Who doesn't love fireworks?!
China is generally-accepted as the place where it all started. It is thought that, as early as 200 B.C., the Chinese had already stumbled upon a sort of natural firecracker: They would roast bamboo, which explodes with a bang when heated due to its hollow air pockets, in order to ward off evil spirits.
Inspired by the International Olympic Games, the inaugural Empire State Games took place at Syracuse University in 1978. The competitive events mirrored those of the Olympic Summer Games and NY was the first state to organize & hold such a competition.
The Empire State Winter Games came into being not long afterwards and benefited from the marvelous facilities created in the Lake Placid area for the 1980 Winter Olympic Games.
One of the really special things about working here at Titus is the opportunity to watch folks who have never experienced our sport come out & try it for the first time. This is especially true when it involves youngsters!
The late start to this season has just naturally created a lot of carping & hand-wringing among those of us who are eager to feed our hunger. Fortunately, the last couple of weeks have brought welcome relief as Mother Nature has finally decided to come to the party with colder temperatures & some of her own homebrew too.
From The Slopes
We love the snow, obviously. But there's more to the mountain than just the conditions and the trails. Get the insider's scoop on what helps this industry run, from ski shops to snowboard movies, nature hikes to safety tips. Let us know what you think!