Downhill Ski and Snowboarding events in the Catskills. Conditions reports, gear reviews, athlete updates, we've got it here.
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FixMFG,FIX Manufacturing multi-tools, at fixmfg.com sent us some of their multi-tools to check out. We handed the Powder Pliers over to our friend Micheal who is on the snowboard patrol at Belleayre Mountain. Read On
The Catskill Mountain Series, the Special Olympics, and the Adaptive Sports Foundation at Windham Read more
December 10 and 11 kicked off the 2016-17 Catskill Mountain Series of ski and snowboard competitions with a Rail Jam 1 at Windham Mountain followed with a second rail jam Sunday at Hunter Mountain. Read more
Catskill Mountain Series
The Catskill Mountain Ski and Snowboard Series is of to a fine start, with two events down, but many more to go. Check out This story about the history of the series and These photos of the Giant Slalom event as Windham.
The Winter of 2015-16 is getting a slow start to the dismay of skiiers and snowboarders around the Hudson Valley.
"The Hunter Mountain Snow Making Team is continuing to make snow as temperatures permit! Thanks to the investments in snow making we made this summer, our snow making team has been able to pump out snow more quickly and efficiently!
We know what your next question is going to be. We're getting the itch as much as you and will announce our opening date as soon as Mother Nature allows us! In the meantime, we would very much appreciate your cooperation in performing at least one snow dance every day," the Hunter Mountain website reads.
"We were granted low temps overnight, so we've continued snowmaking on Upper & Lower Whistler, Upper & Lower Wolverine, and the base area. We'll be making more snow and looking forward to opening as soon as possible. Stay tuned for updates!" according to the Windham Mountian website.
Ski Plattekill says- "We fired up the snowguns last night to test things out and lay down our first coating of snow for the season. Looks like warm temps will return again this week, so stay tuned for updated reports. Opening day has been postponed from Dec 5 and we are now looking at a possible opening of Dec 12".
Belleayre happily reports- "The snowmakers have been making it snow at Belleayre and will continue working their magic by blasting on key trails on the upper and lower mountain. As long as the weather cooperates, we will continue to make snow around the clock. Our projected opening date will be December 4, 2015, depending on weather & conditions. Make sure you check back later on in the week for an updated report. Currently we are making snow on Onteora from top to bottom, bottom of Wanatuska, Iroquois & Running Bear".
Holiday Mountain in Monticello says
"At Holiday Mountain we love Mother Nature, but we do not take her for granted or take any chances. With 100% snow making on our slopes, we are able to enhance what nature gives us. We put the finishing touches on our slopes using the latest grooming equipment. Holiday Mountain’s slopes are groomed daily using power tillers, the miracle machine".
Who's going to get in the first day of the season??