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Tuesday, 30 September 2014 00:00

Next Up: PLATTEPALOOZA

As chillier weather has become the norm and fall colors are now in full bloom, another awesome season is here...2013-10-12 07.25.46
The ideal time for 
all types of activities on the mountaintop including biking, hiking, geocaching and of course, scenic chairlift skyrides with spectacular colors.  BUT that’s not all…with the fall season here, fall just wouldn't be complete without... PLATTEPALOOZAour 5th annual Family Fall Festival on October 11.   We'll have Live Music, pumpkin painting, vendors, bounce house, ski and board sale, foliage chairlift rides, apple cider press,spiced hot apple cider (for those able), face painting AND ski and bike swap sale presented by our Plattekill Ski Patrol – trade your old gear and grab some new…15% of all proceeds benefit Plattekill's Volunteer Patrol. 

All kids activities are free and admission is FREE too.

Come join the fun!    

Monday, 18 August 2014 23:32

Labor Day Music on the Mountain

musiconthemountain They say music lifts your heart, warms the soul and makes you feel good, so for that very reason, Plattekill Mountain in Roxbury, NY has decided to feature a ‘MUSIC ON THE MOUNTAIN” free concert on Saturday, August 30th. This family-friendly event will take place from 3-7pm with plenty of fun for young and old to enjoy the last few official days of summer, plus beautiful Catskill mountain views and just kick back and relax. For a great beginning of the Labor Day weekend, all you need to do is bring is a blanket or lawn chair and yourselves. Food and beverage will be available for purchase on the resort’s wrap around deck. The resort’s chairlift will also operate for mountaintop views for $7 per person from 3-5pm during the event. Music will feature the local band, ‘Esquela’, offering a unique Americana/Bluesy rootsy/rock and roll & a hint of country music with some serious high quality guitar playing and powerful vocals. Esquela, which is Spanish for ‘school’, is originally from Bovina, New York and has amazed people of all walks of life in their heavily traveled hotspots of entertaining. More on their music can be found on their website at www.esquelatheband.com. Plattekill’s unique layout situated in a natural ski bowl makes for a perfect amphitheater for sound and a great place for an intimate concert setting. Plattekill plans to expand on this idea next year and feature a free-to-the-public mini-concert ‘Music on the Mountain’ series next summer over a span of multiple dates.

Thursday, 12 June 2014 18:27

SUMMER ON THE MOUNTAIN...

Days are getting longer and warmer and that means more hours in a day for summer activities and we’ve got that covered here at Plattekill.   Much more than photocroppedjust winter activities, we’ve got fun and adventure coming to you year round.  We have evolved into a four season destination and this year we plan to continue to expand offerings with a “Music on the Mountain” free family concert Saturday August 30 (stay tuned for more) and an all-day music festival, Roxfest, Saturday Sept 27.

Mountain biking is what we’re best known for in the “off” season, and we’ve got over 60 miles of bike trails and bike rentals.  Another option, hop on a scenic Chairlift ride open every weekend, take in the fresh, mountain air and spectacular mountaintop views from 3500 feet up.  Enjoy a picnic, hike or hit some GPS hot spots located on our mountain for some outdoor treasure hunting a.k.a Geocaching

For the less thrill-seeking bikers, a few miles down the road, discover a well preserved, multi-use, converted Scenic Rail-Trail. Go as far or as little as you want out of the 26 miles offered to you! We have bike renatls for those trails too and will even deliver them to the trailhead.  Getting tired & need a lift back on the trail?…no worries, we offer a shuttle service to pick you and the bikes up too.

Water activities???  Not here on the mountain but we are affiliated with nearby Lake Wawaka in scenic Halcottsville just 10 minutes away and we’ve got discount coupon deals for the canoes, kayaks and paddle board rentals.  Get a group of friends of 10 or more and we can discount you even more!

Exclusive-Use Day Camps/Corporate Outings are also very popular here over the summertime where we offer our mountain and lodge up exclusively for larger groups complete with bike rentals, tour guides, biking and hiking plus volleyball, ping pong, BBQing on the deck and more!   

C’mon out and enjoy the sunshine ~~ Looking forward to seeing you all on the mountain!

 

 

Friday, 16 May 2014 16:43

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND ACTIVITY-PACKED

As we gear up for the official arrival of the summer season with Memorial Day Weekend coming up, you most likely don't think about hitting a ski resort for some summer fun in mtb chairlift bikers photothe sun.  Ski Mountains after all are for winter, skiing, boarding, snowtubing and the like.  However, quite the contrary is what you'll find at most resorts, and Plattekill (or Platty as most come to call us) is no exception.  In fact we'll be open for 5 DAYS May 22-26 for biking (on the mtn trails and the Rail Trail), scenic chairlift skyrides, hiking, geocaching, bbqing, promen2013camping and kicking back!   Plus, we're super stoked to be hosting a stop on the 2014 ProGRT mountain bike race circuit as the event returns for the 5th consecutive year to Plattekill. So there will be downhill bike racing action here too with Pros and Amateurs from all over the country and beyond!

 We look forward to welcoming racers, non racers and race fans for a fun, long weekend as we officially welcome in the summer season!  
COME OUT AND PLAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

Thursday, 24 April 2014 19:15

Changing Gears

 

Old Man Winter has put away the skis and snowboards here on Plattekill Mountain and with just a little more cooperation from Mother Nature, Spring will be here in full ProGRT-052smswing!  The year-round fun continues out on the Platty trails as its time to get back on the slopes and hurtle the bikes on the biking trails.  Pedaling since 1995, Plattekill was one of the first ever lift-served mountain bike parks to open in the Northeast.

 The transformation from winter to summer is currently in full gear (pun intended) transitioning over our ski rental shop to our bike rental & repair center, moving food operations out onto the deck bbq and grooming our specially cut mountain bike trails. 

We are keeping the tradition alive beckoning any & all mountain bikers to help pre-season clean and clear the bike trails on Saturday, 4/26.  Helpers get a free lunch and get to ride for free on Sunday as well as receive a complimentary ticket to come on back and ride again. 

Plattekill is open with lift access every weekend officially starting Saturday May 3, with a full-service base lodge offering with retail shop, full line of bike rentals, repair shop, cafeteria and outdoor grill as well as special events and…coming soon, music on the mountain.  Stay tuned for more on that!

See you on the trails…

 

Thursday, 24 October 2013 13:25

A Mountain...to Yourself

 

            With the arrival of the FIRST SNOW this morning, Thursday, Oct 24, we are buzzing with excitement and anticipation of a great ski season here on the mountain. The finishing touches are being put on the new trail maps, snow making equipment, and our lodge, to welcome old friends and new.oct242013 first snow

            Speaking of exciting….every thought about RENTING A SKI MOUNTAIN all to yourself for your exclusive use this winter? We’ve got that available right here at Plattekill.  Got a corporate event you need to plan?  Looking to motivate or thank your company employees for all their hard work?  Reward them with the gift of skiing!  All day,  just you, your group and the mountain. 

How about a fundraiser?  Looking to raise funds and have fun in the process?  Renting the mountain can be a great, unique way to raise money for your cause and thank your donors at the same time!  We can help you plan.  Weddings too, now that’s unique, or simply gather some of your closest friends and spend the day with us catering to just you.

It is surprisingly affordable at just $2500, and a ton of fun. Where else can you have an entire ski mountain open just for you? Just Plattekill! For more info call us at (607) 326-3500 or email group sales at laurie@plattekill.com and we’ll get you all the details and help you get started.

            As always, we look forward to seeing you on the slopes and in the lodge. Our bistro and kitchen will be serving up new fresh and delicious foods to warm you up. Don’t forget about our tubing park. It’s open day and night now, so bring the kiddos and have a blast!   Plattekill Mountain, Keeping it Real.

 

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 15:15

Plattepalooza comin' up!

October 12, 2013 will mark the 4th annual --PLATTEPALOOZA-- event here at Plattekill.  This countdown-to-winter family fall festival celebration has become a popular fall trailsColumbus Weekend event at the mountain and will be returning once again for it's fourth year. The event brings skiers, non-skiers, mountain bikers, leaf peapers, young and old, all together for a fun time in the splendor of fall. 

skisaleAs in all the years past, the highlight of the event will be the mountain ski patrol’s ski, board and bike swap sale.  Bring any items you wish to sell and 15% of proceeds go to support the volunteer patrol services. (swap sale will take place both Sat and Sun).

You’ll also find plenty of kids actvities from face painting, pumpkin painting and temporary tattoos to a kids bounce house.  You'll also find great live music from the resort favorite “The Decoys” playing from 12-5pm on the deck.  Vendors, delicious fall menu options and
homemade soups as well as a variety of in-season mircobrews will be served up.  Plus we'll have hiking and geocaching and MORE!  So don’t miss it! fall festival welcome

facepaintThe mountain will be accepting items for the swap sale starting Oct 2.  Items may be brought to the resort’s Guest Services in the base lodge.  Bring your used skis, boards, boots, bikes and apparel that don’t fit anymore…and maybe trade it for something new!

The lifts will operate for fall foliage which should be at peak just in time for Plattepalooza, a popular attraction to take in the scenic panoramic views of the mountains from atop of chairlift.  Rides are $7 per person.

Don’t forget mountain biking…rentals are available for all sizes. Festivities begin at 11am and admission is FREE!   --MORE--

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 19:59

Labor Day Weekend - Racing & Riding

 

THE WEEKEND
The 2013 Labor Day Weekend is upon us and Plattekill will be featuring both recreabrian scorfolotional mountain biking as well as racing as the Eastern States Cup Downhill Race Series makes a stop at Platty for race #8 on the race circuit tour.  The exciting downhill race event will take place on Sunday at 11am and is open to all, not just racers racing the series.   Plattekill encourages anyone intersted in bike racing to come give it or come to spectate and check out the bike racing excitment as racers race through the woods, over narrow rocky jumps, twists and turns to the finish.  The chairlift will operate all weekend for racing as well as recrational biking and the will be open for chairlift rides for spectating.

THE COURSE
The race course has been laid out on the triple side of the mountain. All categories (Pro/Cat 1/2/3) will start out on the trail “Dangerous Grounds”, which has taken on a whole new vision and has been reworked with lots of fresh cut, steep rocky sections & chutes throughout, in fine Platty style. The top third section of the course will be shared by all categories before the Cat 3 course branches out on its own. We’re bringing back the old mountain cross course built several years ago to make up much of the remaining Cat 3 course. As for the other categories, they will race a separate course with several optional go around sections for the Cat 2s with a new ladder bridge hip jump at the end just before finishing out on the final stretch of the course where racers will also be challenged with new berms and jump sections.
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Get ready for a fun action packed weekend of racing and riding at Plattekill...click for complete race details


 

Saturday, 13 July 2013 12:48

Gearing Up for Mud & Adventure

Plattekill Mountain is gearing up for mud, adventure and most importantly fun, with preparations full speed ahead as they get ready to host the ‘Superhero Scramble Adventure Race’ coming to Plattekill Mountain in Roxbury, NY on Saturday July 20.  little girl jogging2

This challenging adventure endurance race to be held at the mountain will be complete with over twenty obstacles spanning over four miles of terrain across the entire mountain.  This event is the first of its kind at Plattekill and is part of a fifteen-race series that is being run by” Superhero Scramble”, an adventure series that spans from California to Florida and up and over to Plattekill this year!   Endurance events of this nature have been become more and more popular over the years offering a variety of obstacles designed to test resilience, strength, endurance and ‘Superhero’ abilities.  This particular course will feature X-Treme Rock Walls, Super Slime slide, Leap of Faith and more.  Elite athletes are expected to finish the course in about 45 minutes and the average participant more like 1.5 hours.  There are categories for all ages ranging from ages 4-8 and on up.

This particular series proudly donates 5% of every registration to charity which is unmatched across the entire industry by proudly supporting armed forces, veterans, police and firefighters specifically.

Competitors are encouraged to dress up in their best Superhero attire to fit the overall theme and be a true Superhero by completing the course.  Registration is openlittle girl jogging thru event day, however if you pre-register you can save money off your registration at www.superheroscramble.com and even more by entering PLATTEKILL at checkout to save an additional $5.

As for spectating, there will be plenty of food and beverage options plus dj at the finish cheering the competitors on.  Parking is $10/car and there is an entrance fee of $20 per person and children 13 and under are free.   If you are interested in volunteering for the event, entrance fee and parking is free and you can participate in the race (or a future race) at no charge.  To register and more information on volunteering visit www.superheroscramble.com/volunteer.

Friday, 21 June 2013 20:37

Action Packed Holiday Coming Up

The July 4th weekend at Plattekill will definately not be lacking in one thing...ACTION!  The lifts will spin July 4-7...all 4 days for the July 4th Holiday weekend for recreational riding as well as hosting the le13 east coast showdown 2EthirteenEast Coast Showdown event featuring Downhill racing , Super D and Enduro events --more--.  We'll be offering FREE Thursday and Friday tickets to anyone who participates in all 3 events, so come put your skills to the test and SAVE too!

Racing not your thing?  We will have a variety of brand new mountain bikes available for rent.  Of if you'd prefer a scenic chairlift ride, the lifts will spin from 10am-5pm all 4 days.  Hiking is also available on the mountain and our BBQ will be open as well as camping facility.

Happy July 4th from all of us here at Plattekill Mountain!

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