Greek Peak Mountain Resort is located on Virgil Mountain in central NY. Located in the town of Virgil, the mountain is adjacent to and in the Kennedy State Forest.
Greek Peak is the largest ski area in the region with runs of between 700 and 950 feet of vertical drop and a summit of about 2100 feet. The trail map features 20 easier trails, 16 more difficult trails, 5 expert trails and 4 terrain parks. Greek reports 120 inches of snow in an average year. Snowmaking covers 80% of the 220 skiable acres, which are spread out over three 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 for 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 gladed trails, as well skiable bike trails that are open when conditions allow. Greek skis like a larger mountain because of its varied terrain. When all chairs are running it’s not hard to avoid standing in lines.
It has onsite hotel — the Hope Lake Lodge — 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 hotel. It is a 41,000 square foot amenity with a tube water slide, activity pool, wading pool, indoor and outdoor hot tubs and outdoor pool that is 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. Note that Greek Peak is now part of the Indy Pass.
To see our coverage, check out NYSB’s Greek Peak Blog.
Greek Peak Trail Map
Greek Peak Vertical Drop and Stats
|Summit Elevation||2,100 feet|
|Base Elevation||1,148 feet|
|Vertical Drop||952 feet|
|Trail Miles||XX miles|
|Longest Run||7,920 feet|
|# Lifts||8 lifts|
|Uphill Capacity||8,225 / hour|
|Annual Snowfall†||110 inches|
|10-Year Average*||82 inches|
|10-Year High**||138 inches|
Greek Ski Day Checklist
|Address 1||2000 NY Route 392|
|Address 2||Cortland, NY 13045|
|Wx Page||NWS BGM|
|Point Forecast||NWS Greek Peak|
|Report||Greek Peak Conditions|
|Visual||Greek Peak Webcam|
|Health and Safety||—-|