Earning Turns in the Catskills

The sun was just starting to crest over the steep hills and mountains as we drove along route 28 past the turn off for the cozy mountain town of Phoenicia. The only signs of snow were dirty oddly shaped piles at the ends of the parking lots left over from the Plows. We passed theContinue reading “Earning Turns in the Catskills”

“We do not disallow Splitboards…..kinda”

Rain sucks. This weekend I had planned to head up to the Catskills for some backcountry riding with a buddy from the Philly Chapter of the American Alpine Club. However after much debating and a forecast of 58 degrees and 100% chance of rain we bailed. However I saw a decent forecast for today soContinue reading ““We do not disallow Splitboards…..kinda””

Step 3 The Gear (this is the expensive part )

When I started this project in early fall I was pretty naive to the amount of gear that would be needed to get this thing going. I kinda though all I really need was a splitboard………turns out I was way wrong. Since then I have purchased bindings, specialized boots, climbing skins, and the board. ItsContinue reading “Step 3 The Gear (this is the expensive part )”

Step 2 Finding “Local” Powder

Disclaimer- If you are looking for long, super steep, and exposed back country runs this info will likely not help you much, as these are found  mostly well outside the Philly area day trip range. The next step in my Flatlander splitboard project is to start scouting out and reporting back on some “local” backcountryContinue reading “Step 2 Finding “Local” Powder”

Uphill Travel….

Last year I went up to NH for a weekend of Ice Climbing with Joe Miller @Sir_st33zy, however rain and warm temps kept us off the the ice. Instead we opted for some backcountry Snowboarding on the mellow slopes near the Mt Washington Cog Railroad. We agreed to hike up and ride down. I wasContinue reading “Uphill Travel….”