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i guess Alpine Meadows, Bridger Bowl, Silverton, Mt Snow, Pico, Araphoe Basin and Mt Baker just to name a few are mole hills and second rate mountains...
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if it doesn't have 2000 vert its not really a mountain - its just a hill.
I agree. I know that when I ski Whiteface I only go top to bottom for the full 3166 lift served vertical.
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Screw it.....Rip Willard!!!

The only real mtn north of the Catskills.
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...and it has been years since they covered "Hill" on the Northway sign leading to Hickory.  I did notice there has been no mention of Highmount, which I believe was purchased by the state and then mothballed.  I used to ski that and Plattekill when I was growing up in Northern NJ (also every now and then at Bobcat) rather than Huntah and Windham. If you developed that and added it to Belle I think Platte would have competition...but until then I will still ski Plattekill when I really want to do some Catskill skiing!
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...and it has been years since they covered "Hill" on the Northway sign leading to Hickory.  I did notice there has been no mention of Highmount, which I believe was purchased by the state and then mothballed.  I used to ski that and Plattekill when I was growing up in Northern NJ (also every now and then at Bobcat) rather than Huntah and Windham. If you developed that and added it to Belle I think Platte would have competition...but until then I will still ski Plattekill when I really want to do some Catskill skiing!
You are correct about those Highmount Trails. They will give some serious comp to Plattekill if these trails are ever opened.
I will still head to Plattekill to avoid the crowds at Belleayre. But I might hit Bell midweek occasionally rather than Hunter if they open Highmount.

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JasonWx wrote
i guess Alpine Meadows, Bridger Bowl, Silverton, Mt Snow, Pico, Araphoe Basin and Mt Baker just to name a few are mole hills and second rate mountains...
you are going to compare Bell to any of the above (except Mt Snow i just don't like that place for some reason) .... REALLY????????

and someone mentioned cat skiing - how much snow does Bell get?  If Hunter gets 80 inches this place would have to be the Jay Peak of the Catskills to get 120"
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what i was trying to say is, a mountain with under 2k vertical can still be a great place to ski..
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JasonWx wrote
what i was trying to say is, a mountain with under 2k vertical can still be a great place to ski..
Agreed.  And as far as I'm concerned, the lower 1/3 of Whiteface is torture.  More dangerous and congested than the Cross Bronx Expressway.  That top portion (probably under 2k) is the main draw.  
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The man ^^^ has a good point.
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JasonWx wrote
what i was trying to say is, a mountain with under 2k vertical can still be a great place to ski..
Agreed.  And as far as I'm concerned, the lower 1/3 of Whiteface is torture.  More dangerous and congested than the Cross Bronx Expressway.  That top portion (probably under 2k) is the main draw.
Exactly. Skiing the Face Lift is meh.
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