Thunder Ridge Luge Challenge in New York Scheduled for Feb 23-24

By AlpineZone News |
Feb 20 2013 - 11:44 AM

Thunder Ridge Logo2012-2013 Season – USA Luge Challenge!

In addition to skiing and snowboarding, this is an opportunity to experience the thrill of luge and take a shot at glory! USA Luge and Connecticut Family Orthopedics will bring the Challenge to the Little Thunder trail on Thunder Ridge in Patterson, N.Y. on Feb. 23-24, 2013.

Families and winter sports enthusiasts who attend this event can experience the Fastest Sport on Ice® in a safe slope-side setting, with help from USA Luge Olympians, international medalists and coaches. Participation is free, and no experience or lift ticket is required. Registration begins at 9 AM each day.

After learning the basics of accelerating, steering and stopping from USA Luge athletes and coaches, adults and children, age 10 and older, can take practice runs on a recreational version of a luge sled down a track complete with curves and timing equipment.

In addition, fans can enjoy a live DJ/emcee and prize drawings while participants spend the afternoon tackling the course in a race against the clock to win valuable fun prizes. For information call 845-878-4100 or visit

Thunder Ridge Ski Area is located in the rolling hills of Patterson, New York, 20 minutes from Danbury, CT, 35 minutes from White Plains and only 60 minutes from New York City! There are 32 trails and 5 lifts, with slow and gentle slopes to meet the needs of the newest skiers and snowboarders and advanced trails for the daring and adventurous! Need lessons, rentals or babysitting? No problem, they offer it all including a spacious lodge with cafeteria and panoramic view. Depend on Mother Nature? Heck no, they even make it snow! State of the art snowmaking techniques cover the entire mountain with fluffy white powder! Day and night skiing and riding, it’s a mountain of fun for the whole family! For more information call 845-878-4100 or visit