NYPA Offers Free Cross-Country Skiing And Snowshoeing At Power Project
January 11, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NORTH BLENHEIM— The New York Power Authority (NYPA) opened the free cross-country ski trails around its Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project following the recent cold weather and snow fall.
The ski trails link the Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center Complex with Mine Kill State Park and range in length and difficulty. They will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. as long as the snow remains. During hours of operation, the project’s admission-free visitors center will be serving hot chocolate and free snowshoe rentals will be available to persons showing valid identification.
Winter sports enthusiasts are encouraged to stop in at the visitors center to enjoy a wide range of hands-on exhibits that present information on such themes as basics of electricity, uses of electricity and operation of the Blenheim-Gilboa project.
The visitors center is located on Route 30, five miles north of Grand Gorge and 17 miles south of Middleburgh.
■ The New York Power Authority uses no tax money or state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity. ■ NYPA is a leader in promoting energy efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives. ■ It is the nation's largest state public power organization, with 17 generating facilities in various parts of New York State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ Approximately 80 percent of the electricity it produces is clean renewable hydropower. Its lower-cost power production and electricity purchases support hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the state. ■For more information, www.nypa.gov.