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Thursday, 24 October 2013 13:25

A Mountain...to Yourself

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            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!

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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

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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