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
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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 »
Hang onto your mittens, winter’s winding down in Orange County, but not the fun!
Hudson Valley, N.Y. - The snowy landscape will soon be refreshing Orange County’s beautiful lakes and rivers as it melts, but winter white is expected to cloak the ski slopes at Tuxedo Ridge and Mount Peter for much of March. Hurry and get in that last month of lessons or practice runs. As temperatures rise, you won’t even need to pack your thermal underwear. Glides around the outdoor skating rink at Bear Mountain State Park and zips down the famous snow tubing hill at Thomas Bull Memorial Park will be winding up on March 2nd, but the winter fun doesn’t end there. The events calendar at http://www.orangetourism.org/ is bursting with sweet adventures to bridge your fun ‘til spring. Take a look. March is a fine time to wander through the countryside for more of the season’s sparkling happenings. 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 »
Highmount, N.Y. —The snow is fantastic and there is more in the forecast for the upcoming week at Belleayre Mountain. The snowguns have been blasting around the clock and the groomers have been out every night making tons of corduroy for perfect skiing each day! If you are at home sitting around you have no idea what you are missing out on the slopes!
Get set on Feb. 15 for a jam packed evening of fun. The party will start just as the ski day winds down!
After hours film screening of Warren Miller’s Flow State at 4:30pm in the Garden Room
Pizza & wings will be available for purchase from 5:30 on (with a 40% discount on food for season pass holders). Read more »
Lake Placid, N.Y. — Once every four years the world comes together to watch the best athletes on the planet compete and challenge one another in their quest for winter Olympic glory. Here in Lake Placid, N.Y., the public can test their skills in the Whiteface Lake Placid Winter Challenge from Feb. 6-23.
In Lake Placid, known worldwide as the “Winter Sports Capital of the World,” the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) is bringing you the chance to try all your favorite Olympic winter sports and compete with your friends and family for a chance to build memories and win a few prizes.
The Winter Challenge activities are alpine racing, biathlon, bobsled, cross country skiing, curling, figure skating, hockey, luge, museum trivia, skeleton, ski jumping and speed skating. Read more »
Ski, Ride, Stay & Save in New York’s Adventure Capital this Winter
Greene County, N.Y. - In the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County, winter is a time of adventure, when families and friends, beginners and experts, students and seniors, gather to spend the day skiing and riding at Hunter and Windham Mountains - two of New York State’s top alpine ski resorts offering January deals during “Learn a Snowsport” month.
As part of January’s Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month, Hunter Mountain is offering participants a special “Bring a Friend” deal. Simply purchase a Single-Pak ticket for $59.25 and receive a free lift ticket. For added savings, buy a Beginner Single-Pak online to get 25% off a regular ticket price, ski or snowboard rental and a 90-minute group lesson. Discounts valid Sunday through Friday during non-holiday periods. Read more »
Lake Placid, N.Y. — The world’s best freestyle skiers return to Lake Placid, N.Y. and Wilmington, N.Y. to compete in the FIS USANA Freestyle World Cup. Action will take place at the Olympic Jumping Complex and Whiteface Mountain. The jumping complex will host the men and women’s aerials competitions, where athletes twist and soar as high as 60 feet in the air before landing, while Whiteface will be the site of the moguls’ competitions. This is the final World Cup event before several nations, including the United States, select their 2014 Olympic teams. Read more »