Governor’s Winter Challenge postponed

LAKE PLACID – Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Adirondack Winter Challenge was planned to begin today, but it was postponed to a later date due to a snowstorm.

“I have again directed state agencies to prepare and coordinate resources for the Nor’easter that is forecasted for late tonight and into Thursday,” Cuomo wrote in a press release Wednesday. “I urge all New Yorkers to take appropriate steps to prepare for the storm.”

The Winter Challenge was billed as a day where tourism and winter activities would be celebrated in Lake Placid, attempting to capture the spirit of the Olympics.

Free round-trip busing was to be provided from Albany to Lake Placid for the day of activities. From there, state and county officials planned to spend time in Lake Placid visiting shops on Main Street or the Olympic Museum and taking part in the many Olympic-style winter activities the village has to offer, like alpine skiing at Whiteface Mountain, bobsledding at Mount Van Hoevenberg and cross-country skiing, also at Mount Van Hoevenberg. The event would then conclude with a dinner and award ceremony.

The governor’s office said the rescheduled date will be announced at a later time.