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[*] posted on 1-25-2013 at 05:36 PM


Mixed ice and snow. Snow is loose in some places, firm windslab in others. Punctuated by rough patches of greay slush ice.

They leave the fish to die because they're an invasive species. Sometimes the eagles and seagulls will take one or two but not enough.

I would go with skis but bring ur skates just in case. :smilegrin:




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[*] posted on 2-7-2013 at 09:17 AM


2-6-13 Onieda lake at Sylvan beach has 3-6" of both packed and soft powder bonded to the ice, with very few small icy patchs , no breaking thru to glare like this past w/e. Pretty good ski and board conditions. 36.9mph on my sled... poof ... poof ...poof , the sound of skipping across drifting snow.



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[*] posted on 2-7-2013 at 10:17 AM


Nice! I went to Lake Bonaparte in northern Lewis County yesterday. Ice averaged over a foot thick, wind was reported W at 15ish, but the lake is very variable with rotors and turbulence. I had the buggy with the front wheel bike chain, it worked O.K. for a while, but I popped it off sliding sideways into some crust. Surface was just crusty enough in spots to make it manageable without the chain, but wind wasn't consistent enough to get me back upwind. I had fun for about an hour and a half, using the 4.8M NPW5. The wind appeared to smooth out the closer I got to the middle of the lake, but I didn't venture too far out, as I figured I would have quite a walk of shame if the wind died.



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[*] posted on 3-23-2013 at 02:19 AM


perfect wind and snow conditions on Onieda Lake predicted for today.



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[*] posted on 12-13-2013 at 10:15 AM


See www.iceshanty.com for local ice just about anywhere in the country. www.northernchateau.com for Tug Hill / northern NY web cams on the snowmobile trails. I'll keep up with Onieda lake conditions , putting away the sled and flying on skis this winter. I feel the need for speed!



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[*] posted on 1-6-2014 at 12:36 PM


8-10 inches of ice measured at Sylvan beach Oneida Lake NY, plenty thick everywhere else unless your in a truck or excavator (see google). Also had 8-10" snow cover Sat. but just a whisper of wind. Everything changed yesterday and today , will update on Thursday. The Oneida Lake Inn looks to have been refurbished and there is a brand new Nice and Easy gas station across the street , this could make it much more doable for a kite fest/gathering early/mid march. That puts at least 2 places to stay a block from the beach.



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[*] posted on 1-14-2014 at 06:32 AM


Had my speed buggy on blades all over Oneida Sunday and Monday morning , smooth fast ice everywhere, no snow at this time.



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[*] posted on 1-14-2014 at 07:29 AM


I don't know if my ice in suburban Boston will make it thru the rest of the week. A wet unusable mess... and pulling away from edges. Need to retain a 'base' for refreezing and thickening.


Went back to the buggy at Nahant beach after many weeks. Was great!

Want to get on snow covered ice again. Only had one day on snow...but it was very good.

Seems there is good ice up north as It's not as above freezing as down here.

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[*] posted on 1-16-2014 at 08:10 AM


We're holding on well here so far. Choco's edge ice has melted out in a few places and some drain holes have opened in some of the fissures. But if you can get onto the ice it varies from 12 to 7".

I'd be wary of Melvin and the other bays on Winne. Squam as well.

North, Umby is solid but with a water layer on top.

We need a solid cold snap to get things dried out.




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[*] posted on 1-20-2014 at 11:13 AM


Oneida , hard smooth glare ice under 6" powder , will probably stay that way for several more days. Onondaga Lake in Syracuse 4-5"glass with 5"powder , WARNING large "salt spring" open water straight out from the Salt Museum clearly visable and marked with pink ribbons on reeds.



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[*] posted on 1-31-2014 at 12:54 PM


Onondaga Lake Syracuse NY , 2-4" undulating hardpack with the occational god awful rough icy patches. I'm guessing Onieda Lake is the same substute smooth icy patches



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[*] posted on 3-13-2014 at 01:04 PM


This w/e looks good for snowboards on Onieda , deep snow at this time and predicted winds look good. I'll be be flying Sylvan beach tomorrow evening and give exact conditions tomorrow.



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[*] posted on 3-13-2014 at 04:10 PM
A belated Happy Anniversary




....This thread is four years old!:P

There is still ice near Boston. Been mostly unusable for weeks now. Presently a mix of ice and thin powder patches. All on refreezing inch 'o slush as we speak. Only a inch fell.... but now from the rain to snow transition, a textured ice surface will likely be good for edging skis(with less than sharp edges) starting tomorrow.....probably not right for my hockey skates.

I know there is probably great powder and Kite Skiing on lakes in NH, VT and ME. lot of new snow.


What's it like Chris in NH? anyone else...?
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[*] posted on 3-14-2014 at 10:28 AM


The ice is so thick around here we will be flying on ice in tee shirts and shorts soon.



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[*] posted on 3-14-2014 at 11:27 AM


warmer and slushy tuesday, snowstorm wednesday, beautiful and cold thursday, sunny and windy and melty today, cold forecast again for the weekend - we could be out on the ice still early April




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[*] posted on 3-14-2014 at 11:30 AM


Hey Patrick
i saw a video capture of a guy in Québec that made a winter ski buggy called a snow spider


snowspider.jpg - 78kB




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[*] posted on 3-17-2014 at 09:00 AM


looks more spidery than mine! smart man.



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[*] posted on 3-17-2014 at 07:14 PM
Almost spring?


Just 3 days 'till spring but still kite skiing(or skating) on ice just north of Boston area ! What a good season so far.

What will rest of month be like?



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[*] posted on 1-8-2015 at 02:35 PM


Onieda lake NY, Big Bay on the west end of the lake ice fishers are on the ice, reporting1". See iceshanty.com , listing by state by lake by area you name it.




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