----- Original Message -----From: [log in to unmask] href="mailto:[log in to unmask]">James DuganSent: Wednesday, February 19, 2003 2:05 PMSubject: Re: [SKIVT-L] More on Hickory Hill
With the current demise of Big Tupper, Hickory could now be considered fifth in NYS for vertical. Pretty soon Tupper will become one of those "lost" ski areas.
Sharon Heller <[log in to unmask]> wrote:http://www.nelsap.org/articles/hickory1.html
"Hickory Ski Center is a Ski Area Run by Skiers Solely for the Benefit of
Skiers. With 16 slopes and trails, every type of skiing is offered, from
beginner to those designed to challenge the most expert skier. Hickory
ranks sixth among the 74 major ski areas in New York for the greatest
vertical drop, over 1200 feet"
The upper part is definitely steep and rivals any eastern black diamond
natural trail skiing.
"Hickory is operated and maintained by its members (stockholders).
Management of Hickory Ski Center is vested in a Board of Directors elected
at the annual dinner meeting held in September. Directors are assigned, in
groups of two, to manage the Ski Center on a rotational basis during the
ski season. Part time staff is hired during the ski season to operate
lifts. Members are required to p! rovide coverage of lifts during breaks for
the part time employees."
You must pass Hickory to get to Gore (from the south/Albany). Anyone else
ever ski there. It is a little gem on the way to the big resorts.
Definitely worth a stop. $25 lift ticket. or go during the week when its
closed and reap the rewards of hiking up.
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