Re: New meets old for Plattekill Tele Fest tomorrow
I took them to Plattekill today (Friday March 2), showed them around but not up for skiing in todays conditions. Maybe tomorrow.
Wow what a day on Plattekill however. Was on first double chair up with Mark, got first run on NorthFace. Almost went back to the lodge but did another double and got first run on Plunge also, I assume we got first run so late because it looked so bad that folks went to NorthFace or Freefall. The trails were islands of ice, up to 20-70% of trail area with the rest heavy fresh snow--like west coast powder, aka Sierra Cement, filling in between. Super varied and difficult skiing with low visibility, high winds and constant snow.
By the second run I was feeling ok and had "figured out how to ski the conditions" and went for a few more plunges and went in around 10:15. Waited until 11:30 or so and was met by a completely different mountain. The snow had lightened considerably and was filling things in, by the time of the telefest lesson at 1 we were doing nearly fill-in powder runs that remained varied and some firm to be found down under but above the knee no problem and mid thigh in drifts. Just lovely. Still hard to ski, treacherous at speed because you didn't know if the next section was going to be a face shot or be 1 inch of pow over ice. Visibility remained low all day.