Hickory Ski Center: Opportunity Knocks

Opportunity is always knocking. The key is to open your eyes and see it.  When I woke in North Creek on Sunday, my plan was to go to Gore Mountain to ski the morning, and then head for home.


But something happened on the way to the forum. Over coffee, a local religious leader convinced me to remain true to our faith and capture a third consecutive day of untracked pow. I headed south to Hickory Ski Center.

Driving down Route 28, the opposing lane was filled with a stream of cars with roof boxes zoom, zoom, zooming to the biggest hill in the county. I was zigging and it was feeling right.

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The Ivy Ski Club in Warrensburg NY

Ivy Ski ClubThe Ivy Ski Club is a national alpine society founded in 2011 by a group of passionate skiers. Currently, its members hail from 15 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Armed Forces, but its home base is Warrensburg, NY.

NYSkiBlog’s Jamesdeluxe sat down with Ivy Ski Club Chairman and Co-Founder David Cronheim to find out what led the club to pick upstate New York’s Warren County as its home.

NYSkiBlog: Can you start by telling us a little bit about what makes the Ivy Ski Club different from other ski clubs across the country?

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Hickory Ski Reporter: Pk Gerstenberger

Hickory Ski Center reporterPk Gerstenberger is joining NYSkiBlog this season as the ski reporter for Hickory Ski Center in Warrensburg, NY. He’s a 17-year-old all-mountain skier who has been skiing at Hickory since he was two years old. Pk’s family has been skiing the hill since before he was born. They love the atmosphere and the challenging terrain.

Pk is a junior at Shenendehowa High School in Clifton Park, NY. He plays for the soccer team and is active in the high school ski club. Last season, Pk took first place in the Hickory Terrain Park competition.

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