It’s not uncommon for departments within the Town of Webb to cross-over and pool their talents to prepare for a big event. But no event relies more on the collective efforts of personnel from almost every department than Snofest which will be held Friday and Saturday, March 8 and 9 in Old Forge.
For the last few weeks, the Department of Public Works and Highway Department crews have been hauling snow to the grounds of the George T. Hiltebrant Recreation Center, the site of Snofest, to assure there is enough snow coverage for snowmobile demos and the daredevil jumping shows—two major highlights of the event.
The Snowmobile Trail Crew has been working hard to keep the trails maintained for the busy weekend.
Phil Martin of Big Moose Yamaha/Arctic Cat qualified their efforts after taking a few snowmobile reps out to test run some sleds on Wednesday, March 6.
“The trails are in beautiful shape. If we get the snow that’s being forecasted and the temperatures stay down, it’s going to be one of the best Snofest events to date,” he said.
The Wastewater Treatment staff has prepped and cleaned the pavilion for the indoor vendors, and of course, the Tourism Department has been busy fielding calls, selling trail permits and getting word of the event out to the public.
Snofest brings dealers from the top four snowmobile manufacturers—Arctic Cat, Polaris, Ski-Doo and Yamaha—to the area to offer a sneak peak of 2014 sleds and accessories.
Weather permitting, demo rides will be provided by all four companies.
The daredevil sledders of Tree Line Sled Style will present performances on Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at noon and 6:30 p.m. The Saturday evening performance will feature a back-flip finale under a display of fireworks.
Food and a beer garden will be available on the premises. Raffle tickets for an 11’ enclosed Blizzard snowmobile trailer can be purchased at the pavilion for $10. Only 500 will be sold.
Event t-shirts will also be available for purchase.
Doors to Snofest will be open from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday.
Snofest 2013 is a Central Adirondack Association-sponsored event.