It’s a Super Sunday at Whiteface
Wilmington, N.Y. — The secret is out that Whiteface Mountain, in Wilmington, N.Y., is one of the world’s best ski destinations. And as if we needed any proof or validation, Smarter Travel included the resort in its listing of the “10 Best International Ski Destinations.”
Whiteface Mountain was one of only three ski resorts in the United States to make the list. Recognized worldwide as the Olympic mountain, for hosting the 1980 Olympic Winter Games alpine events, and for having the greatest vertical east of the Rockies, at 3,430-feet, Whiteface Mountain, Wilmington and the Lake Placid region were also touted for its unique array of off-hill activities that guests can also experience such as biathlon, skeleton sliding and bobsledding. Read more »
Celebrate in the Catskill Mountains with Family-Friendly Events, Festivals & More
Greene County, N.Y. - In the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County, the holidays are a time of celebration and good cheer, when families and friends gather to spend a day on the slopes or enjoy one of the region’s many holiday-themed community festivals and events.
Located just two hours north of New York City, the Great Northern Catskills provide a charming winter destination - one where the majestic snow-capped mountains offer fairy tale vistas, and local shops feature an array of unique gifts, artisan ingredients and much more.
Enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas in the Catskills and spend a cozy night tucked in at a storybook B&B, go snowboarding with Santa, or watch a special holiday performance to add a little extra magic to any visit. Read more »
Ongoing fundraising includes sponsors Select Sotheby’s International Realty, Stewart’s Shops, Northwoods Inn, Young Explosives, Lake Placid Business Association
Lake Placid, N.Y. - Organizers of the 34th annual Empire State Winter Games (ESWG) will welcome the return of the annual competitions Feb. 6-9, 2014 in New York’s Adirondack region.
This is the fourth year the event has been hosted by a unique and diverse regional coalition, consisting of the Towns of North Elba, Harrietstown, Brighton, Wilmington, and Jay; Villages of Lake Placid and Saranac Lake; the counties of Essex and Franklin; The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) and the New York Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA).
For the first time the Town and Village of Tupper Lake will play a role in the ESWG, hosting women’s hockey. Read more »
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Lake Placid, N.Y. — FIBT World Cup Bobsled and Skeleton. The 2013-’14 Viessmann FIBT World Cup season features a stop in Lake Placid, N.Y. where once again, the world’s best bobsled teams and skeleton athletes will try to tame the combined bobsled/luge and skeleton track at the Mt. Van Hoevenberg Olympic Sports Complex. The field will be filled with athletes who will go on and compete in the Sochi Olympic Winter Games.
WHAT: Viessmann FIBT World Cup bobsled and skeleton racing. The Dec. 10-15, 2013 event is the third stop in the worldwide seven-city World Cup series leading up to February’s Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
WHEN: Dec. 10-15, 2013. Training begins Tuesday, Dec. 10, and continues through Thursday, Dec. 12. Note: Updated race schedule times for Friday, Nov. 13. Read more »
Ellicottville, N.Y. - The cold and snowy November weather combined with Holiday Valley’s powerhouse snowmaking system will allow the resort to open for the 2013-14 winter season on Friday, November 29, 2013. 5 quad chairlifts and a handle tow will operate from 9:00AM to 10:00PM. We anticipate 11 or more trails will be open with terrain available for beginners through advanced skiers and snowboarders. The snow base depth is up to 10-25 inches and increasing daily. 6 inches of natural snow has fallen since Saturday, November 23, 2013. Lift tickets on Friday will be $53 for adults age 12 and up, $42 for juniors ages 7-11 and tickets are free up to age 6. This special opening pricing will be available through the Weekend. A four hour ticket is also available on Saturday. Read more »
Canandaigua, N.Y. - Skiing and Snowboard enthusiasts will be hitting the slopes at Bristol Mountain on Tuesday, November 26th from 9am-4pm. There will be a 50th Anniversary ribbon cutting ceremony at the Comet Express chairlift prior to the 9am lift start. Upper and Lower Rocket trails will be open for those with advanced level skills. The following trails, Hailey’s Run, Sunbelt, Eclipse and Infinity, will be the next terrain to open when conditions permit. This will allow all levels of skiers and riders to enjoy the mountain. Paul Trippi, the new Mountain Manager, comments, “The recent arctic blast from Canada has enabled our mountain operations team to get a jump on snowmaking this year.” Read more »
Experience Winter in the Adventure Capital of the Catskills at Big Mountain Resorts
Greene County, N.Y. - Just two hours north of New York City and three hours west of Boston, Greene County’s legendary ski resorts welcome skiers and riders of all abilities for winter adventure that lasts all season long. Ski and snowboard Hunter Mountain, boasting “New York’s Largest Snow Tubing Park,” or head to Windham Mountain’s expansive terrain and enjoy the “Northeast’s Premier Alpine Lifestyle.”
Catskill ski & stay packages offer early bird, midweek savings and deals at cozy cottages, luxurious B&Bs and family-friendly resorts. Enjoy a quick getaway to the Catskills and ‘Awaken to Adventure’ on and off the slopes. Read more »