When spring brought the last ski season to a close, things got really busy at Titus Mountain. Many improvements are being made before the snow flies ... all designed to make the Titus experience better than ever.
"In December of 2011, Titus came under the ownership of the Monette family of Malone," Dene Savage, Titus Mountain's marketing/IT director, said. "The family initiated a long-term strategy to take full advantage of the mountain's growth potential and to make the experience of recreating at Titus really special. Last year saw the expansion of our trail network, an upgrade of our grooming capability and a comprehensive overhaul of the base facilities at our lower mountain. Throughout this spring, summer and fall, we have been working hard on our program of continuous improvement and we're excited about what folks will discover when they visit this winter!"
The upper mountain lodge has seen the addition of new wall-to-wall carpeting, upgraded restroom facilities and a new roof.
(Photo coutesy of Titus Mountain)
The lower mountain lodge has been enhanced to now include an outdoor stone patio area that includes a band stand, new fireplaces and a state-of-the-art outdoor wood-fired pizza oven. Titus has also added more parking for the lower mountain and increased the number of reserved parking spaces.
On the mountain, Titus has added two new trails and made numerous improvements to the many lift stations and other outlying buildings.
In the Customer Service area, Titus has expanded its ability to process transactions and is upgrading its rental equipment. It is also introducing high-performance rental equipment this year, and has added an E-Store to its website, so folks can go on-line before they visit and purchase season passes, lift tickets, rentals, etc.
Speaking of snow, Titus is also upgrading its snowmaking system.
Titus is open until 10 p.m. on Thursdays through Saturdays and if you buy a day pass, night skiing is included. The on-hill lighting has also been improved this year.
Titus is now working with LifeNet of New York to provide emergency helicopter transportation in the event of a serious injury. A landing area is being installed at the base of our resort to facilitate the rapid evacuation of injured parties requiring prompt medical attention.
Last February, Titus launched its new Moon Valley Maple sugaring operation with a brand new sugarhouse and 6,000 taps delivering sap. It is also completing an expansion of this infrastructure and anticipate operating 12,000 taps in the coming season.
The grand opening party will be held Saturday, Dec. 14.
For more information about Titus Mountain, visit www.titusmountain.com.