For $50, today's side deal gets you two one-day passes and two Snow-DAG cards to Hickory Ski Center in Warrensburg (up to a $100 value). With 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, while the vertically shy can ease their way up the learning curve on Bunny Hop or Cotton Tail. Especially adventurous extremists can take on the center's renowned and tree-filled glade-skiing trails, and neophytes can use the WiFi at the newly refurbished lodge to research the latest in hip skiing catchphrases. Snow-DAG cards are Hickory Ski Center's personalized reusable lift ticket charge card, so pair up with a pal or adventurous porpoise for 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