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Plattekill Conditions (2015 - 2016)

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Re: Plattekill Conditions

Thehof
In reply to this post by ScottySkis
I've never seen this happen,but does anyone know if they stop the chairs for high winds at Platty. What speed ?  The chairs are on the low side with trees. Just wondering cause i'am planning on going tomorrow if a can get "permission " from Coumo to drive on his roads.


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Re: Plattekill Conditions

Thehof

This really blows

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Re: Plattekill Conditions

scottski63
Skied Platt Jan 28. Conditions are good , decent coverage. One good snowfall could bring the woods in play as there is a solid coating of coral reef.Blockbuster

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Harvey
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scottski63 wrote
Blockbuster
Yummy.

"If it's my mountain, I'm installing a fixed grip and telling the lifties to stuff the beginners into chairs as aggressively as they have to to keep it going full speed." —Brownski
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Re: Plattekill Conditions

Marcski
The guns went off at about 10:30-11 on Saturday morning and Blockbuster was just Deeee-licious all weekend long. This pic does not do the trail justice in terms of steepness or the size of the whales. Plus, I had the benefit of skiing with Ethan and Laz on the same run!! Nice to have finally met you, Ethan.



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Brownski
Was there today; lots of good stuff, some hard crust. Blockbuster was great but I'm not sure I left much for the rest of you. They were running the guns on Face; lots of soft, high quality snow under the guns all day long. The trees were not in play at all. Blockbuster was accessible from the double but I ended up taking my skis off for a short walk over some rocks at the end of Just Do It.

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Ethan Snow


Plattekill is gearing up for an amazing week., Today they did something a little out of the ordinary. Snce there is no snow on Buckle Up to access Blockbuster, they decided to run hoses to it and make snow. Yesterday I saw they placed a few guns on each end of the trail, and we're hoping to push the snow down from each end and meet in the middle. That didn't quite happen.

To finish the trail, they would have to run a LOT of hose and they did. The nearest hydrant was located about half way down Sundown, and on skiers left. That meant running a hose across the most traveled trail. That wasn't going to l stop them. The solution is simple. Burry it.



They really did run a lot of hose. I'm guessing probably 1000 feet or so. They split it off into two guns to maximize productivity. There were guns running all over the right side of the mountain.

Anyway, there is tons of snow on the mountain now, and it's in great shape. Come ski Blockbuster, and enjoy the fruits of the Snowmakers labor.

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Re: Plattekill Conditions

snoloco
Wow, they really don't screw around in the snowmaking department.  Love to see that kind of dedication.

I've lived in New York my entire life.
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JTG4eva!
snoloco wrote
Wow, they really don't screw around in the snowmaking department.  Love to see that kind of dedication.
Truth be told......I saw Sno was posting in a Plattekill conditions thread whilst he is at K town....I'm thinking 'why the F is Sno posting in a Plattekill conditions thread', but I have to say.........

I agree!  Great observation.  Plattekill kicks ass.

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Re: Plattekill Conditions

Ethan Snow
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Sno, they really are beefing up the Snowmaking department at Plattekill. Its come a long way in the last few years. And it gets a little better each year!

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