Last summer, Hickory Ski Center saw some new life from locals and ski enthusiasts after being left abandoned for around six years. Before the season, the ski area announced they would reopen the slopes with a unique subscription season pass model for lift tickets and skinning, while also selling day tickets. Thanks to recent snowfall, skinners have been able to access the slopes. But it looks like locals will need to wait until next season to ride their lifts again.
In order to get the lifts approved by the state of New York, the state needs the insurance companies to inspect and issue a policy to give the official green light for the Poma lifts to run again. With this whole process taking between 6-8 weeks, Hickory informed the public on social media Monday that the lifts won’t spin this season. Skinners are still allowed to go up slopes, and the hill is focusing on their summer activities, which will include hiking, mountain biking, and hosting public and private events. The post from the Hickory Ski Center is below.