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Win Tickets to the Warren Miller Film 2014

Subscribe to NYSkiBlog and be entered into a drawing for tickets to the 2014 Warren Miller film No Turning Back. Each entrant will have a shot at two free tickets to the show at one of six NY venues.


Warren Miller 2014: No Turning Back

It’s not just a film, it’s an experience. Sixty-five years in the making, No Turning Back carries forward a legacy that dates back the time before skis had edges and mountains had condos.

Just follow the instructions to subscribe to NYSkiBlog and be entered into a drawing for two tickets to the show.  Get in on the good times and go home with a handful of great ski swag.

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The Last Road Trip

The past weighed heavily on my mind as I set out for Boston on the last road trip of the summer season. As a damn Yankee, the patriot state has always felt a bit like enemy territory.

Farley-Ledge-Climbing

On route I was to meet some local climbers at a storied quasi-secret crag. Traveling through the meandering hills I decide that that was an oxymoron I could appreciate.

At Farley Ledges (oops), beta is a word of mouth affair. Sometimes an oral history is more vivid than a written account.  You see a climb and maybe you’ll pick up a name and rating. It’s a throwback to the olde days, before cell phones, MountainProject or guide books. Nothing but gneiss rock and good company.

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Plattekill Glades Workday 2014

As Plattekill Mountain preps the trails with snowmaking and other upgrades, NYSkiBlog is pleased to announce that we’ve been invited back for a fourth year of off-the-map improvements for another snowy winter of tree skiing.

Plattekill-Mountain-Glades

By now the drill is well known by the previous attendees but everyone is welcome to join regardless of experience. Come to help improve the skiing and get a feel for the Plattekill vibe.

If you haven’t been, the mountain is a world apart from a typical resort, blessed with frequent lake-effect snowfall and skiers that are happy to let other people go first on the chair to get to it. It’s skiing the way it used to be.

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