The more early mornings I spend skinning up Whiteface or earning turns in the backcountry, the more I believe that the best descents don’t include a lift. It’s the sound of your breath as you stop to turn back and see the sun begin to rise over the mountains, the feeling of floating on the untouched snow beneath your skis, and the fulfillment that your morning adventure was completely...
5 Ways to Mountain Bike in Wilmington, New York As the mountain biking capital of the Adirondacks, New York’s Whiteface Region is best experienced on two wheels. Whether you’re just starting out or ready to tackle the greatest vertical drop in the East, this rapidly growing mountain bike destination has it all. Stop in a local bike shop for trail conditions and to purchase a trail map....
To the top While there is no sweeter reward than reaching the summit after a long grueling hike, I firmly believe in the power of packing in as much as possible on your Adirondack getaway. Whether you’re looking for bang-for-your-buck views, have some time to spare, or are unable to make the long hike to the top, look no further than the Whiteface Veterans' Memorial Highway...
The Ausable River is hard to miss when visiting the Adirondacks. The river winds and moves through our many mountain towns. The famed West Branch flows through Lake Placid and Wilmington and the East Branch through Keene and Upper Jay until the two meet in Ausable. From there you can follow the Ausable River right into Lake Champlain where it is fed into. For me, the Ausable River's ...
While there are numerous ways to explore the Adirondacks, trail running is one of my favorites. Last week, as I set out on a long run with my training partner, covering many miles in the Whiteface region, I had an epiphany of sorts. Even though we both live in different towns, we often drive to Wilmington to tackle our longest runs. The more I thought about it (I had a lot of time to...
With a snow filled weather forecast, our thoughts in the Adirondacks are beginning to drift from fall to winter. Our mountains are beginning to become snow capped, Whiteface Mountain will soon open, and winter activities will abound. Dedicated hikers will strap on their snowshoes and continue to take in the breaktaking views of the Adirondack Mountains. While winter hiking can be just...
Whiteface Mountain, New York’s fifth highest mountain, is a true year-round treasure that's begging to be explored. Whether you prefer to hit the slopes or simply sightsee from the top, Whiteface is a mountain for the people, accessible to anyone who wants to bask in its views. While the Veterans Memorial Highway is not open to vehicles during winter, there are still many ways to play on...
Last year I took one big step toward adulthood, kissing my vagabond life behind and welcoming a “career” with – somewhat – open arms. While I love my job, my nine-to-five schedule, and regular dentist appointments (yay insurance) there’s one big and very important thing no one told me. Ski conditions are always better midweek. This year, snow-vember took us by surprise,...

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