Metropolitan New York Ski Council News

This page contains news, special offerings, and other items of interest from the MNYSC, member clubs, and other sources.

National Ski Coucil Federation Silent Auction. Announcing the 6th annual NSCF Virtual Silent Auction. Our auction begins at Noon on October 1st and closes at 5:00 PM EDT on November 1st. Let the bidding begin and have fun. Any questions, please contact Michael Calderone ( See the following flyer: NSCF Silent Auction .

Belleayre 2023/2024 Improvements. Upgrades are being made to the efficiency and effectiveness of the snowmaking system. Lift #7 is being replaced to improve reliability and, importantly, also reposition the loading area to just below the Overlook Lodge. The new lift onloading location will allow riders of the Lightning Quad lift from the Discovery Base Lodge to load onto the new Lift 7 to unload at the the summit. This project also calls for a skier bridge over a parking lot to provide skiers descending multiple trails easy access to the relocated Lift 7. Upper Utsayantha and Goat Path tails will be modified to both expand intermediate terrain high on the mountain and snowmaking will be added on those trails. The newly designed Goat Path trail will be expanded and will be classified as an intermediate trail. A new learning area and a conveyer lift will be added near the summit of the Catskill Thunder Gondola. With the big recent increases in popularity of Belleayre Mountain, there is also a need to expand dining and seating areas, the equipment rental shop, and the popular Overlook Lodge. As part of the Olympic Authority’s initiatives to provide sustainable operations and to encourage sustainable practices by everyone, electrical vehicle charging stations will be added to the upper and lower parking lots. (

Annual Ski and Inter-Club Racing Competition Each year Metropolitan New York Ski Council runs ski and inter-club racing competition. The races will be held at Magic Mountain, VT on Feb. 3, 2024. The competition features both alpine and snowboard races. To ensure good participation, five events are offered: Main, Intermediate, Junior, Husband & Wife, and Snowboard. The competition draws serious racers and not so serious racers alike, and offers a wonderful opportunity for members of the Council's clubs to meet, to compete, to ski together and to celebrate at the après ski party where medals are awarded, and tentative trophy winner results are announced.

Vail Resorts to Launch Hands-Free Mobile Pass & Mobile Lift Ticket on New ‘My Epic’ App. for the 2023/24 Winter Season. The new technology will allow guests to buy their pass or lift ticket online, activate and store it on their phone in the new My Epic app, put their phone in their pocket, and get scanned, hands-free, via Bluetooth® technology designed for low energy usage. (Snowbrains)

Snowbound Expo November 3-5, 2023. Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in the Seaport area, Snowbound Expo is set to bring more gear, inspiration and stoke to New England skiers and riders. There are 5000 tickets available for $1.00 which can be redeemed with the code: CLUB. (

Butternut Ski Area Annual Ski and Board Shop Inventory Blowout sale will be 9/29-11/26 (closed Thursdays) and it will be 40-80% off previous seasons clothing and gear.

Stratton Mountain Resort The resort’s press release states that a $6.9 million investment for the 23/24 season will go into enhancing multiple facets of the guest and employee experience beginning in the base area with RFID lift gates and a reimagined beginner area. (SnowBrains)