image001LAPLAND LAKE NORDIC VACATION CENTER’S ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE!

Benson, NY – Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center will host its two-day annual Open House Saturday and Sunday, November 23 and 24 from 9:00am – 4:30pm each day. Visitors are invited to tour the Finnish-style four-season vacation center which is celebrating its 35th anniversary year.

Open House is free of charge to all. Facility use fees will be half-price both days for those wishing to ski, snowshoe and tube (conditions permitting). If there is no snow, visitors are welcome to enjoy complimentary hiking on the resort’s 50km trail system.

Visitors may enter a door prize drawing for a choice of any pair of new skis in stock OR a 2013-14 Season Pass Membership. If the individual whose name is drawn has already purchased their 2013-14 Membership, his or her purchase price will be refunded.

During the two-day Open House all new cross country ski and snowshoe equipment will be discounted 30%. Rental ski packages will be available for purchase from $125.00 for juniors and from $175.00 for adults. Season-long equipment rentals ($75 – $180 plus deposit) will be available as well. Lapland Lake’s operator, former US Olympian Olavi Hirvonen, will assist with proper equipment selection and sizing.

Spencer Morrissey, author of the newly published book, Adirondack Skier, a guide to some of the best trails in the Adirondack Park for cross country skiing, will be at the resort’s Finnish Line Lodge Saturday from 11am – 3pm to meet with customers and sign books.

Lapland Lake Season Pass Memberships will be available at normally reduced early-season rates; regular season pass rates go into effect Saturday, December 1st. For the sixth consecutive year all children ages 17 and under will receive free memberships when at least one of their parents purchases a 2013-14 Lapland Lake Season Pass Membership!

Attendees may visit with Lapland Lake’s reindeer at his lakeside home and enjoy complimentary cookies, hot chocolate, coffee and tea at the resort’s Tuulen Tupa Grill.

Lapland Lake has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the Adirondack Regional Tourism Council’s Private Sector Tourism Partnership Award; Best XC Ski Resort in the Mid Atlantic Region and Best XC Ski Resort for Families, Best XC Ski Resort Poll; Top Ten XC Ski Resort Catering to Families, xc ski resorts.com and Fulton County’s Tourism Partner Award.

A complete cross country ski and snowshoe facility, Lapland Lake offers fully equipped rental and retail shops, a comfortable warming lodge with snack bar, a trailside restaurant and overnight accommodations in private housekeeping cottages.  The trail system has 50km of trails for all ability levels. 38km are marked, mapped and snowcat groomed with trackset and skating lanes; 12km are ungroomed, marked, mapped snowshoe trails. Cross country ski lessons are offered daily by the resort’s staff of PSIA-certified instructors.  Other activities include ice-skating, tubing, sledding, kicksledding and wilderness ski touring.  A full winter Calendar of Special Events is also offered.

Located in the south-central Adirondacks, Lapland Lake is conveniently located just over an hour’s drive from Schenectady; 60 miles from Albany and Utica; four hours from New York City and Boston.  Interested individuals may visit online at www.laplandlake.com or contact Lapland Lake for information at 518.863.4974 or vacation@laplandlake.com. .