West Mountain in Queensbury, New York has been reinvigorated in recent years thanks to the ownership of Spencer and Sara Montgomery. Since they bought the mountain around a decade ago, they’ve invested in extensive snowmaking upgrades, three new lifts, widening their trails, and lodge renovations. Their racing team is growing rapidly and is now being led by Olympian Thomas Vonn.

For this offseason, some of their offseason projects include the purchase of a new snow groomer, new carpeting in the main lodge, and adding more mountain biking trails. These changes pale in comparison though of what’s to come.

The lift line is marked in blue.

In 2025, the ski resort will undergo its biggest capital improvements ever. The major planned improvement is the addition of a high-speed chairlift from Doppelmayr. The current debate is whether to install a quad or a six-pack for this terrain pod. Currently, this area is serviced by a fixed-grip triple chairlift.

Around the chairlift’s base terminal will be a new hotel. Called The Woods at West Mountain Ski & Stay Resort, more details about the hotel will be revealed in the coming months.

Four new trails are planned as part of this expansion. A few of them appear to be of easy and intermediate difficulty, while one is an expert bump run.

The longest run is called Full Monty. This is described as a narrow bump run that will be an expert trail, with a vertical drop of 764 feet.

The second trail, called Real Beauty, has riders unload off the new chairlift and then take a right, with a total vertical drop of 67 feet.

The third trail, called Possessed, has riders taking a left from the unloading area, with a 67-foot vertical drop.  This trail allows you to access Full Monty thanks to a new connector run.

The fourth trail, called The Boz, connects Possessed and Full Monty. This mellow run will have a vertical drop of 33 feet.

Ultimately, West Mountain is a ski resort on the rise. We’ll keep you posted here at Unofficial Networks on the latest developments for West Mountain’s expansion.

Image Credits: West Mountain

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