In addition to the ski jump at Craigmeur that burned, there was a ski jump off Green Pond Rd, built by the Odin Ski Club. Back in the late 40s, 50s and early 60s, it was a big deal. One of these days, I'd like to go to the Satre ski jumps in CT to watch a tournament.
Like others in this thread, I find it distressing that little ski hills like Snow Bowl, Craigmeur etc have gone out of business.
I have many fond memories of skiing Bobcat. When I first started skiing there they would not let us ski in the woods. Shortly before closing for good, they allowed and even encouraged glade skiing, My last day there, they had 18" of fluffly blower lake effect snow. When we got to the top, the ski patrol dropped the rope and said: "Would you like first tracks?" Of course I accepted this offer and had one of my most memorable ski runs in the east. It was Utah like powder. If my memory serves me correctly, Bobcat was a family run ski area and both the father and son died within a few years of each other and the family decided to shut it down. It was an awesome ski area with a great vibe and very friendly locals. They do not allow access any more and poaching is out of the question. It reminds me a lot of Plattekill minus the steeps. The narrow, twisty trails were a nice diversion from all of the homogenized trails found at the larger ski areas. Maybe we could start a "Go Fund Me" page and raise enough money to purchase it. I vote for Ethan to be the general manager and the NY Ski Forum membders could supply help to get this place back on its feet again. A sad loss to the NYS Ski Community.
Maybe we could start a "Go Fund Me" page and raise enough money to purchase it. I vote for Ethan to be the general manager and the NY Ski Forum membders could supply help to get this place back on its feet again.
That would be cool and even somewhat possible nowadays. Ethan would rock it as GM. Perfect idea.
I thought Bobcat had terrain similar to Hickory ? Read that somewhere. Also read it gets dumps we don't get up here.
Anyone have even a guess as to what BobCat is worth ?