Greek Peak Resort Odyssey

Skiing out west is awesome. Open glades, local wine, hot springs, no lines. Really good snow. It’s tough not to brag to your friends when you have a day like that, racking up vertical all day and night. And I didn’t even have to fly there.


With the buzz building since last summer about the progress at Greek Peak, I knew that this was the season I was finally going to check out the Central New York icon.

Greek Peak has always had a mythic status when it came to ski racing, playing host to Cornell and many other New York university ski teams, but I didn’t know too much about the rest of the scene before I began to research the area.

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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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Greek Peak Press Conference: June 13, 2013

Greek-Peak-LogoAt a press conference today in the Hope Lake Lodge, the new owners of Greek Peak announced that the resort is getting a fixed-grip quad lift with conveyor loading to replace its frontside lift 1A. The $2 million Doppelmayr is to be installed by next winter on an ambitious schedule, John Meier and Marc Stemerman announced at press conference at the resort’s Hope Lake Lodge. It represents the bulk of $3 million in improvements they plan for next season.

Other upgrades include improvements to snowmaking plumbing along the Illiad trail mainly to fix leaks; a new grooming machine; a new bar, outdoor deck and pizza oven at Orion’s Pub, the main tavern in the resort’s base lodge; and a gear tuning center with state-of-the-art equipment in conjunction with a new rental fleet of skis and snowboards from Rossignol.

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