How to Get the Most Out of Your Next Trip to the Slopes
Wintertime in the Finger Lakes is relatively quiet, but visitors to Cortland County will find mountains of winter activities to enjoy. Whether you seek
Here are some ski tips to help you get the most out of your next trip to the slopes.
Check the trail map before you get to the chairlift. Each ski area in Cortland County is unique and offers a different skiing experience. Don’t miss out on a trail or a photo opt by not checking the trail map ahead of time. Researching the mountain before you set out will save you time and you won’t need to stop to check the map while out on the trail.
Early skiers get the corduroy. That’s ski talk for freshly groomed trails that haven’t been
Change up your lunch schedule. It’s no secret that lunchtime is the busiest time of day at the restaurant or cafeteria. Most people have lunch between 12 and 1:30. Consider going for lunch at 11:30 to beat the crowd. If you’re not an early lunch person, consider grabbing a warm drink and a quick snack mid-morning and then eat lunch closer to 2. Either
Ski the front trails first. Skiing the front trails first before it gets too busy guarantees you the best snow and a less congested experience. Get these trails done first thing and then when it starts getting busy you can work your way to the other side of the mountain staying ahead of the crowd.
Take advantage of pass programs. If you’re an Upstate New Yorker, you can take advantage of the inter-mountain passport between Song and Labrador Mountain. If you’re from out of state check out the Ski Finger Lakes Mountain Pass good at Greek Peak Mountain Resort, Toggenburg Mountain, Song Mountain, and Labrador Mountain for a 30% off your lift ticket.