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After Hurricane Irene, the owner of The Diamond Bar in Brooklyn threw his full support behind the MARK Project’s effort to enable recovery in the Catskills. When winter arrived, Diamond Dave continued his support of the Catskills by organizing a skier’s party in Brooklyn on a Saturday night, followed by a caravan to Roxbury the next morning to ski: it was Diamond Day at Plattekill.
The shot above and quote below are both from ml242’s sweet report:
“Early Sunday morning, I hit the snooze button a few times, but eventually we got on the road. We arrived in Roxbury and saw that Plattekill had kept their Motel 6 style promise: “we’ll leave the snowguns on for you.” Blockbuster was being buried in a man made snow-icane. We couldn’t wait to tear some tracks into Plattekill’s signature steeps.
Our crew lapped Blockbuster skiing it from every angle — under the guns on skiers right, wide turns the middle, and pushing our luck on the natural snow all the way on skiers left. At ten degrees the snow was super smooth, giving you the confidence to push it on the steepest pitches. We were all grinning, glad to have made the trip.”