Skiing and Riding
Skiing and Riding is what we love and why we are here. We work hard all year long to enjoy our winter months skiing, riding and tubing in the sun. The Peak is 114 vertical feet with a sunny southern exposure, these characteristics provide for a unique opportunity that creates challenges but also provides stunning rewards. Many people ask “Why do you do it?” The answer is two fold; 1.) for fun, and 2.) for the challenge. The work that goes into making an given ski day happen presents challenges mainly because we are always working with mother nature, the climate and the weather. The end result of all this hard work is another amazing day on the hill, a priceless reward. There is great fun and achievement as we learn to build new things, from groomers to snowguns, construct new elements to re work old systems, and create strategies to deal with on of our most difficult obstacles, warm weather and rain. It is this spirit, one of dedication and hard work that really makes us Distinct. The Peak itself is full of many natural terrain features from cruising runs, to steeps to bowls, all facing south on 8 acres, it doesn’t get any better than that! One thing is certain, this place has character and is filled with characters, we could write a book about the characters themselves, great people.
Keeping us going up hill here in the High Taconics is our ski lift, the “Summit Express” an engineering master piece that was built by farming ingenuity and hand me downs. This lift spins annually delivering us to our next adventure each year.
When we think about the skiing, and what makes this work, we realize it is about the people, our parents, our family, our friends who all come together and give us the support to make it all happen. From one season to the next, we all rally together, to make memories and smiles on Polar Peak. We may not be open to the public, however Polar Peak is a huge part of the local community.The Herishkos’