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Lake Placid, a village located in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains, is home to both history and adventure for every season. Not only is Lake Placid the only city to have hosted the Winter Olympics twice, once in 1932 and again in 1980, Lake Placid is a destination for everything you crave in the […]

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When the mercury drops below freezing, many of us prepare for four months of Netflix, hot toddies and excessive heating bills. We avoid spending time outside at all costs, save for that one warm-weather Caribbean getaway. To put it lightly, sometimes New York doesn’t seem like the best place to spend winter. But that doesn’t […]

Skiiing in Tuckerman Ravine

As skiers and riders, we often get caught up in a whole East Coast/West Coast rivalry. Some may claim that the east is great for those who prefer ice skating over skiing, while us East Coasters know that the challenging conditions spawn the greatest skiers in the country. While both sides have valid points, there […]

stowe skier

Tucked away in the heart of New England, Stowe is known for its ski resort. With its stunning natural setting and easy access to outdoor activities, a visit to Stowe is the ultimate restorative. The quaint village is home to a general store, cute coffee shops, and boutiques where you can idle the day away. […]

Aerial View Mohonk

Perched on top of the Shawangunk Ridge, 90 miles north New York City, the elegant Mohonk Mountain House is an ideal weekend getaway any time of year. The Nature Conservancy named the Shawangunks, with their sandstone cliffs and copious rock-climbing routes, one of earth’s “Last Great Places”. Mohonk takes full advantage of its location as the […]

These days, many ski and snowboard resorts have gone beyond the one-group-fits-all lesson model to offer in-depth workshops tailored specifically for women. Whether you want to brush up on the basics or tackle the bumps, all-women groups can ease anxiety and boost confidence while creating some great friendships. There are several women’s workshops scheduled in […]

Okemo Mountain: Ski Southern Vermont

Anyone who has hit the slopes in the Northeast in the last 50 years has likely pondered a trip to Vermont’s Okemo Mountain. It’s true that today’s heated high-speed bubble chairs, terrain parks and slopeside accommodations are a far cry from the original Poma lift of 1956. But Okemo’s charm has endured the test of time. […]

Skiing mountain creek

Imagine hitting the slopes within two hours of leaving New York City. It’s easier than you think. Just hop a bus to Mountain Creek, located 47 miles outside of NYC in Vernon, NJ. It’s so close to home you can enjoy a day of skiing or riding and be home by dinner. Get Outdoors Whether […]