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Indy Pass logoNYSkiBlog is giving away two Indy Passes to the winner of our subscription contest. Read to the end of this post for details on how to enter.

The Indy Pass is a multi-resort season pass that grants skiers access to independently owned and operated ski areas across North America. It was introduced in 2019 as an affordable alternative to the Epic, Ikon and Mountain Collective mega-passes. The cost of the pass for an adult is $199.

This season the Indy Pass offers passholders access to 12 additional resorts and two new pass products at the same price as last year.

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The Dark Side on a Sunny Day

For years we’ve known that the High Peaks Chair — serving Gore Mountain’s Dark Side — would have to be replaced. Installed in the late 60s, the chair was over 50 years old.

Gore base area

We also knew the new chair was going to be more than a double. Doubles are harder to come by, and people generally like larger chairs. This year Gore is replacing both Lift 6 and Lift 3 at the same time. Lift 3, the Sunway Chair, used the same basic hardware as the Lift 6, the High Peaks Chair, and it’s a few years older.

I was at our place in the Adirondacks for a work weekend and leaves were at peak. It seemed like a good time to ride the quad to the Bear Mountain saddle and then hike to the top of Gore for a look around.

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Plattekill Tree Skiing Work Day 2020

Plattekill Mountain and NYSkiBlog are stoked to present the tenth annual Plattekill Tree Skiing Work Day at the ski area in Roxbury NY on Sunday October 18th, 2020. This is our raindate.

Plattekill fall aerial photo

As is our tradition, we’re recruiting a motivated, smiling crew of lopper wielding powder hounds to continue our maintenance of some of the Catskills’ best tree skiing.

Our longterm goal is to clear as much terrain as possible under the legendary double chair. As regulars know, Plattekill is committed to helping skiers pursue their passion and find great lines all over the mountain.

free tree lines

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