Originally Posted by goldsbar
Belleayre has perhaps a few more degrees for 200 vertical but Pkill is much more all business from top to bottom.
True, Plattekill doesn't level off the way Belleayre does. But the top part of Yahoo, short as it is, is more challenging than anything I skied at Plattekill Thursday (though it sounds like I should have stayed longer to enjoy Blockbuster once it got chopped up). Also, though it's not open yet (but begging to be poached), the top part of the new (I think) Tomahawk lift line trail at Belleayre looks really sweet.
As far as Plattekill being more expert than Belleayre, after spending two days at Mad River Glen last week, I don't think it is appropriate to use the word expert in the context of either mountain.
Now, don't get me wrong. Plattekill is a nice mountain. Real old school feel to it. Totally empty. But anyone looking for Vermont-style challenges will be disappointed.