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North Creek Ski Bowl MTB

Two winters ago, on a bit of an impulse, I asked my friend and professional trail designer Steve Ovitt to evaluate the potential of our property for dual purpose nordic/mountain biking trails.

North Creek Ski Bowl MTB

Steve’s evaluation was enthusiastic and now, two summers later, we are all in, doing trail maintenance and riding on our land. I never imagined biking out the back door could be almost as much fun as skiing. Indeed it is.

After two days of blowing, raking, trimming and riding our trails, I ventured down to North Creek Ski Bowl to check out the relatively new trails that Steve designed and built for the town of Johnsburg.

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Climbing Chapel Pond Pass

The Adirondack Park offers an incredible variety of rock climbing opportunities, all in the spectacular setting of perhaps the east’s greatest wilderness.

View from Bob's Knob

Last weekend I traveled to the High Peaks region to climb for the first time this summer. Climbing Chapel Pond Pass was our goal, a region known for its incredible beauty, easy approaches and lack of blackflies.

With a major rainstorm overnight, our first destination was the Pitchoff Chimney Cliff, a roadside crag that dries quickly, given its south-facing orientation and exposed position above Cascade Lakes.

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Ski Season Calendar

The summer solstice is, by our thinking at NY Ski Blog, the farthest point from the season in the northern hemisphere. From this day forward we move closer to winter. This summer has been pleasant and we can smile just a little bit wider as the days get shorter.

DATE MILESTONE
Varies Off Season Begins
Varies First Pass Deadlines
June 21 Summer Solstice
July 21 Northern Hemisphere Begins Cooling
Aug 10 First Issue Powder Mag
Labor Day Unofficial End of Summer
Sep 21 Fall Begins
October Killington vs Sunday River
Thanksgiving Start of Ski Season for the Rest
Dec 21 Start of Calendar Winter
Jan 1 Mid-winter Begins
Presidents Week Optimist’s Halftime
March 15 ~ Start of Spring Skiing (NY)
March 21 Start of Calendar Spring
Varies Last Day of Lift Service in NY
May Beast and Tux Season
Varies Last Day of Skiing

Six years ago, for the first time, we published a list of milestones on the longest day of the year, and it’s become a tradition to update it and feature it on the home page.  Here is this year’s summer solstice ski season calendar update. Notable this season was the incredible effort Killington made to reach June.

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