Greek Peak Mountain Resort announced a replacement and upgrade project for Chair 3, bringing this year’s investment total to over $1.3 million for the coming ski season.
Chair 3 currently serves the Alpha slope of the mountain and will be upgraded to a triple- chair to better serve the growing number of new skiers coming to the resort.
“If there was anything positive that came from the pandemic, it’s the number of new skiers who came outside and took to the slopes to learn how to ski at Greek Peak,” said Wes Kryger, president of Greek Peak Mountain Resort. “The replacement of Chair 3 enables us to serve more new and beginner-level skiers on Alpha and speaks volumes to our commitment to making Greek Peak a lifelong, family destination.”
The Chair 3 upgrade project will top $600,000 and should be ready to go for the 2022-23 ski season. Combining this project with the previously announced $700,000 snow-making and new trail project brings the ski-side investment to over $1.3 million for the coming season.
Brand new snow-making lines will be installed on three trails: Hercules, Zephyr, and Lower Pollux, while a new pumphouse and new pumps will be installed more than doubling water output to run new, high-efficiency snow guns.
In addition to the snow-making upgrades, a brand-new family-style ski trail is being designed between Chair 4 and Chair 5 for the 2022-23 ski season. The trail, nearly 2,000 feet long with 300 feet of vertical, will feature high berm turns with rollers and beginner glades on the side. As the largest ski resort in central New York, this will bring Greek Peak’s ski trail total to fifty-six this coming season.