Improvise, Adapt, and Overcome

I ignited tinder and firewood in my wood stove just to take the chill off; it was 39F this morning, and that trend will continue heading towards winter, along with my preparations for the ski season. A few of you will recognize the slogan above, one that has carried many through challenging times. The ski resorts, after months of untold meetings, conference calls, and deliberations, are gearing up for the ski season with ‘new’ operating guidelines and expressed with great enthusiasm and a positive outlook. Through our love of outdoor adventures and desire to share with each other the exhilaration of skiing and snowboarding, we will also adapt to new challenges that each day brings. As snow sports enthusiasts, part […]

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Come Ski With Us and Never Ski Alone!

Each Wednesday and a number of Sundays we try to schedule a day trip to one of the ski areas in the greater Hudson Valley fop the sole purpose of skiing with friends.… manually done, so Read More »

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Fitness Camp

 Early last winter my grandson decided to enlist in the Navy, with a delayed active duty date being shortly after his high school graduation. At 6’4” he has the speed of a greyhound, but the agility of a puppy! During the period between his signing up and reporting for boot camp, we, the many veterans of the family, inundated him with tips and tales that would convince him to get in physical shape prior to report­ing for boot camp. Upon graduating from boot camp, he called us expressing his surprise regarding how physically de­manding boot camp was! Duuhhh! We tried to tell you… Skiing is certainly not military boot camp. However, consider the constant pres­sures and twisting on our ankles, […]

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A Trendy Performance

I recently bought a new pickup truck that replaces a similar one that was 7 years old. Actually, the new truck is the same make and model with some performance upgrades – mostly technology advancements providing better fuel efficiency and safety enhancements, and touch-screen tools to make driving more entertaining. Of course, I did the obligatory test drive to determine if the truck performs to my needs, and that it ‘fits’ me! Beginning during the 2018-19 season ski width went full-circle when ski companies increased their production of narrow skis for carve-happy, short radius skiing, thereby accommodating our eastern on-trail groomers, thus the ‘Frontside’ ski. Multiple ski manufacturers are producing narrow waist performance ‘Frontside’ skis, with 75-82mm becoming the new […]

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