Greek Peak Mountain Resort

Greek Peak logoGreek Peak Resort is located on Virgil Mountain in central NY. Its address is 2000 State Route 392, Cortland, NY 13045 in the town of Virgil, adjacent to and on the Kennedy State Forest. Greek is the largest ski area in central New York with runs of between 700 and 950 feet of vertical and a summit of about 2100 feet. There are 20 easier trails, 16 more difficult trails, 5 expert trails and 4 terrain parks. Greek gets about 120 inches of snow in an average year. Snowmaking covers 80% of the 220 skiable acres, which are spread out over three higher ridges.

The ski season usually starts Thanksgiving weekend, and ends in April. There are 8 lifts, including two magic carpet belts and a double chair on beginner terrain. The front side of the mountain is served by a four person quad and three double chairs. There is also a triple chair serving “Greek Peak East” (aka the backside). Greek has tree skiing and glade trails, as well skiable bicycle trails that are open when conditions allow. Greek skis like a larger mountain because of its highly varied terrain. When all chairs are running its not hard to avoid standing in lines.

It has onsite hotel and condominium accommodations and several restaurants and meeting facilities. There is a year round Adventure Center with gravity-fed “Mountain Coaster”, Zip Lines, aerial challenge course, climbing wall, and 18 lane Winter Tubing Center. The Cascades indoor waterpark is adjacent to the Hope Lake Lodge hotel. It is a 41,000 sq. foot area with a tube water slide, activity pool, wading pool, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, and outdoor pool (open year-round).

Greek Peak offers equipment and clothing rental, lessons for both alpine and cross country, snowshoeing. Since the early 1970s Greek has offered an adaptive program for disabled skiers and snowboarders. To see our coverage, check out NYSB’s Greek Peak Blog.

by Dougski

Greek Peak Trail Map

Greek Peak trail map

Greek Peak Stats

Base Elevation 1,148 feet
Summit Elevation 2,100 feet
Vertical Drop 952 feet
#Trails 32
Trail Miles XXX
Longest Run 7,920 feet
Acreage 257
# Lifts 8
Uphill Capacity 8,800 / hour
Annual Snowfall 110 inches