When the earth puts on a white gown that covers the entire Meadows, we know that winter has arrived. Some prefer to sleep tight or enjoy reading a book, wrapped in their fur blankets, other love to go outdoors and have fun. And when winter arrives; all thrill-lovers go skiing. If you are one of the latter types, a visit to the Labrador Mountain can be a great thing this winter, thanks to its amazing activities on offer that will you make your visit a memorable one.
Positioned in the 6935 Route 91, in Truxton town of Cortland County, New York, is the famous skiing and snowboarding resort that is the Labrador Mountain. With a temperature of about 16 degree Celsius, this place is ready to give you the chills down your spine.
Base Elevation: 1125 feet
Summit Elevation: 1825 feet
Vertical Drop: 700 feet
With your famished eyes feasting on the scenic beauty of the snow covered mountains and your body advancing down the powdery slopes on your skis and snowboards, you will definitely feel that excitement and thrill.
The 250 acres of skiable terrain present in the Labrador Mountain provides an out of the world experience with many areas and even more snow. It is 100 acres larger than the average ski resort. Labrador Mountain also has about 237 acres of snowmaking. Apart from this, about 180 acres of area is provided for night skiing as well so that people can actually experience the thrill of rushing through the snow in the beautifully lit terrains.
It is has a large ski area; it ranks 159th among the largest ski areas in the United States and moreover the lift passes and tickets are available at a cheaper rate in comparison to other ski resorts. It is the perfect place for beginners and intermediate skiers however experts and more advanced skiers will not find it much challenging.
However, still, with 125 inches of average annual snowfall and such large skiable area, Labrador Mountain has become the hub of skiing and snowboarding and other snow related adventures. This is what attracts people from all across the region who visit the ski resort and have fun with their dear ones; making it one of the best ski resorts in the region.
Apart from skiing, the 82 runs, two terrain parks and seven lifts, 49 Degrees North Resort also offers Nordic and Alpine Skiing. Night Skiing is available only for a limited period of time and for a quite short area.
When you go for a skiing trip, there’s a lot more than a recreational sport what you experience. You get to meet and interact with people of all over the state and from the outstations. Making friends with like-minded individuals who share a common interest will surely make all your worries disappear and rejuvenate you. It’s not only the adrenaline rush you get when you go for skiing. There’s that contentment, that feeling of being on the zenith, the feeling to be one with nature and a sense of discovering a new side of yours.
The picturesque beauty of the resort is sure to captivate you in its charms, and you might not want to leave the place. Seeing your loved ones enjoy themselves at the place, hearing that chirpy, crackling laughter of your kid when she skis for the first time and training together for the ski lessons with your significant other – what thing on earth can replace all these moments?
What are you still waiting for? This winter, come to 49 Degrees North Resort and let the snow work its magic and charms on you.
The base elevation of Labrador Mountain is about 1,125 ft, the summit elevation reaches up to 1,825 ft, and the vertical drop is about 700 ft.
Labrador Mountain has four lifts. One triple chairlift, and one surface lift, two double chairlifts is all it has for its visitors. The resort provides a total of 22 trails which is nine more than other resorts. Of these trails, 33% are for beginners, 34% of the total is for the intermediate skiers, 33% for the advanced skiers, none for the expert skiers. So, if you are a professional, all you do at this resort is hang around with your buddies and enjoy gentle skiing.
The longest run is 1 mile. There is a facility of terrain parks as well for all those who want to work on jumps, rail sides, and other tricks. There is a total of 4 terrain parks and one-half pipes in the Labrador Mountain.
The snowmaking is about 90% which is 237 acres. They have well-run mountains and nicely groomed slopes and terrains. For beginners, the runs are easy going. The snowboard terrain parks are extensive, and for the expert and advanced skiers more challenging and fast moving runs are also provided.
The trails at Labrador are real fun. The fun blacks, great intermediates, and excellent circles add to the exhilarating experience of this place. The lifts are among the fastest and newest ones. Cushions are also provided on some lifts thus making the ride more comfortable.
The best places to eat are all located in the main lodge. Also, the terrain parks, moguls, instructors, glades, lodges, and food are excellent out here. All in all, Labrador Mountain is a convenient place apart from being adventurous and exciting.
The Labrador Mountain provides good lodging facilities. A number of hotels and lodges are available at a distance of about 9 miles from the resort.
The Best Western Tully Inn is among the best-rated hotels in that area. It is designed keeping in mind the comforts and convenience of the people. It provides all the necessities along with additional facilities.
Other lodges are The Quality Inn Cortland, Comfort Inn Cortland, Holiday Inn Express Cortland, Hampton Inn Cortland, Econo Lodge Cortland, Country Inn and Suites by Carlson, Hope Lake Lodge and Indoor Water Park, Ramada Cortland Hotel and Conference Center, and Days Inn Cortland.
All these lodges are fully equipped with all the facilities so that people who live here do not face any problem related to their comfort. Because after a tiring and an adventurous session of skiing, all anyone wants is to have a comfortable stay. This provides a home away from home experience.
A pub on the premise right next to the lodge is also available, and the food in the main lodge is just out of this world. Labrador Mountain not only has a large ski area but it is a complete package in itself. These traits attract a lot of customers from all around the world.
The purity of snow possesses that power of bewitching people, of capturing them in its snares from which there is no escape. No matter what, snow can never be hated by anyone. It creates that magical aura around itself that intoxicated even the strongest of minds. The mountains, on the other hand, have their own power of captivating one’s soul. Moreover, when these mountains are covered in snow, there is nothing that can compete with them. Particularly for the ski and snowboard lovers, it feels like heaven.
That exhilarating sense of freedom you get when you speed down the powdery mountains with your skis or snowboards on feels like you are in the seventh heaven or say cloud nine. That is something you should definitely not miss. No such feeling is as strong as this one for the ski enthusiasts and snowboard freaks.
So, if you are also a snow lover or a sports enthusiast, then this place is eagerly waiting for you. Be it skiing, snowboarding or snowshoeing, this place is really one of the best for that. Even if you are new to all this, you must give it a try because it is worth it. Not only this but the captivating beauty of nature always stands tall to mesmerize you and grab you in its arms and touch your soul.
Go on, book your tickets and grab your passes. Plan your vacation and come to this fantastic place. With so much on offer for everyone, you should not be waiting anymore. Go ahead and visit this great ski resort this winter and return with memories to cherish forever.
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