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Wednesday, 20 July 2016 00:00

The Secret Identity of the Plattekill Mountain Ski Area

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MeekerHollowSki resorts, by nature, are known for their winter activities and events.  Did you know that there is just as much activity happening at these resorts during the summer months?   Plattekill Mountain, in Roxbury, NY, is no exception in taking on a secret identity in the warmer months, while still “keeping it real”.

The sun is shining, the flora is evergreen, and everything: music, skyrides, mountain bikes and beer – flow freely. There’s a whole schedule of events and things to do at Plattekill during this time of year.

The first NY Outdoor Expo happened in early July with much success and plans for another event in 2017 are already in the works.  Their “Music on the Mountain” Concert Series, an annual event, is now in its 4th year where free concerts are offered the first Saturday of every month June through September.  This year will also mark the 7th annual Plattepalooza Family Fall Festival over the Columbus Day holiday on Saturday, October 8th with pumpkin and face painting, s’more roasting, magician, local vendors, scenic skyrides, fall fare, live music plus much more.

Next up on the Plattekill Mountain Calendar of Events, “Music on the Mountain” Concert #3 on August 6th with the “Meeker Hollow String Band” from 4pm-7pm featuring bluegrass, new grass and everything in between.   Plattekill is also offering a New England Style Clambake as a dinner special that night, keeping in the spirit of the Summer season.  Be sure to come early as they sold out last year.

15fc083c 4536 11e6 b8b7 12e858f95c0f SITE PROFILEThe activities don’t stop there.  Plattekill is now offering Glamping - derived from the combination of two words: glamorous and camping – safari tent accommodations in a secluded location on the mountain. It’s camping without all the preparations.  Accommodations are perfect for special events (on-site weddings, concert nights) or just to get away from it all without all the fanfare of planning a camping trip. This means, the tent is already up when you arrive, the bed is in place, the Adirondack chairs are on the deck just outside the tent, and the fire pit just needs wood.  

Plattekill also has the unique quality of being the only area mountain available for rent.  Yes, you can rent the mountain mid-week year round.  During the summer, the 640 mountainous acres and rustic Catskill Mountain lodge can be rented for summer camps, family reunions, retreats, TV/movie productions, business meetings, team-building outings or whatever you think you can conjure up. 

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