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PO Box 313
Highmount, NY 12441
845-254-5600 phone
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February 16, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the state will invest an additional $8 million for upgrades at Belleayre Ski Center in Highmount to attract more visitors and build on the Catskill Region’s bourgeoning tourism industry. The investment will enhance the current facilities at Belleayre Mountain with the installation of a new, high-speed gondola, multiple lodge expansions and the addition of modern amenities for both lodges at the resort. The project will increase visitation, enhance customer experience and provide a major boost to tourism in the Catskills and the region's economy.

“Belleayre Mountain is one of the crown jewels of the Catskills and a major driver of the region’s tourism economy,” Governor Cuomo said. “With this investment, we are supporting vital upgrades at this mountain to ensure it remains an unparalleled year-round recreation destination and continues to leverage economic growth for the entire region for generations to come.”

“This plan will overhaul the Belleayre Ski Resort to address areas of need, increase visitation and overall enhance customer satisfaction,” said ORDA President & CEO Ted Blazer. “The additions of the new gondola, and modern day lodge amenities at Belleayre will attract new skiers and riders and encourage them to stay in the New York area for their resort experience. I would like to thank the Governor for his continued commitment to not only Belleayre, but to the Catskill Region.”

The FY 2018 Executive Budget includes $12.5 million for Olympic Regional Development Authority facilities, which includes Belleayre, Whiteface and Gore Mountains, as well as Olympic facilities. Last month, the Governor announced an additional $20 million to upgrade the facilities at Whiteface and Gore Mountains in the North Country and build on the region’s bourgeoning tourism industry. These new capital investments are being added to the Executive Budget as part of the 30-day amendments, submitted today.

New High-Speed Gondola
Upgrades at Belleayre Mountain include the construction of a high-speed, eight-person gondola that will span from the lower mountain Discovery Lodge to the mountain summit, providing more efficient, logical, and necessary access point to skiers and riders. The installation of this lift, along with other proposed changes, would overhaul the entire facility and elevate Belleayre to a higher level of resort experience. The new gondola will include 65 cabins that will transport guests to the summit in under six minutes, massively increasing the skier capacity of the mountain and providing for a better ski experience. The Gondola would also provide additional revenue opportunities as the use of indoor cabins allows for the following offerings:

Nordic and Cross Country skiing at the expansive summit of the mountain;
Year-round scenic gondola rides as sold at Whiteface & Gore Mountains;
Mountain biking from the mountain summit; and
Wedding and private party rentals at mountain summit.

Belleayre Lodge Improvements

The mountain has two primary lodges, the Discovery Lodge at the lower base area lodge that services beginner terrain and rental facilities, and the Overlook Lodge, which accesses the upper mountain offerings and handles the majority of food and beverage offerings. With the addition of a Gondola, expanding lodge offerings is critical to sustaining the additional guest base expected as a result. The state will provide $1.5 million for upgrades at each of the lodges.

Discovery Lodge Improvements: The Discovery Lodge at Belleayre contains a children’s learning area, ski school areas, cafeteria, bathrooms, and a small bar/café. Improvements to the Discovery Lodge will increase its current seating capacity, retail space, increased food/beverage locations, and addition of office space. This would provide enough space to have a fully functioning learning area for all ages with the necessary amenities to service these guests as needed including bar and restaurant style offerings.
Overlook Lodge Improvements: The Overlook Lodge currently provides guest access and gathering at the lift points reaching upper mountain, and contains a cafeteria area as well as a bar and restaurant with an attached deck. Improvements in this area will expand increase seating capacity, storage and locker areas, daycare facilities, and expansion of food and beverage offerings.

Improvements at Belleayre Mountain will support the facility’s role as a major driver of the Catskill Region’s tourism industry and will ultimately expand economic growth and investment opportunities for the surrounding communities. It will also make unparalleled skiing and winter recreation opportunities more accessible to visitors from New York City and downstate regions closer than other skiing locations throughout the northeast.

Tourism in the Catskill Region
Since taking office, the Governor has worked to grow New York’s tourism industry in the Catskills region. Last year, the Governor hosted the Catskills Summer Challenge to highlight the world-class attractions and activities readily available in the Catskills with the goal of driving tourism and boosting the region’s economy.

In 2015, the total economic impact of tourism industry in the region reached $1.83 billion, an increase of more than 13 percent since 2010. Visitation is up 14 percent since 2010 with more than 11 million visitors to the Catskills in 2015. In addition, tourism is vital to the region’s economy, representing more than 15 percent of the region’s employment, or over 17,000 jobs.

The investment at Belleayre Mountain builds on the Governor’s accomplishments that are already setting the stage for future growth in the Catskills region, including:

Over $5.4 million invested in the Catskills region by DEC to improve fishing access, hiking trails, campgrounds and infrastructure.
The Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center, a $1.3 million project supported by New York Works, which was completed in 2015 and provides information to visitors about the 700,000–acre Catskill Park.
Improvements to enhance the experience of visitors and increase public safety, including an observation platform, completed at Kaaterskill Falls.
The I LOVE NEW YORK Bus hosts regular ski trips from Manhattan to Catskills’ slopes, including Hunter Mountain and Belleayre, to drive tourism Upstate.

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Bristol Mountain

Canandaigua, NY
585-374-6000
www.bristolmt.com

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Gore Mountain

North Creek, NY
518-251-2411
www.goremountain.com


Gore is developed on over 320 acres on seven sides of three mountains. This is just one side.

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Gore Mountain TO CELEBRATE the NORTH CREEK SKI BOWL UNDER A FULL MOON

Full Moon Party at the North Creek Ski Bowl. Friday February 10. All access tickets $10. Telemark or Nordic Lessons $15.

Friday Evening to Include Ticket Discounts, Snowshoe Trek, & Live Music

NORTH CREEK, NY – Under a full Adirondack moon on Friday, February 10, enjoy an evening of family fun and value-added winter recreation at the North Creek Ski Bowl! As of 5pm, tickets to access both the Village Chairlift and/or the Nordic and snowshoe trail system are just $10. This discount is accompanied by live music in the lodge from Mitch Frasier 5-8pm, old-fashioned games for kids, and a specialty menu from the Ski Bowl's all-new food truck.

Learn new techniques from Gore Mountain's outstanding instructors. Guests can purchase 45-minute telemark or Nordic ski lessons for just $15. Lesson groups will depart the Ski Bowl Lodge at 6pm. If capacity is full, additional lessons will be provided at 7pm.

For those looking to gain more elevation, a guided snowshoe hike of Little Gore Mountain will depart the lodge at 6pm. The hike will explore some of Gore's newest terrain, trails redeveloped from routes traveled in the 1930s by North Creek's earliest skiers. This trek is free to all ticketed guests, and headlamps are required.

Featured food items for sale will include hot dogs with sticks for roasting, s'more kits, mulled cider, mac-n-cheese with assorted toppings, popcorn chicken, and cheese steaks.

The North Creek Ski Bowl is interconnected with the rest of Gore Mountain's massive lift and trail system by day, and is a stand-alone recreation facility every evening. The Ski Bowl offers family-friendly skiing, half pipe, and boardercross course for downhillers, a Nordic and snowshoe trail system with snowmaking and lights, foodservice, a lodge, and yurt. Access to all Ski Bowl activities is included with every Gore Mountain lift ticket and season pass.

For additional details and information about other Gore Mountain events and promotions, visit GoreMountain.com.


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Greek Peak

 

Greek Peak Mountain Resort
2000 Route 392
Cortland, NY 13045
607.835.6111
www.greekpeak.net
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Hunter Mountain

 

Hunter, NY
518-263-4223
www.huntermtn.com

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Hunter Mountain’s Empire Parks Presents Kaatskillz: A Skate Park On Snow
Kaatskillz is scheduled for Saturday, February 11, 2017


HUNTER, NY – Empire Parks at Hunter Mountain is excited to announce the inaugural Kaatskillz, a freestyle on-snow terrain park event themed after an urban skate park. This will be the first event of its kind at Hunter Mountain, which has seen an uptick in Empire Parks improvements after Peak Resorts acquired the mountain last season. Peak Resorts, which also owns Carinthia Parks in Vermont, and Big Boulder Park in Pennsylvania, has focused on aligning Empire Parks’ standards with those of Carinthia’s and Big Boulder’s, both rated two of the best terrain parks on the East Coast.

This season, Empire Parks added a terrain park to Drop Off on the main face of Hunter Mountain and brought back the progression park build on Boston Road located on the Hunter One area of the mountain, raising the park total to four. The Empire Parks Crew maintains a high level of talent, and now with the direction and assistance from Peak Resorts’ Terrain Park Director, they are delivering features and events on a grander level.

On February 11, 2017, freestyle skiers and riders near and far are invited to compete in the Kaatskillz pro-am event located on the main face of the mountain on Park Ave West. The event build is comprised of skate-park inspired features including hips, bowls, and rails, all of which competitors will be judged on their approach and style through the course. The event will be hosted by none other than Joey B of Freshies Media.

Top placing competitors will receive prizes from event sponsors Clif Bar, Oakley, DC, Yakima, Monster Energy, and Hunter Mountain. Top snowboarders will receive a free trip to Mount Snow's Carinthia Open Mega Plaza Event, Carinthia's biggest event of the season. A total of $1,500 cash will be awarded to the top competitors in the pro division.

Pre-registration for the event is available online at huntermtn.com/empire. Those interested are urged to register as soon as possible; participation is limited to 100 competitors. Please note, all participants must have a lift ticket or season pass to compete. For more information visit huntermtn.com/empire.


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Plattekill Mountain

 

469 Plattekill Mountain Rd
Roxbury, NY 12474
607-326-3500
info@plattekill.com
www.plattekill.com


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THUNDER RIDGE

137 Birch Hill Rd.
Patterson, NY 12563
Phone: 845-878-4100

http://thunderridgeski.com/

 

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Windham Mountain

 

P.O. Box 459
C.D. Lane Road
Windham, NY 12496
ph 518.734.4300
fax 518.734.5732
www.windhammountain.com


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Whiteface Mountain

Rt. 86 Wilmington, NY 12997
Phone: 518.946.2223
ski@whiteface.com
ride@whiteface.com
www.whiteface.com


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February 12, 2015 - LAKE PLACID, N.Y. --- From skis to sneakers, athletes will be soaring high during Presidents’ Week in Lake Placid, N.Y.

Athletes from Canada, Japan and the United States will reach heights of 50 or more feet in the air during Saturday and Sunday’s, Feb. 14-15, Freestyle Lake Placid NorAm AerialsFreestyle Lake Placid NorAm Aerials taking place at the Olympic Jumping ComplexOlympic Jumping Complex. Watch these daredevils ski straight down the hill, at speeds of 20-plus miles-per-hour before launching themselves off of ramps, known as “kickers,” that stand as high as nine feet tall. While in the air, they’ll perform flips, twists and turns before landing on the hill beneath to the delight of the crowd and the score of the judges.

Action begins both days at noon. Admission for this event is $16 for adults and $10 for juniors and seniors.

On Monday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m., the world famous and rim rattling Harlem GlobetrottersHarlem Globetrotters, featuring some of the greatest athletes and entertainers on the planet, will bring their unrivaled family show to the Olympic CenterOlympic Center during the Harlem Globetrotters 2015 “Washington Generals’ Revenge” Tour.

With a star-studded roster featuring Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard, Firefly Fisher and Moose Weekes – plus female stars TNT Maddox, T-Time Brawner and Sweet J Ekworomadu – the Globetrotters’ one-of-a-kind show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment. With incredible ball handling wizardry, high flying dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and unequaled fan interaction, this must-see event is guaranteed to entertain the whole family. After the game, Globetrotter stars will sign autographs and take photos with fans.

Tickets start at $21 and are now available at harlemglobetrotters.com, tickets.com, the Olympic Center box office, or by phone at 518-523-3330. Information on group and scout tickets can also be found at harlemglobetrotters.com. Show your Whiteface lift ticketWhiteface lift ticket or season pass at the box office and receive $7 off.

If this isn’t enough heart pounding action, then be sure to take in Tuesday’s, Feb. 17, FIS Cup ski jumping competitionFIS Cup ski jumping competition, also taking place at the Olympic Jumping Complex.

Jumpers from eight countries to include Canada, Finland, Great Britain, Italy, Norway, Slovenia, Turkey and the United States will soar off the 90-meter ski jump, traveling the length or more of a football field before landing.

This family fun, gravity defying event gets underway at 1 p.m. Admission is $16 for adults and $10 for juniors and seniors.

Finally, be sure to take in all of the fun activities that have made Whiteface Lake Placid number-one for Off-Hill activities for 24 years by readers of Ski Magazine. Ski or ride the Olympic mountain, Whiteface, in Wilmington, N.Y. Zip down an icy chuteicy chute by riding either a bobsled, luge or skeleton sled or enjoy public skating on the Olympic speed skating ovalOlympic speed skating oval, or indoors in the 1932 arena. Plus take in the breathe taking vistas of the Adirondack high peaks, while enjoying more than 50 kilometers of cross country skiing or snow shoeing at the Mt. Van Hoevenberg cross country ski centerMt. Van Hoevenberg cross country ski center.

For a complete listing of all of the events and activities taking place at ORDA’s Olympic venues, visit www.whitefacelakeplacid.comwww.whitefacelakeplacid.com.

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