Here's a local news story about the tornado and the damage. Includes video.
Snow Ridge Ski Resort lifts destroyed following EF3 tornado - August 9, 2023
For further discussion, check out the thread on NYSkiBlog.
A GoFundMe fundraiser has been set up for people interested in helping out Snow Ridge with dollars. Tree removal costs will not be covered by insurance. That is the priority for the fundraising effort. Removing trees must be completed before lift repairs can start.
A volunteer clean up day has been scheduled for August 26, 2023.
For a comprehensive report about the damage and what is happening to help get Snow Ridge operational in some way for the 2023-24 season, check out the NYSkiBlog article.
Rebuilding Snow Ridge - August 15, 2023
Latest update from Snow Ridge on August 17 on their Facebook page.
"We do have an update for everyone; Little Mtn chair has been fully cleared and damage is being assessed. North chair is currently being cleared and seems to show some of the greatest damage, with some towers being shifted out of alignment and multiple sheave deropements. We are hopeful but unsure if North chair will open this season. Ridge Runner and Snow Pocket will be next and we will keep everyone updated as we assess more. "
Volunteers who show up for the work day on August 26 will be helping to move debris, including logs and limbs that will be cut by experienced woodsmen with chainsaws. Wood will be burned or chipped later on.