It’s been a busy offseason at Greek Peak and the resort is moving forward upgrading facilities and making improvements.
NYSkiBlog got an update on these plans from one of the resorts new owners —Marc Stemerman. The list of projects is large and wide-ranging. What follows is a selection of highlights from the agenda.
The big story for skiers and riders is more snowmaking. Ratnik engineering has been employed to help develop a long-term snowmaking plan. 2000 feet of ductile steel pipe has been ordered to improve capacity from the base to the pumping station at #4.
A new variable speed pump, air lines and another booster pump for East Mountain will improve Greek Peak’s capacity to open early and to resurface when weather dictates.
In addition, four-year equipment leases have been signed with MND Areco and SMI. An Areco fan gun tower will be placed at the Greek Peak base to serve Alpha, and an SMI Super Pole Cat tower with an optional 3-wheeled carriage will also be positioned in the base area. A significant cost offset for this equipment has come from an energy efficiency grant from National Grid.
Lift maintenance is a crucial part of ongoing resort operations. This summer Greek Peak is replacing 200 lift grips on Lift 2 and replacing the entire cable on Lift 3. The Magic Carpet is getting a new drum and the Boardwalk Lift is getting a new cover. New decks, both top and bottom, and fresh paint are slated for the Vision Express.
Rental shops are getting a healthy dose of new gear including additional skis and snowboards, boots and bindings, helmets and poles. Plus Greek Peak is adding a selection Rossi telemark gear and climbing skins. Additional harnesses for the Adventure Center ropes course are being added as well.
The variety of maintenance projects happening across the property. The fixtures being painted is too extensive to list. Nearly a dozen new doors are slated to be installed and new blacktop will be used on surfaces around the resort. Stay tuned for other potentially significant projects in the planning stages, that aren’t ready for public disclosure at this time.