Too Many Lost Ski Areas.

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In reply to this post by Snowballs
I recall driving past Bobcat when I stayed in Andes in a race at Bellerye
Looked like it had the most potential from any closed area I've seen except for Tupper
Problem is it's in the middle if nowhere and quite a bit farther from NYC/ NJ than the other Catskill areas.

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Thehof
I really miss Bobcat. We where there the last season 2005 and years before. My wife really enjoyed skiing there cause it wasn't as steep as Platty which is where we call home now. Snow making is what would be needed as well as an advertising campaign like non other to get the hill off the ground. Millions. It's a sad realization that Bobcat is gone for good , but it is what it is.
The business of skiing is evolving in the Catskills to my dismay. I remember other hills like Scotch Valley,Andes ski center,and the other one near Hunter. We must take advantage of what's left and help promote the sport to make it last.

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Brownski
Do any of you guys who are Bobcat veterans think it could be a candidate to be turned into a private club to be operated in the same way as Mount Greylock Ski Club?

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Thehof
It would take big$$$$$$
Their are some of the Bobcat vets that hang around Platty now. I've benn introduced to them,but sadly don't remember who they are now some many years later.
It would be like starting from scratch. I doubt any of the buildings or trails have been maintained.

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Harvey
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Thehof wrote
Their are some of the Bobcat vets that hang around Platty now.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BAZ_VdxFsd1/?taken-by=nyskiblog

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"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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Thehof
Sorry Harv
I believe the bobcat ski and kayak club is out of Port Jervis.
I did think like you so I asked one of those hat wearing fellas a few years back.

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Harvey
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Bro is a Platty skier who skied Bobcat back in the day.

"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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Thehof
My apologies
I must have a different cat hat wearing dude.


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Harvey
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No you are right about the hat, just saying he was a Bobcat skier.

"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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Peter Minde wrote
@ Raising Arizona, that little place in Rockaway was Craigmeur, it's like 10 miles from where I live.  When the opened, they also had a ski jump, but it burned down.
This is a picture of me from 1966 at Craigmeur with the ski jump in the background.



Peter Minde wrote
Below is a photo of one of the trails at the Snow Bowl in Jefferson NJ.  Open for a few years in the 1970s, it closed due to uncooperative weather.  I used to train there regularly.

When I was in middle school we skied at Snow Bowl on Wednesdays after school. I also skied there quite a bit with my parents.

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