You’ll never guess what happened…

…it snowed again!!! About 4 inches of nice fluffy powder – which is great once there is a base…

The lower 4 to 8 were groomed but there are quite a few spots where blades of grass are peeking out of the snow surface. You’re welcome to access the trails, even those left natural, but we will not have the rental shop or warming hut open.

If you do venture out, you’ll notice a number of extra areas groomed in the open fields. This weekend, the resort will be hosting the 1st Annual Christmas Extravaganza at Hope Lake Lodge. As part of the event, our very own Eric will be leading Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides from 12pm-3pm. The rides are open to the public, just $10/person! Stop out and say hi!


Rain, Snow, Repeat

Still all over the map with this weather…..

Snow is falling again but hard to tell if it will be enough. We are hoping to be open weekends beginning Saturday, December 15 for weekend operations & then daily for the holiday week (Dec 22-Jan 1). Lessons & rentals will become available at that time.

Stay tuned and think snow!

Interesting but accessible!

Some rain early this week made things a bit swampy. Then…. surprise! The weather folk were incorrect?? Weird. Holy snow – still coming down this morning. Groomed the lower section for the weekend – the ground hasn’t fully frozen yet so there are certainly some wet (and grassy) patches. Alpine slide, West brook, Tree line & Big Flats all look pretty nice! Recommend avoiding the rivers on Lucky Beech upper section…

Don’t get me wrong though, some of this is primo winter snow! Take the gamble, make some tracks – trail access only, toss a few bucks in the honor box to help us keep up with this twisted weather!

Go play!

The “lower” trails were groomed Wednesday, thin coverage in spots, some wet, some bare.. but hey, it’s skiing on natural snow in November! The trails are open for your enjoyment, but the rental shop & warming hut will not be open through this weekend. If you are not a season pass holder, we ask for a small $5 donation per person in the honor box at the pavilion. We’ll keep working to get all the trails set as Mother Nature allows!

Winter is in the air

Surprise! It snows in upstate NY before “winter” officially arrives.. We did receive quite a bit of fresh snow in Friday’s wee hours, possibly enough to allow us to open Friday, November 23! We’re waiting on Mother Nature’s actions throughout the week to make the call. Stay tuned!

Thanks for a great season!

April showers have made it official. Thank you for your patronage and we’ll see you on the trails next year!

Honor Box weekend

Late March skiing in NY? It’s still feasible! Seeing some bare spots and the crowds have diminished but there is still plenty of ski-able terrain. The rental shop & warming hut will be unavailable but the trails are groomed and access is open for your enjoyment!

Open for Business Bigtime

There’s good snow.  It’s groomed.  We’re ready for for you, trails and rentals.

More snow??

What a pleasant surprise we’ve received! Trails will be groomed Friday morning for a weekend of fun! Rentals and Warming Hut available Friday & Saturday. Sunday will be trail access with the honor box. Have a blast!

how about that

despite the rental shop being closed this weekend (sorry)5:30 am start to the day, the 8 1/2 hour shift pointing cars into parking spaces, despite or because of the huge excitement surrounding the Spartan race, and despite and because of the couple of hours of grooming this afternoon on top of yesterdays, a few facts this groomer would like you to know:
-trails are 60-70% open and groomed. think: in the woods. That should last tomorrow and into the week.
-conditions are bordering on excellent today, with a few wet spots and some exposed asphalt.
-im going skiing.