Letter from President Wes Kryger

September 18, 2020

President Wes Kryger

Dear Valued Guests,

Thank you for being part of the Greek Peak family.  A lot has happened since we ended the season on March 15th.  Some might think it ended early, but we actually opened on November 15th so in terms of ski days we were right on track with 112 fun filled days!

Our summer operations were very busy including Hope Lake Lodge, our Mountain Coaster, Zip Lines, Rope Course, Mountain Biking, Sky Rides, Trax Pub & Grill take out, Trax Deck, Trax Indoor Dining with limited capacity, Hope Lake Lodge Pools, and our Drive-In Movie Theater.  In addition, the Town of Virgil’s Hope Lake Park, offered swimming, paddle boats & paddle board rentals, and fishing as well.  All have operated safely and in compliance with New York State COVID-19 procedures for employee and guest safety.

We look forward to you enjoying our mountains during the 2020-2021 season. COVID-19 will require some changes. Fortunately, with our large outdoor spaces, the skiing and riding experience will be much the same.

We are currently working with the National Ski Areas Association and I-SKI NY Organization and establishing “Best Practices” for the safety of our employees and guests for the COVID-19 Winter Season. To comply with the NYS COVID-19 restrictions and CDC recommendations you will see some changes. Online reservations required during peak times to control capacity restrictions, health checks, physical distancing and face coverings will be required. This year, we will have Grab & Go, and new satellite food and beverage options.  Also, new this season will be on snow rental equipment, snow sports family & friend group lessons, as well as station teaching. More details will be provided as they are finalized and we get closer to the season.

New York State has been a leader in the COVID-19 fight. Respecting this situation, its risks, complications and protocols is a shared responsibility. Your understanding and compliance with these new procedures will ensure a long successful season and that all guests and staff remain healthy and have a great time.

If you have children who participate in our school snowsports programs, our group sales manager, Kim Thayer, is in touch with the school snowsports club advisors.  We are making adjustments to accommodate students who are learning remotely.  We want you to know that they will still have an opportunity to participate.  We will be announcing soon the details of Greek Peak’s Tri-State School Flex Pass program and Toggenburg’s School Flex Pass.  We will have options for the parents as well, so you can ski with your kids.

Due to COVID-19 mass gathering mandates we will still host the GP Ski Club Ski Swap on October 9th-11th, but unfortunately the Hops event will not take place this year.

Please mark your calendars for our Customer Appreciation event at the new Greek Peak Outdoor Cinema on October 17th.  Our Food & Beverage Team are working with Smoker Chef, Jamie Tombs, on a wonderful meal with his signature smoked meats ($15+/per person) and to get everyone excited about the upcoming season we will be showing a FREE vintage Warren Miller ski movie on the big screen!  We will require advanced reservations for this event.  Registration information to follow in the next few weeks.

Our last big news is that we invested in additional HKD snowguns to add to our Greek Peak and Toggenburg snowmaking arsenal this winter.  Watch the Snow Gun Parade Video on Facebook!  The goal is to get trails open faster! So now would be a great time to purchase your 20/21 Season Pass before the September 30th deadline.

We hope to see you on at our October events and look forward to seeing you on the slopes this season!

Wes
Wes Kryger
President
Greek Peak Mountain Resort
Toggenburg Ski Center

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