An Open Letter to Governor Cuomo

Dear Governor Cuomo,

It’s been hard to miss the ongoing “Start-up NY” TV advertising campaign that promotes the benefits of new regulation and tax policies designed to encourage businesses to relocate to upstate NY. We support this message and these efforts.

As you know, New York has more ski areas than any other state in the country, and the economic impact of this sector is significant.

Your own office estimates the impact of Gore and Whiteface at $100 million per year. A 2015 study conducted by RRC Associates of Boulder Colorado concluded that NY ski areas added over $900 million to the state’s economy each year through both direct and indirect spending.

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Ski Season Calendar

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.

DATE MILESTONE
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

Eight 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 recently has the incredible effort Killington made to reach June.

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Gore Mtn and Ski Bowl Developments Summer 2016

During this 2016 offseason Gore has continued the move toward snowmaking efficiency and improved early season operations. At the same time nordic trails are being developed at Ski Bowl Park.

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Sixty (60) new Ratnik Baby Snow Giants have been purchased to replace the aging fleet of Ratnik ground guns.

These guns are spec’d to produce at temperatures up to a wet bulb of 31 degrees, while using 40% less air versus a traditional Ratnik ground gun.

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