If you are a club member and would like to volunteer to help with parties, trips, bus trips... please contact our CASTA President. 

Victoria Vattimo





Please forward suggestions and list updates to Gordie Peters.  Thank you!





25 Ski Tours in the Adirondacks, Almy and Anne Coggeshall, New Hampshire Publishing Company, 1979.


Adirondack Cross-Country Skiing, Dennis Conroy, Backcountry Publications, 1992.


Backcountry Skiing Adventures: Vermont & New York, David Goodman, Appalachian Mountain Club Books, 2001.


 Classic Adirondack Ski Tours, Tony Goodwin, Adirondack Mountain Club, 1994.


 ECOS Ski and Snowshoe Tips, Environmental Clearinghouse of Schenectady, 2011.


Northern Adirondack Ski Tours, Tony Goodwin, Adirondack Mountain Club, 1981.


Ski and Snowshoe Trails in the Adirondacks, Tony Goodwin, Adirondack Mountain Club, 2003.


Winter Trails New York, Johanna and Ron Farra, Globe Pequot Press, 2000.


The Adirondack Explorer (subscription) and Adirondack Sports and Fitness (free) publications cover backcountry ski outings during their winter monthly issues. Past coverage is available from the web sites of these publications (subscribers only for AE). Back issue AS&F coverage is not more current than October, 2009, although the most recent (current) issue is available in electronic (PDF) form.













The Klister

 The Newsletter of the

Capital Area Ski Touring Association



Wood Carving was hand carved by Chuck Alsdorf, Secretary of CASTA.Wood Carving was hand carved by Chuck Alsdorf, Secretary of CASTA.


Definition of KLISTER:  A soft wax used on skis.  Origin of KLISTER. Norwegian, literally, paste, from Middle Low German klister.  First known use: 1936







Klister/Website:  Submit any photos, stories, or memorabilia, with captions, to Fred Adriance to be added into the Newsletter or to Sarah Adriance for the Website.  Articles should be submitted by the 25th of the month for the following month.  Requests from non-CASTA Members to be added to Klister mailing list are not honored.  The e-mailed and hard copy of the KLISTER is a membership benefit,  We are proud to say 99% of our members are receiving on-line news and up-dated info utilizing CASTA's website.