Indy Pass adds Dry Hill

In September of this year, after 40 years as owners, Timothy and Deborah McAtee sold Dry Hill Ski Area to Boo Wells-Jareo and Patrick Jareo. The hill had been on the market for a few years. Initially undisclosed, the sale price was later reported inaccurately.

Dry Hill Ski Area
Dry Hill Ski Area

The couple has publicly promised to continue to operate the property as a ski area. They intend to make limited changes to operations in this first year, while learning everything they can, from the McAtees. “I have been asked to assist with the transition, and I am more than happy to be able to do that,” Mr. McAtee said.

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Flower Shop Rail Jam at Snow Ridge

Despite the rapid approach of the end of the season, I’ve had an amazing few weeks. I followed up BB2 with a deep Monday at Jay Peak. Then this weekend I hit up the second annual Flower Skateshop Rail Jam at Snow Ridge. Like Berms and Brews the park jam has become one of my favorite events. This year the guys from FlowerSkateShop and Snow Ridge really upped their game.

Caleb and the Flower Shop Guys

Saturday morning was still crispy at 9:30am when I pulled into the Ridge. I ran into Flower Shop rider and style guru Nick in the parking lot and asked how it was looking. He had helped set up the day before and with the freezing temperatures overnight, the features were set in nicely.

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Snow Ridge: Afternoon Deep

While visiting my parents in the Finger Lakes over the weekend I watched the weather reports. I was surprised to see a late season surge, a large amount of snow headed towards Tug Hill. Farah and I headed to Snow Ridge Sunday afternoon.

Snow Pocket

It was one of my deepest days, and possibly the best three hours of skiing I’ve ever had. I’m sure the following words or pictures won’t really do it justice.

Driving the Thruway it was clear skies and dry roads, but after getting off the interstate and driving north of Rome, conditions changed drastically. Deteriorated or improved, depending on your point of view.

Snow Pocket Tbar

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