Adirondack Ice Climbing and Skiing Trip

Not long ago, the basic perception of the fierce Adirondack winters was about enduring rather then enjoying them. On March 13th, 3 juniors and 1 adult athlete of Team A Step Ahead traveled to the Adirondack Mountains in Lake Placid, New York. Edriss Crawley-Tate (AK), Sofia Castillo (AK), Victoria Cutrone-Foley (AK) and Craig Pratka (AK) not only endured but conquered the Snowy Mountains where the Olympic Games were held in 1932 and 1980. The athletes spent the weekend mastering the ski slopes at the Whiteface Olympic Sports complex and ice climbing the technical faces of the Adirondack Mountains in the heart of the Keene Valley. As a group they learned the fundamentals and safety of skiing and ice climbing while mastering the technical aspects of both. The weekend was a huge success for all. The level of confidence and pride the team walked away with was immeasurable. The athletes were accompanied by Amy Palmiero-Winters and Coach Dave Balsley.