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Kandahar: Polar Bears showcase McCauley at inaugural hosting

JUNIOR POLAR BEARS: KANDAHAR HOSTS...FRONT ROW: Charlie Uzdavinis, Cedric Barkauskas, Tyler Kane, Thomas Levi, Matt Parent, Shelby Townsend, Hannah Kane, Sydney Payne, Lauren Beckingham, and Logan Hodge. BACK ROW: Alex Sutherland, Madeline Prichard, Chloe Barkauskas, Trevor Greene, Alex DiOrio, Julie Brosemer, Karleigh Hollister, Alexis Hollister, Laura Levi, Calvin Barkauskas, George Uzdavinis, Alexander Fieteau, Wyatt Beckingham, and Blake Greene. Courtesy photo

The Polar Bear Ski Club hosted over 200 racers and their families for the Kandahar Ski Race at McCauley Mountain on Saturday and Sunday, February 25 and 26, and according to event co-organizer Andrea Hollister, the race was a tremendous success.

“We were blessed with Mother Nature giving us that big dumping of snow on Saturday—it was amazing. And then the sunny day on Sunday was even better,” Hollister said.

This was the first year the Polar Bears have played host to the Kandahar Race, which gave many of the racers, their coaches, and their families, a first opportunity to visit Old Forge, and to ski the challenging slopes of McCauley.

“I am also from a small ski area, so I could tell the whole community committed to this race. There were little goodie bags for the kids and other personal touches. That’s the kind of stuff that makes this such a great family sport,” said Jeff Andrews of Cazenovia. Continue reading

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McCauley set for Kandahar

The Kandahar Ski Race and Festival at McCauley Mountain is expected to bring over 200 skiers and their entourage of coaches, family and friends to the area over the weekend of February 24th to 26th.

A discussion on the event took place at the Town of Webb Board meeting on Tuesday, February 14, as McCauley prepares to host the iconic race for the first time.

“It’s going to be a huge event. And some, like the Polar Bear Ski Club, have things pretty well in hand,” said Councilwoman Mary Brophy-Moore. Continue reading

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