Ogdensburg, N.Y. - At the War of 1812 Heritage Talks April 25-26 New York’s North Country will loom large, represented by three speakers, two authors, a musician and exhibits at the Freight House Restaurant in Ogdensburg.
“From our first set of talks in 2009, the North Country has been a major component because events in the war happened here along the Canadian border,” said Barbara O’Keefe, President of the Fort La Présentation Association. “Saturday this year, from Lake Ontario, down the St. Lawrence and over to the Chateauguay and Saranac Rivers episodes of our history will be revealed in the seminars, through the displays and by the writers.”
Apart from their credentials and accomplishments, these presenters are our flesh and blood neighbors living or working in Cape Vincent, DeKalb, Kendrew Corners, Carthage, Morristown, Eel Weir, Black River, Ogdensburg and Watertown. Read more »
Wilmington, N.Y. — The 56th season of skiing and riding at Whiteface Mountain, in Wilmington, N.Y., continues and the Olympic mountain is celebrating a Shamrock Super Sunday, presented by Bud Light, Sunday, March 16. Ski and ride all day for just $40 for adults, $35 for teens and $30 for juniors.
After a super day of skiing and riding the east’s greatest vertical, the party moves upstairs to the newly renovated Cloudspin Lounge, with Jagermeister and Bud Light drink specials, games and prizes.
While at Whiteface be sure to grab your 2014-’15 SKI3 pass for Whiteface Mountain, in Wilmington, N.Y., Gore Mountain, in North Creek, N.Y., and Belleayre Ski Resort, in Highmount, N.Y. This is one big deal. Combined that’s 7,000 vertical feet of skiing and riding on eight peaks, 886 acres, 33 glades and 227 trails. Read more »
Lake Placid, N.Y. — Below is a rundown of many of the events on ORDA’s winter 2014 events’ calendar for your planning purposes. Dates and schedules are subject to change.
March 10-15 - Lake Placid, N.Y. and Wilmington, N.Y. will play host to the 2014 United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) National ChampionshipTM. The five-day long event brings together athletes from across all four disciplines of alpine Skiing, cross-country skiing, freestyle skiing and snowboarding as they convene in the region for competitions that will determine the top collegiate teams across the nation. Read more »
In the tradition of the two-time Winter Olympic village, Lake Placid will pay tribute to its returning athletes who competed last month in Sochi, Russia
Lake Placid, N.Y. -
WHO: Many 2014 Winter Olympians, highlighted by bronze medal winner Erin Hamlin (luge), double bronze medalists Steve Holcomb and Steve Langton (bobsled), and silver medalist Andrew Weibrecht (alpine skiing). Other members of Team USA that competed in Sochi will participate. More Olympians will be announced later.
WHAT: A parade down Main Street in Lake Placid, starting at the intersection of Cummings Road. It will end at The Cottage Café with speeches from the Sochi medalists. The event will conclude after the comments with a fireworks display provided by Clauss Chiropractic. Read more »
Lake Placid, Adirondacks USA - The Lake Placid CVB/Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) has been granted renewal of its accreditation through the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP).
The DMAP is administered by Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI), the world’s largest and most reliable resource for official Destination Marketing Organizations.
The accreditation process is a lengthy one that requires a destination marketing organization (DMO) to prove that it meets 54 mandatory industry standards and best practices, ranging from domain names to marketing plans to procedures for group sales. It can also meet 33 voluntary standards. Read more »
3 Premier Race Events to be Hosted on FIS-Certified Echo Trail
North Creek, N.Y. - Gore Mountain will be hosting the first of three major race events on the Echo trail Thursday & Friday, as a full field of 140 athletes gather for the FIS Men’s Giant Slalom February 13-14. Participants include skiers from throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Other upcoming events include the U18 State Super G, Giant Slalom, & Slalom February 21-23, and the U18 and U21 USSA Eastern Finals February 27-March 2.
The Echo trail was homologated by the Federation of International Skiing (FIS) for slalom, giant slalom, and Super G racing. FIS is one of two governing bodies which oversees ski racing in the US; it administers on a global level, while the United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) is based in North America. Read more »
“Tree-to-Table” Festival Planned Across the Adirondacks During the Month of March
Adirondack Region, N.Y. - Adirondack maple syrup producers will open their doors for one of New York State’s sweetest spring traditions - Maple Weekends, slated for March 22-23, and March 29-30, 2014 at maple farms and sugar bushes across the six-million-acre park.
Whether produced in small batches in backyard boilers or with scientific precision in industrial steel, the Adirondack Region is renowned for offering some of the finest maple syrup in the world. March marks the perfect time to learn exactly how it’s done during New York State Maple Weekends. Read more »