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Norton/USA Luge Challenge at Belleayre Mountain


  • Belleayre Mountain Ski Center 181 Galli Curci Road Highmount, NY 12441 United States (map)

Join us for the Norton/USA Luge Challenge

at Belleayre Mountain on February 6 & 7th, 2016.

As the top luge athletes from around the world compete in Europe and North America, USA Luge will bring the thrill of the sport to Belleayre.

Using easy to maneuver plastic sleds, patrons will get a chance to experience this exciting Olympic sport through the USA Luge Challenge. Team coaches and athletes will be scouting each event for young athletes who show potential. These youngsters may be invited to participate in screening camps at a USA Luge training facility in Lake Placid, N.Y. or Park City, Utah. 

Families and winter sports enthusiasts who attend this weekend 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 in the USA Luge Challenge 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 down a track complete with curves and timing equipment. 

In addition, fans can enjoy the music of DJ Patrick Del Rosario and prize drawings while participants spend the afternoon tackling the course in a race against the clock to win valuable fun prizes from USA Luge, its sponsors and Belleayre Mountain.

Since 1996, the USA Luge Challenge has introduced the sport to thousands of fans nationwide.  This year, U-Haul will enable USA Luge to make the trip from team headquarters in Lake Placid, N.Y. to each Challenge with their sleds and equipment.

Registration:  Begins at 9 AM
Cost:  FREE
Ages:  10 and UP
Location:  Discovery Lodge

Earlier Event: January 30
MARDI GRAS WITH BLUES MANEUVER BAND
Later Event: February 6
Hanford Mills Ice Harvest Festival