Snow Sports

Adjustment in Midflight

To know Terje Haakonsen today, it's best to have known him some yesterdays ago, during a flatline month in Mililani, at the steamy, landlocked heart of Oahu. Psychologically, Haakonsen, the best...

Winter? These Guys Made Winter.

As you drive into the snowy settlement of Lake Placid—past the looming twin ski jumps; past the futuristic "Miracle on Ice" hockey arena; past, even, the fivesome of holiday wreaths linked...

The List

Back in the '40s, at the tender age of 15, a California teenager named John Goddard—already aware of his sort-of-imminent mortality—decided to pen himself a list. On it, he included...

Winter? These Guys Made Winter.

Lake Placid's Main Street, which stretches about a mile along the shore of Mirror Lake (and not the larger namesake body of water that lies to the north), is an apparition of constant...

Winter? These Guys Made Winter.

After a day or two in this five-ring circus, you'll need an antidote. Good thing Lake Placid is situated among all those 4,000-footers, known locally as the High Peaks. To the north and west lie...

Winter? These Guys Made Winter.

Getting There: Upstate New York is no place to be without a car, so if you're in the Northeast, you'll probably want to drive. (Lake Placid is five hours from Manhattan, five from Boston,...

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