McCauley Mountain has announced their closing date for the 2020 – 2021 ski season, and other area mountains are likely to do the same soon. Find out what else is going on in the ADK, including reports of bears, a survey you can take on the Whiteface region, and Easter events.
5 Newsy Tidbits From Around the ADK
An Update From McCauley Mountain Ski Area
Warm temperatures and plenty of sunshine yield to great spring skiing conditions. Head to McCauley Mountain while you still can – their season ends on April 4, although “Mother Nature is ultimately in charge,” as they put it in a recent Facebook post. Online sales are available until March 28; after that, call for conditions before visiting.
Gore Mountain, Mt. Pisgah, and other area ski resorts and mountains have also recently reported favorable conditions – for now!
Adirondack Railroad Is Hiring for 2 Positions
Adirondack Railroad has positions available for Maintenance of Way Foreman and Railbike Guide. You can check out the descriptions and apply at adirondackrr.com/careers.
IRONMAN Lake Placid Needs Volunteers
IRONMAN Lake Placid, scheduled for July 25, is in need of volunteers. Event organizers are optimistic the event will kick off with extra safety precautions (and volunteers) in place. They’re looking for about 2,000 volunteers not just for race day but over the course of a week. Find Lake Placid Ironman Volunteers on Facebook for more info.
DEC Issues Guidance on Reducing Conflict With Bears
It’s that time of year again! The public is encouraged to take steps to reduce bear-human conflict. There have already been a few reports of bear sightings across the state. Please adhere to the following guidelines if you live or recreate in bear country (considered to be the majority of Upstate New York):
- Remove birdfeeders and clean up remaining seed by April 1
- Store garbage inside secure buildings
- Feed pets indoors
- Clean up your grill after use
Bears getting into residential birdfeeders and garbage are the main reasons for bear complaints in this state. Not every bear that passes through a residential area is a “problem bear” but they can quickly become one if human food sources are available. Doing your part ensures that bears find food naturally and safely.
Love the Whiteface Region? Come Take This Survey
The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) is working with Wilmington, Jay, Upper Jay, and Au Sable Forks to put out a survey aimed at determining what attracts people to visit the Whiteface region. Both vacationers and residents are encouraged to take the survey, and if you do, you’ll be automatically entered for a chance to win a $50 Visa Gift Card. The survey is at WhitefaceRegion.com/brand.
Discover Area Events Happening & Plan for Easter Dining
- ZoomFest: Short Plays from the Lake Placid Center for the Arts: through March 26
- Into the Wild Gallery Exhibit at Tannery Pond Community Center: in-person through March 27
- Wild Lights at The Wild Center: March 26 – 27 (this is your last chance to check it out!)
- Gull Bay Preserve & Anthony’s Nose Hike for Young Members: March 28
- War Horse Opens Virtually at The View: March 31 – April 6
- Adirondack Sky Center Live: Signs From a Silent Universe: April 1