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The Connecticut Winter Games for Seniors at Ski Sundown

Go for the gold at Ski Sundown
Go for the gold at Ski Sundown

Ski Sundown hosts the Connecticut Winter Games for Seniors on Tuesday, February 25, 2014.  The event is co-sponsored by Ski Sundown and the Connecticut Ski Council. The event is open to individuals who are turning age 50 in calendar year 2014, and older. 

Events include Downhill, Giant Slalom, and a Snowshoe race.  Each event is divided into classes with a total of nine age brackets for both men and women.  While the events are competitive, the Winter Games also promotes enjoying snowsports in the winter months and staying active for “seniors” of all ages. 

Check-in begins at 8:00 am in Ski Sundown’s lodge.  Participants can pre-register online at skisundown.com’s e-store (under Special Events) at www.skisundown.com  or by mail using the registration form provided on the website (under Forms).  Opening Ceremonies will be held at 8:30am, events start at 9:30am, and the Awards Ceremony will take place at 2:00pm in the lodge  Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals will be awarded in each age bracket for each event.  Register by February 20, 2014 for the following prices:   $30 registration fee ($25 for Ski Sundown passholders) includes 1, 2, or all 3 events and a discounted lift ticket; luncheon tickets may be purchased for $22 and include chicken with stuffing, vegetables, salad, oven roasted potatoes, rolls, beverages and dessert.  Cash bar will be available for beer and wine.

For more information about the Connecticut Winter Games for Seniors, contact Rob Dexter (CT Ski Council) at skicouncil@sbcglobal.net.  The event “RAIN DATE” is Wednesday, February 26.

 

Ski Sundown is located at 126 Ratlum Road, off Routes 44 and 219 in New Hartford, Connecticut and offers skiing and snowboarding 7 days and 7 nights a week.  For lift ticket and rental rates, lesson and event information, visit skisundown.com or call the Welcome Center at 860-379-7669, 

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