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News stories tagged with "winter-sports"

Skiers flock to Big Tupper's re-opening

The Big Tupper ski lifts ran yesterday for the first time in more than a decade. A planned opening day the day after Christmas was postponed because of weather. But new snow and cold temperatures cooperated this week.

Jim LaValley helped resurrect the ski mountain. He's a realtor and president of ARISE, the acronym for Adirondack Residents Intent on Saving their Economy. On All Before Five yesterday afternoon, he told Jonathan Brown the turn out was "incredible."  Go to full article

NASCAR Drivers Become Sledders for Bobsled Team

The U.S. Bobsled Team won its first Olympic medals since 1956 in Salt Lake City four years ago. The turn-around is due in no small part to the philanthropic efforts of NASCAR veteran Geoff Bodine. He's raised more than a million dollars to help make better sleds with American technology. Last weekend, Bodine invited other NASCAR drivers to race the Olympic bobsled track in Lake Placid. They brought their addiction to speed and competition, and their fame, to help boost the sport. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
21st Annual Loppet gets underway. Photo provided by ORDA.
21st Annual Loppet gets underway. Photo provided by ORDA.

Loppet Race Run on Saturday, Locals Fare Well

More than 500 skiers turned out on Saturday for the Lake Placid Loppet, the North Country's premier cross-country ski race. As Brian Mann reports, local racers fared well in the competition, which drew a record number of athletes.  Go to full article

Olympian Jimmy Shea Will Sit Out Sled Season

Olympic gold medallist Jimmy Shea says he'll sit out at least the first half of this year's skeleton world cup season. Shea -- a Lake Placid native and a popular athlete at the Salt Lake Olympic Games - has announced that he's recovering from surgery. Brian Mann has detail.  Go to full article

Saranac Lake Man Indicted in Death of Jack Shea

A grand jury has indicted a man on felony charges of second-degree vehicular manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide in the death of Jack Shea, the patriarch of the first family with three generations of Olympians. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

Winter Camping & Climbing in the High Peaks

The Adirondacks' High Peaks can be a hard place to find peace and quiet during the busy summer months. Many people choose the winter to get their fix for solitude among New York's tallest mountains. Winter camping offers unique pleasures and sometimes, unexpected perils. Brian Mann and David Sommerstein got plenty of both on a late winter expedition to Lake Colden and Algonquin Peak last weekend.  Go to full article

Commentary: Winter Camping

Commentator Betsy Kepes tells us about her annual winter wilderness expedition, this year in the Five Ponds Wilderness.  Go to full article

The US and Canadian Amputee Hockey Teams to play Exhibition Game at the Winter Paralympics on Saturday.

The US and Canadian National Amputee Hockey teams to play exhibition game at the Winter Paralympics on March 16th. Last year, the first US and Canadian Amputee Hockey Game was played at the Civic Center in Saranac Lake. Brian Mann was there and filed this report from February, 2001  Go to full article

New York Welcomes Olympians Home

Governor Pataki met with New York's newest Olympians. He presented them with the state flag that flew at Ground Zero. It will be displayed at the Lake Placid Olympic Training Center. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

North Country Olympians Return Home Triumphant, Eager for Return To Small Town Life

The North Country's Olympic athletes were welcomed home from Salt Lake City on Saturday with a parade in Lake Placid. Hundreds of people lined the streets to shake hands and cheer. As Brian Mann reports, it was a chance for locals to share some of the glow of Olympic gold.
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