Showing posts with label Double H Ranch. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Double H Ranch. Show all posts

Friday, October 5, 2012

"Lost Ski Areas" presentation Oct. 19 and screening of Warren Miller’s "Flow State" Nov. 3

The Alpine Sport Shop in Saratoga Springs recently announced a screening of Warren Miller’s new movie “Flow State,” showing Saturday November 3, 2012 at 7pm. Show location is at the Maple Avenue Middle School in Saratoga Springs, NY. The event will benefit the Saratoga Springs High School Ski Team and Double H Ranch Adaptive Winter Sports Program. Tickets are $12 each and are available at the Alpine Sport Shop, and from Ski Team members.


Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Hickory Ski Center 5K race to benefit Double H Ranch, August 11

Hickory 5K race, August 11 2012 to benefit Double H Ranch's Adaptive Winter Sports Program.

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NOTE - OCTOBER 20 DATE HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED


The first annual Hickory 5K race will be held Saturday, August 11 to benefit the Double H Ranch in Lake Luzerne and their Adaptive Winter Sports Program. Runners who preregister for the race save $5 and will be guaranteed a race t-shirt. Race packet pick up and day-of-race registration begins at 8am, with a 9:30 start. There will also be a one mile kids race.

A post-race barbecue will feature food from the Stony Creek Inn and beer from the Adirondack Pub and Brewery in Lake George. Prizes will be awarded for each age category, and all runners will receive 2-for-1 coupons good for skiing at Hickory this winter.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Double H Ranch's Adaptive Skiing Program

Adaptive ski equipment at Double H Ranch's ski slope in Lake Luzerne, NY. 

The Saratoga Skier and Hiker, first-hand accounts of adventures in the Adirondacks and beyond, and Gore Mountain ski blog.

If you've lived in the Saratoga - Glens Falls region for any time at all, you've undoubtedly heard about Double H Ranch in Lake Luzerne. Double H receives universal praise and wide community support for their Summer Camp, Adaptive Winter Sports Program, and Spring and Fall Family Programs for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Co-founded by Charlie Wood and Paul Newman in 1993, Double H has served thousands of children, all completely free of charge.

But the part of the Double H story that caught me by surprise is the overwhelming enthusiasm of its volunteers. You can learn more about Double H's Adaptive Winter Sports Program, including how you could volunteer, in this short article that I wrote for Adirondack Almanack earlier this week.


Photos courtesy of Double H Ranch.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Turkey Trot (11/24/2011) and the end of running season

Thanksgiving Day may be synonymous with overeating, but there's no guilt attached when the turkey is preceded by a morning race. The Christopher Dailey Turkey Trot has become a Saratoga Springs Thanksgiving tradition, and a record 3,000-plus participants turned out for the 10th annual running, including Beth and me.

Start of the 2011 Christopher Dailey Turkey Trot, Saratoga Springs, NY.

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