The Ski Season in Photos #8

By the end of the first week of February, the mountains recovered from a double whammy January meltdown. Very cold temps and modest amounts of natural snow had things in good shape.


At the same time Accuweather and other sources of weather prognostication began to forecast a double barrel storm to impact the northeast. A potent Alberta Clipper was predicted to come across the northern tier of the US and drop the better part of a foot of snow on New York and then pass the baton to a strong coastal low, at which point all hell was supposed to break loose.

The first low tracked as expected but was more typical of a moisture starved clipper. To follow it, the second low developed a bit too far to the east to hammer New York.

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Interview: Greek Peak New Owners

Greek-Peak-LogoWhen Greek Peak was put on the auction block this past spring Marc Stemerman and John Meier stepped in to grab the opportunity to save the mountain they’ve skied for decades. Greek Peak’s new owners announced some of their plans for the mountain at a recent press conference. We interviewed Marc and John about their vision for the resort.

NYSkiBlog: Who are the new owners of Greek Peak? Where are you from? What is your background? Are you skiers?

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The Ski Season in Photos #7

The cold, snowy party that started in December and extended into early January came to a end with a thud in the middle of the month, when a warmup and a dose of liquid H2O did a number on conditions across the northeast.

Hunter Mountain Snowmaking

Base depths were whacked across New York, and the Catskills were hit especially hard, with natural snow trails showing bare ground.

Skiers wondered: would this be another one of “those years?”

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