Reverse skiing up a mountain is only possible during full moons on the summer equinox, which is why Rube Goldberg invented ski lifts. Rise to the top with today’s Groupon: for $50, you get two one-day passes and two Snow-Dag cards at Hickory Ski Center in Warrensburg (up to a $100 value).
Boasting 1,230 feet of vertical terrain and the sixth-highest vertical drop in New York, Hickory Ski Center offers 18 trails for powder-punishing experts and green-trail greenhorns alike. Advanced mountain-tamers can cruise ungroomed black diamonds such as Upper Beatnik or Paul's Peril, and the vertically shy can ease their way up the learning curve on Bunny Hop or Cotton Tail. Indulge your especially adventurous desires on the center's renowned and tree-filled glade-skiing trails or use the free WiFi at the newly refurbished lodge to research whether ski goggles protect against vicious mountain gnomes. Snow-Dag cards are Hickory Ski Center's personalized, reusable lift-ticket charge card, allowing you to redeem each day pass on two separate occasions or pair up with a pal or particularly audacious porpoise for one day of exhilarating winter fun.
- Skiers and riders will now be able to once again enjoy the 1,230 ft. of vertical at the sixth highest vertical drop in New York. Yes, the Hickory Ski Center is coming back to life with a new owner and a new attitude. The re-opening is perfect timing for Albany region skiers. It offers another choice closer to home, family friendly and affordable. – Richard Boutelle, Examiner.com