Archived Press Releases 2009

Weekend features 1st Annual PA State Championship Dog Sled Drag Race

Farmington, PA (January 12, 2009) –  With the new year, Nemacolin Woodlands is adding two new events to their popular Winterfest Weekend at Mystic Mountain. During the Jan. 30 – Feb. 1, 2009 festival, the resort will be hosting Pennsylvania’s first annual championship dog sled drag race. Replacing the typical ski weekend, Nemacolin is showcasing winter golf and an extreme winter adventure competition in addition to the dog sled events. This year’s Winterfest will also feature the largest Super Bowl party in resort history at their newest venue, the WildSide.
 
“Over the years we have changed our approach to WinterFest,” says Jon Pitcavage, director of activities at the luxury resort southeast of Pittsburgh. “Incorporating a wide variety of winter recreation options has grown the weekend beyond our expectations and the dog sled events have become increasingly popular.” The dog sled races will feature Nemacolin’s own team of dogs as well as teams from around the region.
 
“We have 20 dog sled teams from across the northeast coming in to compete,” says Pitcavage. “Our goal for WinterFest at Nemacolin is in line with the resort philosophy – to offer the traditional and deliver the unexpected.”
 
On Saturday, January 31st, Nemacolin will once again host the Two Below Duo Race and has partnered with Grass Roots Racing of Pittsburgh, which organizes extreme adventure races. The Two Below Duo is a three-stage outdoor adventure competition for teams of two. This year’s new race format is designed to be a “mid”-distance adventure race and will take approximately 8 hours to complete. Navigation is a must in this race and racers will be expectedto have a compass and to be familiar with its use. Details on each stage are not released until one hour prior to each event to ensure teams have equal time to plan their strategy for each race. Cost to compete is $60 per team with advanced reservations or $30 per person. Teams can register online at www.rootsrace.comor at the Resort the day of the event.
 
Nemacolin’s WinterFest Weekend begins on Friday, Jan. 30 and runs through Sunday, Feb. 1. Radio partner FROGGY FM will broadcast live from the resort’s Mystic Mountain on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Fans can come out and meet their favorite on-air personality and register to win prizes from Froggy and Nemacolin. FROGGY Radio personalities will be judging the Chili Cook-off, and space is still available.
 
For the full WinterFest schedule or to register for the Two Below Duo, Nemacolin Polar Bear Classic Golf Tournament, or the Chili Cook-Off, visit nemacolin.com or call Nemacolin Woodlands Resort at 866.344.6957

    Events

    Mindful Medium Weekend with Alaine Portner
    Fri - Sun | 10/27/17 - 10/29/17
    BOOnanza On The Mountain
    Fri - Sat | 10/27/17 - 10/28/17
    Thanksgiving Holiday
    Wed - Sun | 11/23/17 - 11/26/17
    Thanksgiving Harvest Brunch
    Thu | 11/23/17 - 11/24/17
    The Holidays at Nemacolin
    Daily | 12/22/17 - 01/02/18
    New Year's Eve
    Sun | 12/31/17
    WinterFest Weekend
    Sat | 02/03/18

    In The News

    New England Golf Association
    October 20, 2017
    Top 25 Luxurious Golf Resorts Worldwide
    Maryland State Golf Magazine
    October 20, 2017
    Destination Report: The Hidden Appalacia Golf Loop
    Buffalo News
    October 20, 2017
    Nemacolin near Pittsburgh is much more than golf
    Forbes Travel Guide
    October 13, 2017
    5 Things we Love About Nemacolin This Season
    Penn Live
    October 09, 2017
    9 amazing fall Pennsylvania road trips: Fenton's Favorites
    Meetings + Events
    October 04, 2017
    2017 Best of Pennsylvania
    Sarah Scoop Blog
    October 04, 2017
    51 Most Beautiful Hotels in the United States
    Forbes Travel Guide
    October 02, 2017
    4 Animal-Roaming Resorts We’re Wild About
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    October 02, 2017
    Savor Pittsburgh event benefits Magee-Womens Research Institute
    By Design
    September 25, 2017
    Shepherd's Rock Opens at Nemacolin Woodlands
    PGA Magazine
    September 18, 2017
    Nemacolin Woodlands
    TravelingMom.com
    September 17, 2017
    Nemacolin Woodlands Resort: 7 Reasons To Visit With Kids
    Pittsburgh Magazine
    September 14, 2017
    Mountain Cool: Rustic Nemacolin Retreat Goes Modern
    Holland Sentinel
    September 10, 2017
    GREETINGS FROM: Pennsylvania
    Golf Channel
    September 04, 2017
    Ginella's Journey: Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
    Forbes Travel Guide
    August 31, 2017
    5 Easy Escapes From Washington, D.C.
    Jetset Magazine
    August 28, 2017
    Resort Golf Experiences
    Tribune Review
    August 24, 2017
    Wine Spectator taps local restaurants among those with best wine selections
    U.S. News
    August 17, 2017
    8 Hotels With Museum-Worthy Exhibits
    Forbes Travel Guide
    August 10, 2017
    Get To Know Nemacolin’s Secret Culinary Star

    Join E-Mail Club

    Reserve Your Stay

    SEND TO A FRIEND

    Get a new challenge Get an audio challenge Get a visual challenge Help

    Enter both words above, separated by a space
    Enter the numbers you hear

    Pinterest
    Pause
    Mail
    Hide Thumbnails
    Previous
    Next