Greek Peak Mountain Resort announces new investments and projects
for the 2023-24 ski season
CORTLAND, New York (April 25, 2023) – While the 2022-2023 ski season has just ended, Greek Peak is already looking ahead to the 2023-24 season and has announced nearly $1 million in ski-side improvement projects for the coming season, which marks their 65th anniversary year as Central New York’s home mountain.
The new snow-making infrastructure projects from this past year were key to delivering 114 ski days for the 2022-23 season versus 107 the previous year. In an uncharacteristically warm and low-snow accumulation year, ski guests marveled at how well Greek Peak was able to maintain its covered terrain. In 2023-24, ski enthusiasts will enjoy new snow-making pipe and air line on Hercules along with 57 new HKD snow-guns and new hydrants all around the mountain. The east mountain pumphouse will have pumps replaced, which will double water output from 900 to 1,800 gallons per minute to run the new, high-efficiency snow guns.
The picture above shows the difference in the diameter of the new water pipe that will be installed this year (12”) versus the old pipe (6”). Currently in year three of a five-year snow-making infrastructure plan, the nearly $1.0 million investment for the 2023-24 season enables Greek Peak to output the equivalent of 16.5 football fields with a foot of snow in a 24-hour period.
Wes Kryger, president of Greek Peak Mountain Resort, lauded the upgrades as a continued commitment by ownership to add to the exceptional ski experience Greek Peak offers its guests each year.
“Investments like these are significant and they’re part of what has made Greek Peak a regional skiing destination for so many years,” said Kryger. “We are in year three of a five-year snow-making plan, and our focus continues to be on the mountain and the overall guest experience.”
In addition to the snow-making upgrades, Chair 1 will have a new variable drive installed and will receive a fresh coat of paint in the off-season. Skiers and boarders will also enjoy upgraded trail lighting and a significant investment in new rental equipment featuring additional rental helmets, skis, and snowboards.
To learn more about these upgrades and other investments happening at Greek Peak Mountain Resort, call 1-800-955-2754 or visit their website at www.greekpeak.net
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ABOUT GREEK PEAK MOUNTAIN RESORT: A mountain of memories awaits you at Greek Peak Mountain Resort, Central New York’s largest ski resort. Celebrating its 65th anniversary, Greek Peak Mountain Resort was founded in 1958 and has remained at the leading edge of the ski industry with forty-four ski trails and eleven glades, six chair lifts, two surface lifts, a tubing conveyor lift, a beginners’ slope, and new and improved terrain parks. The four-season family resort is located in New York’s scenic Finger Lakes region, conveniently just minutes from Interstate I-81. Under its new ownership, the mountain has many new amenities and recent investments including The Lookout at Hope Lake, a stand-alone indoor/outdoor event space overlooking a beautiful lake and mountains, Carvers Steakhouse in Hope Lake Lodge, Trax Pub and Grill restaurant with an expansive 6,000 square foot deck in the main ski lodge, Waterfalls Spa, a quad chairlift, updated ski and board equipment in the rental shop, a state of the art ski and board tuning facility, and a new Campground at Hope Lake that will be in its first full year of operation with 26 full-service RV sites (water, electric, sewer) and another 15 Camper/Tent sites with water and electric access.Greek Peak Mountain Resort