Plattekill, NY 01/06/12

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Plattekill, NY 01/06/12

Postby jamesdeluxe » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:50 pm

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Northface, Freefall, and Blockbuster
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With no new snow in the past week, Bryan and I took our time getting up to the Catskills and didn't get on the hill until well past 10 am. Even though Plattekill's YTD is still below normal, they're 100% open and conditions on the natural snow trails were really enjoyable: soft and chalky with only the occasional rock. It was a busy day at Plattekill -- all of the parking lots were full, but the lifts were ski-on the entire day.

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Harv Gets Down With His Bad Self
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As anyone who's skied there knows, Plattekill is the best of both worlds. It's very well run but has such a friendly town-hill vibe -- all of which is due to owner Laszlo Vajtay, the hardest working man in the ski business.

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James Under The Double
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We were supposed to meet up with Harv, but he was nowhere to be found until beer time in the bar. Even though I had changed into my street clothes, with the final bell at 4:15, we headed back out for two last runs as the sun was going down. A really fun day and worth the extra bit of driving.

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Re: Plattekill, NY 01/06/12

Postby kingslug » Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:46 am

Hmm..looks better than I though..was thinking of going Sunday but stayed at Hunter...one more good dump and I'll hit it...
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Re: Plattekill, NY 01/06/12

Postby Marc_C » Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:49 am

kingslug wrote:Hmm..looks better than I though..was thinking of going Sunday but stayed at Hunter...one more good dump and I'll hit it...

Would that be before or after the upcoming rain?
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Re: Plattekill, NY 01/06/12

Postby jamesdeluxe » Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:06 pm

Marc_C wrote:Would that be before or after the upcoming rain?

He's angry after breathing dangerous levels of airborne particulate matter for the past 12 days.
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Re: Plattekill, NY 01/06/12

Postby Marc_C » Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:16 pm

jamesdeluxe wrote:
Marc_C wrote:Would that be before or after the upcoming rain?

He's angry after breathing dangerous levels of airborne particulate matter for the past 12 days.

Tony's statistical spreadsheet based on his big book of averages says that we haven't had an inversion or dry spell the past 12 days. It's impossible, on average.
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Re: Plattekill, NY 01/06/12

Postby jamesdeluxe » Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:21 pm

All roads lead to Glendale.
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Re: Plattekill, NY 01/06/12

Postby marcski » Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:27 pm

Platty's been super sweet since opening day!! You've got to get it while you can there...and its been rockin'. Nothing beats the natural snow trails of Platty. My girls feel totally at home hanging out in the lodge etc... Makes Daddy very happy! I was there Saturday and Sunday this past weekend:

The woods on Saturday:
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My 6 y.o. on Face on Sunday afternoon:

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Re: Plattekill, NY 01/06/12

Postby Harvey44 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:55 pm

James ... sorry we didn't connect until the end of the day. MikeR and I were off on a (probably ill-conceived) sidecountry mission. It was fun but by the time you got to Roxbury we were headed off along the ridgeline.

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Eventually we returned to rip the front four...

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...and drink some BEERS...

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Marcski... sorry I missed you! James REALLY appreciate you (re)booting up and doing two more runs with me. I was a little bit "wobbly" I must say.

I got a little bit nostalgic about yesterday if you can stand it...

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Re: Plattekill, NY 01/06/12

Postby Tony Crocker » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:42 pm

MarcC wrote:Tony's statistical spreadsheet based on his big book of averages says that we haven't had an inversion or dry spell the past 12 days. It's impossible, on average.

It's not quite mid-January yet, and the dry spell started ~December 28. Oh, and the dry spell includes much of the West including here at Mammoth. What are the odds of that, since everyone knows Sierra and Wasatch weather are "totally and completely irrelevant" to each other? :stir:
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Re: Plattekill, NY 01/06/12

Postby kingslug » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:53 am

Yup..looks like rain for the weekend..not good..might chance a ride to K Sunday though...
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