“It really checks a lot of boxes for us,” Barrett said of the site. “We’d be really interested in continuing the ski center, (and) making sure the public had access to the property for skiing purposes. But the rest of the year, when the ski center is not operational, we definitely see the benefits of putting in a strategic hiker information center.”
The Adirondack Mountain Club, a nonprofit hiking organization, is looking to buy the Cascade Ski Center in Lake Placid. The club is currently selling its Lake George location for $990,000, as it didn’t draw the crowds they were hoping for. According to The Times Union, Coldwell Banker currently lists the site for $3.25 million and includes hiking and nordic trails, a ski shop, a restaurant, apartments and lodging, and office space. There are around two hundred acres on the site, which mostly consists of nordic ski trails. A big portion of the plans for the building if ADK were to buy it would be for educational classes. Other amenities would include maps, bear canisters, bathrooms, and charging stations. ADK is also looking at other locations in Lake George, Saratoga Springs, and Glenn Falls, or is looking to just reinvest in their current property.
While the purchase has yet to occur, progress has been made to advance the talks. Barrett went to the North Elba Town Board a week ago to ask for support for a $500,00 state grant to purchase the property. The board approved the measure. The group has yet to have substantial talks with the owners of the Cascade Ski Center though.
Image Credits: Cascade Ski Center