Boarding for Breast Cancer, Diana Golden Memorial Adaptive Race, 7th Annual Telefest, Live Music, Giveaways and More Await.
Tannersville, Pa. – Jan. 25, 2017 – Camelback Resort serves the Northeast as a popular destination, offering indoor and outdoor recreation seven days a week, year-round. Now in its 53rd ski season, Camelback Resort’s entertainment, both on and off the slopes, embrace tradition, giving, and fun. On select Saturdays this season, Camelback Resort presents extra-special events include Boarding for Breast Cancer, the Diana Golden Memorial Race, Telefest and more. All are invited to enjoy the 37 trails, live music, giveaways, and enjoy a fun-filled Saturday in a family-friendly environment. A full calendar of events can be found at Skicamelback.com.
Boarding for Breast Cancer – Shred the Love!
Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 8:30AM – 8PM
Camelback Resort will be turning the mountain pink in an effort to raise funds and awareness for Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC) on Saturday, Feb. 4th. All donations, raffle ticket and auction sales, and a portion of proceeds will be donated to B4BC. B4BC is a non-profit foundation that advocates early detection and a healthy, active lifestyle as the best means for breast cancer prevention. To learn more, visitB4BC.org.
- Skiers, snowboarders and snowtubers are all encouraged to wear pink
- DJ Gary spinning live on the Main Deck 12PM – 4PM
- Pink gear including beanies, wristbands, Shirts and other Camelback logo wear will be available for purchase at the main deck
- Live band in the Thirsty Camel from 4PM – 8PM
- The Thirsty Camel will be selling PINK BEER
- Raffle ticket for sale on Main Deck from 12PM – 3:30PM. Drawing at 3:45 with DJ Gary
- Raffle tickets in The Thirsty Camel from 4PM – 8PM. Drawings will occur during band breaks
- Raffle prizes from: Camelback, North Face, Spyder, Oakley and Burton gear
- Camelback employees will be sporting pink
- Pink ribbons will be painted on the snow
- Guests donations accepted at all ticket windows and food & beverage outlets
Diana Golden Memorial Race
Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 8AM – 4PM
Registration on site: 8AM – 9AM
Race: 9AM – 10AM
Pizza Party and Awards: 12PM-2PM
Cost: $45 – Includes lift ticket, equipment as needed, coaching support, pizza party and awards luncheon
Camelback Resort’s Diana Golden Memorial Race honors the late, Diana Golden, one of the greatest, most successful disabled athletes of all time, and culminates the end of Camelback Resort’s Adaptive Camp, which runs Feb. 7 – Feb. 11 for 5-8 year-old skiers and snowboarders with physical disabilities. Disabled athletes are welcome to participate and familiarize themselves with the adaptive ski program in a fun environment. The Diana Golden Memorial Race has two divisions: Level 1 allows any disabled athlete interested in racing to become familiar with Adaptive Skiing/Snowboarding. The Diana Golden Division is for disabled racers that are intermediate to expert level. Each division has three categories available for participants: 1.Visually Impaired: Skiing and snowboarding with the assistance of a trained guide from the Pennsylvania Center For Adapted Sports to coach on the slope as to direction changes. 2. Standing: Techniques available include four-track skiing, three-track skiing, two-track skiing and the use of outrigger and snow slider mounts. 3. Sitting: A technique called sit-skiing, utilizing a mono-ski or a bi-ski and outrigger mounts.
Equipment is provided and ski and snowboard coaches from the Pennsylvania Center for Adapted Sports are on site to assist and to lead skiers and riders through the race as needed. For more information visit www.centeronline.com
Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 8:30AM – 8PM
Camelback Resort is hosting a series of events to raise money for Special Olympics New Jersey and to support the Camelback Polar Plunge Team in advance of their ice ocean plunge on Feb. 25 at Seaside Heights. Camelback Resort guests and the general public can support the Camelback Plunge Team and have fun while helping raise money at the following PRE plunge events at Camelback Resort. Monetary donations can be made at www.GoPlunge.com and throughout the Resort where food and merchandise are sold. Team Camelback has taken the plunge the five years, raising more than $55,000 for Special Olympics New Jersey.
- DJ Gary spinning live on the Main Deck from 12PM – 4PM
- Games and prizes at Mountain Base from 12PM – 4PM
- Lima Bean Riot performing live at the Thirsty Camel from 4PM – 8PM – public welcome
- Auction and raffle at the Thirsty Camel from 4PM – 8PM
7th Annual Telefest
Saturday, March 11, 2017 8:30AM – 8PM
Camelback Resort will host its 7th annual TeleFest, the biggest in the Mid-Atlantic, on Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 8AM – 2:30PM. The event is open to both experienced and beginner telemark skiers. TeleFest is free, but does require a valid lift ticket or season pass to participate in any events or telemark skiing activity.
Telemark, named after the region of Norway where it originated, is a ski technique combining Alpine ski’s with Nordic style bindings that fix only of the toe of the ski boot of the ski, thereby creating the “free heal”. Camelback Resort’s telemark community has grown throughout recent years in part because it offers great terrain for tele skiers, but also because of the welcoming atmosphere Camelback Resort provides. As a result of the growing population of tele skiers, Camelback Resort debuted its first TeleFest in 2010 and welcomes as many as 150 participants each year.
9AM Uphill/Downhill Race – Tele skiers will skin (hike up with gear) Glade Trail and telemark ski down.
10:15AM Telemark Clinics – Instructors will be on hand to help those who would like to try telemark for the first time or are looking to advance their skills.
12PM Group Tele – All TeleFest participants will meet for a group telemark ski.
1:30PM Raffle – Prizes from sponsors including North Face, Coldpruf Pow, Flylow, DPS, 22designs,Wool Power, Telemark Magazine, Volie, 4frnt Black Diamond, The Loft, Grass Sticks Mountain Khakis, Screamer, Badger and Climbing Skins Direct.
TeleFest is a collaborative effort between Camelback Resort and Protect our Winters (POW), an organization that focuses on the fight against climate change through educational initiatives, advocacy and community-based activism. For more information about POW, visit www.protectourwinters.com.
Camelback Resort, 301 Resort Drive, Tannersville, PA 18372, 570.629.1661
About Camelback Resort
Camelback Resort continues to reinvent itself since opening in 1963 with 14 trails and three lifts serving 41,656 skiers. Today Camelback serves more than 1.7 million outdoor enthusiasts and visitors annually with 37 trails, 16 lifts, 100% snowmaking, the largest snowtubing park in the U.S.A. and the newly launched, after-dark Galactic Snowtubing, Camelback Mountain Adventures (featuring the only mountain coaster in Pa, and North America’s longest twin 4,000 ft. Twin Zip-Flyers), Camelbeach Waterpark (the largest waterpark in Pa.) and Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark.
Named the #1 place in America to learn to ski and snowboard by the Huffington Post, Camelback Resort is the recipient of the coveted Conversion Cup from the National Ski Area Association for excellence in beginner programs, in particular, their Terrain Based Learning programs. For more information, to purchase season passes, view webcams, and to check schedule and operating hours visit Camelbackresort.com.