07 Mar THE WEATHER CHANNEL INTERVIEWS MAYOR RABIDEAU
February, 2017: The Weather Channel interviewed Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau live via Skype as part of a feature on the World Snowshoe Championships held February 25th. The interview was conducted at 8 a.m. the day of the event and focused on the unseasonably warm weather and the 50-plus volunteers on hand to shovel snow onto the race course.
Despite the spate of 60 degree weather leading up to the event, the village succeeded in hosting this international competition by changing the venue to Dewey Mountain, where there was still enough snow. Volunteers shoveled snow onto the eight kilometer course and dug trenches for drainage along side the trail. In the end, Saranac Lake volunteers and organizers pulled off a great event and racers were able to compete in a mixture of snow, water and slush.