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Following are updated numbers for ORDA skier visits and revenue for New York’s state-owned and operated ski areas as reported by the Olympic Regional Development Authority in the most recent annual report.
|2004 – 2005||181,759||$7,205,841|
|2005 – 2006||180,440||$7,836,129|
|2006 – 2007||166,145||$8,052,883|
|2007 – 2008||214,108||$10,469,789|
|2008 – 2009||185,586||$9,060,532|
|2009 – 2010||188,784||$9,367,859|
|2010 – 2011||209,214||$10,493,708|
|2011 – 2012||164,952||$9,096,676|
|2012 – 2013||192,427||$8,549,601|
|2013 – 2014||214,459||$8,666,481|
|2014 – 2015||216,219||$8,574,301|
As of the 2010 – 2011 season ORDA has not reported skier visits for Gore Mountain. For the first time in the 2013 annual report numbers for Belleayre Ski Center were included.
The summer solstice is, by our thinking at NY Ski Blog, the farthest point from the season in the northern hemisphere. From this day forward we move closer to winter. This summer has been pleasant and we can smile just a little bit wider as the days get shorter.
|Varies||Off Season Begins|
|Varies||First Pass Deadlines|
|June 21||Summer Solstice|
|July 21||Northern Hemisphere Begins Cooling|
|Aug 10||First Issue Powder Mag|
|Labor Day||Unofficial End of Summer|
|Sep 21||Fall Begins|
|October||Killington vs Sunday River|
|Thanksgiving||Start of Ski Season for the Rest|
|Dec 21||Start of Calendar Winter|
|Jan 1||Mid-winter Begins|
|Presidents Week||Optimist’s Halftime|
|March 15||~ Start of Spring Skiing (NY)|
|March 21||Start of Calendar Spring|
|Varies||Last Day of Lift Service in NY|
|May||Beast and Tux Season|
|Varies||Last Day of Skiing|
Six years ago, for the first time, we published a list of milestones on the longest day of the year, and it’s become a tradition to update it and feature it on the home page. Here is this year’s summer solstice ski season calendar update. Notable this season was the incredible effort Killington made to reach June.
As announced earlier this season on Facebook, Gore Mountain is working this summer to reopen the original Hudson Trail on Town of Johnsburg land at the North Creek Ski Bowl.
The reborn trail leaves the current lift line at Tower 13 and makes it’s way down little Gore Mountain roughly parallel to 46er, rejoining the trail at Tower 4. There are will be couple of exits back to the lift at Tower 9 and Tower 7.
It’s a fall line trail with naturally banked turns that will require minimal earth moving to complete. We spoke to Mike Pratt Gore GM about this project in the last few days.