Greek Peak Ski Resort

Greek Peak is a central New York ski resort that offers fun for all seasons. December through March is peak season if you want to do some New York skiing or snowboarding at the Greek Peak Mountain Resort. During this period, the resort's slopes are open both day and night seven days a week, so you can fit in all the turns that you can handle. No fewer than 32 trails await winter visitors at the Greek Peak Ski Resort, and the various runs include tree-filled glades and super steep stretches. Terrain parks are in place for those who want to showcase their tricks, and if you're up for it, there's also a half pipe to enjoy.

The Greek Peak Mountain Resort is located eighteen miles east of Ithaca and has a top elevation of 2,100 feet. The vertical drop is around 950 feet and the longest run stretches out to almost 8,000 feet. Complementing the 257 skiable acres is a tubing center where visitors can hop on rented inner tubes and enjoy some sledding action. A tow-bar surface lift is in place to get tubers back to the top of the hill. A few other surface lifts at the Greek Peak Ski Resort help beginning level visitors get to the tops of the easy hills, while chairlifts carry riders to the tops of the more challenging runs. There are runs for all levels at the Greek Peak Ski Area, and if you are interested in taking some lessons, the resort's ski school is a great way to learn.

On a winter visit to Greek Peak, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are among the activities that can be arranged at the Cross Country Nordic Center. Regardless of whether you want to go alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, or snowshoeing, high quality rental equipment is available. When you're not doing any of these things to do at the Greek Peak Mountain Resort, you can hang out at the Youth Center and watch some winter sports videos or check out the arcade. The Youth Center is found in the A-Frame Lodge, which also features a ski-in and ski-out cafeteria, a fireplace, outdoor barbecues, and a picnic area. Regardless of the season, Greek Peak Ski Resort visitors can also splash around at the 40,000-square-foot Cascades Water Park or indulge in a spa session. The Hope Lake Lodge, which opened in 2009 is where the indoor water park and a day spa can be found.

In addition to being just eighteen miles from Ithaca, the Greek Peak Mountain Resort is also only 36 miles from Syracuse and 37 miles from Binghamton. A number of hotels and motels can be found in the area, though staying at the Hope Lake Lodge is the way to go if you want to be especially close to the slopes. In addition to a water park and a spa, the Hope Lake Lodge at Greek Peak features a heated outdoor pool and hot tub, a collection of enticing restaurants, and relatively upscale rooms that are nicely equipped. Kitchen facilities, a flat-screen TV, and a fireplace are among the standard in-room amenity highlights.

Vacation rental properties that come in the form of townhouses, condos, and private homes can also be found near the slopes of Greek Peak. Part of the Hope Lake Lodge, Arcadia Village offers these more spacious guest units, which are also upscale and full of wonderful amenities. If you don't mind being a little more removed from the slopes at the Greek Peak ski resort, a number of excellent bed and breakfasts provide other inviting accommodations options.

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