I believe Gore Mt. hosted 6,000+ skiers on Friday, Dec. 28. I'll bet not one of them came from FWHC or other useless tourism promotions (ANCA’s Scenic Byways comes to mind — no one uses these). The skiers came from combined PR and promotions by ORDA, Warren County, I LOVE NY, and others.
Johnsburg and North Creek has bigger infrastructure issues that just rallying around the train. Remember that swimming hole we used to have? It is ironic that the FWHC funding has come from New York State Department of State Division of Coastal Resources, aimed primarily at waterfront revitalization.
Johnsburg would do better to fund some research that surveys current visitors. Where do the Railroad visitors come from? What are their expectations? What additional services and amenities would they like to see in Johnsburg? A similar survey could be done for skiers at Gore, Garnet Hill and whitewater rafters Spring, Summer and Fall. There is limited data on any of these activities except Gore’s zip code compilations.
Dick Carlson, North River