SKIING AT PLATTEKILL can often feel like being part of skiing’s heritage. The hill is old school, keeping it real. There are even skiers on long skis – and not because they didn’t update their gear, but because they believe in skiing the way it once was. Harder, more challenging. True to its roots. It’s also why tele skiers sing Platty’s praises. (And why there's the Telefest this weekend). But the hill also has its own historian of skiing. George Quinn. You’ll find him in the shop. He’s also just published a book Skiing in the Catskill Region on the sport’s history from its earliest days when Norwegians brought ski jumping to the area. (Click the read more button to see the rest of the post....)
TELESKIERS, WE'VE ALL SEEN THEM sashaying down the slopes at Plattekill. They look strangely athletic and relaxed at the same time. Plus those beards. The free-heel technique has always fascinated me so I thought I’d trade my skis for some tele skis for an afternoon. (click the "read more" button below to real all about my hijinks on the hill and see if I did actually free my mind).
The Winter Games are in full swing. Kids and adults alike are dreaming about gold. Maybe you just want to have a little taste of catching some big air? Maybe you just love watching those other big air freaks doing their thing? If any of this applies to you, then Platty is the place to be this SATURDAY. Sick Trix is sponsoring a Big Air Competition with big air, big tricks, and big money payouts! $500 to the top freestyle skier/ rider. Big dreams and big talent can lead to a Sick Trix sponsorship but you gotta be good. I mean SICK TRIX good.
Oh yeah, one more thing…besides the big air, there will be a snow village and an ice bar! Don’t miss this event. It’s going to be SICK!