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””

Cold Redemption Part 1 of 3

It was 7:00am on January 29th 2017 when we arrived at the lot on Rt 47 for Slide Mountain in New Yorks Catskill Mountains. We had an uneventful drive up from Philly with zero signs of snow until we hit some light snow fall on route 28 in Saugerties. When we got to the parkingContinue reading “Cold Redemption Part 1 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”