There’s no sugar coating it. Plattekill has been hit hard by the crappy weather.
It didn’t hold me back but I did make sure the old rock skis were in the truck.
There wasn’t much open but the diehards came out
I always chuckle when I see the kid-with-a-shovel go by. There’s lots of that at Plattekill.
Of course yesterday was the annual NYSB meeting so I got to meet lots of guys I only knew from the forum (Rob, Miskier, Jef...) and say hi to a couple I already met.
Mandatory lunch pic. Chili from the upstairs bistro and Keegan Ales Mother’s Milk Stout.
At lunch Harv was all like, “ let’s hike over to North Face. I heard it’s good.” I normally will walk across for Blockbuster but not North Face but then I was like “yeah, ok”. I had layered with warm rain in mind so I did get a little bit of a sweat going once we hit the uphill part. Of course, we lingered a bit to cool off and enjoy the view.
And check Insta
Bearpen in the distance.
The Whales were the best snow I skied all day. It was worth the walk.
I was thinking I’d just take a couple laid back cruiser runs after that but when one of the guys we’d met at lunch heard that he proposed a “Chinese downhill”. So yeah, a bunch of middle-aged dudes raced each other down Powderpuff. I would have won too (most of my competition was on boards or tele gear) but I slowed down as I approached some little girls and their mom going slow. Jeff was more hard core then me and zipped right past the beginners and I took second. I had to be home early to go to a high school play so I didn’t hang around for the apres festivities but maybe somebody else can fill in those details....
I was wondering where you were Marcki. I managed not to meet Jamesdeluxe and much of the rest of that list somehow also so I’m obviously not very good at this networking thing. Hope we bump into each other next time, hopefully after it snows.
I also think you guys have been kind to the conditions.
NYSBers in general, led by our webmaster, tend to be glass-half-full about conditions and that's cool to make lemonade out of lemons; however, Brownski's first sentence above was accurate as was mine from the conditions thread:
Yesterday was the skiing version of going to the gym to work out