Mais non . . .
It's Val Bialas . . . .
And while Steele Hill may not offer the alpine challenges of that famous French resort you CAN SKI here . . . and then have a nice dinner in town après ski. . . or have dinner first and then ski . . . or ski, have dinner, and ski some more. . . or work and then ski . . . or ski after school . . . because skiing is within city limits! . . . And you can ski at night, too!
Now how many other places can offer you that . . . without a lot of planning . . . without getting on a plane . . . or driving for hours . . . or paying a fortune for a lift ticket? Val Bialas is one of those little "gems" that really make Greater Utica a special place to live.
Val Bialas is about to get better . . .Snow-making machines are coming to city slopes. This is welcome news because it's been years since we had them. Now conditions should be better and the season should be longer. Hats off to Mayor Roefaro for using the contracting route to bring in some needed expertise . . . and for not committing the taxpayers to something long term.
So while you may not have the time or the money to pursue your Val d'Isère dream, you can still enjoy some skiing at Val Bialas . . . and a taste of the Good Life . . .
. . . In Utica.