SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Toggenburg Ski Area may have been small but Central New York skiers have loved it for decades. Last winter, the group that owns Song Mountain purchased Toggenburg and it has now permanently shut its lifts. This means all of the programs at Toggenburg have moved to Song Mountain. Both the Colgate and Syracuse University Ski Teams practiced at Toggenburg and now they have to move as well.
The President of the S.U. Ski Team, Dan Wehrle, said he misses Toggenburg and the combination of the two ski resorts makes for a crowded situation and long lift lines.
“So it’s hard to compare the two years, but I will say the lines are unsatisfactory at times with the amount of schools here,” Wehrle said.
Wehrle is also not the only one who was disappointed in the closing. Syracuse University ski team member Adian Lazlo revealed he is also extremely frustrated with the management’s decision to consolidate.
“The obvious waiting on lift lines is one, and sharing days training with Colgate is definitely a number two,” Lazlo said.
Song skier Josh Climnsa also cannot stand the changes.
“I tried finding a parking spot. It’s definitely harder. It’s definitely more packed than it used to be,” Climnsa said.
The Colgate and Syracuse ski teams are big rivals on race days and training together does not make them happy. With all of these complaints, there has been no word from Song Mountain management on any changes coming to the resort.