...but they will reopen in 2007-08 after a million dollars in improvements.http://www.postgazette.com/pg/06306/734953-85.stm
For those of you who don't know, Boyce is the little ski area located in Allegheny County, 15 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh in the East hills. It sports a modest 180 ft vertical, 4-5 runs and 2 double chairs. Sure, it's not much of a ski hill, but its wide gently pitched beginer slope was a great place to teach new skiers. I taught my 2 daughters there as well as countless relatives and friends. I had some great times there skiing through the snowflakes at night while chasing after my 2 girls. Glad to see that this area will remain viable in the future.
What is interesting in light of the interest in operating Laurel Mountain as a co-op is that according to the article, the DCNR has awarded a grant to the area for $550,000. There is money out there for this kind of thing.