The Beat http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/ Category - Winter Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:44:21 GMT Ring in the New Year with a First Day Hike at Fort Ontario http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/12/Ring-in-the-New-Year-with-a-First-Day-Hike-at-Fort-Ontario/8013/ Winter Walk through History at Fort Ontario Oswego, N.Y. - Fort Ontario State Historic Site's first annual "Winter Walk through History" is scheduled for Jan. 1, 2015. The event will feature a narrated historical stroll around the grounds and buildings of the old 75-acre military reservation. Led by AmeriCorps staffer and historian Mitchell Manniccia, the walk will begin at 10 a.m. in the Enlisted Men's Barracks inside the old stone fort. The event is free and open to the public. Free parking will be available in the main visitor lot. The Winter Walk Through History event is part of New York State Park's statewide First Day Hikes Program and is being conducted in cooperation with Oswego County AmeriCorps and Friends of Fort Ontario. First Day Hikes encourage participation in healthy outdoor winter physical activities and are a fun way for the whole family to ring in the New Year. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/12/Ring-in-the-New-Year-with-a-First-Day-Hike-at-Fort-Ontario/8013/ Central NY Boat Show Helps Earn Association Ferguson Award http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/11/Central-NY-Boat-Show-Helps-Earn-Association-Ferguson-Award/8010/ Cicero, N.Y. - The organizer of the Central New York Boat Show has received marine industry honors in part for its annual boat show held each February at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY. The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas has named the Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York/BIA, headquartered in Cicero, NY, as the 2014 Bill Ferguson Award winner for outstanding service by a marine trades association to its members and to the boating industry. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/11/Central-NY-Boat-Show-Helps-Earn-Association-Ferguson-Award/8010/ Holiday events in Orange County put a smile on Santa’s face! http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/4/Holiday-events-in-Orange-County-put-a-smile-on-Santa-s-face-/8007/ Orange County, N.Y. - Like a child's Christmas stocking, Orange County is filled with holiday events and activities to make everyone feel festive, joyful, and ready to celebrate the merry season. With fresh glittering snow blanketing the charming countryside, Orange County is only a seventy minute ride from Manhattan, two and a half hours from Philadelphia, three and a half hours from Boston, and one of Santa's most favorite stops. Thu, 04 Dec 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/4/Holiday-events-in-Orange-County-put-a-smile-on-Santa-s-face-/8007/ Winter Fun Abounds in the Lake George Area of New York’s Adirondacks http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/3/Winter-Fun-Abounds-in-the-Lake-George-Area-of-New-York-s-Adirondacks/8006/ Lake George, N.Y. - Temperatures are plummeting, and the snow has started to fall, which means it's time to embrace winter in the Lake George Area of New York's Adirondacks - on the slopes and off! If downhill skiing is your thing, head to Gore Mountain in North Creek, recently named a "Top 10 Mountain" by SKI Magazine for its value, lifts, scenery and terrain variety. Add the new "Adirondack Express II" high-speed quad lift and you've got plenty of reasons to visit Gore this winter. Wed, 03 Dec 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/3/Winter-Fun-Abounds-in-the-Lake-George-Area-of-New-York-s-Adirondacks/8006/ Get Away to the Adirondacks for Holiday Festivities in a Winter Wonderland http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/1/Get-Away-to-the-Adirondacks-for-Holiday-Festivities-in-a-Winter-Wonderland/8005/ From Downton Abbey-Inspired, to a Yule Log Hunt, Make NY's Adirondacks Your Home for the Holidays Adirondack Region, N.Y. - This year's lineup of Adirondack holiday festivals includes a celebration straight out of a Laura Ingalls Wilder book, and skiing and riding with Old Saint Nick. Just four hours north of New York City and two hours south of Montreal, head to theAdirondacks this holiday season to  enjoy: ‘Gifting the Adirondacks' Holiday Fair, December 5-6, at the Adirondack Folk School in Lake Luzerne, features a wide selection of handcrafted works of art for sale. Mon, 01 Dec 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/1/Get-Away-to-the-Adirondacks-for-Holiday-Festivities-in-a-Winter-Wonderland/8005/ Bristol Mountain Opening Today http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/20/Bristol-Mountain-Opening-Today/8001/ Canandaigua, N.Y. - Mother Nature has made herself known over the past week and Bristol Mountain has taken advantage of the earlier than normal frigid temperatures to get a jump on snowmaking operations. With one of the earliest start dates in their history, Bristol Mountain will kick off their 51st season today, Thursday, November 20th. The earliest opening date on record was November 9, 1991. Last year the season began on November 26th and ran for 134 days. "We couldn't be happier", says spokesperson, Drew Broderick. "Our snowmaking team has been working very since last Friday night when they started up the snowguns. The very low temperatures have been perfect for snowmaking." Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/20/Bristol-Mountain-Opening-Today/8001/ Holiday in the Catskills: Celebrate, Shop & Save in Greene County http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/20/Holiday-in-the-Catskills-Celebrate-Shop-Save-in-Greene-County/8000/ Getaway to the Catskill Mountains This Holiday Season Greene County, N.Y. - The Great Northern Catskills of Greene come alive during the holidays, offering a storybook setting ideal for a weekend ski trip to Hunter or Windham Mountains, and other memorable getaways with friends and family. This holiday season, the Catskills offer an array of themed events to celebrate the season, including: • Tannersville Annual Holiday Craft Fair & Spirits of the Holidays - On November 29, the "Painted Village in the Sky" will host their annual holiday festival and craft fair from 10 am to 4 pm at locations throughout the village. Visit with Santa, Frosty the Snowman and Sparky the Fire Dog, mail a wish list to the North Pole and watch the tree lighting at 5 pm. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/20/Holiday-in-the-Catskills-Celebrate-Shop-Save-in-Greene-County/8000/ Gear Up for Ski Season in the Great Northern Catskills with Early Ticket Deals & Resort Discounts http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/10/Gear-Up-for-Ski-Season-in-the-Great-Northern-Catskills-with-Early-Ticket-Deals-Resort-Discounts/7997/ Greene County Alpine Ski Resorts Offer Early Bird Steals On Sale Now Greene County, N.Y. - Just two hours north of New York City, Greene County's ski resorts welcome skiers and riders of all abilities for winter adventure that lasts all season long. But now is the time to book your ski getaway with limited time deals. Head to Hunter Mountain, boasting "New York's Largest Snow Tubing Park," or visit Windham Mountain's expansive terrain and enjoy the "Northeast's Premier Alpine Lifestyle." Plan ahead with Greene County's early bird deals to save on lift tickets, frequent skier passes, and ski and stay packages. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/10/Gear-Up-for-Ski-Season-in-the-Great-Northern-Catskills-with-Early-Ticket-Deals-Resort-Discounts/7997/ Adirondacks Gear Up for Winter with New Ski Resort Offerings and Festivities http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/20/Adirondacks-Gear-Up-for-Winter-with-New-Ski-Resort-Offerings-and-Festivities/7987/ From Oak Mountain to the Adirondack Coast - Family-Friendly Winter Fun in the Mountains Adirondack Region, N.Y. - In Northern New York, winter's snowy depths and plunging temperatures mean one thing for the Adirondacks: it's time to play. With snowflakes already falling, ski resorts and communities are gearing up for a winter filled with ski resort updates, world-class sporting events and holiday festivities. Located just four hours north of Manhattan, the Adirondack Region presents its' 2014-15 winter preview: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/20/Adirondacks-Gear-Up-for-Winter-with-New-Ski-Resort-Offerings-and-Festivities/7987/ 2 Weeks Left For the Best Season Pass Deals at Belleayre Mountain http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/25/2-Weeks-Left-For-the-Best-Season-Pass-Deals-at-Belleayre-Mountain/7920/ Highmount, N.Y. - Belleayre Mountain's next season pass deadline is only 2 weeks away. Save some money this summer and purchase your 2014-2015 season passes now before prices go up on Friday, August 8th. Ordering your pass is easy, just visit their new online store and purchase your SKI3 Pass or your Belleayre Only Pass. (Please note: They have a new online store. If you are a new customer please create a new account or if you are an existing customer, please update your information.) Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/25/2-Weeks-Left-For-the-Best-Season-Pass-Deals-at-Belleayre-Mountain/7920/