I'm not honestly sure how Plattekill got so much hose. They've got two or more hoses dangling off every single gun on the mountain, and now another hundred or so pieces running under sundown and down Buckle Up. There's still a big pile of hoze down by the shop. I don't think losing some hose under Sundown or having a few freeze up for the winter is really going to be a loss for them. They can collect them in the spring. They mush have bought out an old ski area or something. Probably a bunch of old ski areas. Even with my two little snow guns, I've learned you can never have too much hoze. I rely on it to get around the hill.
Ethan.....it was awesome. I was on a snowmobile/bike trail heading toward Block from the very top of Sundown and I heard the distinct sound of a high efficiency snow gun to my right...the only trail being Buckle Up. I thought to myself when did they put pipes there?? It was only after I spoke to Laz did I realize why that tremendous whale was in the middle of Sundown.....200 + feet of hose!! Hawwwwt!!
It was great today. Felt like Montana with the Cold Smoke powder that the guns were blowing all day. It was skiing in a fog with soft dry powder under foot.
Sorry I can't join you guys today. I've got schoolwork to,do today, and it looks like I'll be able to do a few runs at Woodstream with the snow overnight and snowmaking the last few days. I skied the last two days at Platty.
As patrol was making their last sweep the snow guns were fired up once again on Blockbuster this time to ensure a deep base through the spring. At 0 degrees at 4pm you know what this means, skiing on the "velvet underground" tomorrow. Don't miss it. With temps forecast in the 20's it will be the best ski day of the long weekend. And if you can't make it tomorrow, Plattekill will be open all week for the Presidents holiday.