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New York Mountains and Resorts Covered in Fresh Powder for Skiers and Snowboarders of all Ages

Belleayre, Gore and Whiteface Join M.A.X. Pass Program and Invite Travelers From Across the Nation to Ski New York Trails

Governor Reminds New Yorkers to Enjoy 22nd Annual Maple Weekend Beginning Saturday

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today encouraged residents and visitors to explore New York's world class parks, snowmobile trails, ski resorts and outdoor attractions this weekend following the massive snowstorm that brought nearly 42 inches of snow to areas of Upstate New York. The Governor also announced three state-owned ski resorts - Belleayre Ski Resort, Gore Mountain and Whiteface Mountain - have joined the Multi Alpine Experience Pass program, bringing more skiers and snowboarders from across the United States and Canada to experience New York's ski areas.

Fahnestock Winter Park

Carmel, N.Y. (Feb. 14, 2017) - With recent weather patterns bringing plenty of snow to the Mid-Hudson region, 

Fahnestock Winter Park has opened for the season. The park offers over 11 miles of machine-groomed trails for snowshoeing and cross country skiing enthusiasts. The Winter Park will continue to operate as conditions allow. The public is encouraged to contact the park and check its website and social media pages to stay up to date with the operating schedule.

New York State Registration Requirement and Fees Waived This Weekend for Snowmobiles Registered and Insured Out-of-State
 
Town Registration Fees Waived for All Snowmobilers This Weekend


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today reminded out-of-state and Canadian snowmobile enthusiasts that this weekend is New York's annual Free Snowmobiling Weekend. Beginning today and through Sunday, state registration fees will be waived for properly registered and insured out-of-state snowmobilers wishing to explore New York's 10,500 miles of trails.

New Project will Create New State-of-the-Art Skiing, Lodging, Dining and Retail Facilities and Year-Round Activities at Gore and Whiteface Mountains

Expand Economic Growth and Investment Opportunities in the Surrounding Communities, Leveraging Up to $80 Million in Private Investment

Attract More Visitors and Make Upstate New York's Winter Resorts Competitive with Other World Resorts

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the state will invest up to $20 million for major upgrades at Whiteface and Gore Mountains to attract more visitors and build on the North Country's bourgeoning winter tourism industry.

Can/Am Adult Pond Hockey (credit: lakeplacid.com)

Lake Placid, N.Y. - Helicopter rides, ice bowling, snow sculpting and pond hockey will highlight the first annual Hockeyfest Weekend on Jan. 26-29 in Lake Placid, N.Y.

Hockeyfest has been introduced as a way to enhance the already-festive atmosphere of the annual CAN/AM Adult Pond Hockey tournament that occurs on a series of perfectly groomed rinks lined up on Mirror Lake in Lake Placid each year.

Saranac Lake, N.Y.  - Arctic Golf, one of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival's most unique and popular events, will be going from a home grown, small town event to the big city as part of Central Park's Winter Jam event on January 28.  Not many people can say they've played miniature golf outdoors in the winter, except those who have at the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. But now thousands of New York City's residents and visitors from all over the world will get to experience this winter oddity during Winter Jam.

With plenty to do in Orange County, N.Y, winter's cold weather is no excuse to stop moving.

Orange County, N.Y. (January 10, 2017) - Cold weather fun for the whole family can be found in Orange County this winter. Whether you like the thrill of tubing down a snow-covered hill or prefer horseback riding on a quiet wooded trail, there are plenty of ways to get outdoors and stay active this season.

Skiing at Whiteface (ORDA)Whiteface Mountain to Open on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day and Gore and Belleayre Mountains to Open on Friday

Video of Snowmaking at Gore Mountain Available Here

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today kicked off the 2016-17 skiing and snowboarding season and announced that Whiteface Mountain will open on Thursday, November 24, and Gore and Belleayre Mountains will open on Friday, November 25. Every winter season, skiing and snowboarding at New York's 51 mountains attracts millions of visitors and generates $1 billion for the state's economy.