September 30, 2012

New look for Titus

MALONE — Titus Mountain is set to unveil a number of upgrades for the upcoming season.

Bruce Monette, who owns the ski area with his brothers, Chris and Brian, said they have 15 new trails. That includes 11 glades, the first ones at the mountain.

"Many people in the North Country urged us to put in glades," he said. "There are glades on all three mountains now."

Three of the glades are rated for novices, four for intermediates, one for advanced skiers and two for expert skiers and riders. Monette said they started to mark the trees to be cut for the new trails last winter and started work on clearing them in May.

The other new trails include one for novices, two for intermediates and one for advanced skiers and riders. 

The terrain parks have been moved. The intermediate and advanced one will be on Ridge Run and the novice one will be in front of the lodge, both within the night skiing area.

Lodge expanded

The base lodge has undergone an expansion and renovation. They have doubled the size of the upper level and installed new restrooms on that level.

The main area features an expanded bar, with plenty of room to socialize while enjoying the beverage of choice.

The cafeteria now features different food stations so guests can go directly to the cuisine of their choice rather than wait in a line through the entire operation.

The lower level remains more family oriented, with plenty of space to gather in front of the fireplace.  

Monette said they will have about twice as many lockers as before. They have also expanded the outdoor deck space.

Monette said Malone-based IBC (International Border Company) plans to expand its presence at Titus Mountain. The expanded shop continues to feature ski and snowboard apparel.

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