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by LewLasher
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Warming huts with fireplaces
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: Warming huts with fireplaces

Neuro wrote:But what is Hel Ved? I know the expression, but is it a documentary or what?


The book:
http://www.larsmytting.net/In_English.html

The TV show:
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-21482313
https://tv.nrk.no/serie/nasjonal-vedkveld
by LewLasher
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Way Off Topic
Topic: Pellet stoves
Replies: 1
Views: 33

Pellet stoves

How do Norwegians feel about pellet stoves? (And, yes, I realize that it is ridiculous to generalize about millions of people, not all of whom conform to stereotypes.) Do they respect the labor-saving engineering that allows one to have a fire in one's living room with a minimum of effort and skill?...
by LewLasher
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Warming huts with fireplaces
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Warming huts with fireplaces

My local ski area has a warming hut with a fireplace. Today, the employee who ordinarily tends the fire (and cooks soup and makes sandwiches at the little snack bar) was not there, for some reason. But another skier had stopped at the warming hut before me, and he had started a fire in the fireplace...
by LewLasher
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: VT - Stowe - 2018-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 629

7 Dec 2018

I skied at Trapp's today. Conditions were fair to good, which is a typical thing you might expect me to say this time of year. But usually the differentiator is elevation. Today it was the tracks that had the worse conditions, pretty much irrespective of elevation. There has only been a little snow ...
by LewLasher
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: VT - Stowe - 2018-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 629

30 Nov 2018

Today I skied at Trapps. Conditions were generally good. Almost all trails were open, the main exceptions being the Haul Road below the Oslo trail and the Morrison Corner trail. Tuesday's snow was a little on the wet side, but it groomed up to an acceptable surface, with very little skier traffic to...
by LewLasher
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: VT - Stowe - 2018-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 629

Re: 16 Nov 2018

Meanwhile, Trapp's reports 35 km groomed today.
by LewLasher
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: VT 2018-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: an unexpected gift

Pat wrote:getting some skiing in here in Philadelphia area with the storm that just came through

I heard on the radio that parts of the New York area got about a foot of snow. Might be tough to ski through if it's not groomed, and they are predicted to get temperatures well above freezing for the weekend.
by LewLasher
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: VT - Stowe - 2018-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 629

16 Nov 2018 - Stowe Rec Path

I skied today on the Stowe Recreation Path from Towne Farm Lane (i.e., Sushi Yoshi) to Stowe village and back. Conditions were consistently good. About 5 inches of non-wet snow. By the time I started, the Rec Path had been skier-groomed up to Weeks Hill Road. After that, there had been a lot of pede...
by LewLasher
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: VT - Stowe - 2018-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 629

VT - Stowe - 2018-2019

This topic is for trip reports and other information about the Stowe, Vermont area for the 2018-2019 skiing season.
by LewLasher
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: VT 2018-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Best skiing of the season

I skied today on part of the unplowed section of Vermont route 108 over Smugglers' Notch in the towns of Stowe and Cambridge. Conditions were fair to good. Last night's snow was wet and heavy, and compacted quickly to make for very fast conditions. This will freeze solid tonight, and form a base for...
by LewLasher
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: VT 2018-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 202

VT 2018-2019

This topic is for trip reports and other information about Vermont for the 2018-2019 skiing season.

At some point I will undoubtedly start a separate topic for Stowe, Vermont.
by LewLasher
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Where are the best deals?
Topic: Norheim gloves on sale in Provincetown, Massachusetts
Replies: 1
Views: 708

Re: Norheim gloves on sale in Provincetown, Massachusetts

... Marine Specialties had a pile of Norheim gloves ("Tur og Trening") for sale ... If you ever happen to be in Provincetown, Massachusetts - and why not? - Marine Specialties is one of the most successful retail operations in town. As best as I can determine, they have a tripartite busin...
by LewLasher
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Where are the best deals?
Topic: Norheim gloves on sale in Provincetown, Massachusetts
Replies: 1
Views: 708

Norheim gloves on sale in Provincetown, Massachusetts

This probably does not qualify as being one of "the best deals." However: I was in Provincetown, Massachusetts this past weekend and noticed that Marine Specialties had a pile of Norheim gloves ("Tur og Trening") for sale at the price of US$14.95 (no sales tax on clothing in Mass...
by LewLasher
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bonking in the cold
Replies: 6
Views: 960

Re: Bonking in the cold

There were a lot of DNFs at today's (cold, wet and windy) Boston Marathon. Yes, but this year's DNF rate of 4.5% isn't all that different from last year's 3.0% rate. I think the the DNFs got more press coverage this year because of the horrifyingly unpleasant weather. More statistics: this year's D...
by LewLasher
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: Jay Peak, Vermont
Replies: 3
Views: 1003

Re: Jay Peak, Vermont

Lew -- Is there one particular Nordic Center in Vermont that you would recommend to plan a ski vacation around? Yes: Craftsbury. The caveats being that (1) there are few lodging or dining choices in or near Craftsbury, and (2) there isn't a lot to do there other than the skiing. But, just on the ba...

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