on Whiteface Mountain. Michael Whiting, from Wilmington, was critically injured when he struck a tree. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Shapes and Forms of the Early Spring Landscape

Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about backyard landscapes. The recent snowfall offers a good chance to see the shapes in the yard without all the details -- and to think about adding shrubs and trees in just the right spot.  Go to full article

Ice Breakup Begins on St. Lawrence

The Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker "Simcoe" will begin clearing the St. Lawrence Seaway shipping channel next week. The "Simcoe" will set off Monday, March 8th from Prescott, across the river from Ogdensburg, and work its way upriver.  Go to full article
The Blue Bomber whips down Dynamite Hill.
The Blue Bomber whips down Dynamite Hill.

Chestertown's Downhill Derby: the Bottom or Bust

It's an old favorite with a crazy twist--every February the folks in north Warren county show off their colorful, comical homemade sleds at a downhill derby in Chestertown. It's part of an annual gathering at Dynamite Hill that includes a broomball tournament and lots of late-winter socializing. Todd Moe has this audio postcard.  Go to full article
Breaking trail through knee-high drifts
Breaking trail through knee-high drifts

A Winter Ski On The Northville-Placid Trail

In the North Country, winter is a great time to get outside, into the woods. It's bug-free. Travel over snow is often easier than over muddy, rocky trails. There are also fewer crowds.
But winter is also a time when even the best-laid plans can be erased by harsh weather and changing conditions. Brian Mann sends this audio postcard from a three-day ski on the Northville-Placid trail in the Adirondacks.  Go to full article
The 2004 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Ice Palace.
The 2004 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Ice Palace.

Embracing Winter: From Ice Castles to Sled Races

Municipal calendars this time of year are full of events that celebrate winter, snow, ice and community. Todd Moe talks with Duncan Hilchey, a rural development expert at Cornell, about the proliferation of "winter fests". Hilchey says besides the economic and cultural aspects of these events, they're a chance a reconnect with neighbors during the cold, dark season.  Go to full article

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