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#56488 - 01/08/11 02:06 PM Re: BC 2011 [Re: Rickster]
chip Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 10/06/01
Posts: 2675
Loc: Sittin' Pretty in Fat City
Thanks, cfrac, et al. Nothing says wildly happy like when your dog(s) is/are running through the snow.

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#56530 - 01/15/11 12:50 AM Re: BC 2011 [Re: chip]
Rickster Offline
old hand

Registered: 10/16/07
Posts: 845
Loc: Orange Cty, NY
Catskill BC update. FM and I skied Tremper today from the Phonecia side. The PA is plowed. Coverage is not as good as expected. Though the Catskill ski resorts are boasting 8 inches or more per day of natural over the past few days, plus the "18" from the Wednesday storm, very little of that made it to Tremper's north side. Eight inches total if lucky with a few deeper drifts. Wind scouring has taken place from both the southerly and northerly winds since the storm. This trail needs every inch of snow to fill in the trail which is rather like a narrow talus slope at times from all the rocks. We dodged said rocks and such all the way down. There is currently a snow shoe/ski track to the top offering three miles of travel up with 2000 ft of elevation loss on the return. Another foot of snow would go along way towards opening up this otherwise great ski run. Odds are strong that trails further north offer better coverage from the lake effect squalls that have been hitting over the past few days. Enjoy, RC

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#56554 - 01/18/11 11:59 PM Re: BC 2011 [Re: Rickster]
december Offline
stranger

Registered: 04/15/10
Posts: 19
rickster, thanks for info, like to ride tremper soon..

its not the gunks, but locally this winter has been so decent haven't had to travel to hike and ride.. here's a quick clip from late friday night's "strapless" powder surf session, other places around here have held more snow, but this place has a nice pitch...
http://vimeo.com/18879790

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#56634 - 02/03/11 04:23 AM Re: BC 2011 [Re: december]
cfrac Offline
addict

Registered: 04/26/08
Posts: 462
From Tuesday 2/1 with Rickster...

Near Trapps Slabs & Shongum Path Video

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#56636 - 02/03/11 05:04 AM Re: BC 2011 [Re: cfrac]
The Lisa Offline
addict

Registered: 04/26/05
Posts: 411
Loc: Da Bronx
That video is a treat! Lovely conditions and it great to see elegant tele turns like y'all made.
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#56637 - 02/03/11 05:04 AM Re: BC 2011 [Re: cfrac]
franky Offline
newbie

Registered: 01/15/10
Posts: 31
that looks sweeeeeeeeeeeet!!!!!
were exactly is the trapps slab? and shongum path?

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#56639 - 02/03/11 02:59 PM Re: BC 2011 [Re: franky]
cfrac Offline
addict

Registered: 04/26/08
Posts: 462
On the back side of the Near Trapps, just South of the Steel Bridge there are some low angled slabs. Shongum path is a bit East of the West Trapps Parking Lot. Right now you can ski just about anywhere the coverage is so good.

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#56643 - 02/03/11 06:29 PM Re: BC 2011 [Re: cfrac]
Welle Offline
enthusiast

Registered: 11/03/08
Posts: 213
Loc: Western Slope
Good stuff, Chris and Rick! I think there are some slabs on the back side of the Trapps too, bonus you can skin in on a packed Overcliff trail, not suitable for traveling with a dog though...

Are you guys hitting any rocks/branches at all or it's all covered?

Also, I've seen old posters of a ski area in Minnewaska. Anyone know where it was? Was it lift-served or just x-country? From posters looked like it was lift-served.

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#56647 - 02/03/11 10:29 PM Re: BC 2011 [Re: Welle]
cfrac Offline
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Registered: 04/26/08
Posts: 462
Hey Welle!
Coverage is outstanding right now, you don't have to worry about hitting anything. However the snow in our yard now has a crust on it. I'm not sure if the North Facing slopes stayed soft.

If anyone ventures out a report would be appreciated!

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#56650 - 02/04/11 11:36 AM Re: BC 2011 [Re: cfrac]
Rickster Offline
old hand

Registered: 10/16/07
Posts: 845
Loc: Orange Cty, NY
Welle, The defunct downhill area, Ski Minne is the Peterskill climbing venue. The current visitor center and parking lot was the site of the "lodge"( now gone). The old lift served trails are a little grown over but exit the parking area to the west and head down right to creekside.

The longer and steeper slabs off the north end of Overcliff Rd would be very good with the base we have now. There is some blowdown out there but you've a longer approach along the groomed carriage road. You've the old Minnewaska Trail Carriage Rd a hundred yards downhill. This is a nice return run to Coxing or up to the groomed Laurel Ledge CR.

Current off trail conditions are suffering under this sleet layer has set up into a variable crust, and more sleet and mixed precipt is expected tomorrow.

With two months of winter left, we're sure to get more pow conditions, and then they'll be all that base turning to spring corn.


Edited by Rickster (02/04/11 11:37 AM)

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