The Beat http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/ Category - snow sports Mon, 22 Dec 2014 06:20:38 GMT 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/ 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/ Lake Placid Nordic Festival Feb. 27-March 1 http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/6/Lake-Placid-Nordic-Festival-Feb-27-March-1/7994/ 2014-'15 Cross Country Season Passes on Sale Now, Save $20 through Dec. 1 Lake Placid, N.Y. - Lake Placid, N.Y. has a well-deserved reputation for world-class alpine skiing, but it also has some of the best Nordic skiing in the United States.  The Lake Placid region has plenty to offer Nordic skiers and winter enthusiasts of all ages and abilities with its vast array of groomed and set to its backcountry trails.  So whether you're a beginner skier or an experienced racer, the place to be February 27-March 1, 2015 is in Lake Placid for its first-ever Nordic Festival. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/6/Lake-Placid-Nordic-Festival-Feb-27-March-1/7994/ 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/ Whiteface Mountain Gets First Snow in the East http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/10/Whiteface-Mountain-Gets-First-Snow-in-the-East/7984/ Wilmington, N.Y. - A light dusting of snow kisses Whiteface Mountain, in Wilmington, N.Y., today, Thursday, Oct. 10, a not so gentle reminder that winter is on its way. If the weather continues to cooperate, skiing and riding at Whiteface will begin Friday, Nov. 28. Thursday's snowfall on the Olympic mountain should serve as a reminder to book early and save on your vacation to the "Winter Sports Capital of the World," Lake Placid, N.Y. Through Oct. 31, you will find deals with savings up to 45% off Whiteface lift tickets and early bird specials from area lodging properties. Book your vacation today and don't miss out on skiing "The Face," Whiteface that is ... this winter. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/10/Whiteface-Mountain-Gets-First-Snow-in-the-East/7984/ 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/ Holiday Valley Announces $3.7 MM in Improvements http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/29/Holiday-Valley-Announces-3-7-MM-in-Improvements-/7739/ Ellicottville, N.Y. - With the successful conclusion of the 2013-14 winter season, Holiday Valley's President, Dennis Eshbaugh announced the reinvestment of $3.7 million in resort improvements. According to Eshbaugh, "One of the keys to Holiday Valley's success is that we consistently reinvest in our resort. We stay at the forefront of technology, but also keep our guests coming back because they know we work hard to make their time at Holiday Valley memorable and fun." Headlining the projects is the installation of 54 new HKD Impulse automated snowguns. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/29/Holiday-Valley-Announces-3-7-MM-in-Improvements-/7739/ Regional Olympic Athletes Parade in Saranac Lake on March 26 http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/20/Regional-Olympic-Athletes-Parade-in-Saranac-Lake-on-March-26/7684/ Saranac Lake, N.Y. - The Saranac Lake Women's Civic Chamber, Village of Saranac Lake, Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, The Olympic Regional Development Authority and Good Guy Productions have partnered to present the second Regional Olympic Athletes Parade scheduled for Wednesday, March 26, beginning at 3:30 p.m.  We cordially invite our regional communities to join in our celebration as ... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/20/Regional-Olympic-Athletes-Parade-in-Saranac-Lake-on-March-26/7684/