No Higley shelter
Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 12:35 pm

I see where the Friends of Higley Flow are seeking money for a shelter at the park. The purpose of the shelter is to provide a place for St. Lawrence and Clarkson Nordic Teams to change, etc., while they train at the park. The announcement states other purposes, but as anyone who has ever used the park knows, the shelter will be taken over by the universities. I, and a number of my friends, have stopped skiing at Higley. Elderly couples are intimidated and unsure if they can ski on the road when the schools are using it during time trials, etc. The entire parking lot is taken over as it is. Clarkson University owns Seven Springs, which they do not allow the public to use. Why are they not using this land for their ski team? Higley is a state park, however it becomes the playground of two private schools during the winter. I for one will not contribute my money so private schools can use state land when the schools have their own land they chose not to use.