HIGHMOUNT, New York ??вЂќ Belleayre Mountan is hosting the 5th Annual Denis Germain Memorial Ski Race on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006. All proceeds go to support the Denis Germain Scholarship Fund. Race registration is $25, which includes an all-day lift ticket, race fee and event t-shirt. Registration is limited to the first 200 people, so those interested should call Belleayre Mountain (845-254-5600 ext. 428) in advance of the race. Those who already have a lift ticket or who wish to register the day of the race, the cost is $15, and t-shirts will be for sale for just $10.
Race registration is from 8 – 10 am on Saturday, Feb. 25th in the Garden Room of the Overlook Lodge. The race will be held on the Yahoo Nastar course starting at 11 am. Awards start at 3 pm outside the Overlook Lodge, with medals awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place skiers and snowboarders. Categories are divided by male & female in the following age groups for skiers: 6 & under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-15, 16-18, 19-34, 35-49, 50-64 and 65 & over. Snowboarding categories are 10 & under, 11-18 and 19 & over.
All proceeds go to support the Denis Germain Scholarship Fund, which is awarded to members of the ski club at Suffern High School. Denis Germain was a firefighter in the FDNY, L-2 who lost his life in the Sept. 11th attacks on the World Trade Center. As an avid skier and race coach at Sterling Forest Ski Center, his family wanted to keep Denis’ memory alive, and it was fitting to hold a memorial race at his home mountain of Sterling Forest. After Sterling closed it’s doors, Belleayre Mountain offered to host the race, hoping to make the event as successful a fund raiser as possible. Come on out and race for a good cause.