Specialty outdoor retailer, The Mountaineer, in Keene Valley, NY, will host its annual Adirondack Backcountry Ski Festival on March 1 and 2, 2008.  For the sixth year, PrimaLoft – Insulation Technology will support this event as a major sponsor.

The Skifest celebrates backcountry skiing experience in Keene Valley's
backyard.  During the weekend, participants will be offered
instructional clinics, guided tours, demo equipment and an evening
presentation by Backcountry magazine.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the New York Ski Education
Foundation's Nordic racing program and the Adirondack Ski Touring

“The Mountaineer is a unique outdoor specialty retailer that is
committed to its community,” said Tom Mendl, marketing director at
PrimaLoft.  “For the past five years, The Mountaineers' Backcountry Ski
Festival has been successful in bringing the community together to enjoy the outdoors, and we are proud to be part of it.”