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Hickory Legacy Foundation

Help Our Cause

 

We are currently accepting donations for the following projects:
Light Up the Mountain:   We are installing lights to enable after school and evening skiing and boarding in support of local school students.   We are half way to our goal of $20,000, the cost of the installation.
Unrestricted Operational Funds:  As you may know we did not operate with lifts this season and are seeking donations to support our business expenses that would have been covered had we been fully open.
Hickory Hikes for Humanity:  This effort provides access to 4 new hiking trails to Pine Mountain (top of Hickory) and 3rd Sisters Peak for humanitarian support of the children of Ukraine.  Two organizations have been identified to receive contributions: Save the Children and World Central Kitchen, both of which are actively providing relief on the ground in Ukraine and in bordering NATO countries which are receiving refugees.  We encourage individual and corporate donations.

LIGHT THE NIGHT

Goal: $105,000 Dollars

The Hickory Legacy Foundation needs your help to provide lighting for the slopes along the T-Bar and lower section of Poma 1.  This special endeavor will provide lighting for the local children to learn how to ski during after-school hours. 

Developmental Efforts

1. Hickory is currently working with local school districts to facilitate student access to outdoor recreational activities at Hickory, beginning with after school skiing and snowboarding.
2. Hickory is working with the outdoor education program at SUNY Adirondack to become a venue for their courses
3. Hickory is partnering with the West Point Cadets to re-establish Hickory as a training site for their first responder and rescue certification program.

  • Our Mission

    The purpose of the Corporation is to preserve and protect the environment and ecosystem of the Three Sisters Mountains, including their recreational access and historic value, and to support programs that promote and sustain that environment for the enjoyment of present and future generations.  The Corporation is a non-profit corporation organized and operated not for pecuniary profit, but exclusively for charitable purposes, to be achieved through the distribution and application of its funds for the following purposes:  

    1. Youth Outdoor and Sports Education:
    to introduce regional youth to outdoor activities and sports and educate them about the health benefits of an active lifestyle in order to improve life experiences for present and future generations of area residents throughout the Southern Adirondacks; 

    2. Historic Preservation:
    to preserve the unique historic character of skiing in the Southern Adirondacks, most notably through the preservation of the history relating to the 10th Mountain Division and Hickory Ski Center’s unique historic lifts, trails and infrastructure; 

    3.Environmental Education:
    to educate visitors about the unique geological, ecological and environmental conditions found in the Adirondacks, and in particular, the upper Hudson River basin and the Three Sisters Mountains watershed to promote a culture that values the preservation of the region’s unique environment and micro-ecosystems; 

    4. All-Season Recreation:
    to support the creation and expansion of recreational opportunities on the Three Sisters Mountains, including, but not limited to hiking, mountain biking, cross country skiing, birdwatching, snowshoeing, and alpine touring; 

    5. Environmental Conservation: to protect and conserve the ecosystems found on the Three Sisters Mountains; and

    6. Fundraising: to raise funds from the public and others to allow the Corporation to carry out its purposes

    No substantial part of the activities of the Corporation shall consist in carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation.  The Corporation shall not participate in or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of related statements or materials) any political campaign on behalf of or against any candidate for public office.

Clint Braidwood

Owner of the local retail giant, Saratoga Olive Oil Co., Clint brings extensive business and marketing experience to the Hickory board. His connection to Hickory runs deep. He learned to ski at Hickory as a child. His father learned to ski at Hickory as a child and his grandfather, and namesake, was part of the early beginnings at the mountain. Clint states, "Hickory runs through my veins. When I was asked to join the board it was a no-brainer. Hickory shaped me in such a positive way and I want other children to experience the magic of Hickory as I did".

Joq Quintal

Is a 1987 Warrensburg HS Graduate and a lifelong resident of Warrensburg. He lives with his wife Jenifer and his kids Jordan, Jennasys and Jonah. He is a 3rd Generation Smokologist at Oscar's Smokehouse located in Warrensburg, NY. Joq skied Hickory when he was a pre-teen. Joq has a passion for quality local businesses to succeed and brings this passion to Hickory Hill.

Stephanie Bitter

Stephanie currently resides in Clifton Park with my husband Josh, daughter Madylin (15), daughter Jacklyn (13) and dog Oliver (3). She is a partner at the law firm of Bartlett Pontiff Stewart & Rhodes, PC in Glens Falls, New York. Her first experience skiing was at Hickory on 1/1/83 -with hand-me-down equipment from the Connells- unmatched clothing- and my entire family learning how to ski the Bunny Hop all at the same time. Her life changed forever that day. After that, every weekend of winter was spent at Hickory with Dunkin Donuts for breakfast with Marie’s hot chocolate and homemade chili for lunch that we had in our wooden backpack that we carted up to the lodge. Her family would get season tickets by putting in workdays religiously with a group that became our Hickory family. Her father did serve on the Board and, at a time, President. She brags to all she meets in the Greater Glens Falls area on how she learned to ski at Hickory. Any locals are always impressed and usually have a story of their Hickory experience. She can confidently say that she may not be great at sports, but her teenage girls can attest that she sure can ski!

Stephanie recalls a favorite Hickory memory, Her late father who at the end of a day at Hickory, as he was pulling out of the parking lot would ask, "Hey how many times did you ski the Windfall today?" This started after her first visit at Hickory. And it would be appropriate to tell the group that she was the only one in her family who Ski Patrol took down the mountain on the toboggan. Just once, though.

Tony Stein

Tony Stein is a third-generation Owner/Director of Camp Echo Lake and founder of The Lodge on Echo Lake. Tony's family has been members of the Warrensburg community since 1946. He is excited to be a part of the rejuvenation of Hickory and looks forward to playing a role in creating a space in Warrensburg that will allow the community to enjoy the unique outdoor space at Hickory. Tony states, "Hickory is as a real "hidden gem" of Warrensburg. Its location - and possibilities - are intriguing and exciting."