Plattekill Mountain

REPORT FOR 12/20/14:   TRAILS: 5    LIFTS: 2   SNOW: Last 48 hrs: 2"  Season: 30" 

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It's Like Mad River Glen!

Friday, 19 December 2014 21:20


A man shouts this from the chair lift. He is a Platty first-timer. This his first ride on the lift. There’s a child next to him. They, I predict, will become lifers. In the lift line waiting for it to start (note this was the only lift line of the day, a first day that featured A FOOT OF FRESH SNOW!!!) two men explained to a woman wearing Park City Ski Team (or maybe Park City Pro?? Your humble blogger’s mind was on getting up the hill) that of all the places they could ski, this was where they’d choose. “Never a lift line,” the man in the yellow ski pants says. “And the glades,” the other pipes in. On one ride on the chair, a man who’d come from Columbia County said for glades he’d take Platty over Gore any day.

This is the little mountain that could. The mountain with heart, the one that keeps it real. And today everything got skied. Lines were laid on trails not open, whoops and hollers were heard. But, your loyal blogger barely (didn’t) make it off the groomed. Tired from travel and teaching, she did 10 runs and called it a day. But what a first day it was. Better yet, ML242 from the New York Ski Blog was there from first-to-last chair and his report and pictures say it all:  Plattekilll Opening Day.   ML242 also knows where the good stashes are hidden. Each fall he comes up and works to make sure the glades are trimmed for all to ski…



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