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

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