Cole's Woods Archive

The following collection of articles on Cole’s Woods, includes Post Star articles on the races that took place in Cole's Woods in the early 1970's.  We have also included a column written by long-time Post Star reporter, columnist, writer, and ski-tour publicist Don Metivier on the 1973 race, plus a magazine article on night skiing in Cole’s Woods, published in Skiing Magazine in 1979.

 

Finally, there is a history of the Cole’s Woods ski trails excerpted from a circa 1985 speech Tom Jacobs gave at a planning meeting, highlighting the inception of the lighted ski trails, as well as the need to expand the trails here (and internationally) to accommodate the “new” skate skiing technique.

 

We wish to thank Bill Parks for providing us with this material.

Vintage newspaper clippings about Cole's Woods

“Martha Rockwell, Odd Martinsen Notch Victories in Glens Falls Invitational Cross Country Race”

The Post Star — January 4, 1971

“Myrmo, Sharon Firth Victorious”

The Post Star — March 1, 1972

“Winning Form”  

“Along the Ski Trails” Column by Don Metivier

The Post Star — 1973

“The Night Gliders”  

by Audrey Distad

Skiing Magazine — Holiday/January 1979

“A History of the Ski Trails”  

by Tom Jacobs

excerpted from a speech, circa 1985