Indy Pass adds Dry Hill

In September of this year, after 40 years as owners, Timothy and Deborah McAtee sold Dry Hill Ski Area to Boo Wells-Jareo and Patrick Jareo. The hill had been on the market for a few years. Initially undisclosed, the sale price was later reported inaccurately.

Dry Hill Ski Area
Dry Hill Ski Area

The couple has publicly promised to continue to operate the property as a ski area. They intend to make limited changes to operations in this first year, while learning everything they can, from the McAtees. “I have been asked to assist with the transition, and I am more than happy to be able to do that,” Mr. McAtee said.

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No Hill for Old Men

“Man, you always make the best faces at the finish line,” laughed NENSA competition director Justin Beckwith at the finish of Sunday’s Climb to the Castle.

Utterly fried, I gasped for air. Someone asked if I needed help getting out of my roller skis. I shook my head no, even though back pain had made it difficult to clip into them down at the toll gate.

Another sufferfest on the Whiteface Mountain toll road. Just one hill; how hard can it be? Five miles, an eight per cent grade, 2300 feet of vertical. Unlike the previous year, mild temperatures, negligible wind, and dry pavement should have made for a good race.

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ORDA Skier Visits (Update 2022)

Following are updated numbers for ORDA skier visits and revenue for New York’s state-owned and operated ski areas as reported by the Olympic Regional Development Authority in the most recent annual report.

For the first time in the 2013 annual report, numbers for Belleayre Ski Center were included.

As of the 2010 – 2011 season ORDA had not reported skier visits for Gore Mountain. In the 2018 report, there was back data on skier visits for Gore dating back to 2013-2014, so a data gap remains for the two previous years. In addition Whiteface revenue numbers were revised upward by over 20%.

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