ORDA Skier Visits (Update 2020)

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.

For the first time in the 2013 annual report, numbers for Belleayre Ski Center were included.

As of the 2010 – 2011 season ORDA had not reported skier visits for Gore Mountain. In the 2018 report, there was back data on skier visits for Gore dating back to 2013-2014, so a data gap remains for the two previous years. In addition Whiteface revenue numbers were revised upward by over 20%.

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Ski Season Calendar

The summer solstice is, by our thinking at NY Ski Blog, the farthest point the ski season in the east. From this day forward we move closer to winter. We smile just a little bit wider as the days get shorter.

Eleven 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. This past year was obviously different.  In the first half of the season we had some excellent days before everything came crashing down due to you-know-what. We’re optimists at NYSkiBlog and as such we’re going to assume — for now — that normalcy will return next season at the lastest.  As such we’re not going to make wholesale changes to the calendar.

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Plattekill Season Pass Policy Update

This morning we got a release from Plattekill Mountain regarding an update to their season pass deadlines and polices for the 20/21 season. Plattekill is offering a refund for anyone who’s already bought a pass up until the new deadline, extended to fall. The release is reproduced in its entirety below.


Dear Plattekill Skiers and Riders,

To help ease any stress regarding next winter and season passes, we are extending our “early season” season pass deadlines for lowest rates from April 30 to October 15.

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