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Windham Mountain, Windham, NY (January 27, 2016) -
Windham, NY (January 27, 2016) - Windham Mountain Resort introduces its fifth new trail in three years. Confirming the Resort’s commitment to growth, the addition of Wildcat brings the total trail count to 54, with total skiable acres reaching 285. Located in the Mountain’s Wilderness Bowl between the East and West Peaks, Wildcat branches off of Wolf’s Prey which was added in 2014, giving skiers and riders countless options for a fun new adventure.
Wildcat heralds a new initiative for Windham Mountain Resort, with the introduction of the blue-black trail designation. Blue-black is assigned to four trails; ones that are both too challenging to be a blue square yet not difficult enough to earn a black diamond. This offers more precise information and therefore more enjoyable on-slope experiences for all guests.
The name, Wildcat, has a story of its own, and came through Windham Mountain Resort’s ongoing support of the Adaptive Sports Foundation. One of the Foundation’s core fundraising events is the Winter Gala & Auction. At over 30 years running, it is the oldest and most successful fundraiser in their history. Attendees enjoy delicious food, and bid on unique experiences and items in the silent auction. At the last affair, Windham Mountain Resort offered the privilege to name the next new trail to the highest bidder. Catherine Lehman helped a great cause with the winning bid for this auction item. She also chose to honor one of Windham’s legends.
In response to the question “Why Wildcat?”, Catherine expressed her desire to dedicate the trail in memory of Windham’s beloved ski race coach, Jeff Tait. “He was quietly instrumental in my girls racing, which was a life-changing experience for my family. Racing at Windham is not about high school sports, it is about family bonding, growing and developing relationships that last forever. Jeff quietly was very instrumental in us being part of this community. He was a wildcat.”
Jeff Tait will be remembered when guests drop in on the new Wildcat trail for many years to come.
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