CORTLAND, N.Y. (NCC News) — Along with colder conditions, snowier skies, and freezing forecasts comes ski season.
Marketing director at Greek Peak Mountain Resort in Courtland, Jon Spaulding said ski mountains across the area have been challenged with warmer winters in recent years.
“Well, you would think that being in Central New York, that we would get these very snowy winters. That hasn’t been the case of late. Climate change is real, and it’s affected the entire ski industry,” said Spaulding.
Greek Peak has invested greatly to improve its snowmaking operations, according to Spaulding.
“More and more, we’re going to have to make snow to get those hundred-day seasons, which people are accustomed to in Central New York,” said Spaulding.
Greek Peak’s operations team can now produce more than 26 football fields worth of foot deep snow in only 24 hours, according to mountain officials. The increased snowmaking capacity makes possible the opening of more than 50 trails of terrain; improving conditions and safety for guests. The mountain will be back open this weekend with first chair at eight-30 Saturday morning. To learn more about Greek Peak’s hours, snow report, and other winter activities, visit their website.