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35th Annual Empire State Winter Games

Competition to be held Feb. 5-8, 2015 in the Tri-Lakes Region
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36th empire state winter games

The 2016 Empire State Winter Games are a multi-day sports event that will take place February 4-7, 2016.  In this, its 36th year, the Games brings together athletes from across the State and beyond to compete in 19 winter sports. The 2015 Games included over 1,600 athletes of all ages, including master divisions. This year's games will see the addition of the brand new sport of Winter Bike at Mt. Pisgah in Saranac Lake on February 5, 6 & 7, where spectators will be able to catch all the action.

Schedule for the brand new Mt. Pisgah Winter Bike events:

Three Bike Events, Three Days

Cross Country Feb. 5
Bike Cross Feb. 6
Bike Enduro Feb. 7

Prize Money

Pay-out to top 10 Open Men and Women in Open Class of each event
Cross Country $1,000
Bike Cross $1,500
Bike Enduro $1,500

To register for Winter Bike go to the Empire State Winter Games website:

Also taking place in Saranac Lake will be snowshoe events at Paul Smiths, cross country ski event at Dewey Mountain Recreation area and hockey at Saranac Lake Civic Center. For the complete schedule of events as they become available go to

Upwards of 2,000 athletes are expected to compete in this year's games, taking place across two counties. We encourage all visitors to enjoy and/or take part in some of the ESWG events while they are visiting Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.

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American Management Association
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2017 Sponsor WNBZ
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