Greek Peak Mountain Resort, Virgil

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Ski Area · Nature / Park
Greek Peak Mountain Resort is a ski resort, with a vertical drop of 952 feet (290 m), located near Cortland, New York. Greek Peak offers day and night skiing 7 days a week from late December until mid March. This mountain features 55 trails with varied terrain. It also has 6 lifts, 2 magic carpet lifts, and a tubing center with a tubing handle tow. A cross country Nordic center featuring 10 trails is also available. A terrain park with various elements is also located on the mountain along with the Progression Park, which is more suited for people just starting out in the parks. Greek Peak also offers lessons for all ages and every level of skier or boarder. They have babysitting available for non-skiing infants and toddlers as well. Greek Peak is also the home of the ski team Greek Peak Ski Club (GPSC) and hosts NASTAR Racing.

Greek Peak was founded in 1958 by members of the Cortland Ski Club. New York's Governor, William Averell Harriman, who developed Idaho's famous Sun Valley resort and ski mountain, conducted the Opening Day ceremonies for the new ski resort. By 1960, two T-Bars had been built and construction had begun on a new lodge. In 1962, Al Kryger was commissioned to build the first chairlift in central New York. Greek Peak then led the industry by developing the idea of offering packages to local schools and colleges. They now accommodate various schools and colleges from around the region during the winter months. In the fall of 2009, the ski area opened Hope Lake Lodge. This includes a 106-unit fractional ownership condo and hotel, 5,500-square-foot (510 m2) Waterfalls Spa, and 41,000-square-foot (3,800 m2) Cascades indoor water park. There are already plans to expand Hope Lake Lodge and the water park beginning in 2011, according to Greek Peak President Al Kryger.
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  • Staff was all very welcoming and helpful! Had excellent service for dinner at Trax. Mike was a great server. Plan to come back soon!  more »
  • Our room had a extremely loud heat pump running all hours. It was so loud, we couldnt get any sleep. We called management and they didnt even bother calling back to discuss it. The worker said, we...  more »
  • Took my family up for the weekend and we had a great time... This was our first experience in this kind of setting and the kids loved it. The indoor water park was fun for the smaller kids but the older kids were kind of bored. The house we stayed in was great.
  • I ski here all the time as its my local ski area. Its got lots of trails, good snow making, and a good ski school (where i happen to work part time :-). It has a new ez loading quad lift. So lift lines are short and its never crowded. It would be nice if they would replace a couple more lifts with newer ones. I think the food is very good. My customers tell me they really like the new lodge, although I have never stayed in it.

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