Posted on: February 18, 2009 8:40 pm


this is related to my other entry about the stupid ski tax but it has a few interesting peices of info about why this tax should not take place.



Thank you for visiting our site.

Ski Areas of New York, Inc. is the trade association that represents 35 NYS
ski resorts. Based on recent events in Albany we must ask for your help.

New York like the rest of the country is going through tough economic times.
Our Governor is charged with developing a balanced budget.
Unfortunately in his proposed budget he has asked for a 4% State sales tax
on ski lift tickets, lessons, and other recreational activities. Local government can then add another 4% to the tax for a total sales tax of 8%.

We have a very tight time frame to fight this as it will be considered by the
legislature in April. However with the assistance of our loyal skiers and
riders we have defeated a similar proposal in the past. Lift ticket prices in NYS
are usually less than resorts in New England and out west. New York State
resorts have worked hard to give you a quality product complete with ongoing
snowmaking expansions and lift system upgrades. Our resorts are where many
children learn to ski and ride. Our school programs flourish. We are close
to home and affordable.

This tax can easily be expanded to include a County tax which may add an
additional 4% for a total of 8% to your future ticket price.

By using this site you can send an email to our State Representatives that
need to hear from you. Please click the links on the right and tell them how you feel, STOP THE SKI TAX now! Keep New York State Skiing and Riding affordable.

You can make a difference!

Thanks for your support!

Please tell your family and friends to visit this site and support our efforts!


Posted on: February 10, 2009 8:42 pm

Stop the SKI Tax

For those of you that live in New York and Ski, snowboard or do other outdoor recreational activities, the stupid governor of this state has decided to propose a 4 percent tax on all lift tickets, lessons and other outdoor activities.


Please show some support for stopping this tax and visit the site  http://www.stoptheskitax.com/


This is a total bs tax and it needs to be stopped before it is passed.

Posted on: January 10, 2009 1:54 pm

What's Your Home Resort, where did you learn?

If you snowboard, what is your home resort? and where did you first learn to ride if it was a different place

My home resort is Bristol Mountain, I learned there several years ago by taking a 3 day learn to snowboard camp.  Bristol is probably one of the top places to ride at in New York.  Its a relatively big mountain and there's something for everybody whether you like the groomed hills, moguls or the parks.  And the thing thats nice about Bristol is the owners/managers are always investing money into the mountain, each year more stuff is added and improved. 

If you're thinking about a trip, I strongly recommend going to Bristol.  Its not the size of resorts out west or resorts in Vermont, there are only 33 trails but like I said before its probably one of the top places in New York to board.  I certainly wouldn't go anywhere else.
Posted on: January 1, 2009 5:14 pm

How many of you are snowboarders?

Just curious, how many of you are snowboarders, and where is your home resort?  Also if you've been to any good areas on the east coast preferably in the Vermont/ Maine area I'm interested to hear where because I'm looking at going somewhere sometime in the near future.  I was thinking Killington but if there are other good Mountains I'd like to know
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