Events this January include the North American Cup Bobsled & Skeleton Racing, and Winterfest at Adirondack Loj.
The Bobsled ExperienceOne of our very own NYSOM girls took a venture on the bobsled experience: “It was one of the wildest rides of my life,” she reported. “It’s a great way to have an experience that’s out side of your normal risk tolerance, because someone else is driving it! You get to experience the thrill of the speed, and be able to relate to what these Olympians are feeling when they do their thing.” A professional driver and brakeman will start your bobsled ride at the half-mile point of the same track once used by Olympic racers. “You’ll go faster than you’re allowed to drive a car through town. Then you’ll get to the bottom and want to do it again.” [Quote from Whiteface website]. Take home with you the souvenir of an exhilarating experience, as well as rewards “for your bravery,” including a membership in the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation. Pretty darn close to becoming an actual Olympian, right?!
Embrace the crisp, cool air of the Adirondack woods at Mt. Van Hoevenberg with a lesson or expedition in cross-country skiing. For all levels of experience — check out this Olympic course as a beginner or advanced skier, and even consult the live camera to check the conditions before you go!
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