Outdoor adventure enthusiast and expert back country skier Steve Ovitt will speak on Tuesday, December 27th at 7 pm on “Getting Into Back Country Skiing.” Ovitt’s talk at the Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek will give attendees the info and confidence to go off trail under their own power and enjoy the Adirondack back-country in winter.
Included in Ovitt’s presentation will be anecdotes from his extensive back-country experience; info on making the transition from traditional Nordic or Alpine skiing; advice on what equipment (including safety equipment) is needed; plus he will highlights some of the best back country places to ski in the Adirondacks.
Starting in January, Dick Carlson, head of the Upper Hudson Trails Alliance will be leading back country ski trips on Sundays out of the North Creek Ski Bowl. Details of those trips will also be distributed at Ovitt’s talk.
The free presentation is sponsored by the Gore Mountain Region Chamber and the Town of Johnsburg. The Tannery Pond Community Center is located at 228 Main St, North Creek. For more information, visit their website or call (518) 251-2505.
Photo of Steve Ovitt, courtesy Nancie Battaglia.