Plattekill had one way down from the top Sundown to Lower Face. They certainly were't stopping anyone from dropping in on Upper Face, which Sean and I did at the start, but the snow was so good on the main run down that we stayed there.
Snow was carveable, and the groomer left a swath of never-groomed down skiers left on Sundown that was hoot worthy. I looked through 200 pics and I didn't even has one shot of Sundown, couldn't bring myself to pull up there I guess.
Too few of us there.
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
I've never seen this happen,but does anyone know if they stop the chairs for high winds at Platty. What speed ? The chairs are on the low side with trees. Just wondering cause i'am planning on going tomorrow if a can get "permission " from Coumo to drive on his roads.
The guns went off at about 10:30-11 on Saturday morning and Blockbuster was just Deeee-licious all weekend long. This pic does not do the trail justice in terms of steepness or the size of the whales. Plus, I had the benefit of skiing with Ethan and Laz on the same run!! Nice to have finally met you, Ethan.
Was there today; lots of good stuff, some hard crust. Blockbuster was great but I'm not sure I left much for the rest of you. They were running the guns on Face; lots of soft, high quality snow under the guns all day long. The trees were not in play at all. Blockbuster was accessible from the double but I ended up taking my skis off for a short walk over some rocks at the end of Just Do It.
Plattekill is gearing up for an amazing week., Today they did something a little out of the ordinary. Snce there is no snow on Buckle Up to access Blockbuster, they decided to run hoses to it and make snow. Yesterday I saw they placed a few guns on each end of the trail, and we're hoping to push the snow down from each end and meet in the middle. That didn't quite happen.
To finish the trail, they would have to run a LOT of hose and they did. The nearest hydrant was located about half way down Sundown, and on skiers left. That meant running a hose across the most traveled trail. That wasn't going to l stop them. The solution is simple. Burry it.
They really did run a lot of hose. I'm guessing probably 1000 feet or so. They split it off into two guns to maximize productivity. There were guns running all over the right side of the mountain.
Anyway, there is tons of snow on the mountain now, and it's in great shape. Come ski Blockbuster, and enjoy the fruits of the Snowmakers labor.
Wow, they really don't screw around in the snowmaking department. Love to see that kind of dedication.
Truth be told......I saw Sno was posting in a Plattekill conditions thread whilst he is at K town....I'm thinking 'why the F is Sno posting in a Plattekill conditions thread', but I have to say.........