iloveny-stack1.jpgNew York, N.Y. - Chilly temperatures and an extended weekend are the perfect combination for value-added deals and packages this President's Day at ski resorts in New York State.  In 2009, visitation to New York's 1000 ski trails at 48 ski resorts rose to make the state the fourth most visited ski destination in America with four million skiers and snowboarders. The Empire State is offering a number of ongoing winter promotions on its Web site, www.iloveny.com, including I LOVE NEW YORK's "4th Graders Ski Free" and "Ski and Stay." In addition, following are exclusive deals to take advantage of this President's Day holiday: Bristol Mountain, Canandaigua Bristol Mountain's "President's Week Camp" is for children ages 7-17. The four-day camp includes lift passes, ski or snowboard lessons and lunch. Prices begin at $195 before February 17th and $225 after the 17th. For more information, call 585-374-6000 or visit www.bristolmountain.com. Willard Mountain Ski Area, Greenwich Willard Mountain's "Holiday Week Special" includes a five-day lift ticket, one lesson and equipment rentals for $180. For more information, call 518-692-7337 or visit www.willardmountain.com.   Oak Mountain, Speculator Oak Mountain is offering unlimited skiing, boarding and tubing from 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. throughout the weekend. Prices begin at $35 for adults and $26 for children. A special four-hour "anytime" lift ticket will be available for $20. For more information, call 518-548-3606 or visit http://www.oakmountainski.com/. Toggenburg Ski Resort, Fabius Toggenburg has partnered with Madison County to provide visitors with a special $25 lift ticket when a stay at one of eight participating properties is booked. For more information, visit http://www.madisontourism.com/StayandSki/index.php. Labrador Mountain, Truxton Labrador Mountain's "Kid's Town" promotion includes lift tickets and lessons. Single days start at $35 for a half day and $55 for a full day. Six-packs are also available starting at $165 for a half day and $255 for a full day. For more information, call 607-842-6204 or visit http://www.labradormtn.com/. Visitors can find more on I LOVE NEW YORK's ongoing winter promotions, as well as destination information, by visiting http://www.iloveny.com/. About New York State New York State features 11 beautiful vacation regions.  New York's attractions span from landmarks such as Niagara Falls, to the wine trails of Hudson Valley and treasures like the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.  Whether it's wide-ranging outdoor activities for the whole family like fishing, hiking and boating, culinary wonders and farm-to-table fresh foods, or the rich history and culture of one of the 13 original colonies, New York State offers diverse activities for all travelers.  For more information, visit http://www.iloveny.com/.  Media can find press releases and more at http://www.thebeat.iloveny.com/.

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Contact: Michelle Horn/Terence Gallagher Lou Hammond & Associates (212) 308-8880; Fax: (212) 891-0200 michelleh@lhammond.com / terryg@lhammond.com Lisa Willner Empire State Development Corporation (212) 803-3740 lwillner@empire.state.ny.us