Official Hickory Press Release
September, 2009


*Best Steep Skiing Gem in the East Re-opens in New York *

*WARRENSBURG*, New York (September, 2009) - Long known for steep natural terrain and tree skiing, along with a family friendly atmosphere, the historic Hickory Ski Center in Warrensburg, New York is re-opening under new ownership after not operating for 4 years.  Preserve Hickory Skiing, Inc.  has invested in restoring Hickory to its former glory, while updating and adding modern amenities.  Avid skiers and riders alike are rejoicing that this hidden gem of epic skiing and riding will yet again be operating. Hickory Ski Center will be opening with season passes as low as  $440 and day passes starting at just $45 per day.

Hickory Ski Center is unlike any other. Take a step back in time and enjoy some of the same aspects of Hickory, which skiers enjoyed in 1946, when the mountain first opened. Although lift tickets will not be $2.00, the T-Bar and family friendly atmosphere are still the same. In 1946 skiers came from far and wide to ski this steep, un-crowded mountain. Skiers and riders will now be able to yet again enjoy the 1,230 ft. of vertical at the sixth highest vertical drop in New York.

Hickory Ski Center captures the essence of skiing and riding with an above average percentage of black and double black Diamond trails, along with intermediate and beginner terrain. Riders are able to enjoy 213 acres of terrain on 19 trails, with two Poma Lifts and a T-Bar. Hickory has also been historically known for its glade skiing and a very popular spot for telemark skiers.

Skiers and riders will enjoy a newly refurbished family friendly lodge, updated and reliable lifts, pristinely groomed beginner and intermediate trails, the same steep ungroomed expert trails the die hard locals remember along with wireless Wi-Fi, and a contemporary on line lift ticket purchasing system. 21 'Hickory Cabins' will be available through Sinai Retreat right at the base of Hickory for families to enjoy a nice vacation or long weekend away. Skiers and riders will also be able to enjoy ski lessons and ski school and feel safe with a professionally certified Ski Patrol, in case of emergency.

Sticking with the family friendly atmosphere, children under seven and adults over 75 will ski for Free. Children under 12 will ski Free with an adult season pass. Adult season passes begin at $440 and a full day lift ticket costs $45.

Season opening and closing dates are dependent on snowfall but once the snow starts falling Hickory Ski Center will once again be an enjoyable place for the whole family to enjoy winter just like they did back in 1946.

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