New York has billion dollar debt, how this affects east coast skiing

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 9, 2009 11:31 am

The state of New York is taking donations. The state legislation has revealed that by the end of this month, they will have a negative billion dollar bank balance. Yikes. Governor David Paterson has since ordered his budget staff to stop payments to schools, non-profit organizations, local governments and counties.

OK, that’s kind of a big deal and all, but, more importantly, how are the ski areas in the state handling this? Sure, they may not rely on government money to thrive, but just think of all the people working at schools, non-profits etc who may have to miss out on a skiing trip because of payment delays!

We kid, but seriously, issues surrounding the economy have weighed very heavily on many peoples’ minds. Click here to read how the ski industry is doing its part to help.

Also, many of our readers and channel watchers are unfamiliar with the skiing in New York. Some people know about Whiteface Mountain in the Lake Placid area, but for the most part, many are uninformed. If you’re interested, here’s a list of some ski areas in the state of New York: 

- Belleayre Mountain (Highmount, NY)
- Bobcat
- Brantling (Sodus, NY)
- Bristol Mountain Ski Resort (Canandaigua, NY)
- Catamount (Hillsdale, NY)
- Cockaigne Ski Resort (Cherry Creek, NY)
- Cortina Mountain Resort (Haines Falls, NY)
- Dry Hill Ski Resort (Watertown, NY)
- Four Seasons Ski Resort (Fayetteville, NY)
- Gore Mountain (North Creek, NY)
- Hickory Ski Resort
- Holiday Mountain Ski Resort
- Holiday Valley (Ellicottville, NY)
- Hunt Hollow Ski Resort (Naples, NY)
- Hunter Mountain (Hunter, NY)
- Mt Peter Ski Resort (Warwick, NY)
- Mt Pisgah Ski Resort
- Oak Mountain Ski Resort (Speculator, NY)
- Peek n Peak Ski Area (Clymer, NY)
- Rocking Horse Ranch Ski Resort (Highland, NY)
- Sawkill Ski Resort (Kingston, NY)
- Titus Mountain Ski Resort (Malone, NY)
- Villa Roma Ski Resort (Callicoon, NY)
- Whiteface Mountain (Wilmington, NY)
- Woods Valley Ski Area (Westernville, NY)