Winter has officially arrived to the Hudson Valley, and for winter sport advocates this season is looking to be one of the best ever. I SKI NY, www.iskiny.com announced back in November, that over $70 million in investments and enhancements for the 2018-2019 season had been made. More then 25 resorts and mountains had committed to the venture with enhancements in snowmaking, chair lift operations, lodging and guest services, plus more. The invested capital is far more than any other Northeastern state, and places New York as the largest investor for the 2018-2019 season.
“New York ski areas have dug deep into their own pockets to make these improvements, which will allow us to expand our Learn to Ski programs – this is incredibly exciting,” stated Scott Brandi, President of Ski Areas of New York, Inc. “Coupled investments to increase efficiency in snow grooming, lodge hospitality and lift upgrades, we hope to create life-long ski enthusiasts and welcome future generations of winter sport advocates.”
The state wide focus on infrastructure upgrades in parallel with the efforts to optimize ski and stay offerings by expanding activities and developing new lodging packages is already paying off for both experienced and novice skiers.