Monday, October 22, 2018

Catamount Mountain Offers Lift Ticket Discounts For 2018.19 Winter

Catamount Mountain in Hillsdale, NY, on the New York and Massachusetts border will now offer lift ticket discounts for 2018.19 winter ski and snowboard season to premium Mountain Sports Club members. Discounts range from $10 off daily to $20 off and vary by day of week. This family friendly area was recently acquired by the owners of Berkshire East and is undergoing major upgrades and resort enhancements. Here is a recent update on new developments at the area for the coming winter.

Work continues all over the mountain. Numerous excavating machines are rolling 7am to 7pm widening trails, moving blasted rock and installing snow making equipment. The Promenade Triple lift line has been cleared and lift tower footings are being poured. The lift’s base drive terminal arrived in September and will get a fresh coat of paint before it is moved to its final resting place at the bottom of Colonel’s Caper. A new trail from the top of the Promenade Triple is being formed. The trail runs above Upper Promenade from the unload of the new lift and continues east to where it merges with Upper Promenade at the left-hand turn. Large mounds of blasted rock have been transformed into a patio-like surface which will soon be covered by soil, hay and then snow in December after the snow making begins.

Renovations began in and around the Berkshire Lodge on Labor Day. A lot of progress has been made in six fast weeks. The new roof is almost complete and the outside walls are all prepped for the cedar siding and stone work. Windows have been installed and the deck is on its way down to the ground to be replaced by an outdoor patio with fire pits. Interior painting is almost complete and the floors are being prepped for new rubber flooring arriving next week. Electricians are working
on wiring for new lighting fixtures that have arrived. 3,000 miles away new furniture is being made for us and we expect a truckload roll in just prior to Thanksgiving.

The foundation for Catamount’s new 7,400’ base lodge is complete and the floor will be poured very soon. Steel for the building has arrived and we anticipate showing the outer walls rising in next month’s update.

On the snowmaking and grooming front, we received 80 new HKD snow guns and 5 SMI Pole Cats since our September update. Two additional Prinoth grooming machines should arrive in the coming weeks.

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