Greek Peak Mountain Resort, Virgil

3.9
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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  • When we booked our trip we spoke with Sophia G a sales rep. Who was very nice and patient.answered all our questions and made us feel comfortable booking during this carona virus. She assured us that....  more »
  • I stayed at the resort the night of the spartan race and had dinner at the Acorns restaurant. Alyson was a fantastic waitress! So kind and personable. The room was great and loved the two stories.  more »
  • we have been to this location a couple times a year. It is always difficult to find parking, and some of the parking lots are unpaved. the roads are mostly paved and there's lots of pot holes and...  more »
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  • 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.
  • I went here on their lift access mountain bike trails and they're definitely some technical trails with a lot of rocks and roots. This place doesn't have the best drainage so it was pretty wet even though it hadn't rained in a couple of days, but that was only a few of the trails here. With a lack of vertical, the runs are short and the lift does take a while to get to the top, but I had a lot of fun riding here as an experienced rider. I wouldn't mind seeing more variety and flow trails though. I'd say I'll definitely be back!
  • We love the water park! It seems like it gets better every year! We also tried the Trex deck! Such a cool place! Food is always good here!
  • Best place around to go for skiing/ snowboarding in the winter, and downhill mountain biking in the summer! The staff are really nice and knowledgeable, and they work with you if you need help with anything.

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