Major Snowmaking Improvements, New Trails, Improved Rental Fleet, and More!

(28 SEP 17) Cortland, NY – Since new ownership in 2013, Greek Peak Mountain Resort, located in Cortland, New York, has continued to invest in their mountain. When local entrepreneurs, John Meier and Marc Stemerman purchased the resort they began improvements exceeding $5.5 million. These improvement include the addition of the first Quad chairlift to Central New York and enhancements to snowmaking and base area buildings – Trax Pub & Grill along with Trax deck which is one of the largest outdoor decks in the area – perfect for après ski life.
Today, improvements continue with the goal to get the mountain open sooner with more available trails. Greek Peak Mountain Resort is replacing 750 feet of snowmaking pipe and adding 14 new HKD SV Snow Guns, one SMI Tower Fan, and a Tech Alpine Fan Gun. With these enhancements, Greek Peak will increase 1,000 gallons per minute of snow gun capacity.
For the upcoming 2017/2018 ski & ride season, Greek Peak Mountain Resort has upgraded their rental equipment and tuning center with the purchase of a new grinder. The rental building and rental operation will receive a makeover in time for the season. Greek Peak base buildings took a hit in July with flash flooding. This was an opportune time to reconfigure the layout of the rental building to enhance the guests experience while getting them on the snow faster with less hassle.
Snow sport enthusiasts will be pleased with the newly completed paving through the entrance of the base area. Greek Peak Mountain Resort’s goal is to provide customers a pleasant experience as they enter the resort’s Welcome Center and unload zone.
Greek Peak has partnered with a New Jersey firm, SNOW Operating, focused on customer experience and Terrain Based Learning™. Terrain Based Learning™ is an award-winning revolutionary new way of learning. It removes the traditional fears and anxiety from learning to ski and snowboard and puts the focus on the fun. Terrain Based Learning™ is a process for teaching beginner lessons that utilizes purpose-built snow features to assist the guest in achieving the movements, sensations and body positioning needed to ski and snowboard.
For the more experienced riders, Greek Peak is incorporating some of their downhill mountain bike trails into their glade ski/ride trail map bringing the trail count from 42 to 54 trails. Skiers and riders will be able to take advantage of the hard work the Greek Peak Hill Crew has put into the mountain over the last couple years. These additional glades will be natural, ungroomed trails that many riders seek out to get that backcountry, adrenaline-pumping experience.
With the additional improvements for the 17/18 ski season, the ownership at Greek Peak Mountain Resort is investing another $809,485 into Greek Peak Mountain Resort. Owners, Meier and Stemerman feel that this is an important investment, not only for the customers and more than 600 employees during peak season, it is important for the region. Greek Peak Mountain Resort is a destination which brings business into the area from major metropolitan areas.
Greek Peak Mountain Resort has taken a hard look at the ski industry and is making the necessary changes in hopes to revitalize and grow the industry. Watch for Greek Peak Mountain Resort’s new line of ticket options and passes, no resort fee on the ski area product line, and partnership with Jackson Hole Wyoming. Greek Peak pass holders will get 40% off tickets at Jackson Hole as a benefit to this new partnership.
Greek Peak Mountain Resort and Hope Lake & Conference Center is Central New York’s Largest four season, family-centric resort. Located in New York’s scenic Finger Lakes region, conveniently just minutes from I-81, the resort truly has something for everyone. Greek Peak Mountain Resort is the largest ski resort in central New York with 54 trails, six aerial lifts, two surface lifts, beginners’ slope, four Terrain Parks, including a Progression Park. Additionally, Greek Peak Mountain Resort operates a full service Nordic Center with groomed Cross Country and Snowshoe Trails with an average annual snowfall of 122 inches. Resort services include multiple dining options, conference and event facilities, Waterfalls Spa, Cascades Indoor Waterpark and The Adventure Center with mountain coaster, zip lines, aerial ropes course, and team building. The Resort is positioned adjacent to 7,000 acres of State protected land that is accessible by all residents and guests for cross country skiing, hiking, and snowshoeing. For more information, visit