(If You Clear It, We Can Ski It)

On the double I dream of trees, but I can never quite see the line not from the chair. Well now here’s your chance not just to see it but to build it. This weekend is the annual Tree Skiing Work Day sponsored with the

Everyone breaks off into groups, chooses potential lines, and clears them trying to imagine each turn as we work. The challenge THEN becomes trying to remember where they are in the snow cover. Plattekill is committed to keeping it real with the ethos of skiing anywhere, everywhere. And being a non-corp, non-holding-company, non-mega mountain, that also means we get to be involved. And this is where you (and I) come in. We will hike, trek, wield loppers …

As the NY Ski Blog writes: “To be clear, the workday will be work. We’ll hike approximately 3 miles during the course of the day. Trees will be cut and dragged. Participants should ready to hike with a backpack containing 2 liters of water, a few snacks like PB+Js and Clif Bars, and a pair of work gloves. A camera is also a good thing to have, so you can start figuring out key angles to shoot your friends on pow days.”

Laz and Danielle provide lunch and a lift ticket to use during the season (or donate to a friend). This is a great way to support the mountain, get to hang out, and prep for skiing.

Please sign up here on the NYSkiBlog in the comments section, and volunteers should come to the mountain with:

  • Energy to have a fun time working for the day
  • Good boots for working and hiking
  • Warm clothes / layers / gloves
  • Snacks / Water
  • Cutting tools: loppers / bow saw / leatherman
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