Governor Cuomo wants ORDA to take over Catskill ski area

Belleayre Mountain Ski Center

In his budget address today, Governor Andrew Cuomo will call for the Belleayre Mountain Ski Center in the Catskills to come under the purview of the Olympic Regional Development Authority, based in Lake Placid.  This is from the budget document released a short time ago:

The Budget authorizes the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) to enter into an agreement to transfer the operations of the Belleayre Mountain Ski Center to ORDA at the close of the 2011-12 ski season. ORDA  will allow for more efficient management of Belleayre operations utilizing their expertise in the ski industry.

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4 Comments on “Governor Cuomo wants ORDA to take over Catskill ski area”

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  1. knuckleheadedliberal says:

    And it will conveniently remove an expense from the open budget and throw that expense into the more secretive books of one of the state’s many authorities

  2. ben says:

    Why was DEC running this in the 1st place? Regardless, ORDA is the obvious choice. Is this state land that can’t be transferred back to private ownership? I heard also that Hamilton county is looking for a buyer for Oak mt. Guessing nys won’t jump on that one?

  3. knuckleheadedliberal says:

    Don’t forget that Pataki sunk a bunch of state money into Oak Mountain.

  4. Paul says:

    Get the state out of the ski business. Makes no sense.

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