From winter carnivals to full moon tubing and kite skiing there's something for everyone!
Adirondack Region, NY - An Adirondack getaway offers plenty of outdoor sporting events for the whole family - from s'mores and tubing, to carnivals and world cup events. Two-time host to the Olympic Games, the Adirondack Region proves that the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics aren't the only games in town. Watch an exciting video about an Adirondack winter vacation and experience the thrill of the outdoors. The 33rd Annual Snodeo kicks off Dec. 12-13 in Old Forge. This un-official start of the snowmobile season includes races, giveaways, demo rides and fireworks. On Dec. 29, head to Lake Placid for the New Year's Masters Ski Jump, and watch the North American Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Championships through Jan. 3. Also in Lake Placid, the 5th Annual Lucas Oil Bodine Bobsled Challenge takes place Jan. 8-10 at the Mt. Van Hoevenberg Complex. For more Adirondack winter fun, check out the town of Malone's Northeast Sno-X Challenge Jan. 9-10. Kite Ski at the only event east of the Rockies on the Tug Hill Plateau Jan. 16-18. Gore Mountain will host S'More Gore Full Moon Tubing Party on Jan. 30 at the North Creek Ski Bowl. February ushers in the heart of winter during the Canton Winterfest Feb. 4-16. This week long winter festival offers special performances, dinners, contests and a chili cook-off. The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, Feb. 5 -14, is the longest-runnign event of its kind in the northeastern U.S. Snowmobilers don't want to miss the Snow Warriors Snowmobile Poker Run Feb. 13 in Indian Lake. Take the plunge at River Shiver Feb. 6-21 in Ogdensburg. This Adirondack winter festival features a Polar Bear Plunge, ice-fishing derby, basketball and hockey tournaments and cook-offs! On March 20-23, watch U.S. skiers compete for top honors at the U.S. Alpine National Championships at the Whiteface Mountain Ski Center in Wilmington. The Adirondack Park, named for the Adirondack Mountains that lie within its boundary, offers some of the best opportunities in the United States for both recreation and relaxation in a superb natural setting. The Park is larger than Yellowstone, Yosemite, Glacier, Grand Canyon and Great Smokies combined and its six-million-acres are an outdoor-lover's paradise. The Adirondack Regional Tourism Council can provide information about planning a vacation in the region. Call 800-487-6867 or log onto VisitAdirondacks.com for videos, lodging packages, events, activities, restaurants, and maps.
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