Yearly Archives: 2010
After a Nor’easter that withheld significant snowfall, but delivered wind in generous amounts, expectations and crowds were minimal at Gore Mountain.
And while it’s getting late in the season to be truly excited about skiing manmade snow, skiers that did make the trip to Gore today seemed pretty happy. Given the high wind and the cold temperatures, a surprising number stayed until the 4 pm close.
Growing up in the western suburbs of Syracuse, I remember classmates referring to this 120-vertical-foot feeder hill, mentioned briefly in the recent ThatNYguy interview, as “Mount East.”
Instead of heading off by myself to Greek Peak for Xmas Day turns, we decided to have a family afternoon, so my wife and son came along to go sledding.
We’d like to thank everyone who has contributed to NYSkiBlog over the past year. When we launched the Harvey Road on Oct 24, 2008, it was envisioned as a place to publish trip reports. But, for me at least, it has turned into something bigger — a community of hardcore New York and Eastcoast skiers.
We’ve tried to make NYSkiBlog a fun site and worthwhile bookmark for dedicated snowriders. Since our launch we’ve had over 200,000 visits. Thanks for your time and for everything you’ve contributed. Be safe, have fun and think snow.
We received an email from Columbia asking if we’d test a parka with their new Omni-Heat insulating technology. The rep was very forthright: “All we ask is that you fill out a questionnaire on the product, and do a blog entry about the performance of the coat. We do not expect you to pull any punches.” With the Gore-tex coating on my North Face shell gone, I figured I had little to lose.
We wondered: Does Columbia Omni-Heat really work? My perception of Columbia was that they make nice gear, but I have never considered it to be expedition grade. While I’m not even sure what that means, if you’d asked me a few months ago which coat I’d rather be in on a planned or unplanned night in the woods, I’d have chosen my North Face.