1. Go late. Sure, it sounds counterintuitive to getting some skiing in. But avoiding the morning crowds at the lift booth and rental counter may give you more sleep time in the morning, and more energy to ski the whole day. Ski when everyone else is eating lunch, and you'll likely get more runs in with shorter lift lines.
2. Use the…
Added by WSR on February 7, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments
You’ve skied Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont, and you’ve skied New England. Right?
Last week yours truly had the distinct pleasure of being able to ski a couple resorts in New Hampshire's …More
Added by WSR on April 2, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
That thing called “snow” is back. What deterred thousands of skiers last season isn’t an issue this year- the Northeast alone has gotten a steady stream of storms from Nemo to “Q” and enjoying a nice dump every week or so. Northern VT, which got…More
Added by WSR on February 27, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
Whether you've been skiing for years or this is your first season, there comes a time when you transition from renting your snowboard, ski's, or boots to becoming a proud owner of your own gear.
But when should you make that transition? …More
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Added by WSR on November 6, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments
So what's new for the Westchester Skiers & Riders 2013 season? As usual, we have some new things in store for WSR. Here's just a rundown of some of the goals and tidbits we are working on— our "annual report" if you will...
More value with your membership.…
Added by WSR on September 12, 2012 at 11:02am — No Comments
Recently I attended a meeting of the Metro New York Ski Council. Of the over 75 ski clubs that are members, about 20 we represented that night. Pretty much every single club lamented on how little skiing they did this season. There was just no snow. As most members agreed that night, it was just “crappy.”…More
Added by WSR on May 16, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
1. Nearby Bear Mountain once provided over 40 miles of skiable terrain, and was the premier ski jumping site in the Northeast?
2. Belleayre Mountain was formerly known as "Belle Ayre"?
3. In the 50's and 60's, there was actually a Westchester Ski Council? (No relation to our beloved WSR.)
Just some fun trivia courtesy of the Metro NY Ski Council press archives.
Added by WSR on March 14, 2012 at 12:00am — No Comments
WSR gets a lot of members who are just starting out in the wonderful sport of skiing or snowboarding. (When it comes to riding, I won't get into matters of “riding goofy.”) For skiers, though, there's more than one way to start your path to expert skiing.
We all start out our first few times of skiing by (hopefully) taking a…
Added by WSR on February 2, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
I have three:
1. Work on my steeps & bumps technique (which means perfecting a short turn.)
2. Try out some different skis. I'm just tired of mine. …More
Added by WSR on January 3, 2012 at 2:58pm — No Comments
We always know to bring the usual to the mountain—hats gloves, thin socks (if you don't know that part you need to look at one of our other tips!)
Here some things you'd never thought of—but after you read this they're sure to earn…More
Added by WSR on December 12, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments
It's a common fear for beginners and experts alike: what if I get hurt? After all, skiing can be a scary endeavor. Hurling down the mountain with two planks strapped to your feet is extreme pleasure—balanced by the euphoria of cheating potential pain. To avoid anything more harsh than falling on your butt while attempting to snowplow, follow these tips—in the least:…
Added by WSR on December 1, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments
You want to put in more days on the mountain than ever. Or, you just want to get into the sport as a beginner, but not have the hassle of renting gear every time you go.
We can write a book on the ins and outs of proper boots. They’re the one important pieces of gear that, done right, will keep you from discomfort and…More
Added by WSR on November 25, 2011 at 2:43pm — No Comments
Welcome to the launch of our new online home, Westchesterskiers.org.
Our humble site is the culmination of many months of vision and planning. All that so we could give the skiers, snowboarders, and other snow sports lovers of Westchester County and surrounding areas a place to congregate, plan, and take advantage of the…
Added by WSR on November 14, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments
I’d be the first to say that technology and nature can coexist nicely. But shouldn’t. To many skiers and riders, they’re the antithesis of each other. But with the advent of the iPod and iPhone as the new global appendage to the human body, this small form of technology has made its way into the hearts of people who want their entire lives in the pocket of their parka. Or just plain want some tunage while they…More
Added by WSR on November 13, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments
I just got finished wiping the snow off my car.
Yes, let me repeat: Wiping the snow off my car. Two days before Halloween!
The Westchester area is blanketed right now-- meaning we're off to an early start for the…More
Added by WSR on October 29, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments
In my well-short-of-Expert skiing career, I've had several fortunate opportunities. One of them was skiing Down Under (not to be confused with the brand DownUnders, which is actually a quite good off-the-shelf ski boot…More
Saw something personally satisfying on SKI magazine’s website today. It wasn’t just the slideshow featuring the 15 Best Bootfitters in the US. It was the fact that one of my favorite mountains in the East,…More
Added by WSR on September 27, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments
Consider this a warning shot. Put on your reading glasses.
Soon we're going to begin a series of posts on the stuff that can both drive you crazy and propel your on-mountain technique into the stratosphere: Your gear.
Added by WSR on September 19, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments