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 )”

Cold Redemption Part 2 of 3

As soon as we dropped our packs at the campsite I pulled out my phone and found that we had enough service to send a text. I quickly messaged our location, situation, and general plan to my wife. I let her know that I would check back in shortly. It took me about 20 minutesContinue reading “Cold Redemption Part 2 of 3”

Step 1 Gaining Access

UPDATED BELOW- The first step in my current Flatlander on the Mountain Splitboard project is to find out what local ski mountains allow uphill travel and the research/scout out some non-resort back country areas to ride. This week I started by sending an email to 10 Ski Resorts, these included: Blue Mountain PA, Elk MountainContinue reading “Step 1 Gaining Access”