North Creek, N.Y. - - Gore is planning to double its current amount of open terrain in preparation for Christmas week. Guests should look for a minimum of 40 trails open by December 26, serviced by 12 lifts including the North Quad and the High Peaks Chair.
“We’ve taken advantage of the prime snowmaking weather and guests will enjoy a product second to none in the East this Christmas,” commented Mike Pratt, Gore Mountain General Manager. Gore Mountain’s snowmakers are successful with covering the most skiable terrain in New York State. Read more »
Wilmington, N.Y. - Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington may be best known for having the greatest vertical drop east of the Rockies and for hosting the 1980 winter Olympic Alpine events, but it’s also recognized as one of the nation’s top ski resorts for families.
According to About.Com, Whiteface is one of the country’s top family ski destinations, one of only three eastern resorts to make the list. The on-line article touts the mountain as “an ideal venue for a family ski vacation,” and also describes many of the off-hill activities found in Wilmington and in Lake Placid including a tour of the Olympic sites, ice skating and partaking in the full schedule of winter events for the family. Read more »
Resort donates free skiing and riding to individuals who donate non-perishable food items.
Cortland, N.Y. - As part of their continuing effort to benefit the local food bank and community, Greek Peak has dedicated December 24th as Ski Free Day from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. Any individual who brings one non-perishable food item on December 24th will receive a lift ticket good for that day (Rentals, Lessons, Programs, Tubing not included). “The event is an opportunity for individuals to come out and have fun at Greek Peak while benefiting the Local Food Banks and the local community”, states Kevin Morrin , Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “I couldn’t think of a better scenario”. Greek Peak Mountain Resort will also be open on Christmas from noon to 5 p.m. Read more »
Rochester, N.Y. - Now you see it. . .now you don’t!
Enjoy two days of pure magic at Abracadabra! Weekend Magic at the National Museum of Play at the StrongTM on Saturday, January 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, January 16 from noon to 5 p.m.
Watch as magician Bill Gormont (aka Wizard Bill) performs his astounding tricks at 1 and 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Then learn tricks of the trade-including a few fantastical sleight-of-hand feats, such as a vanishing coin and disappearing pencil-in the Magic Lab at 2 and 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Read more »
Galleries, Exhibitions Open to the Public on Monday of Christmas/New Year’s Week
New York, N.Y. -The Metropolitan Museum of Art will be open to the public on Monday, December 27 (Christmas/New Year’s Week), as part of the Museum’s popular “Holiday Mondays” program.
Emily K. Rafferty, President of the Metropolitan Museum, commented, “Coming to the Met on this particular Monday has itself become a holiday tradition for many of our visitors. We are delighted to continue to provide this very special day for tourists who are in New York for the holidays, families that wish to spend the long weekend together, and everyone whose busy schedule usually leaves little time to enjoy the restorative power of art.” Read more »
Albany, N.Y. — Albany offers a vast and unique shopping experience perfect for holiday gifts. New York’s Capital Region has an abundance of fine retail stores, small boutique shops, major department stores, and specialty gift shops. Browse in a variety of shopping settings from historic and eclectic neighborhoods to unique museum gift shops, and don’t miss out on the great shop-and-stay hotel packages. Whatever gift you need for the holidays, you will find it in Albany! Read more »
Central NY/ Southern Tier Trails
December 17, 2010- Auburn, NY - The 2010-2011 Central NY Southern Tier Snowmobile Trail Map is now available at the Cayuga County Office of Tourism, 131 Genesee Street, Auburn. The map will take you from Tug Hill to Lake Ontario to Whitney Point and includes trails in Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Tioga & Tompkins Counties. Read more »