Anyone know if the road issue NYDOT lists for rt. 30 ("Reported By:NYSDOT: local access only on NY 30 in both directions from Town of Blenheim") is actually an issue if I'm trying to get from Saratoga to Plattekill tomorrow morning? I'm trying to find another route and can't find anything that doesn't add a lot of travel time.
I figured it was Irene related since I thought I remembered seeing a sign for it while driving on 88 one time. Any idea how far the detour is when they send you on it? Hoping to not get too backed up tomorrow.
Well I made it. It's was an epic tale in some good ways and some bad ... But ultimately will go down as extremely memorable. The TR will have to wait as we still dont have phone/cable/internet.
Since this is the Plattekill conditions thread, I'll at least do that. Six inches from Thursday and twelve from last night, with some windload under the double chair, which started to spin at ten. Was very cool to ride NY's first chair of the season. (Believe me Laz was all over it and felt the $500 in electricity was worth grabbing the honor even though there were only 15 skiers on the hill.)
Headwalls were extremely difficult for me and I took.some.spills trying to turn. Ml242, Fuje, and Njfreeskier skied with incredible finesse. They looked like they were skiing on much deeper snow.
Below the headwalls and the blue trails were hard work due to the windloading but very skiable. It was heaven to be back on skis.
Fuje and ml242 skied with real cameras and I think we got some sweet shots with some boulder hucks and spraying powder.
When I get some access to the interwebz, I'll post for real.
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
Yesterday Platty was amazing, 100% open, which included all the natural trails. Of course there in places was a um "grass" base but the snow was great and the vibe awesome. Today too -- though the hill lasted longer than I did. And it was quieter than Saturday....
OPEN Wednesday-Friday THIS WEEK ONLY Jan 25-27 for SKIER/RIDER APPRECIATION DAYS!!!
We've got SNOW AT PLATTEKILL...and LOTS of it on our open terrain! What Mother Nature hasn't provided (yet), we're making up for with... OPERATION: SNOWMAKING SNOWSTORM! AMAZING conditions await out on our open terrain, so load your skis, your boards & your family...and hit the slopes!
We've BURIED Blockbuster and Northface with recent snowmaking and as temps drop this week, we'll be on the terrain park full - full force with hopes of opening that very shortly. All our lifts are in operation...click for TRAIL REPORT & WEATHER.
COME FOR SKIING & STAY FOR...
* SNOWTUBING 5-9pm
* LIVE ENTERTAINMENT 3-6pm (back by demand) "The Decoys"
* DINNER-BY-RESERVATION Delicious complete dinners served slopeside starting at 6pm Saturday night.