Stuff to do in the Adirondacks
The New York Ski Educational Foundation and the Olympic Regional Development Authority host the 6th annual NYSEF Whiteface Climb to the Castle Rollerski Race on Saturday, September 15 at 8:00 am.
The course starts at the Whiteface Toll Booth, climbing for 5 miles with an average 8% grade up the Whiteface Memorial Highway to the castle on the summit of Whiteface Mountain, New York's 5th highest peak with an elevation of 4,867 ft.
The race is freestyle technique and athletes will be greeted at the finish with a 360-degree panoramic view of the Adirondacks, New England and Canada.
Attendance is expected from the US Ski Team, the US Biathlon Team, the National Elite Group and other outstanding racers.
Bring the whole family and celebrate the fall season during the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority's (ORDA) annual Flaming Leaves Festival, taking place at the Olympic Jumping Complex, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6-7.
There are plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy including live Blues, great barbeque food, lawn games for kids and adults, horseshoe tournament, make your own tie dye t-shirt (bring your own shirt or buy one there), craft market, Henna Tattoos, and some of the country's best ski jumpers flying off the 90-meter ski jump.
This year's festival will also play host to the second event in the 2012 Art Devlin Cup series. Miles Lussi (Lake Placid, N.Y.) enters the competition as the leader in the chase for the prestigious cup after winning the July 4th jump. He'll face-off against more of the country's best jumpers during Saturday's, Oct. 6, competition. The first round is scheduled for noon, while the second round is slated for 1 p.m.
On Sunday, Oct. 7, more jumpers will take to the air off the 90-meter hill during the New York Ski Educational Foundation (NYSEF) event. The first round will be held at noon, while the second round will take place at 1 p.m.