SCHROON LAKE - The Schroon Lake Ski Hill has been improved with the help of community volunteers.
"When a community comes together good things happen," said Roger Friedman, town trustee. "Such is definitely true for the Schroon Lake Ski Hill located at the Schroon Lake Municipal Golf Course. The partnership of local government, town personnel and local volunteers has made the ski hill a focal point for local winter activities."
Approximately six years ago the town of Schroon received grant money to install a single handle tow and a warm-up hut.
"For the first few years of operation attendance at the Ski Hill was sporadic, but ever since a group of dedicated residents offered to volunteer in order to improve the facility activity at the ski hill has been impressive," Friedman said.
In 2009 the town purchased a surplus generator that powers the lift. The group of volunteers and town personnel helped clear the south side of the ski lift which has been designated as a sliding and tubing hill. Also for this winter lights have been installed for night skiing.
The town youth commission has scheduled several events for the ski hill weather permitting.
Skiing, open to the public, depending on snow conditions, will be available Fridays 4 to 8 p.m., Saturdays and all school holidays and snow days 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sledding and tubing are also available to the public.
Sled, Slide and Ski Day will be Sunday, Jan. 17, 2 to 8p.m. It will feature skiing, sliding, music, bonfire and food.
Youth ski lessons for pre-school to grade 6 students will be available Jan. 17 and 31 and Feb. 14. For more information call Patty at the Schroon town hall at 532-7737.
The cardboard box derby will be held Saturday, Feb. 27, at 11 a.m.