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Greek Peak Celebrating 65th Anniversary Today – Specials Announced

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Greek Peak is 65 years old today and with that, skiers and snowboarders can enjoy the mountain with a special lift ticket price of $65 all day long. Additionally, the first 65 people to the ticket window today will receive a commemorative 65th anniversary poster. The mountain is open until 9 o’clock this evening.


Greek Peak started back in 1957 when it was first incorporated and the construction of the Long T-Bar was started, it was also announced that January 11th, 1958 would be the official opening date for the mountain.

Opening day back in 1958 featured a parade down Main Street in Cortland, and New York Governor, Averill Harriman, conducted opening day ceremonies. The mountain opened with 4 trails and lift tickets back then were $7. There were two short rope tows from the river to the A-frame building.

“I’ve been around for most of these 65 years and have watched the transitions of the company with huge periods of growth brought by my father, Al Kryger, and a continuation of growth under the ownership of John Meier. I’ve worked my way up through the company and worked many roles here, and it is an absolute pleasure to serve as president and continue in the tradition.” Wes Kryger, President of Greek Peak Mountain Resort said in a release.

Kryger continued to say Greek Peak has been a cornerstone for the Cortland and Virgil areas and a driver for both employment and the local economy.

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