Polar Peak Ski Bowl, NY

Over the summer, we encountered a character on Facebook named Snowmaker Seven. He was an outspoken snowrider from New York who — we assumed — worked at Catamount or in the Catskills.


Earlier this month, he declared online: “Summers been fun but it’s time to test the snowmaking system! Bring on winter 2013-2014!” Curious, we pushed for information on his home hill. His response: “I work at Polar Peak in Columbia County!”

This got our curiosity up. Way up. Students of the map of New York and yet we barely knew of Columbia County, much less Taghkanic, NY. We found the location with the help of Google maps and tracked down Polar Peak’s website. A fascinating story emerged.

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Unconscious Video from the Ski Bowl

My days on the hill are taken up by skiing and photography.  I don’t hesitate to admit it, blogging is my second favorite sport.

Good photos are key. For one thing, people are much more likely to read what you’ve written if you have sharp, imaginative images. Moreover, the words seem to come more easily when I’ve got five or six solid shots.

On the other hand, we rarely post original video on NYSkiBlog.  It’s takes knowledge and energy to create compelling motion pictures.  Even if I was capable, taking good video takes too much away from the experience of skiing.  As evidence: there is only one video posted on our YouTube channel.

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