By no means, "hidden"; Mt. Overlook is about two
and half hours from New York. The trail follows an old wagon road; at the summit are ruins
of the Overlook Mountain House.
These photos are all from my first trip. Due to a
late start and my plodding technique I was only able to get to the quarry, but I did get
lucky with about 5 inches of fresh power.
fresh powder (~5 inches)
view east toward Hudson River from the quarry
Valle Blanche, Chamonix, France
For those looking for more info on BC in the
The Catskills: A Cross-Country Ski
Guide by George V. Quinn. Good primer on trails in the Catskill region
also . . .
Classic Backcountry Skiing: A Guide to the Best Ski Tours in
New England by David Goodman
Freeheel Skiing: Telemark and
Parallel Techniques for All Conditions by Paul Parker