"It's awesome, it's better than it used to be," he commented.
The ski area is under new ownership. The previous owners considered closing the mountain in 2011 following a major scandal at the resort. Its former manager tampered with a meter to steal a million dollars worth of electricity to power the ski area.
"We thought if the mountain closed it would be very bad for our community," said Brian Monette, co-owner of the Titus Mountain Family Ski Center
The Monette family purchased the mountain and renamed it the Titus Mountain Family Ski Center.
"This is a place for families, you can come with your 5 year, your 7 year old, 10 year and not get nervous about another person taking you out," said Monette.
This season, the mountain is showcasing a number of new features. It is open seven days a week, a new base lodge was built and 15 new trails were added, including glades.
"We knew we couldn't make our hill bigger, we can't compete with Whiteface, we can't get the vertical, but a lot of people said to make it more challenging where people can ski through the woods they would really like it," commented Monette.
Also new this year, a maple sugar house. The mountain began tapping 5,000 trees this week, and plans to open the sugar house for the first time this weekend.
"We are going to be able to offer school programs, be able to ski right up to the sugar house. Kids are going to be able to experience what its like to take sap from a tree and see it through the whole process," said Monette.
And when the sun goes down, the fun does not stop here at Titus Mountain. It's the only ski area in northern New York offering night skiing - a popular activity for kids after school.
"Because I normally never get to on the weekends," said Valerie Titus of Chateaugay
And the Monettes are already planning more improvements.
"Hopefully we are moving in the right direction," said Brian Monette.
Friday, March 7 2014 7:28 PM EST2014-03-08 00:28:44 GMT
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