K&J SHOW – Planning for Pisgah

One Thing’s for sure in the Adirondacks, now that Summer’s over, Fall brings the color on the trees and then if we’re lucky the snow will fall as soon as all of the leaves have fallen…  and According to Charlie Martin who is the General Manager of Mt Pisgah Ski Area in Saranac Lake, last year was the 4th warmest season on record since the almanac began in 1932.. and most are optimistic that this ski season will bring cold weather and snow, faster and longer than it has in the past…  Plus many of the mountains are gearing up for winter with new investment and plans for the season..  Mt Pisgah is perhaps ahead of that curve…


Martin was recently hired by the Village as a full time Parks and Recreation Manager – He’s now also responsible for managing all of the parks and open space in the Village of Saranac Lake… The Village Board identified parks in the region as a priority and Charlie says they needed to promote their parks more..

Over the years, there’s been a visible trend to develop creative ways to provide opportunities for training, for youth, and for concepts and uses on the mountain beyond alpine skiing – one important aspect of the planning Charlie says is to include everyone in the decision making and planning process.. If you’ve ever been to Mt Pisgah, you’ll notice there’s been an increasing number of pipes, boxes and jumps in a terrain park… Martin tells us this year, he’s been working withDeweyMountainand The Town of Harrietstown and they’ve come up with a tentative connector between the two facilities..

Martin also says there is a real opportunity to work with skiers and snowboarders as well as telemarkers and others who are interested in a focused use of the facility, rather than just skiing on the main hill – An expanding terrain park with elements covering from top to bottom is one of those concepts..

The Day rate is $15.00  Tubing Rates remain stable at $8 per hour and $15 for two hours…

And one thing is for sure, the rates are designed to be simpler – with discounts for residents of the village, discounts for groups, and others who may like to use the mountain for special occasions..


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