Cross-Country skiing on Long Island; and used skis found for sale!

Friday, March 31, 2017 UPDATE:
 
No used skis found for sale at the moment: they would be posted below.

No snow left at present.  Warmer weather. But rain may change to wet snow Saturday. If there is snow, we MAY be skiing Monday after 1pm. Call 631-664-0515 or 631-486-4818. We generally need about 4" of snow to ski.  I'll update this page around noon on days where there is enough snow, with 'WE WILL' or 'WE WILL NOT be skiing today'. Forecasts are calling for warm temperatures ; with occasional cold spells. That brilliant 'star' that was near the horizon in the sunset sky was the planet Venus. It is gone from the evening sky now, but you can now see it at sunrise because it is now on the 'other side' of the Sun as sen from Earth.
 We don't know yet when in March we will be skiing again after this, but I'll be staying in touch with you here on the possibilities of skiing. The weather has been strangely unpredictable; very warm, then very cold, because of the ongoing climate crisis. Many people who do not understand the science behind the crisis "enjoy" the 'springlike warm weather', and are very frustrated by the bitter cold January-like weather. But we must realize this is not normal for mid-March. It is because huge storms, now over the Midwest, are being overloaded with extra atmospheric energy from the greenhouse effect. They are powerfully pulling up abnormal amounts of heat, from down South, and abnormally cold temperatures from the Arctic, to our Northeast where it DOESN'T BELONG in March! Because of this, there will be more extreme cold; then extreme warmth; then cold.... This is the warning signal of the climate crisis. I'm saying this because I'm speaking out about the environmental CRISIS we are in. Elsewhere it is producing huge swarms of tornadoes, droughts causing wildfires, and very heavy flooding rains for days on end.
 If you WANT to be emailed when we ski, please email me at woodge1@hotmail.com and I'll put you on our list!  However if you are looking for used ski equipment, check in here daily as I will post recent 'finds' at the bottom of this page!

Feel free to invite other friends - I have about 15 pairs of skis you can use for FREE and I will teach anyone who wants to learn. We will start on smooth level snow - no hills, and 'graduate' to easy rolling landscapes with beautiful views. No rush - this is not racing, but it is great exercise, so you might want to increase your physical activity over the next 2 days so you're ready to really enjoy the fun. I also will teach anyone who wants to learn how to go faster!

And go through your closet to pick out comfy clothes - dress in light, removable layers of acrylic, poly fleece and/or wool (DON'T wear jeans or anything with cotton in it, as cotton wicks up water and keeps it close to your skin, causing a chill that will ruin your day.)
Wear a zippered nylon shell light jacket as your last outer layer to shed snow and wind. (zippered because you'll want to open it partially while skiing - it's amazing how warm you get when cross country skiing.)
I have special cross-country ski shoes that fit on the skis, but you might also want to bring a pair of hiking boots if you have them, in case I don't have your exact shoe size.

We will ski for just an hour or so the first time, as a starter.
Future ski events can be longer.
Please call 631-486-4818 with your height & shoe size if you need skis. Tell your invited friends to read this, and RSVP with their height & shoe sizes also. I have a variety of skis and shoe sizes. The amount of snow and conditions each area gets will determine which trails we will ski on, and is an indicator of how much the current climate crisis is affecting us.

It is often difficult to find cross country ski equipment in retail stores here on LI. Occasionally I come across quality used cross country skis for sale at very reasonable prices. I will include that here. You may also find them on listings such as Craigslist, Freecycle, or many of the bidding sites.