Mt. Peter Ski Area opens for the 2017-18 season

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  • Photos by Roger Gavan Sam Tyzbir, 13, and his sister Madison, 7, enjoy the opening day of the 2017-18 ski season at Mount Peter Ski Area.

  • On Saturday, Dec. 16, the Mt. Peter Ski Area officially opened for the season. .

  • This season, skiers and boarders can save time usung the new quad lift, dubbed "The Patriot."

— Thanks to Mount Peter Ski Area's snow blowers, it had been snowing on the mountain for several weeks when Mother Nature also helped out with two early snowfalls.

And so on Saturday, Dec. 16, the Mt. Peter Ski Area officially opened for the season with a six- to twelve-inch base on most trails.

Mt. Peter will operate every day until 4 p.m. except Christmas Day. And Santa will be skiing on Christmas Eve from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Mt. Peter, now in its 81st year of continuous operation, is well known throughout the Greater Metropolitan area for its friendly family atmosphere, free beginner ski and snowboard school, great snow making, expert grooming, a terrain park, a tubing park and top-notch racing and development programs.

This year the ski area also introduced its new quad lift, "The Patriot," to help skiers and boarders enjoy more runs during the day.

"The Friendly One," as Mt. Peter is known, is the oldest operating ski area in New York State, and one of the few remaining family operated ski areas in the country.

Professional PSIA (Professional Ski Instructors of America) and AASI (American Association of Snowboard Instructors) will take the first-time beginner up on the slopes and teach to his or her needs and age.

Night skiing begins Jan. 2 and almost every weekend Mt. Peter hosts a special fun event for the entire family.

Conditions, hours of operation, special events and other notices are reported daily on a recording at 986-4940. Select No. 1 for the snow report or visit

- Roger Gavan

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