Our Misson

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.