Upstate NY Farm offers Summer Camp Fieldtrips that thrill with outdoor adventures

Upstate NY Farm offers Summer Camp Fieldtrips that thrill with outdoor adventures

 

The amazing Liberty Ridge Farm Jumping Pillow

 
  • The Capital Region’s Largest and Original Cornfield Maze
     
  • Liberty Ridge Farm Logo
     
 

SCHAGHTICOKE, NY (02/28/2012)(readMedia)– Upstate NY farm offers Summer Camp Fieldtrips that thrill with outdoor adventures.

Liberty Ridge Farm, The Capital Region’s premier agri-tourism field trip destination has opened registration to Summer Camp Directors who want a exhilarating field trip experience for their campers this summer. A Liberty Ridge Farm Summer field trip adventure for Day Camp Groups include the Capital Region’s largest Cornfield Maze and Brad’s Barnyard of activities, a barnyard chuck full of fun and farm adventure play.

Not far from anywhere, Liberty Ridge Farm in Schaghticoke is a great perfect place to grow memories and imaginations. Summer Farm Adventures begin July 20th and are offered every Wednesday through September 2nd. A summer camp group will enjoy three hours on the farm at $9.00 per camper, with no admission charge for staff. Liberty Ridge Farm gives campers a real on the farm experience with outdoor activities that challenge and enlighten campers. The Jumping Pillow, a massive inflated pillow, spans over 60 feet long and can bounce over 20 children and adults at a time towards the sky, over and over again. The farm hosts some wildly fun activities and a barnyard of animals including; a mix of goats, rabbits, lamas, horses and a donkey named Jack.

The Pitch Fork Concession Stand offers beverages, individual Farm Hand lunches and snacks. Liberty Ridge slushies will be available in a Liberty Ridge Farm souvenir cup in a variety of flavors. For people interested in reserving a fieldtrip, Liberty Ridge Farm suggests saving time by booking online! www.libertyridgefarmny.com/fieldtrips.html or call             (518) 664-1515      . You will find more information, the farm’s interactive map and driving directions on our website, www.libertyridgefarmny.com.

“Now in our 13thSeason, shows and attractions have been added. We continue to add to our mix because it brings parents, grandchildren, brothers and sisters, moms and dads together as they share in the farm adventures”, said Cynthia Gifford, owner of Liberty Ridge Farm. “Our farm field trips offer acres of fun away from the fast pace world where kids can be kids. We look a lot different than when we opened in 2000, with so many new activities our farm has become a destination that has a variety of outdoor fun for all ages. Our cornfield maze is our gem, it’s a place where kids and adults can use their skills to find the right direction, after getting lost in the 11 acre labyrinth of 12 foot tall corn stalks. We are good for the mind and body, its wonderful to see children play with farm animals as they learn more about agricultural activities while our activities allow them to physically exert themselves on 2 sizes of pedal karts, giant gerbil wheels and the Jumping Pillow to name a few.”

Liberty Ridge Farm is the Northeast’s premier agri-tourism destination. Now in their 13th Season the Farm has expanded, now offering a variation of events that encompass all four seasons. Liberty Ridge Farm has entertained families for 12 years, coming up with new and exciting corn maze designs that continue to delight hearts and minds. From culinary excellence to rustic charm Liberty Ridge Farm is available for fund-raising, corporate events, social gatherings, company picnics, school educational field trips, weddings, sweet sixteen parties and more. Come September the farm hosts its annual Fall Festival featuring the largest and most original cornfield maze in the Albany Capital District and a Barnyard of Adventure. The fall agri-tourism season runs from September 22nd to November 3rd offering the public, groups and school fieldtrips a chance to get lost in the corn field maze and share in over 20 farm inspired activities that make for a full day of adventure. Liberty Ridge Farm, the Capital Regions Hidden Treasure that offers food, fun and outdoor adventure entertainment all located in one place.

Liberty Ridge Farm, 29 Bevis Road, Schaghticoke, NY.

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Liberty Ridge Farm kicks off 2012 at the Capital Region’s Premier Bridal Show Extravaganza

SCHAGHTICOKE, NY (01/27/2012)(readMedia)– Liberty Ridge Farm kicks off 2012 at the Capital Region’s Premier Bridal Show Extravaganza. The Annual Hall of Springs Wedding Show takes place on January 29, 2012 from 11am to 3pm. Liberty Ridge Farm will be located in the Saratoga Auto Museum portion of the show surrounded by iconic vintage automobiles. Liberty Ridge Farm offers weddings venues at their award winning destination in Schaghticoke, N.Y. on the banks of the picturesque Hoosic River.

From Blue Jeans to Bow Ties, Liberty Ridge Farm offers indoor and outdoor wedding venues with breathtaking views that dazzle and delight. The Gifford Barn, a Dutch style barn hosts 2400 sq. ft. of reception space decorated in an equestrian theme, high ceilings, exposed beams and beautiful cherry harvest tables that offer the ultimate in rustic elegance. The Bridal Room located within the Gifford Barn gives the bride and her bridal party a place to relax, share and get ready for their special day. A sweeping hard wood deck runs the entire length of the Gifford Barn, just steps outside of the “Quincy Room” showcasing inspiring views of the grounds and the Hoosic River. The deck is a prime location where groups can enjoy cocktails, conversations and camaraderie, the deck also acts as a spectacular observation point for an optional fireworks display. Outdoor receptions are nestled on the edge of a 12 acre cornfield in the festive 4000 sq. ft. event tent. The tents charm has a fanciful sentiment that presents fantastic photo opportunities in every corner, boasting a large dance floor, ambiance lighting and choice of elegant or casual seating options.

In addition to attending the farm’s first wedding show, Liberty Ridge Farm has been busy preparing for the upcoming wedding season by adding a new wedding ceremony site on the farm, a new cultured stone walkway that leads up to the Grand Entrance of the Gifford Barn and new wedding options including; a DJ company that has an laser light show set to music, a Grand Fireworks display, and even a children’s activity hour so the parents can enjoy cocktail hour while the kids are entertained with age appropriate activities during the celebration. At Liberty Ridge Farm the wedding party and guests have the farm for the day, with staff that attend to their every need. If a couple have a caterer in mind Liberty Ridge provides space so a couple may choose their own licensed caterer or Liberty Ridge’s own Farmhouse kitchen is presenting catering packages. If the Bride or Groom are looking for local catering options, Liberty Ridge Farm also works closely with Longfellows and the Old Daley Inn Catering Company to provide a wide variety of catering options.

“Our wedding offering has been refined as our destination has been growing in popularity. We couldn’t be more thrilled about becoming a part of so many couples special day, said Cynthia Gifford owner of Liberty Ridge Farm. Our focus has been on creating a venue with the country charm that so many couples have been looking for. Our Farmhouse kitchen is now presenting wedding packages with local foods being offered on our menu. We are now offering a new children’s activity hour in response to recent requests for a wedding option, what a great solution to entertain the children during the wedding celebration. Our farm staff take all the children in attendance to Brad’s Barnyard, a combination of hands on age appropriate outdoor activities, giving parents an opportunity to relax and enjoy the cocktail hour. This options makes the kids feel special and gives them something really enjoyable to do while in the midst of such an adult centered event. This year we have added many new options as niches within our wedding packages. These are just a few reason “We Grow Memories”, with each step on our farm.”

Liberty Ridge Farm is the Northeast’s premier agri-tourism destination. Now in their 13th Season the Farm is opening full year round. Liberty Ridge Farm has entertained families for 12 Seasons, coming up with new and exciting corn maze designs that delight hearts and minds. The 2012 season marks the first year that Liberty Ridge Farm embarks on offering something in every season of the year. Liberty Ridge Farm currently offers their location for corporate events, social gatherings, company picnics, school educational field trips, weddings, sweet sixteen parties and more. The agri-tourism season runs from Mid September to Early November each year offering the public over 20 child inspired activities that combine a full day of adventure with food, fun and entertainment all in one place.

Liberty Ridge Farm, 29 Bevis Road, Schaghticoke, NY.

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ALBANY CAPITAL REGION SKI LESSONS NESQUIK Bunny visits Maple Ski Ridge to officially launch Ski & Snowboarding weekend lessons for 2012.

ROTTERDAM, NY (01/07/2012)– NESQUIK Bunny visits Maple Ski Ridge to officially launch Ski & Snowboarding weekend lessons for 2012.

In their traditional family fun style, Maple Ski Ridge is welcoming the NESQUIK bunny Saturday, January 7th & Sunday, January 8th. The NESQUIK bunny will be there to kick off the opening of weekend lessons. This coincides with the 1st week of after school ski and snowboarding program. The NESQUIK bunny will be bringing free samples of NESQUIK chocolate milk and some extra special goodies for all to enjoy. The weather outlook is giving Maple Ski Ridge time to make more snow for the fun activities, in preperation for the visit from the NESQUIK bunny. Everyone is invited to Maple Ski Ridge to share in the weekend, if they are enrolled in weekend lessons, just enjoying a nice weekend on our slopes, or stop in the lodge and get a samples of NESQUIK chocolate milk and take advantage of a photo opportunity with the NESQUIK bunny.

Maple Ski Ridge is in the middle of their 49th winter season, making a base of man made snow as they battle through the ever changing temperament of the northeast. Most ski and snowboarding destinations inside NY have been starved of much needed cold weather and natural snow needed to make snow consistently. Maple Ski Ridge has been able to make a base of manmade snow and they are currently operating at about 80% of full capacity. The recent break in the weather has given them the subzero temperatures needed to start a base on unopened trails. Maple Ski Ridge determined that in “perfect” snow making conditions one of their snow guns can cover a 30ft by 60ft area with one foot of snow in an hour. Maple Ski Ridge has more than a half dozen snow guns and if the current cold weather continues Maple Ski Ridge can play catch up with the snow making Winter ski & snowboarding season.

When the snow can’t be made, the staff is busy fine tuning equipment for rentals and ensuring their newly purchased Burton equipment is ready & safe. Maple Ski Ridge is always busy checking on equipment on the mountain such as the lifts and tow ropes to make sure when the conditions are in their favor, they will be ready & safe for people who visit. The lodge has a roaring fire each day as an invitation to sit and relax while watching young ones take the lift or ski the bunny hill. The lodge is constantly preparing, ensuring the lodge in clean, warm and inviting for all the families and friends who will come to spend the weekend riding the trails.

“We are so excited to finally be able to have families come out for the first weekend of ski and snowboarding lessons of the 2012 season. It is always exciting for the kids and parents alike to see how the kids have developed from last year and watch little ones take their first lessons,” said Kate Michener, Marketing/Special Events Coordinator. It is wonderful to see families return to us and the Schenectady ski school for lessons, we always appreciate their loyalty to us and are pleased that even though the perception is that there is no snow in the Northeast they have still showed up and seen that that is truly not the case. We were fully prepared for all after school lessons that have already happened and are prepared for the weekend lessons that are about to start and look forward optimistically for a successful ski and snowboarding season.”

Maple Ski Ridge is “The Capital Regions Best Kept Secret” where it is easy to ski local and ski often is open for the 49th winter season. Located in the rolling hills of Rotterdam just minutes off the NYS Thruway offering families a winter destination to share snowy adventures. Maple Ski Ridge offers daily Skiing and a Snowboarding on two chair lifts and two surface tows with 4 skill level hills. The winter after-school program and ski and snowboard lessons are open for enrollment with private and group lessons to begin January 3rd, 2012. The Maple Ski Ridge lesson and after school programs host all experience levels with an outlet to exercise and enjoy the winter in the Capital Region of Albany, NY. A partnership with Burton brings the newest learn to ride center to the northeast at Maple Ski Ridge. This newly formed kids program combines exclusively built snow boards and specially trained instructors to give the children the success and confidence that need to develop their skills and have fun in their winter adventures. Maple Ski Ridge is open year round as a host to ; Weddings, Family reunions, Private parties, Work functions, Bachelor parties, Bridal & Baby showers, and serves as premier location for charity fundraisers.

For more details you can reach Kate at Maple Ski Ridge 518-381-4700

or mapleskiridge@msn.com,

2725 Mariaville Rd. Rotterdam, NY 12306.

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Upstate NY Gore Mountain Snow Train Runs, Northeast Ski Destinations near North Creek NY

Saratoga North Creek Snow Train – So Much More Than Transportation

by EcoLocalLiving

The Snow Train is here!

Saratoga Springs New York …The long awaited Snow Train made it’s debut on Friday, December 30, 2011 with 38 passengers boarding at Saratoga Springs for an excursion to the Adirondack village of North Creek.  The conductor opened the door to the platform and exclaimed “All aboard!” to the delight of the waiting passengers.  Freddie Anderson, local ski pioneer and long-time director of the Schenectady Ski School at Maple Ski Ridge, was the first to board the train.  It was a special moment for Ms. Anderson, as she had also ridden the last Snow Train that ran 50 years ago.  “I am so thrilled to be able to ride the snow train again,” said Ms. Anderson. “I have so many memories of taking the train to North Creek when I was young, and to able to see it run again is just wonderful!”

 

Skiers and non-skiers alike were eager to be a part of history.  The 20 year dream of a few visionaries was now a reality; the Snow train is back!  Steve Torrico, General Manager for the Saratoga and North Creek Railroad, delivered a welcome message to the travelers and then delved into the history of the railroad and it’s various functions through the years.  Colorful characters like Dr. Thomas Durant were brought back to life, who financed and built the Adirondack Company railroad in 1865. It was this rail line that Teddy Roosevelt used in his return back to “civilization” to take over the role as President of the United States upon the assassination of President McKinley.  Acquired by D & H in 1902, the renamed “Adirondack Branch” became an important link for people and goods to travel to and from the Adirondacks. 

 

Soon after the train left the station, the dynamic of this “alternative’ mode of transportation engaged all of the passengers.  The place was abuzz with the significance of this ride; complete strangers now joined together with friendly chatter about their common desire to be here on this historic voyage. 

 

John and Terrianne Koepp traveled all the way from Lebanon Springs, in Columbia County.  The Koepp’s could be affectionately called “train junkies” – they travel by train whenever they can.  “We wouldn’t have missed this for the world!” exclaimed Mrs. Koepp.  They had caught wind of today’s maiden voyage of the Snow Train just a couple of days prior, and had been impatiently waiting like giddy school children ever since.  Mrs. Koepp had on her official conductors cap, acquired from previous rail ride.  Mr. Koepp announced to M . Torrico that they were celebrating their 44th wedding anniversary today, and the train ride was their celebration.  John and Terrianne Koepp  Mr. Torrico announced this news to the rest of the passengers, and suddenly the place erupted in congratulatory applause.  The Koepp’s beamed with embarrassment, and gave each other a kiss.

 

The morning light began to expose the countryside about us, revealing a landscape that few eyes have seen.  The railroad travels on it’s own path, away from the roads that cars must use.  We were freed of the encumbrances of traffic lights and congestion, giving the term “right of way” true meaning. Where the railroad crossed the auto roads, all traffic had to stop for US!  We had priority.  It didn’t take long until we left all of civilization behind.  The Hudson River emerged to our right, and it’s now wild and scenic character would be our visual stimuli for much of the ride.  The icy waters and foaming rapids, with their mountainous backdrop, were an ever changing tapestry of beauty.  We were in the wilderness!  And as if on queue, snow flurries began to envelope the train. 

Hickory Hill from the Snow Train

Across the aisle from me, a family of four seemed to be really enjoying themselves.  Henry and Margaret Kinosian from Ballston Lake and their two daughters, Marion and Sylvia, were getting psyched for a day of skiing at Gore Mountain.  They sat across from each other, husband and wife actually engaging in conversation with their teen daughters…and  enjoying it!  This never happens in a car, I thought.  I asked them if they found this method of getting to the mountain any better than driving, and they just beamed with delight.  Henry commented that for him, the beautiful Adirondack scenery was so much nicer to watch than a highway median.  Margaret was happy to learn about the history of the Adirondack Branch and the railroad company.  “I like the train because I can get up and move around instead of being strapped into the back seat of the car for over an hour,” exclaimed Marion.  “And I’m not getting car sick!” added Sylvia.

Kinosian Family

 

One thing that quickly became evident about riding the train was the service.  The white linen table cloth laden tables and carnation vase were an indication of what was to come. The railroad companies of old took service very seriously, and I am happy to report that on the Snow Train, service is alive and well for us today. Shortly after we were underway, Mr. Torrico announced that breakfast was available, and that the chef’s handmade corned beef hash is recommended.  What ensued was nothing less than spectacular!  Yellow-vested wait staff made there way around the car, taking orders and fulfilling needs.  I ordered poached eggs over the recommended corned beef hash, along with coffee. Coffee refills were provided without asking, and the clean-up was timely and prompt.  I can honestly say that is was one of the best breakfasts I’ve ever had.  And to enjoy it while cruising through the Adirondacks on a snowy morning – priceless!

 

Freddie Anderson arrives at North Creek

 

The train ride from Saratoga Springs takes about two hours, however, the time just flew.  With all the conversations and scenery to absorb, we arrived in North Creek in what seemed like a flash.  Upon exiting the train, we were greeted by an enthusiastic crowd of North Creek locals.  “Welcome to North Creek!” they shouted in unison. “Where’s Freddie?” some in the crowd asked.  They were looking for North Creek’s favorite ski bum and pioneer, Freddie Anderson.  She emerged from the train to be received by hugs from old friends who came out to welcome her back. It was an emotional moment, to say the least.  New York Senator Betty Little was amongst the throng, and I asked her what she thought about the return of the Snow Train.  “It’s the fulfillment of a dream, ” she said.  “A lot of people have worked real hard for a long, long time to make this happen!”

Old Friends meet at North Creek

A shuttle bus was parked at the station, and the skiers in the group all got on board.  The driver helped get everyone’s gear loaded, and off they went.  We went over to take a look at the Ski Museum located at the train station, and inside they were showing an old promotional ski movie starring none other than Freddie Anderson.  Freddie was inside also, reminiscing and sharing her all the good times she had in the early days of skiing at North Creek.  Behind her, a youthful Freddie was on the TV screen, careening through the woods, wearing a very stylish Scottish plaid skirt.  Stretch pants had yet to be invented – and back in the day, girls wore skirts, so of course, Freddie skied in her skirt!

 

The Ski Museum holds all kinds of relics from the pioneering days in North Creek.  The Snow Train is featured prominently – in fact, there is a whole diorama and miniature North Creek village scene that depicts the area in the heyday of the Snow Train.  And here we were, on this day, writing a new chapter into story.

Inside the Ski Museum

 

I caught the next shuttle for trip out to Gore Mountain, where the place was abuzz with activity. There was a fresh coating of snow on the mountain, and the full parking lot signified that a lot of people had the itch to come skiing today.  After milling about at the mountain, I took the shuttle back to the village.  It was all very convenient.  The North Creek Business Alliance operates the shuttle service, in other words, run by the local business community.  The drivers shared their tips and knowledge of all things local, and made the short ride back to town a real joy.

 

Tim Wechgelaer at Bar Vino

For the non-skier, the village of North Creek is a delight.  Each shopkeeper was anxious to hear about how the ride on the Snow Train was. I and the other travelers were practically treated like celebrities!  At the Bar Vino Restaurant in the center of town, Saratoga Springs musician Tim Wechgalaer entertained the burgeoning crowd with his guitar and fiddle.  I recognized several people who were Snow Train passengers, and our conversations continued, expanding upon all we had experienced today.  Phone numbers and emails were exchanged, and we vowed to reconnect another day. 

 

The next thing we knew, it was time to get over to the train station for the trip home.  We all clamored aboard the train, to the warm greetings by the staff.  Back on the train, the energy was vibrant – everybody had a story to share.  The skiers, with rosy cheeks and smiling faces, were chatting about their day on the mountain. The staff went quickly to work preparing cocktails for those that wanted them, and then, moved right into the dinner requests. Cocktails on the Snow TrainA full menu was presented, offering everything from fresh salads and burgers, to steak or seared Ahi Tuna.  I opted for the Ahi Tuna, my companions went for the steak.  When the food arrived, everybody’s eyes widened.  This ain’t plane food, it’s train food! And like the breakfast in the morning , the dinner did not disappoint. In fact, it was so good, I would say that the train is worth it just for the food!  Debra Goodman, sitting next to me explained it very simply…”Everything tastes better on a train!” she said. Indeed!The Ahi Tuna dinner entree

 

Dave Delozier, Debra Goodman and Mike Velardi

 

Terrianne and John Koepp

 

 

Eco-LOCAL magazine will be doing a special editorial feature on the Snow Train in the soon to be released Winter edition.  There will be a special promotion for Snow Train passengers, offering great deals all around North Creek.  Be sure to grab a copy.    The Snow Train will run weekly Fridays-Sundays during the 2012 winter season.  Go to www.sncrr.com for info and reservations.  Make sure you tell ‘em that you’re eco-LOCAL, and you’ll get extra special treatment.  I promise!

Gore Mountain Snow Train Tickets for $5 in an exclusive collaboration with Warrior Run Mountain Series

 

Warrior Run is sending you this exclusive offer to Buy Gore Snow Train Tickets for $5

 

Greetings!

We are sending you this $5 offer to “Ride in Style” because of your relationship with Warrior Run Mountain Series. We are working in collaboration with the Gore Mountain Snow Train to extend an exclusive offer for tickets on The Snow Train for $5. The $5 offer is for a coach ticket on the Snow Train that will depart on one or more of the 3 exclusive dates from Saratoga to North Creek. The select exclusive offer days of December 30th, 31st, and January 1st currently have no limits on booking, but a limited quantity of tickets qualify for the Warrior Run $5 ticket. A regular priced coach seat is $30 The Warrior Run Discount coach ticket is available for just $5. To view the train schedule or fares click here

This exclusive offer is open to all friends and family of the Warrior Run Mountain Series, To reserve your tickets Call 1-877-726-7245
use PROMOCODE “imagemax”.

**To Dine in Style as you Ride we suggest you Upgrade your ticket to dome seating if you want to share breakfast or dinner with your significant other, some friends or family. A delectable menu of food is served to you while enjoying the scenic Adirondacks toasting with (2) complimentary cocktails. Warrior Run is sponsoring this opportunity when you upgrade with the promo code of “imagemax”.
The Gore Mountain Snow Train combines the oldest tradition of transportation with friends, food and value so that you can stay and play or enjoy a day of skiing or snowboarding, shopping or pampering in and around Saratoga and North Creek NY. If you aren’t a skier or snowboarder how about tubing, hiking, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, or getting a massage or lounging by a fire place with a good book?
Departs Saratoga at 7am on December 30th, 31st and January 1st
Arrives at North Creek at approximately 9:20 a.m.
Departs North Creek at 4:30 p.m.
Arrives at Saratoga 6:50 p.m.
You have about 7 hours within a single day or you can opt to stay the weekend.
North Creek offers charming sightseeing, skiing and snowboarding, shopping, restaurants and many more outdoor and indoor activities.

 

Call Now to reserve this exclusive offer:
Use reservation code: “IMAGEMAX” to receive the $5 offer.
Warrior Run has paid over 80% of the tab to ensure you can experience the thrill and style of riding on the newest train to depart Saratoga Springs for North Creek.
North Creek is home to Gore Mountain with shopping, spas, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and much much more. If you are an extreme skier or snowboarder , or want to be pampered and lounge by the fire, we invite you to share with us in this exclusive discounted offer for all of our Warrior Run friends and families. We encourage you to share even if you are unable to take advantage of this offer. That’s right send this to everyone you know, but remember this has to be booked by December 29th by 4pm and they have to use the PROMO CODE ” IMAGEMAX” to take advantage of this exclusive offer.

Warrior Run has 3 Events Now open for registration for the 2012 Season
Warrior Run has announced 3 events with a 4th in the works for the 2012 season.
Registration is open currently for:
Warrior Run at Labrador Mountain
Warrior Run Willard Mountain – Willard Mountain which is (Less Vertical…with more attitude and obstacles)
Warrior Run Plattekill Mountain

 

The three Warrior Run events are being held between Easton, Syracuse and Roxbury NY.

 

Warrior Run Mountain Series is on target to have 8 events in 2012 with 3 new mountains already confirmed, do you have what it takes to do Warrior Run ?

 

Steve Conklin
President
Warrior Run Mountain Series

Save over 80%
Call 1-877-726-7245 and use special promo code IMAGEMAX to receive $5 coach tickets to ride the Gore Mountain Snow Train on December 30th, 31st or January 1st, 2012.
You must call to reserve you seats prior to December 29th at 4pm to ensure your receive the promotional price. You can share this offer with as many friends and family members as you choose , so take advantage of this exclusive offer and share in a an experience on the slopes or around town.

Offer Expires: Must Reserve Seats by December 29th


Maple Ski Ridge has New Years Eve Party planned to usher in 2012

ROTTERDAM, NY (12/23/2011)(readMedia)– Maple Ski Ridge announces their Holday Hours and a New Years Eve Bash that is now open for pre-registration. The New Years Eve Bash on December 31st is an annual celebration that is planned to have a Live DJ with Karaoke and a dinner buffet. The fun will begin at 7pm and end at 11pm, with the dinner buffet being served from 7-9pm. Maple Ski Ridge has asked all people interested in celebrating a family fun day of skiing and relaxing to go online to their e-store and register for the event at: www.mapleskiridge.com click on the link that says to “Buy Tickets Online”. If anyone has any questions regarding registering online please contact the Maple Ski Ridge office at 518-381-4700 .

The New Years Eve Bash this year will offer a friendly setting for all ages to celebrate with the Maple Ski Ridge family. The celebration is sure to start 2012 off with great fun, dancing and singing the night away while also being able to take advantage of the great outdoor excitement. Parents, Grandparents and friends are encouraged to bring the little ones to eat, ski, play and sing karaoke in this New Year’s family celebration.

Maple Ski Ridge officially opened on December 18th for it’s 49th Season and has been busy making snow in a round the clock mission of providing the very best in conditions and trails. Now open for their Holiday Hours, they are looking forward to spending time with everyone who visits during winter break. They are accepting enrollments for ski and snowboard lessons, as well as their after school programs by calling the office, if you have questions you can also email : mapleskiridge@msn.com.

Maple Ski Ridge Holiday Hours are:

Tuesday 12/20- Friday12/23 HOURS ARE 3PM-9Pm.

Saturday 12/24 Hours are 9am-4pm

Sunday 12/25 CLOSED

Monday 12/26 thru Friday 12/30 9am-9pm.

Saturday 12/31 Open 9am-11pm

**New Year’s Eve Party 7pm-11pm ( New Year’s Eve Party Please Pre-register)

Sunday 1/1/12 9am-4pm

“We are so excited to share our New Year Celebration with everyone. This year we have planned some great music and food that is sure to make everyone feel right at home as we ski into the twilight, said Kate Michener, Marketing/Special Events Coordinator at Maple Ski Ridge.” Michener also said, ” The buffet is $5 and is offered to anyone who purchases a lift ticket or has a season pass. We will have the fire going, with food and friends, what a great way to usher in the new year. The only requirement we have is that we are asking everyone to please pre-register, we want to make sure the party is the best we can put on and knowing how many people are going to come makes is easier for us to put on a great party.”

Maple Ski Ridge is “The Capital Regions Best Kept Secret” where it is easy to ski local and ski often, is open for it’s 49th winter season. Located in the rolling hills of Rotterdam just minutes off the NYS Thruway offering families a winter destination to share snowy adventures. Maple Ski Ridge offers daily Skiing and a Snowboarding on two chair lifts and two surface tows with 4 skill level hills. The winter after-school program and ski and snowboard lessons are open for enrollment with private and group lessons to begin January 3rd, 2012. The Maple Ski Ridge lesson and after school programs host all experience levels with an outlet to exercise and enjoy the winter in the Capital Region of Albany, NY. A recent partnership with Burton brings the newest learn to ride center to the northeast at Maple Ski Ridge. This newly formed kids program combines exclusively built snow boards and specially trained instructors to give the children the success and confidence that need to develop their skills and have fun in their winter adventures. Maple Ski Ridge is open year round as a host to; Weddings, Family reunions, Private parties, Work functions, Bachelor parties, Bridal & Baby showers, and serves as premier location for charity fundraisers.

For more details you can reach Kate at Maple Ski Ridge 518-381-4700
or mapleskiridge@msn.com,

2725 Mariaville Rd. Rotterdam, NY 12306

Visit the website :www.mapleskiridge.com

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Maple Ski Ridge is supporting Schalmont Students affected by the floods that ravaged Rotterdam Junction

Maple Ski Ridge is supporting Schalmont Students affected by the floods the ravaged Rotterdam Junction

Rotterdam, NY

Maple Ski Ridge is giving back to Schalmont students who were displaced or lost belongings during the floods that ravaged Rotterdam Junction in an effort to bring joy to families during a tough holiday season. Maple ski is offering a ski or snowboarding season passes to children and families who were affected by the flood, Parents or guardians are encouraged to contact Maple Ski Ridge at 518-381-4700.

We feel terrible abut the people and children affected by the floods, we want to do anything to support our community and the children to ensure they have a positive holiday and winter season, said Kate Michener Marketing/ Special Events Coordinator at Maple Ski Ridge.” “Schalmont is our School district, we have had a long standing after school program with Jefferson elementary, and have become the winter place to go on Friday nights. Our after school program and weekend programs have welcomed thousands of children as they come to learn on the rolling Rotterdam hills. We know some of our communities children and their families had some major setbacks this year, that is why we didn’t give it a second thought to make sure families from the Junction could come over with free passes to ski or snowboard. This is the least we could do to try to help children and families through what they are going through, especially around the holidays. This offer even extends to families with children who have never been on skies or a snowboard in an effort to be a bright spot in hearts and minds as they battle a tough year. This is our way of giving them all a big Maple Ski Ridge hug, sending them up the hill to give them a break to enjoy an awesome winter activity.”

Maple Ski Ridge has been active in the community for over 4 decades now, each year they focus on an effort to ensure struggling families have the community support needed to have food on the table long after the holiday season. In a continued effort with the Regional Food Bank they have started a food drive to increase food donations over the holiday season , Maple Ski Ridge encourages donations all the time, but each Tuesday we offer the BOGO lift ticket special. We ask everyone to bring 5 canned goods to the admission counter each Tuesday to receive a Free lift ticket with they purchase a lift ticket.

Maple Ski Ridge is “The Capital Regions Best Kept Secret” where it is easy to ski local and ski often is open for the 49th winter season. Located in the rolling hills of Rotterdam just minutes off the NYS Thruway offering families a winter destination to share snowy adventures. Maple Ski Ridge offers daily Skiing and a Snowboarding on two chair lifts and two surface tows with 4 skill level hills. The winter after-school program and ski and snowboard lessons are open for enrollment with private and group lessons to begin January 3rd, 2012. The Maple Ski Ridge lesson and after school programs host all experience levels with an outlet to exercise and enjoy the winter in the Capital Region of Albany, NY. A partnership with Burton brings the newest learn to ride center to the northeast at Maple Ski Ridge. This newly formed kids program combines exclusively built snow boards and specially trained instructors to give the children the success and confidence that need to develop their skills and have fun in their winter adventures. Maple Ski Ridge is open year round as a host to ; Weddings, Family reunions, Private parties, Work functions, Bachelor parties, Bridal & Baby showers, and serves as premier location for charity fundraisers.

For more details you can reach Kate at Maple Ski Ridge 518-381-4700

or mapleskiridge@msn.com,

2725 Mariaville Rd. Rotterdam, NY 12306.

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Warrior Run Mountain Series announces Warrior Run Plattekill Mountain on Cinco De Mayo in 2012

Warrior Run Mountain Series extreme 5k registration is open for CincoDe Mayo 2012 at Plattekill Mountain

 

Press Release

For Immediate Release

 

Stillwater, NY December 5, 2011

 

Plattekill Mountain to host Warrior Run Mountain Series Cinco De Mayo in 2012. Warrior Run Plattekill Mountain will challenging the body and mind in a hardcore 5k with fierce and friendly competition and a Cinco De Mayo after party. Warrior Run originated in northeastern US having its first event June 18th 2011 at West Mountain. Currently 3 new mountain events are scheduled for 2012, Warrior Mountain Runs are growing in popularity. The Mountain Series events, pit each participating individual or team against an extreme mountain 5k race consisting of obstacles, mud pits to fire pits and aggressive terrain. The day consists of 3- 4 waves of 500 hundred adventure seekers running at a time, a rock concert style after party has the stage set, the band ready to headline and the taps iced and ready to flow. The Warrior Run Mountain Series is a challenge that has a social after party, where people rock out, gloat, laugh and reflect the day. Beer and Food are available for each participant of the run to refuel and lick their wounds as they reach the finish line party.

 

Plattekill Bike located in Roxbury , NY is home to over 60 miles of mountain bike trails and is one of the first lift served bike parks to operate on the East Coast. Plattekill Mountain is open every weekend from April thru November and also features hiking, chairlift rides, camping and operates midweek for group adventure camp tours. Plattekill’s facility is also available for private parties, banquets and catered functions.

 

“Warrior Run has over 3000 people who have registered for the 2012 each looking to prove their athleticism as an individual or as a team. Each of us has something to prove, Said Steven Conklin, Owner of Warrior Run Mountain Series.” “ Warrior Run gives people an outlet to prove themselves and share with like minded individuals.” “I’ve been an athlete all my life, I have competed as a triathlete, and bobsledder who made an Olympic bid, and there comes a time when the typical outlets just don’t challenge you anymore.” “When all my friends were bored with the typical runs and bi-athalons, they wanted more of a challenge, I knew I could create something to test the inner warrior at any skill level.”

 

Warrior Run Mountain Series is on target to have 8 events in 2012 with 3 new mountains already confirmed, with more events to be announced for the 2012 Warrior Run season on the website www.warriorrunmountainseries.com.

 

Warrior Run Mountain Series combine a 5k run with obstacles including; mud, fire, climbing walls, and extreme terrain to create the most pulse pounding test for adventure seeker. Warrior Run originated in northeastern US having its first event June 18th 2011 at West Mountain. The 2012 Warrior Run Mountain Series announced 3 new mountain events scheduled for 2012. Warrior Run Mountain Series events pit each participating individual or team against 500 hundred adventure seekers running in each wave. Warrior Run Mountain Series then provides an extreme rock concert style after party that is fueled by a passion for extreme sports with live music, food and beer! Over 3000 people have registered for the 2012 Warrior Run Mountain Series, Do you have what it takes to do Warrior Run ? Prove it !

Maple Ski Ridge Opens Enrollment in Their After School Program As They Wait for Mother Nature to Cool off

ROTTERDAM, NY (12/01/2011)(readMedia)– Maple Ski Ridge is gearing up for their 49th Winter Season by opening enrollment in their after school program and ski and snowboard lessons. The Maple Ski Ridge After School Program is open for enrollment to all school children in all area school districts including home-schooled children. The After School Program at Maple Ski Ridge has children arrive anytime between 3:00 PM and 4:00 PM, Tuesday thru Friday. The focus of the program is to provide a positive outdoor wintertime activity coupled with a 1-hour lesson and a Twilight Area Lift Ticket (3:00 PM till 9:00 PM) offering children a chance to ski or snowboard with school friends. Maple Ski Ridge encourages anyone interested to call about enrollment questions             518-381-4700       or email questions to: mapleskiridge@msn.com.

Maple Ski Ridge has been active in the community for over 4 decades now and in an effort to ensure families have food on the table long after the 2011 holiday season, they have teamed up with the Regional Food Bank for a unique promotion. The Tuesday BOGO is a Buy One Get One Free Lift Ticket offer that encourages everyone to bring 5 canned goods to the admission counter on a Tuesday to receive a Free lift ticket with the purchase of a lift ticket.

“We are so excited about the 49th season that our family has owned and operated the mountain, said Kate Michener Marketing/ Special Events Coordinator at Maple Ski Ridge.” ” This year our after school program has the new Burton Learn to Ride program included that help kids master the snowboarding skills necessary to eventually hit the hill or carve the terrain park. At Maple Ski Ridge we have conditions that rival other resorts, due to our daily snow making and grooming on our 4 hills. Our location has ski and snowboarding lessons for any experience level with 2 lifts, 2 surface tows and a terrain park. Our focus makes Maple Ski Ridge a great choice for families who want to ski local and ski often. We have been a wintertime family destination for almost 50 years, watching families grow up skiing with us, and many times we have seen families come back with their children and their parents to have 3 generations on the slope at the same time. I think as a family business we do a better job of listening to our customers, we are never to busy to hear stories about times on our hills or times on other mountains, I believe this is one of the reasons people come back year after year.”

Maple Ski Ridge is located just moments off the NYS thruway, nestled in the hills of Rotterdam, the family atmosphere offers an experience for all ages. If you are new to skiing and taking the first steps onto the snow or looking to carve radical tricks in Terrain park, Maple Ski Ridge is known as “The Capital Region’s Best Kept Secret” for a reason. The after-school program and snowboard lessons are provided by the Schenectady Ski School and the new Burton Learn to Ride Program combines exclusively built snow boards and specially trained instructors together to give children the success and the confidence they need to build their snow boarding foundations. Maple Ski Ridge offers snow conditions that rival Corporate owned resorts due to daily snow making and daily grooming with winter weekend programs that are designed to give the whole family a fun time introduction to snow sports. First time skiers and Snowboarders ranging from 4 years old through shredder-happy teens on snow boards can share with their Moms or Dads with a variety of classes that ensure the whole family is entertained. Offering the radical tricks to the women’s Smooth Touch classes the ski school provides instruction and lessons for anyone and everyone who wants to enjoy their snowy winter.

­Maple Ski Ridge is “The Capital Regions Best Kept Secret” where it is easy to ski local and ski often is open for the 49th winter season. Located in the rolling hills of Rotterdam just minutes off the NYS Thruway offering families a winter destination to share snowy adventures. Maple Ski Ridge offers daily Skiing and a Snowboarding on two chair lifts and two surface tows with 4 skill level hills. The winter after-school program and ski and snowboard lessons are open for enrollment with private and group lessons to begin January 3rd, 2012. The Maple Ski Ridge lesson and after school programs host all experience levels with an outlet to exercise and enjoy the winter in the Capital Region of Albany, NY. A partnership with Burton brings the newest learn to ride center to the northeast at Maple Ski Ridge. This newly formed kids program combines exclusively built snow boards and specially trained instructors to give the children the success and confidence they need to develop their skills and have fun in their winter adventures. Maple Ski Ridge is open year round as a host to ; Weddings, Family reunions, Private parties, Work functions, Bridal & Baby showers, and serves as premier location for charity fundraisers.

For more details you can reach Kate at Maple Ski Ridge             518-381-4700

or mapleskiridge@msn.com,

2725 Mariaville Rd. Rotterdam, NY 12306

For more information

visit the web:www.mapleskiridge.com

Follow us on Facebook : www.facebook.com/mapleskiridge