SARANAC?LAKE - Mount Pisgah Ski Center in Saranac Lake has an altitude of 329 feet, which may not seem like much, but with all of its wonderful attributes Mt. Pisgah makes up for it.
A new T-bar lift and lift attendant and race timing building were constructed in the fall of 2011 at Mount Pisgah. The new lift was purchased by the village from Doppelmayr CTEC for $375,000. It replaced a T-bar that was more than 70 years old.
The project was funded through a state grant and donations raised by the Friends of Mount Pisgah.
(Enterprise photo — Chris?Knight)
The mountain has five ski runs, a snowboarding terrain park and 550-foot, two-lane tubing hill. The opportunity for night skiing as well as tubing are features for the entire family.
With skiable land of 15 acres, it's more of a cozy style ski mountain. You could be into big or small mountain skiing or snowboarding, or both, it doesn't matter, this is a region with loads of ski resorts for that.
Mt. Pisgah is a small-size ski area having a more petite than average elevation difference when you compare it to other ski mountains in the region. This is a great site for everybody with many green and blue ski trails for beginners. This ski mountain has a low percentage of advanced ski runs and a higher than average of green and blue runs.
With 100 percent snowmaking and fully lighted trails, Mt. Pisgah is the only center with night skiing within 45 miles of Saranac Lake.
Pisgah gets many skiers here from Malone, Lake Placid, Montreal and areas within a six-hour drive on snowy weekends.
Ski Lessons are available through the Friends of Mt. Pisgah/ Saranac Lake Ski Club.
(Information courtesy of www.saranaclakeny.gov)