New York Ski Area History

Our goal is to write the history of every living ski area in New York. Together editor Harvey and contributer Peter, with help from others have written Whiteface, Belleayre, Hunter, Mount van Hoevenberg and Minnewaska/Mohonk. Obviously there is a lot of work ahead.

At least two big rocks that need to be moved. The history of Gore is a huge one, if it is going to be complete, starting back when skiing started in the area and on the mountain. For this effort we’ll need help with timelines, facts and images with rights to use them. We have a big Gore audience, many families have long history with the mountain, and some were even there at the beginning.

Another feature that has to be considered a top priority is the history of Plattekill. I’m the logical author, it requires a time committment and a post-pandemic environment where I could come to Roxbury to spend the night. I’d have to interview the Hinkley’s and Vajtaj as a long day.

As mentioned, we want to write all of them, all the New York ski histories. If anyone can help with images or content for these mountains or any New York State ski history please contact me.

–Harv