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We Are NYGore and Belleayre Mountain Ski Areas to Open Tomorrow; Other World-Class Venues Set to Open This Month

Follows New York State Investment in Upgrades, Renovations, Snowmaking to Support New York's $16 Billion Winter Tourism Industry

Also Supports Upcoming Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games; Tickets Still Available Here

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the start of the 2022-23 Alpine and Nordic skiing seasons with the opening of several Olympic Regional Development Authority-operated ski venues. The venues - which include Gore Mountain in North Creek, Belleayre Mount in Highmount, Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington, and Mt. Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid - will open this month following investments in upgrades, renovations, and snowmaking infrastructure ahead of the winter season. In addition to supporting New York's $16 billion winter tourism industry, these improvements will support the upcoming Lake Placid 2023 FISU Winter World University Games, which will take place from January 12 to 22, 2023.

Biathlon StadiumMt Van Hoevenberg Modernization Draws International Attention 

Lake Placid, NY – The New York Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) announces that it has been awarded the International Biathlon Union (IBU) Cup for 2026. The new IBU Executive Board met in Salzburg this past week, and the full calendar for the IBU Cup was confirmed for the seasons 2024/2025 and 2025/2026 based on recommendations by the IBU’s Technical Committee. FIS Inspector John Aalberg and IBU officials visited and inspected the Mt Van Hoevenberg facilities this past summer. The dates of February 24-March 1, and March 3-8 were confirmed for Lake Placid (USA). …

ROOST - Adirondacks USALake Placid, NY (November 15, 2022) -  The Lake Placid Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism will host a Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games information session on Monday, November 21 at 5:30 p.m. at the Lake Placid Conference Center, second floor. Area residents and business owners are encouraged to attend.

ORDA logoIBSF World Cup in North America for the first time since 2019 

Team USA athletes to begin the next Olympic cycle in North America  

Lake Placid, NY – The New York Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) announces that Mt Van Hoevenberg will host athletes from around the world at four major International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) competitions in November and December 2022. The IBSF World Cup in Bobsled and Skeleton is returning to North America for the first time since 2019, allowing Team USA athletes to begin the next Olympic cycle with several competitions with home-field advantage.

WHCAicebreakerFour of the Nation's Top Teams To Compete

Lake Placid, N.Y. - The Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) will host the 2022 Women’s Collegiate Hockey Association (WHCA) Division I Eastern Conference of the Collegiate Hockey Association on October 21-22 in the Olympic Center’s 1980 Herb Brooks Arena. The tournament brings together four of the nation's top teams and national players.

ORDA logoWeekend Races to Draw 400 Athletes to Mt. Van Hoevenberg

Lake Placid, N.Y. – The Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) is thrilled to host the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) Super Tour/New England Nordic Ski Association (NENSA) Eastern Cup at Mt. Van Hoevenberg this Saturday & Sunday, January 29th & 30th. The Super Tour will gather approximately 400 of the nation’s top cross-country ski athletes to race on the new competition trails each day, and it will be the largest event staged at the facility since its recent modernizations. This Super Tour also serves as a test event for the FISU World University Games, which will take place January 12-22, 2023.

Holiday Valley Mardi Gras ChairliftEllicottville, NY – With an eye on the future, Holiday Valley Resort in Ellicottville, NY is planning construction a 6-passenger chairlift starting in the summer of 2022, with completion of the lift in September 2023. The new lift will replace the Mardi Gras Express, a 4 passenger high speed lift built in 1996 that runs up through the heart of the resort. According to Holiday Valley’s President and General Manager, Dennis Eshbaugh, “The Holiday Valley lift system has been recognized by our guests as one of the best in the East. The Yodeler Quad Express lift built in 2021 raised the bar. The Mardi Gras 6-pack will give skiers and snowboarders an exciting new experience, with quicker access to the top of the mountain.”…

Mt. PeterOrange County, N.Y. (January 13, 2022) – Don’t let the winter pass without taking the opportunity to glide down snowy slopes or across an icy pond or rink in Orange County, N.Y. From gentle beginner slopes to thrilling expert black-diamond runs, mountains in the county offer fun for skiers, snowboarders and tubers of all levels. Skaters can take to the ice at an indoor or outdoor rink or, when conditions permit, on a frozen pond.

We Are NYNorth Country Welcomes Elite Collegiate Winter Sports Athletes for the first time since 1972

Public Invited to Take Part in Activities Celebrating One-Year from Winter Edition of World University Games

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the official kick-off to the One-Year Out Celebration for the Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games. The winter edition of the 11-day cultural exchange and sporting event returns to the United States and Lake Placid January 12-22, 2023, after a 50-year absence.

Ski & Ride PassportJamesville, N.Y. - The SKI NY Passport Program-Kids Ski Free* is back for the 2021-22 Season and is available now. Applications are being taken all season. This year the pass is valid 7 days a week except for holiday periods at certain ski areas as noted.

The program offers free skiing for your third and fourth graders with an adult purchase, it can be used up to two(2) times per participating ski area. A valid adult ticket purchase is one on the ski area website or at the ticket window and includes season passes as well. It does not include rentals or lessons.

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