Vermont Ski Area Profiles: Authors Wanted

Vermont Ski AreasWhy would the NY Ski Blog include a section for Vermont Ski Areas in our Ski Area Directory?

It’s a common misconception that is exclusively about New York State Ski areas. NYSkiBlog is intended as a resource for New York skiers. And we ski in Vermont. We ski Killington in October or May. We ski Mad River, when we’re looking for that all natural experience that only Mad can deliver. We ski Jay Peak for copious amounts of powder or when the family demands a waterpark. There’s no question that Vermont has allure for New York skiers.

The VT Section of the Directory includes trail maps and basic statistics. Now it’s time for the real work. It’s our goal to publish a 300-500 word overview of our favorite lift-served areas in Vermont. We’d like your help.

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NY Ski Directory: A History of Belleayre

Belleayre's Historic Double
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Belleayre Mountain holds a prominent place in the history of skiing in New York. It was the first lift-assisted ski area in the Catskills, and boasted New York’s first chair lift — a Roebling single that was installed in 1950. Carved out of the forest preserve, the creation of the ski area required constitution amendments to allow creation of an “intensive use area” at Pine Hill.

Belleayre’s fortunes have ebbed and flowed. As early as 1929 the mountain was viewed as the place to ski in the Catskills. The legislative bills and public referendum that were required to allow the construction of the ski area faced relatively little opposition.

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NY Ski Area Profiles: Authors Wanted

ny ski areasLast spring we introduced the NY Ski Directory. It’s designed to be a resource for skiers looking for information on all the ski areas in New York. It was our intention to provide a current trail map, basic statistics and an insider’s rundown on each resort.

The Nordic Directory is close to being complete.  Through a joint venture between NYSkiBlog and Oxygen Fed Sport each entry includes all three components: trail map, statistics and a profile on each of the nordic ski areas included.

The Alpine Directory includes trail maps and basic statistics.  Now it’s time for the real work.  It’s our goal to publish a 300-500 word overview of each lift-served area in New York. We’d like your help.

We’re looking for mountain insiders, locals, passholders or others in the know to help us fill out the directory’s profile section with an unvarnished description of each ski mountain.  A straightforward look at each area including pros and cons — an informative overview to educate skiers unfamiliar with terrain, amenities, local culture and whatever else is important.

We’ve written the profile of Gore Mountain as an example of the kind of information we’d like to provide in the directory.

If your interested in helping, please let us know which ski area you’d like to help with in the comments below. As an incentive we’ll provide a link back to your website, or a high quality NYSkiBlog Diecut Sticker for your skis. Or you can do it for purely for the love of the skiing in New York.