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New York Snowstorms Have Us Waxing Our XC Skis

December 22, 2008 at 2:00 PM | by | Comments (0)

So much lake effect snow fell on Upstate New York last night that the Thruway Authority completely closed a 134-mile stretch of I-90 for six hours. It's since reopened, and now that the roads are finally plowed, it's time to take advantage of all that snow by strapping on the cross-country skis and setting out in search of tranquil winter bliss.

A PR firm in the region recently sent us a link to a really cool Google Maps mashup that pinpoints dozens of cross-country skiing spots across the Finger Lakes, complete with photos, prices, trail guides, websites and, obviously, directions. We'd embed it here, but it's so full of info that it's better to view it full screen.

Of course, in Upstate New York this time of year, you may not even need a map to find decent cross country skiing: Just get to the nearest park and go from there. Today's forecast for Syracuse? "Snow squalls" bringing as much as a foot of new powder.

Related Stories:
· Cross-country Skiing in the Finger Lakes [Google Maps]
· Thruway Reopens After 134 Miles Shut Down [Democrat and Chronicle]
· Snow Days coverage [Jaunted]

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